Evanescence EP

//Evanescence EP
Evanescence EP 2016-11-24T01:24:43+00:00
Evanescence é o primeiro EP da banda com apenas 100 cópias produzidas.
  • Lançamento: dezembro/1998

  • Gravado em: 1998

  • Duração: 30:42

  • Gravadora: BigWig Enterprises

  • Produtores: Ben Moody e Jason Jones

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

INFO.

 

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

Oh, solitude
Still with me is only you
Oh, 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?

Oh, solitude
Forever me and forever you
Oh, 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?

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

INFO.

 

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 cloulds of lullabies
I lie inside myself for hours
And watch my purple sky fly over me

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
Though you may not remember dreaming
Something waits for you to breathe again

INFO.

 

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 homeHere in the shadows
I’m safe, I’m free
I’ve nowhere else to go
But I cannot stay where I don’t belongTwo 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

Show me the shadow where true meaning lies
So much more dismay in empty eyes

INFO.

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

Wait a time
To spare these lies we tell ourselves
These days have come and gone
But this time it’s sweeter than honey

INFO.

 

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 erase it from our memory
But the imprint is always there

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

But the imprint is always there
Nothing is ever really forgotten

God, just don’t hate me
Because I’ll die if you do

INFO.

 

Instrumental
INFO.

I’ve been watching you from a distance
The distance sees through your disguise
All I want from you is your hurting
I want to heal you
I want to save you from the dark

Give unto me your troubles
I’ll endure your suffering
Place onto me your burden
I’ll drink your deadly poison

Why should I care if they hurt you?
Somehow it matters more to me
Than if I were hurting myself
Save you, I’ll save you

Fear not the flame of my love’s candle

Give unto me your troubles
(Fear not the flame of my love’s candle)
I’ll endure your suffering
(Let it be the sun in your world of darkness)
Place onto me your burden
(Give unto me all that frightens you)
I’ll drink your deadly poison
(I’ll have your nightmares for you if you sleep soundly)

Fear not the flame of my love’s candle
Let it be the sun in your world of darkness

INFO.

 

I’m so tired of being here
Suppressed by all my childish fears
I would give the very breath from my chest
To give you all the things that my mind couldn’t bear
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

I’d love to walk away and pull myself out of the rain
But I can’t leave without you
I’d love to live without the constant fear and endless doubt
But I can’t live without you

INFO.

 

I fall before you Here I am I have nothing left

Though I’ve tried to forget
You’re all that I am
Take me home
I’m through fighting it

Broken
Lifeless
I give up
You’re my only strength

Without you
I can’t go on
Anymore
Ever again

My only hope (All the times I’ve tried)
My only peace (To walk away from you)
My only joy, my only strength,
My only power (I fall into your abounding grace)
My only life (And love is where I am)
My only love

I can’t run anymore
I give myself to you
I’m sorry, I’m sorry

In all my bitterness
I ignored all that’s real and true
All I need is you

When night falls on me
I’ll not close my eyes
I’m too alive
And you’re too strong

I can’t lie anymore
I fall down before you
I’m sorry, I’m sorry

Constantly ignoring
The pain consuming me
But this time it’s cut too deep
I’ll never stray again

INFO.

 

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

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

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

Can’t fight it all away
Can’t hope it all away
Can’t scream it all away
It just won’t fade away

INFO.

 

Não existe lançamento oficial de songbook do Evanescence EP. Alguns fãs disponibilizaram as partituras/tablaturas escritas por eles mesmos na internet.

Comece AGORA a tocar!
  • Amy Lee: vocal, piano, teclados e arranjos
  • Ben Moody: guitarra, bateria, teclados, programação e arranjos
  • Matt Outlaw: bateria em Solitude e So Close
  • Rocky Gray: bateria em Understanding
  • Stephanie Pierce: backing vocal em Understanding
  • William Boyd: baixo, guitarra e backing vocal em Solitude

Curiosidades

Primeiro EP da banda, lançado pela BigWig Enterprises em um concerto no Vino’s, Little Rock, e esgotado na mesma noite. As versões originais raramente aparecem à venda no eBay com um valor bem elevado.

A gravação foi feita de forma doméstica, com os equipamento de Jason Jones, amigo de Ben Moody que co-produziu os dois primeiros EPs da banda. Ben deu o nome de Sound Asleep Studios ao seu estúdio doméstico, que foi sendo incrementado e até hoje é utilizado por ele para demos.

Jason Jones, amigo de longa data de Ben Moody, co-produziu os dois EPs da banda, de 1998 e 1999. Ambos foram gravados com os equipamentos dele. Jason Jones também foi responsável por apresentar Ben Moody e David Hodges!

A faixa Understanding ganhou visibilidade por uma rádio local ter decido tocá-la. À Net Music, Ben disse “ganhamos popularidade na cidade, mesmo com as pessoas não sabendo quem éramos e onde nos encontrar, porque não podíamos pagar músicos para tocar conosco em um show”. A música possui alguns diálogos de dois filmes nas faixas: Terror in the Haunted House e When a Man Loves a Woman. Em 2007, o Evanescence passou a apresentar a música novamente em turnê.

Há conjecturas sobre a composição de So Close, pois apesar dos créditos do encarte fazerem menção a Ben Moody, Will Boyd e Matt Outlaw, a faixa não se encontra registrada oficialmente sob o nome deles. Há rumores de que ela seja originalmente de uma banda também chamada So Close, que deixou de existir na época.

A estátua na capa do EP é uma réplica de um monumento de 1894, chamado Angel of Grief, que William Wetmore Story fez em homenagem à sua mulher Emelyn. A original está em Protestant Cemetery, Roma, no túmulo do casal. A réplica utilizada pelo Evanescence está no Oakland Cemetery, em Little Rock. Uma lista de todas as réplicas podem ser vistas aqui.

Outras bandas utilizaram em suas capas de álbuns a estátua ou suas releituras, entre elas Nightwish, Odes of Ecstasy e The Tea Party.

O nome de Rocky Gray, assim como no CD Origin, aparece errado. Em vez de “Gray”, está escrito “Grey”.

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