SYNTHESIS

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TRACK LIST
01. Overture
02. Never Go Back
03. Hi-Lo (feat. Lindsey Stirling)
04. My Heart is Broken
05. Lacrymosa
06. End of the Dream
07. Bring Me to Life
08. Unraveling (Interlude)
09. Imaginary
10. Secret Door
11. Lithium
12. Lost in Paradise
13. Your Star
14. My Immortal
15. The In-Between (Piano solo)
16. Imperfection

ABOUT

Synthesis is Evanescence's fourth studio album that was released on November 10, 2017. The album contains reworked music from their previous catalogue and two new songs that all focus primarily on the orchestra and electronica elements. This is the first album to be released independently since separating from Wind-Up Records in 2014.

The album had two promo singles and two commercial singles. Bring Me to Life (Synthesis) was released on August 18, 2017, Imperfection on September 15, 2017, Lacrymosa (Synthesis) on October 27, 2017 (although this was not officially announced), and Hi-Lo featuring Lindsey Stirling on June 8, 2018.

Synthesis received generally positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has an average score of 69 based on 4 reviews, indicating "generally favourable reviews".

SINGLES

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BRING ME TO LIFE (SYNTHESIS)

Released: August 18, 2017

IMPERFECTION

Released: September 15, 2017

HI-LO (FEAT. LINDSEY STIRLING)

Released: June 8, 2018

MUSIC VIDEOS

IMPERFECTION

Released: October 19, 2017

HI-LO (FEAT. LINDSEY STIRLING)

Released: June 8, 2018

LYRICS

OVERTURE

(Instrumental - no lyrics)

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
HI-LO
I don't know your heart
I don't know where to begin
But I could feel you erasing the rivers I'd drawn in
The more I stood still
The faster you were running
You don't know how it feels
Crawling under your skin

So far, so far away
Don't you know we could be

High or low
You never fell beneath me
And I gave up on you
But I never forgot you

I can't be your friend
Hold your hand while you bleed
There's nothing left to give you
Nothing more I need
Time to let it sleep
Oh, the damage was real
But nothing cut me so deep I could not heal

Don't you know we could be
High or low
You never fell beneath me
And I gave up on you
But never forgot you

High or low
You never fell beneath me
And I gave up on you
But I never forgot
MY HEART IS BROKEN

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
Sweet sleep, my dark angel
Deliver us

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

My heart is broken
Sweet sleep, my dark angel
Deliver us from sorrow's hold
LACRYMOSA
I can't change who I am

Out on your own
Cold and alone again
Can this be what you really wanted, baby?

Now that you’re gone
I feel like myself again
Grieving the things I can’t repair and willing

(Lacrimosa)
To let you blame it on me (Dies illa)
And set your guilt free (Lacrimosa)
I don’t want to hold you back now, love

I can’t change who I am

Not this time
I won’t lie to keep you near me
And in this short life
There’s no time to waste on giving up
My love wasn’t enough

(Ahhhh)
To let you blame it on me
And set your guilt free
I don’t want to hold you back now, love

Ahhhhh oohhhhhh ahhhhhh
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

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

Even without wings

Dream...
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
BRING ME TO LIFE
How can you see into my eyes like open doors?
Leading you down into my core
Where I've become so numb
Without a soul
My spirit's sleeping somewhere cold
Until you find it there and lead it back home

Wake me up inside
Wake me up inside
Call my name and save me from the dark
Bid my blood to run
Before I come undone
Save me from the nothing I've become

Now that I know what I'm without
You can't just leave me
Breathe into me and make me real
Bring me to life

Wake me up inside
Wake me up inside
Call my name and save me from the dark
Bid my blood to run
Before I come undone
Save me from the nothing I've become
Bring me to life
Bring me to life

Frozen inside without your touch
Without your love, darling
Only you are the life among the dead

I've been sleeping a thousand years it seems
Got to open my eyes to everything
Don't let me die here
Bring me to life

Wake me up inside
Wake me up inside
Call my name and save me from the dark
Bid my blood to run
Before I come undone
Save me from the nothing I've become
Bring me to life
Bring me to life
Bring me to life
UNRAVELING
(Instrumental - no lyrics)
IMAGINARY
I linger in the doorway
Of alarm clock 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

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

Don’t say I’m out of touch
With this rampant chaos, your reality
I know well what lies beyond my sleeping refuge
The nightmare I built my own world to escape

