EVANESCENCE

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TRACK LIST
01. What You Want
02. Made of Stone
03. The Change
04. My Heart is Broken
05. The Other Side
06. Erase This
07. Lost in Paradise
08. Sick
09. End of the Dream
10. Oceans
11. Never Go Back
12. Swimming Home
13. New Way to Bleed (Deluxe bonus track)
14. Say You Will (Deluxe bonus track)
15. Disappear (Deluxe bonus track)
16. Secret Door (Deluxe bonus track)

ABOUT

Evanescence is the band's third studio album that was released on October 7, 2011. It was originally scheduled for a late-August/early-September 2010 release, but was delayed due to a number of circumstances which lead to the band spending another year writing and improving new material as well as a change in producers.

The album debuted at number 1 on the US Billboard 200 chart with first week sales of 127,000 copies, and also reached the top 10 of 15 other countries' charts worldwide, including Australia, France, and the UK. As of August 2012, the album sold 421,000 copies in the US.

The first single, What You Want, was released on August 9, 2011 to moderate success, peaking at number 68 on the Billboard Hot 100 and selling more than 112,000 digital copies in the United States as of November 2011. My Heart Is Broken was released to radio stations on October 31, 2011 and was released in digital format to iTunes and Amazon.com on November 11, 2011. Lost in Paradise was released digitally on May 25, 2012 as the third commercial single from the album. The Other Side was released to Alternative and Modern Rock radio stations in the United States on June 11, 2012.

SINGLES

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WHAT YOU WANT

Released: August 9, 2011

MY HEART IS BROKEN

Released: November 11, 2011

LOST IN PARADISE

Released: May 25, 2012

MUSIC VIDEOS

WHAT YOU WANT

Released: September 13, 2011

MY HEART IS BROKEN

Released: January 24, 2012

LYRICS

WHAT YOU WANT

Do what you, what you want
If you have a dream for better
Do what you, what you want
'Til you don’t want it anymore
(Remember who you really are)

Do what you, what you want
Your world’s closing in on you now (it isn’t over)
Stand and face the unknown
(Got to remember who you really are)

Every heart in my hands like a pale reflection

Hello, hello, remember me?
I’m everything you can’t control
Somewhere beyond the pain
There must be a way to believe
We can break through

Do what you, what you want
You don’t have to lay your life down (it isn’t over)
Do what you, what you want
'Til you find what you’re looking for
(Got to remember who you really are)

But every hour slipping by screams that I have failed you

Hello, hello, remember me?
I’m everything you can’t control
Somewhere beyond the pain
There must be a way to believe

Hello, hello, remember me?
I’m everything you can’t control
Somewhere beyond the pain
There must be a way to believe

There’s still time
Close your eyes
Only love will guide you home
Tear down the walls and free your soul
Till we crash we’re forever spiralling
Down, down, down, down

Hello, hello, its only me
Infecting everything you love
Somewhere beyond the pain
There must be a way to believe

Hello, hello, remember me?
I’m everything you can’t control
Somewhere beyond the pain
There must be a way to learn forgiveness

Hello, Hello, remember me?
I’m everything you can’t control
Somewhere beyond the pain
There must be a way to believe
We can break through

Remember who you really are
Do what you, what you want

MADE OF STONE
Speak your mind
Like I care
I can see your lips moving
I've just learned not to hear
Don't waste your time

It's never enough for you, baby
Don't want to play your game anymore
No matter what you say
I'm all out of love for you, baby
And now that I've tried everything
I'll numb the pain 'til I am made of stone

Take your time
I'm not scared
Make me everything you need me to be
So the judgement seems fair
Don't waste your time

It's never enough for you, baby
Don't want to play your game anymore
No matter what you say
I'm all out of love for you, baby
And now that I've tried everything
I'll numb the pain 'til I am made

To tear out my heart
For the way that it feels
I will still remember when you've long forgotten me

It's never enough for you, baby
Don't want to play your game anymore
No matter what you say
I'm all out of love for you, baby
And now that I've tried everything
I'll numb the pain 'til I am made of stone

It's never enough (I'm not gonna play)
It's never enough (a game)
It's never enough
I'll numb the pain 'til I am made of stone
I'll numb the pain 'til I am made of stone
THE CHANGE
Thought that I was strong
I know the words I need to say
Frozen in my place
I let the moment slip away

I’ve been screaming on the inside
And I know you feel the pain
Can you hear me?
Can you hear me?

