THE BITTER TRUTH

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TRACK LIST
01. Artifact/The Turn
02. Broken Pieces Shine
03. The Game is Over
04. Yeah Right
05. Feeding the Dark
06. Wasted on You
07. Better Without You
08. Use My Voice
09. Take Cover
10. Far From Heaven
11. Part of Me
12. Blind Belief
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ABOUT

The Bitter Truth is Evanescence's fifth studio album that was released on March 26, 2021. It was originally going to be released in late 2020, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic which slowed down the recording process.

The band began writing for the album in 2019 when they hired an Air B'n'B in Canada for a week in-between shows.

The album received generally positive reviews from music critics upon it's release. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has an average score of 79 based on 7 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".

THE GAME IS OVER

Released: July 1, 2020

USE MY VOICE

Released: August 14, 2020

WASTED ON YOU

Released: April 24, 2020

SINGLES

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YEAH RIGHT

Released: December 4, 2020

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BETTER WITHOUT YOU

Released: March 5, 2021

MUSIC VIDEOS

WASTED ON YOU

Released: April 24, 2020

THE GAME IS OVER

Released: July 3, 2020

USE MY VOICE

Released: August 28, 2020

BETTER WITHOUT YOU

Released: April 16, 2021

LYRICS

ARTIFACT/THE TURN

Underneath golden skies
You will always be there
In the mirror, in my eyes
You will always be there

Where do we go now
That I have seen the turn?
Where do we go now?
Find a way to go now
To go back home
To who we are...

BROKEN PIECES SHINE
Three, two, one, zero

There is no way back this time
What is real and what is mine?
Oh, survival hurts

Lose myself or lose my mind
Every time I close my eyes
Oh, survival hurts

But I keep breathing in

I'm alive
I'm not fine
I don't know if I will be alright
But I have to try
I know you're with me
So what if we do fall apart?
Give into all that we are
And let all the broken pieces shine

Shuttered inside, looking out
Everything's turned upside down
Oh, we're not the first

How can we ever be us?
Wondering who we can trust
Oh, survival hurts

But I'm not giving in

I'm alive
I'm not fine
I don't know if I will be alright
But I have to try
I know you're with me
So what if we do fall apart?
Give into all that we are
And let all the broken pieces come alive

I don't know if I will ever be alright
But I have to try
And I know you're with me
So what if we do fall apart?
Shamelessly be who we are
And let all the broken pieces shine

Oh, oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh (I'm alive)
Let all the broken pieces shine
Let all the broken pieces shine
Let all the broken pieces shine
Let all the broken pieces shine
Let all the broken pieces... shine
THE GAME IS OVER

Had enough
I've really had enough
Had enough of denial
I'm not alright but I'm not gonna lie
I don't know that I ever was

All alone, I've waited, all alone
Held it in as I played by your rules
I've been biting my lip
But I'm losing my grip
I'm coming down, down, down

When all the hate burns off

I'm left here with the pain
Behind our vain devices

Are we all the same?


Ooh, ah, ah, ah, ah
Change me into something I believe in
Change me so I don't have to pretend

Take a breath and try to play along
But I'm a terrible liar
I feel the world like a brick on my chest
And the party's just begun

Throw the rope

I'm wading through the mud
From your mouth flow a thousand truths
But you know
There's only one

When all the hate burns off

I'm left here with the pain
 

Ooh, ah, ah, ah, ah
Change me into something I believe in
Change me so I don't have to pretend
Sweet words they mean nothing

They're not true
'Cause the game is over

I want it all or I want nothing at all
Maybe I can change me into something I believe in
Change me so I don't have to pretend
Your sweet words they mean nothing

Save your breath
The game is over

YEAH RIGHT

I’m the widow
On the tip, tippy-toppy of the highest high of low
And I’m the shadow
Of the first little flower on the brightest patch of snow
Happiness can be hard to find
I’m so slap-silly happy everybody wants to take mine

 

Yeah right
That sounds nice
Everything we ever wanted and more
Someday we’ll get paid
More than it was worth to sell our souls
Yeah right

 

Yeah I’m a rock star
I’m a queen resurrected just as messed up as before
Twist the knife hard
Just makes it easier to tell you I don’t need you anymore

 

Life’s a game 'til you lose- then what?
I’m reaching a new level of not giving a fuck

 

Yeah right
That sounds nice
Everything we ever wanted and more
Someday we’ll get paid