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

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 lullaby
I lie inside myself for hours
And watch my purple sky fly over me

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

Aaah... Paper flowers
Aaah... Paper flowers
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

LITHIUM

Lithium - don't wanna lock me up inside
Lithium - don't wanna forget how it feels without
Lithium - I wanna stay in love with my sorrow
Oh, but God, I wanna let it go

Come to bed, don't make me sleep alone
Couldn't hide the emptiness you let it show
Never wanted it to be so cold
Just didn't drink enough to say you love me

I can't hold on to me
Wonder what's wrong with me

Lithium - don't wanna lock me up inside
Lithium - don't wanna forget how it feels without
Lithium - I wanna stay in love with my sorrow

Oh! Don't wanna let it lay me down this time
Drown my will to fly
Here in the darkness I know myself
Can't break free until I let it go
Let me go

Darling, I forgive you after all
Anything is better than to be alone
And in the end I guess I had to fall
Always find my place among the ashes

I can't hold on to me
Wonder what's wrong with me

Lithium - don't wanna lock me up inside
Lithium - don't wanna forget how it feels without
Lithium - I wanna stay in love with you
Oh, I'm gonna let it go

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

YOUR STAR

I can't see your star
I can't see your star
Though I patiently waited, bedside,
For the death of today
I can't see your star
The mechanical lights of Lisbon
Frightened it away

And I'm alone now
Me and all I stood for
We're wandering now
All in parts in pieces, swim lonely
Find your own way out

I can't see your star
I can't see your star
How can the darkness feel so wrong?

And I'm alone now
Me and all I stood for
We're wandering now
All in parts in pieces, swim lonely
Find your own way out

So far away
It's growing colder without your love
Why can't you feel me calling your name?
Can't break the silence
It's breaking me

All my fears
Turn to rage

And I'm alone now
Me and all I stood for
We're wandering now
All in parts and pieces, swim lonely
Find your own way out now

And nothing worth fighting for
We're wandering now
All in parts and pieces, swim lonely
Find your own way out

MY IMMORTAL

I'm so tired of being here
Suppressed by all my childish fears
And if you have to leave
I wish that you would just leave
'Cause your presence still lingers here
And it won't leave me alone

These wounds won't seem to heal
This pain is just too real
There's just too much that time cannot erase

When you cried I'd wipe away all of your tears
When you'd scream I'd fight away all of your fears
I held your hand through all of these years
But you still have all of me

You used to captivate me
By your resonating light
Now I'm bound by the life you left behind
Your face it haunts
My once pleasant dreams
Your voice it chased away
All the sanity in me

These wounds won't seem to heal
This pain is just too real
There's just too much that time cannot erase

When you cried I'd wipe away all of your tears
When you'd scream I'd fight away all of your fears
I held your hand through all of these years
But you still have all of me

I've tried so hard to tell myself that you're gone
But though you're still with me
I've been alone all along

When you cried I'd wipe away all of your tears
When you'd scream I'd fight away all of your fears
I held your hand through all of these years
But you still have all of me

THE IN-BETWEEN

(Instrumental - no lyrics)

IMPERFECTION

The more you try to fight it
The more you try to hide it
The more infected rejected you feel alone inside it
You know you can't deny it
The world's a little more fucked up every day

I'm gonna save you from it
Together we'll outrun it
Just don't give into the fear
So many things I would have told you if I knew
That I was never gonna see you again


I wanna lift you up in to the light that you deserve
I wanna take your pain in to myself so you won't hurt

Don't you dare surrender
Don't leave me here without you
'Cause I could never replace your perfect imperfection

The way you look us over
Your counterfeit composure
Pushing again and again and sinking lower and lower
The world is on our shoulders
Do you really know the weight of the words you say?


You want a little of it
You just can't let go of it
You've got an ego to feed
Too late to rise above it
Don't look now but the little girl's got a grenade


I'm gonna lift you up in to the light that you deserve
I'm gonna take you down to the real world so you can watch it burn

Don't you dare surrender
Don't leave me here without you
'Cause I could never replace your perfect imperfection

We stand undefined
Can't be drawn with a straight line
This will not be our ending
We are alive, we are alive

Don't you dare surrender
Don't leave me here without you
'Cause I could never replace your perfect imperfection
Don't you dare surrender
I'm still right beside you
And I could never replace your perfect imperfection