Aah-oh-aah-oh-aah
Aah-oh-aah-oh-aah
Say it’s over, yes it’s over
But I need you anyway
Say you love me
But it’s not enough

Never meant to lie
But I’m not the girl you think you know
The more that I am with you
The more that I am all alone

I’ve been screaming on the inside
And I know you feel the pain
Can you hear me?
Can you hear me?

Aah-oh-aah-oh-aah
Aah-oh-aah-oh-aah
Say it’s over, yes it’s over
But I need you anyway
Say you love me
But it’s not enough

Not that I’m so different
Not that I don’t see the dying light of what we used to be
But how can I forgive you?
You changed
And I'm a liar by your side
I’m about to lose my mind

Cause I’ve been screaming on the inside
And I know you feel the pain
Can you hear me?
Can you hear me?
Aah

You’ve been dreaming if you’re thinking
That I still belong to you
And I’ve been dying
'Cause I’m lying to myself

Aah-oh-aah-oh-aah
Aah-oh-aah-oh-aah
Say it’s over, yes it’s over
But I need you anyway
Say you love me
But it’s not enough
MY HEART IS BROKEN
I will wander 'til the end of time
Torn away from you

I pulled away to face the pain
I close my eyes and drift away
Over the fear that I will never find a way to heal my soul
And I will wander till the end of time
Torn away from you

My heart is broken
Sweet sleep, my dark angel
Deliver us from sorrow's hold
Over my heart

I can't go on living this way
But I can't go back the way I came
Chained to this fear that I will never find a way to heal my soul
And I will wander 'til the end of time
Half alive without you

My heart is broken
Sweet sleep, my dark angel
Deliver us

Change
Open your eyes to the light
I denied it all so long, oh so long
Say goodbye
Goodbye

My heart is broken
Release me, I can't hold on
Deliver us

My heart is broken
Sweet sleep, my dark angel
Deliver us

My heart is broken (from sorrow's hold)
Sweet sleep, my dark angel
Deliver us from sorrow's hold
THE OTHER SIDE
Make me whole again
Open your eyes
Taunted by the shadows of your light
Cold and far away
Like you're not even mine
Undo everything and take me higher
Never believing what they say cause I’m

Counting the days to meet you on the other side
I will always be waiting
Until the day that I see you on the other side
Come and take me home

I’m not giving in
I want you back
Holding together by the shards of our past
Stole my heart away
I can’t let you go
Break these chains and let me fly to you
High above the world below
Over and over in my mind

Counting the days to meet you on the other side
I will always be waiting
Until the day that I see you on the other side
Come and take me home

I am so lost without my place inside your heart
I won't survive I need to know you hear me
Awaken and release my love

Counting the days to meet you on the other side
I will always be waiting
Until the day that I see you on the other side
Come and take me
Counting the days to meet you on the other side
I will always be waiting
Until the day that I see you on the other side
Come and take me home
ERASE THIS
It’s too late to change your mind
Even though this fragile world
Is tearing apart at the seams
I can’t wash these sins away
This sinking feeling everyday
I’m waking up in someone else’s life

Is it so hard for you?
‘Cause it’s so hard for me
To believe that what we dream
Could ever come to life again
‘Cause I cannot erase this lie

I’m not gonna let this day go by
I’m gonna save this wasted life
And nothing can stand in my way
Not enough to say goodbye
Burn it 'til there’s nothing left
I'm drowning in the mess that I have made

Is it so hard for you?
‘Cause it’s so hard for me
To believe that what we dream
Could ever come to life again
‘Cause I cannot erase this darkness in me

The water’s rising around us
There is no other way down
I only have myself to blame
For it all, all

Is it so hard for you?
‘Cause it’s so hard for me
To believe that what we dream
Could ever come to life again
If I could just erase my mind
But I cannot erase this lie
LOST IN PARADISE
I've been believing
In something so distant
As if I was human
And I've been denying
This feeling of hopelessness
In me, in me