More than it was worth to sell our souls
 

Tell me how is the real world treating you?
Is that my fault too?
My one mistake was giving more and more and more

 

More and more and more, hey yeah
 

Yeah right
Baby, that sounds nice
Everything we ever wanted and more
Someday we’ll get paid
More than it was worth to sell our souls, sell our souls

 

Yeah right
That sounds nice
More than it was worth to sell our souls…

FEEDING THE DARK
Follow me under
Low as we are
Swallow your hunger
Feeding this dark
Feeding this dark

Do you remember
What made the scar?
And how deep will you cut?
Seeking my heart
Seeking my heart

Well, you know that you can't hide
And you know that you can't lie
'Cause I know all your secrets
And I won't let you forget

Follow me under (Follow me under)
Low as we are (Follow me)
Hate is the liar
Feeding this dark
Feeding this dark

Well, you know that you can't hide
And you know that you can't lie
'Cause I know all your secrets
And I won't let you forget

Don't look away
Let the light pour down on our darkest day
If we run from ourselves
We will run forever

Well, you know that you can't hide (You can't hide)
And you know that you can't lie (You can't lie)
'Cause we know all your secrets (Know all your secrets)
And I won't let you forget
WASTED ON YOU

I don't need drugs
I'm already six feet low
Wasted on you
Waiting for a miracle
I can't move on
Feels like we're frozen in time
I'm wasted on you
Just pass me the bitter truth

 

Love - don't you remember?
We were the ones
Nothing could ever change, and
Love - it's easier not to believe
We have broken everything
But here we are

 

Numb my head
'Til I can't think anymore
But I still feel the pain

 

I don't need drugs
I'm already six feet low
Wasted on you
Waiting for a miracle
I can't move on
Feels like we're frozen in time
I'm wasted on you
Just pass me the bitter truth

 

Once this was a garden
This was our world
All of the nightmares stayed in the dark
A little too much time by yourself
And you become the enemy
Just look at us now

 

Drowning slowly just to stay true
 

I don't need drugs
I'm already six feet low
Wasted on you
Waiting for a miracle
I can't move on
I feel like we're frozen in time
I'm wasted on you
Just pass me the bitter truth

 

Will I ever be the same?
Am I strong enough to change?
Is it in my blood?

 

Shield my eyes to face the day
Come too far to slip away
But it's killing me to go on without you

 

I don't need drugs
(I'm already six feet low)
Wasted on you
(I'm wasted on)
Waiting for a miracle
I can't move on
Like we're frozen in time
I'm wasted on you
(I'm wasted on you)
Just pass me bitter truth

BETTER WITHOUT YOU
Stand in the front but shut up till I tell you to go
Don't get caught up in pretend 'cause you're not in control
'Cause this is my world, little girl, you'd be lost on your own
Just hating and waiting and saving up

I'll do you a favor and save you if you sign on the line
Don't worry your pretty little head about the future, it's all fine
Whether you're wrong or you're right,
Doesn't matter, you're not up to the fight
Keeping my head down
'Cause they don't know what I know now

As empires fall to pieces
Our ashes twisting in the air
It makes me smile to know that
I'm better without you

Now look around and remember your friends if you can
Feeding the flames till there's no one to blame, it's on your hands
Lost in your lies, pay the price with our lives, you've gone mad
And there's no way out
'Cause we all know you're hollow

As empires fall to pieces
Our ashes twisting in the air
It makes me smile to know that
I'm better without you

Not enough, not enough
Not enough to throw it all away
We'd still be falling
We're fallen
Turn it up, turn it up
Never gonna shut me up again
Your time is over
It's over now

As empires fall to pieces
Our ashes twisting in the air
It makes me smile to know that
I'm, I'm better without you
USE MY VOICE

Cover my ears and close my eyes
Just long enough to stop the noise
Go on take everything and throw it away
But I will use my voice

 

Drown every truth in an ocean of lies
Label me bitch because I dare to draw my own line
Burn every bridge and build a wall in my way
But I will use my voice

 

Whether you like it or not, you're gonna take what I got
If we can't talk about it, we'll just keep drowning in it
Give me credit or not
I give a lot, give a lot
But don't you speak for me

No, don't you speak for me
 

Never mind me, I'm a waste of your time
I'm never gonna fit in the box that you need
And I can read between the lines, yeah
Gather your friends and wave your gun in my face
But I will use my voice

 

Whether you like it or not, you're gonna take what I got
If we can't talk about it, we'll just keep drowning in it
Give me credit or not
I give a lot, give a lot
But don't you speak for me

But don't you speak for me
 

Whether you like it or not
Whether you like it or not
Whether you like it or not
Whether you like it or not

 

One day soon, it's gonna fall back on you
No more lies, we're gonna break right through
Like it or not

 

If we can't talk about it, we'll just keep drowning in it
Give me credit or not
I give a lot, give a lot
But don't you speak for me

No, don't you speak for me
 

Don't you speak for me!

