The Open Door 2016-11-24T14:34:56+00:00

The Open Door é o segundo álbum de estúdio do Evanescence e primeiro a debutar no topo da Billboard.

  • Lançamento: 25/09/2006

  • Gravado em: setembro de 2005 – março de 2006, Record Plant Studios

  • Duração: 54:15

  • Gravadora: Wind-up Records

  • Produtor: Dave Fortman

It’s true, we’re all a little insane
But it’s so clear
Now that I’m unchainedFear is only in our minds
Taking over all the time
Fear is only in our minds
But it’s taking over all the timeYou poor sweet innocent thing
Dry your eyes and testify
You know you live to break me – don’t deny
Sweet sacrificeOne day I’m gonna forget your name
And one sweet day
You’re gonna drown in my lost painFear is only in our minds
Taking over all the time
Fear is only in our minds
But it’s taking over all the time

You poor sweet innocent thing
Dry your eyes and testify
And oh, you love to hate me
Don’t you, honey?
I’m your sacrifice

I dream in darkness
I sleep to die
Erase the silence
Erase my life

Do you wonder (Our burning ashes)
Why you hate? (Blacken the day)
Are you still so weak (A world of nothingness)
To survive your mistakes? (Blow me away)

A faixa, terceiro single do álbum The Open Door, foi indicada ao Grammy Awards de 2008 como Melhor Música de Hard Rock.

Em entrevista ao EvanescenceVille, Amy contou que a música do álbum que levou mais tempo para ficar pronta. “Terry e eu começamos a trabalhar nela no início de 2005, ficamos travados e a abandonamos por meses. Então, em setembro, nós retomamos e finalmente conseguimos completá-la, tornando-se uma de nossas faixas favoritas”.

Em entrevista à Rock Sound, Amy disse que a música é sobre o período em que Ben ainda estava na banda e que essa situação descrita na música não ocorra mais.

Don’t cry to me
If you loved me
You would be here with me
You want me
Come find me
Make up your mindShould I let you fall?
Lose it all?
So maybe you can remember yourself
Can’t keep believing
We’re only deceiving ourselves
And I’m sick of the lie
And you’re too lateDon’t cry to me
If you loved me
You would be here with me
You want me
Come find me
Make up your mindCouldn’t take the blame
Sick with shame
Must be exhausting to lose your own game
Selfishly hated, no wonder you’re jaded
You can’t play the victim this time
And you’re too lateDon’t cry to me
If you loved me
You would be here with me
You want me?
Come find me
Make up your mind

You never call me when you’re sober
You only want it cause it’s over
It’s over!

How could I have burned paradise?
How could I?
You were never mine!

So don’t cry to me
If you loved me
You would be here with me
Don’t lie to me
Just get your things
I’ve made up your mind

Primeiro single do álbum, acabou vazando na internet algumas semanas antes do lançamento oficial em agosto.

A música fala sobre o relacionamento de Amy com o ex-namorado de 2004-2005, Shaun Morgan, vocalista da banda Seether. “É óbvio sobre quem é a música. Eu sei que as pessoas entenderiam pelas entrelinhas e saberiam que ela é sobre meu ex-namorado Shaun Morgan, mas eu queria deixar bem claro. Eu precisava tanto dizer exatamente o que senti por tanto tempo. Música é terapia para mim. É a minha escapatória para todas as coisas negativas. Permite-me tornar algo ruim em bom”, disse Amy à VH1. Ela também comentou, na Spin, que a faixa é um “hino feminino”. Alguns anos mais tarde, Shaun Morgan escreveria a música Breakdown como resposta.

Em um post no EvBoard, o pai de Amy Lee comentou que a música originalmente não iria fazer parte do álbum, mas Amy reconheceu o potencial dela. Em reuniões com a gravadora Wind-Up, ela convenceu-os de que a faixa deveria ser lançada como primeiro single.

