EVANESCENCE EP

TRACK LIST
01. Where Will You Go?
02. Solitude
03. Imaginary
04. Exodus
05. So Close
06. Understanding
07. The End
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ABOUT

Evanescence EP is the first ever release by the band. It was produced by Ben Moody and Jason Jones, and was released in January 1999 at a local concert at Vino's in Little Rock, Arkansas as a printed CD-R. The EP sold out that night for $15 each. Prior to that, it was sold to friends and family of the band as support in December 1998. Only 100 copies of this EP were made so it's considered a very rare collectible!

LYRICS

WHERE WILL YOU GO?
You're too important for anyone
There's something wrong with everything you see
But I, I know who you really are
You're the one who cries when you're alone

Where will you go
With no one left to save you from yourself?
You can't escape
You don't want to escape

However did you manage to push away
From every living thing you've come across?
So afraid that anyone will hate you
You pretend you hate them first

But where will you go
With no one left to save you from yourself?
You can't escape the truth
I realize you're afraid
But you can't refrain from everything
You can't escape
You can't escape

I am so sick of speaking words that no one understands
Is it clear enough that you can't live your whole life all alone?
I can hear you when you whisper
But you can't even hear me screaming

And where will you go
With no one left to save you from yourself?
You can't escape the truth
I realize you're afraid
But you can't reject the whole world
You can't escape
You won't escape
You can't escape
You don't want to escape
SOLITUDE
Two, three, four

How many times have you told me you love her?
As many times as I wanted to tell you the truth
How long have I stood here beside you?
I lived through you, you looked through me

Ooh, solitude
Still with me is only you
Ooh, solitude
I can't stay away from you

How many times have I done this to myself?
How long will it take before I see?
When will this hole in my heart be mended?
Who now is left alone but me?

Ooh, solitude
Forever me and forever you
Ooh, solitude
Only you, only true

Everyone leaves me stranded
Forgotten, abandoned, left behind
I can't stay here another night

Your secret admirer
Who could it be?

Ooh, can't you see all along it was me?
How can you be so blind as to see right through me?

Solitude
Still with me is only you
Ooh, solitude
I can't stay away from you

Ooh, solitude
Forever me and forever you
Ooh, solitude
Only you, only true
IMAGINARY
Swallowed up in the sound of my screaming
Cannot cease for the fear of silent nights
Oh, how I long for the deep sleep dreaming
The goddess of imaginary light

In my field of paper flowers
And candy clouds of lullabies [flowers]
I lie inside myself for hours
And watch my purple sky fly over me [flowers]

I linger in the doorway
Of alarm clocks screaming monsters calling my name
Let me stay
Where the wind will whisper to me
Where the raindrops as they're falling tell a story

If you need to leave the world you live in
Lay your head down and stay a while [flowers]
Though you may not remember dreaming
Something waits for you to breathe again [flowers]
EXODUS
My black backpack stuffed with broken dreams
Twenty bucks should get me through the week
Never said a word of discontentment
Thought it a thousand times but now
I'm leaving home

Here in the shadows
I'm safe, I'm free
I've nowhere else to go
But I cannot stay where I don't belong

Two months passed by and it's getting cold
I know I'm not lost, I'm just alone
But I won't cry, I won't give up, I can't go back now
Waking up is knowing who you really are

Here in the shadows
I'm safe, I'm free
I've nowhere else to go
But I cannot stay where I don't belong

In the shadows
I'm safe, I'm free
I've nowhere else to go
But I cannot stay here
Oh! Show me the shadow where true meaning lies
So much more dismay in empty eyes
SO CLOSE
I've spent so much time
Throwing rocks at your window
But I never even knocked
On your front door

I walk by statues
Never even made one chip
But if I could leave a mark
On the monument of your heart
I just might lay myself down
For a little more hope than I had
The last day
The last day
The last day

Wait a time
To spare these lies we tell ourselves
These days have come and gone
But this time it's sweeter than honey
UNDERSTANDING
You hold the answer deep within your own mind
Consciously you've forgotten it
That's the way the human mind works
Whenever something is too unpleasant
Too shameful for us to entertain we reject it [We wash it all away]
We erase it from our memory
But the imprint is always there [we wish it all away]
[We hope it all away]
[Can't cry it all away]


The pain that grips you
The fear that binds you
Releases life in me
In our mutual shame we hide our eyes
To blind them from the truth that finds a way for who we are

Please don't be afraid
When the darkness fades away
The dawn will break the silence
Screaming in our hearts

My love for you still grows
This I do for you
Before I try to fight the truth
My final time

We're supposed to try and be real
And when you feel alone, you are not together
And that is real


Can't wash it all away
Can't wish it all away
Can't cry it all away
Can't scratch it all away

Lying beside you
Listening to you breathe
The light that flows inside of you
Burns inside of me

Hold and speak to me
Of love without a sound
Tell me you will live through this
And I will die for you

Cast me not away
Say you'll be with me
For I know
I cannot bear it all alone

You're not alone, honey
Never, never


Can't fight it all away
Can't hope it all away
Can't scream it all away
It just won't fade away, no

Ooh, can't wash it all away
Can't wish it all away
Can't cry it all away
Can't scratch it all away

Can't fight it all away
Can't hope it all away
Can't scream it all away
Oh! It all away
Oh! It all away

But the imprint is always there
Nothing is ever really forgotten

God, just don't hate me
Because I'll die if you do
'Cause I'll die if you do
'Cause I'll die if you do
'Cause I'll die if you do
Because I'll die if you do
THE END
Ooh, Can’t you see all along it was me?
How can you be so blind as to see right through me?

And ooh, solitude
Still with me is only you
Ooh, solitude
I can’t stay away from you, Ooh

And ooh, solitude
Forever me and forever you
Ooh, solitude
Only you, only true