All the promises I made
Just to let you down
You believed in me but I'm broken

I have nothing left
And all I feel is this cruel wanting
We've been falling for all this time
And now I'm lost in paradise

As much as I'd like
The past not to exist
It still does
And as much as I'd like
To feel like I belong here
I'm just as scared as you

I have nothing left
And all I feel is this cruel wanting
We've been falling for all this time
And now I’m lost in paradise

Run away, run away
One day we won't feel this pain anymore
Take it all away
Shadows of you
'Cause they won't let me go

'Til I have nothing left
And all I feel is this cruel wanting
We've been falling for all this time
And now I'm lost in paradise
Alone and lost in paradise
SICK
Embrace the silence
'Cause there’s nothing that can change the way I feel
Taken all that you wanted
Now there’s nothing that can change the way I feel

Hold on, little girl
The end is soon to come

Sick of it all, sick of it all
We will not follow
Sick of it all, sick of it all
They don't understand how
Sick we are, sick we are
Of this bottomless pit of lies
Behind closed eyes

Oceans between us
And there’s nothing that can change the way I feel
I can still taste the poison
Of every thought, every breath I wasted here

Hold on, little girl
The end is soon to come

Sick of it all, sick of it all
We will not follow
Sick of it all, sick of it all
They don't understand how
Sick we are, sick we are
Of this bottomless pit of lies
Behind closed eyes

Someday you’ll know the pain
Someday the light will break through
And nothing you tell yourself
Will save us from the truth
Screaming out

Sick of it all, sick of it all
We will not follow
Sick of it all, sick of it all
They don't understand how
Sick we are, sick we are
Of this bottomless pit of lies
Behind closed eyes
END OF THE DREAM
I found a grave
Brushed off the face
Felt your light and
I remember why I know this place

I found a bird
Closing her eyes
One last time
And I wonder if she dreamed like me

Well as much as it hurts
Ain't it wonderful to feel?
So go on and break your wings
Follow your heart ‘til it bleeds
As we run towards the end of the dream

I’m not afraid
I pushed through the pain
And I’m on fire
I remember how to breathe again

As much as it hurts
Ain't it wonderful to feel?
So go on and break your wings
Follow your heart ‘til it bleeds
As we run towards the end of the dream

Why must we fall apart
To understand how to fly?
I will find a way
Even without wings

Follow your heart ‘til it bleeds
As we run towards the end of the dream
Follow your heart ‘til it bleeds
And we've come to the end of the dream
OCEANS

Don't wanna be the one to walk away
But I can't bear the thought of one more day
I think I finally understand what it means to be lost

Can't find the road to lead us out of this
A million miles from where we burned the bridge
Can't keep pretending everything's gonna be alright
With the whole world falling around me

Cross the oceans in my mind
Find the strength to say goodbye
In the end you never can wash the blood from your hands

Fallen so far from where we were before
You'll never find what you’ve been searching for
Something to fill the void and make up for all of those missing pieces of you
Like I could only dream to do

Cross the oceans in my mind
Find the strength to say goodbye
Everything that we believed in was a lie
Cross the oceans in your mind
Find a way to blur the line
In the end you never can wash the blood from your hands

And we never learn
So we fall down again
Heaven help me find a way to dream within this nightmare

Cross the oceans in my mind
Find the strength to say goodbye
Everything that we believed in was a lie
Cross the oceans in your mind
Find a way to blur the line
In the end you never can wash the blood from your hands

NEVER GO BACK

Everything is so dark
And I know there's something wrong
But I can't turn the light on
In that split second change
When you knew we couldn't hold on
I realized I live to love you

Save yourself
Don’t look back
Tearing us apart until it's all gone
The only world I've ever known
Sleeps beneath the waves
What I remember

I won't give up on you
I can feel you in my heart
Just show me the way
I don't belong here alone
I can still see your face
Where it's burned into my mind
I die every time I close my eyes
You're always there

Save yourself
Don’t look back
Tearing us apart until it's all gone
The only world I've ever known
Sleeps beneath the waves
But I'm the one who’s drowning
Without your love I am lost
And I can never go back home

All across the ocean
We are calling, calling
Are, are, are you there?
Nothing left for me 'til I find you

