Don't worry, mama, she's going to be alright. Once upon a time Evanescence's Amy Lee's mother was so concerned about the dark lyrical content of her daughter's music that she thought counseling was the only solution.
The raven-haired rocker admits that her mother was so worried when she saw some of her songwriting as a teenager that she suggested talking to a psychologist would help her fight repressed feelings of anger and pain.
The singer revealed how her mother confronted her about considering counseling. She said, "She heard me writing music in my room when I was a teenager. She was like, 'What are you singing?' and I read her some lyrics. She said, 'I wonder if you need to talk to somebody.'"
The singer also admits that she was very depressed during the time, but that she ultimately decided against taking any kind of medication to deal with her depression.
"I thought about taking antidepressants, but I think that takes your soul away," she said.
After much self-reflection, the star says she has come to realize that her rebellious dark teenage years were in response to the loss of her three-year old sister who died when she was only six.
"I was getting a perspective that most people don't get until they're adults. I started writing dramatic poetry when I was 10 - it's all about eternity and loneliness," she explained.