TAKE COVER
By the way that you talk to me
I can see the lie you're dreaming I'll believe
By the way, don't you forget who you are now
'Cause that's not your name

Oh you'd better take cover
(Cause I'm on my way now)
I'm coming back to take your world down
Move over, if you can
'Cause I never lost my crown

Slave to your insecurity
That's what drove you down in the first place
but you haven't learned a thing
Caught in your thick web of lies
Gonna be the bitch you make me out to be

Oh you'd better take cover
(Nothing you can say now)
You underestimated my wrath
Move over, if you can
I'm gonna give the love back

So you want to play with me?
After it all - Your ego, your greed
You dug your grave so come on inside and rest in peace

Take cover
(Cause I'm on my way now)
I'm gonna have to take you all down
Move over, if you can
'Cause I never lost my crown
FAR FROM HEAVEN

Give me a reason
Make me whole again
Wounds should become scars
But I'm cracked instead
Can't risk believing
That I would stand a chance
Frozen in the doorway
Don't wanna leave the past

One more night
What I wouldn’t give to be with you for one more night

What if I can't see your light anymore?
'Cause I've spent too long in the dark
And I'm on my knees
Without shame begging to believe,
But I feel so far from heaven

Wake up to a new day
Break my heart again
Dreaming makes for sweet escape
But I can't forget
I'm back at the edge now
I never needed you more
Staring down the emptiness that I can't ignore

All my life
Didn't wanna dream I could lose you
But you just smiled

What if I can't see your light anymore?
'Cause I've spent too long in the dark
And I'm on my knees
Without shame begging to believe,
But I feel so far from heaven

Is anyone out there? Did you give up on us?
Break this silence, I'm crushed under love
I don't wanna lock down, but we've lost so much
Will you forgive me?

If I can't see your light anymore
'Cause I've spent too long in the dark
And I'm on my knees
Without shame begging to believe,
But I feel so far from heaven

I feel so far...

PART OF ME

Not on your life
Won't let it break me
Won't give up the fight
But on this last thread, I'm holding so tight
Feed my imaginings, don't let a sweet dream die

Not on your life
I'm not abandoning - I have survived
Somehow still standing through death and through time
I need your love back like a drug keeping me alive

Drown me in your blinding light

I will be more than my survival
Own these scars on my heart
Even in dreams I hear you calling
Breaking the surface, I won't let go
You're part of me

Can't stop me now
Just clawed my way back from deep underground
No time for hatred, no holding back now
Set me on fire, I like it the way it burns

Hands on your heart
Who really thought we would make it this far?
What good could come of embracing thе dark?
We found each other through brokеnness and now look how strong we are

Drown me in your blinding light

I will be more than my survival
Own these scars on my heart
Even in dreams I hear you calling
So I know it's still worth believing
It's not just a feeling
As long as I don't let it go
Don't let me go

I will be more than my survival
Own these scars on my heart
Even in dreams I hear you calling
Breaking the surface, I won't let go
You're part of me now and always

BLIND BELIEF

I believe in us
I can't remember why I believe in us
These seeds of the past, they keep springing up
Love begins with trust
But we can't be trusted

Ah, the future starts with us

Blind belief, are you afraid to see
That our fathers were wrong?
We hold the key to redemption
Let icons fall

Dare to break away
Tear down this broken machine
Escape your cage
We're falling to pieces

Ah, the future's rising up

Blind belief, are you afraid to see
That our fathers were wrong?
We hold the key to redemption
Let icons fall

Push through the pain
Unbreak the system
Arms of self-sacrifice
Lay them down
Lay 'em down

Lay 'em down

Lay 'em down

Lay 'em down

Blind belief, are you afraid to see
That our fathers were wrong?
We hold the key to redemption
Love over all
We hold the key to redemption
Love over all