Because it's all gone
The only one world ever known
Sleeps beneath the waves
But I'm the one who’s drowning
Without your love I am lost
And I can never go back
I can never go back home

SWIMMING HOME

Way down
I’ve been way down
Underneath this skin
Waiting to hear my name again

I’m sorry
Nothing can hold me
I adore you still
But I hear them calling
And nothing can hold me

Way down
(Do you really want me?)
All the way down
(Do you really want me?)
I will hear your voice
(Do you really want me?)
But I’ll no longer understand
(But it's really not me)

I’m sorry
Nothing can hold me
I adore you still
But I hear them calling

I was looking to the sky
When I knew I’d be swimming home
And I cannot betray my kind
They are here - it’s my time

I’m sorry
Nothing can hold me
(Do you really want me?)
I adore you still
But I hear them calling (calling)
And nothing can hold me

NEW WAY TO BLEED

Serve your twisted enemy
So you might earn forgiveness
You know your whole world is waiting
So why can't you speak?

I feel it coming over me
I'm still a slave to these dreams
Is this the end of everything
Or just a new way to bleed?

So go and tell all your friends that I'm a failure underneath
If it makes you feel like a bigger man
But it's my, my heart, my life that you're calling a lie
I've played this game before
And I can't take anymore

I feel it coming over me
I'm still a slave to these dreams
Is this the end of everything?
Or just a new way to bleed?

By drifting far beyond the edge
Freedom, freedom, can't you feel the ground caving in?
Freedom, give us a reason to believe again

I feel it coming over me
I'm still a slave to these dreams
Is this the end of everything?
Or just a new way to bleed?

SAY YOU WILL

It's taking you too long to decide
And I don't want to be the one, the one
Crying over wasted time
If you think you're strong enough to let me in
Then come on stand up and be honest, be honest

I'm tired of feeling so alone
'Cause you won't let me understand (Let me understand)
I don't want to pretend
I want to feel, I want to live

Say you will or say you won't
Open your heart to me
Now or never tell the truth
Is this real, is this real?

Whenever you're around I can't fight it
You get under my skin in a way that I like it
And I can't take anymore
Tell me what you want from me or leave me alone
'Cause I'm all caught up and I'm losing control

I'm tired of holding on so tight
When you won't let me understand (Let me understand)
Now I'm falling apart
I never meant to lose myself

Say you will or say you won't
Open your heart to me
Now or never tell the truth
Is this real, is this real?
Say you will or say you won't
Open your heart to me
Now or never tell the truth
Is this real, is this real?

Like drops of rain
Against my heart
Cut through like silver
And I want to make you feel that way
And I want to make you feel the way that I do

Say you will or say you won't
Open your heart to me
Now or never tell the truth
Is this real?
Say you will or say you won't
Open your heart to me
Now or never tell the truth
Is this real, is this real?

DISAPPEAR

Hollow, like you don't remember me
Underneath everything I guess I always dreamed
That I would be the one to take you away from all this wasted pain
But I can't save you from yourself

Don't you want to feel?
Don't you want to live your life?
How much longer are you gonna give into the fear?
Holding you down until you're frozen
I can't let you fall apart
You don't even know what you've done to me
But I would be the one to take you away from all this wasted pain
If you could just wake up

Don't you want to feel?
Don't you want to live your life?
How much longer are you gonna give into the fear?
Holding you down until you're

All alone
All alone and drowning in your past
Take it back
Take it back, I still believe you can

Don't you want to feel?
Don't you want to live your life?
How much longer are you gonna give into the fear?
I can't go on pretending
So give me something real
No one in your way but you
How much longer are you gonna give into the fear?
Holding you down 'til you disappear

SECRET DOOR

Turn out the lights
Feed the fire 'til my soul breaks free
My heart is high as the waves above me
Don't need to understand
Too lost to lose

Don't fight my tears 'cause they feel so good
And I, I will remember how to fly
Unlock the heavens in my mind
Follow my love back through the same secret door

Look past the end
It's a dream as it's always been
All life lives on if we've ever loved it

And I, I will remember how to fly
Unlock the heavens in my mind
Follow my love back through the same secret door

I, I will remember how to fly
Unlock the heavens in my mind
Follow my love back through the same secret door