Os backing vocals da música foram gravados pelas irmãs de Amy Lee, Carrie e Lori, de acordo com o encarte do álbum.

Feels like the weight of the world
Like God in Heaven gave me a turn
Don’t cling to me, I swear I can’t fix you
Still in the dark, can you fix me?Freefall, freefall, all through lifeIf you love me, then let go of me
I won’t be held down by who I used to be
She’s nothing to meFeels like the weight of the world
Like all my screaming has gone unheard
And oh, I know you don’t believe in me
Safe in the dark, how can you see?Freefall, freefall, all through life

If you love me then let go of me
I won’t be held down by who I used to beIf you love me then let go of me
I won’t be held down by who I was
If you love me then let go of me
I won’t be held down by who I used to be

A música fala sobre a relação de Amy com os fãs. No site oficial, ela declarou: “É muito bom encontrar os fãs após os shows e conversar com eles e dividir experiências. Na música, eu falo que quero estar presente, mas ao mesmo tempo não quero ter a pressão porque não sou uma médica e não tenho todas as respostas. Quero que as pessoas encontrem a resposta nelas mesmas”.

Amy disse à Spotify que o título provisório da música no estúdio era Fuckallyall.

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 goCome 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 meI can’t hold on to me
Wonder what’s wrong with meLithium – don’t wanna lock me up inside
Lithium – don’t wanna forget how it feels without
Lithium – I wanna stay in love with my sorrowDon’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

Segundo single do álbum. O refrão foi escrito por Amy quando ela tinha 16 anos, segundo ela disse à VH1. A letra fala também sobre o relacionamento com o ex-namorado Shaun Morgan, da banda Seether.

Amy comentou à MTV que a música fala sobre a escolha de ser feliz. “Não é sobre o remédio; eu nunca tomei lítio. É um metáfora sobre tristeza e felicidade; é sobre olhar para a felicidade de uma maneira negativa, com medo. Em Lithium, eu falo sobre a ideia de ‘eu não posso fazer arte se eu for feliz’, o que é engraçado porque não é verdade. No final, eu digo ‘eu vou deixar isso ir embora, eu vou ser feliz’.”

If you wanna live, let live
If you wanna go, let go
I’m not afraid to dream
To sleep, sleep forever
I don’t need to touch the sky
I just want to feel that high
And you refuse to lift meGuess it wasn’t real after all
Guess it wasn’t real all along
(I’m all alone)If I fall and all is lost
It’s where I belongIf you wanna live, let live
If you wanna go, let go
I’m never gonna be your sweet, sweet surrenderGuess it wasn’t real after all
Guess it wasn’t real all along
(I’m all alone)

If I fall and all is lost
No light to lead the way
(Never thought that it would end up this way)
Remember that all alone
Is where I belong

In a dream
Will you give your love to me?
Beg my broken heart to beat
Save my life
Change my mind

Considerada por Amy a canção mais difícil de cantar do álbum, ela disse à VH1 que a música era sobre separação. Amy citou algumas frases que podem ser da primeira versão da letra: “If you want to live, let live / If you want to go, let go / What are we doing here? / Because I can live without you”.

Terry comentou à Ultimate Guitar sobre o processo de composição: “Gostamos muito de uma batida que tínhamos, e então Amy trouxe uma melodia vocal. Eu peguei o baixo e comecei a compor. Foi algo diferente que nunca havia feito. Não tínhamos um roteiro. Se pensávamos em algo, fazíamos e seguíamos em frente.”

Stoplight lock the door
Don’t look back
Undress in the dark
And hide from you
All of youYou’ll never know the way your words have haunted me
I can’t believe you’d ask these things of me (ever and ever)
You don’t know me (ever and ever)
Now and everYou belong to me
My snow white queen
There’s nowhere to run
So let’s just get it over
Soon I know you’ll see
You’re just like me
Don’t scream anymore, my love
‘Cause all I want is youWake up in a dream
Frozen fear
All your hands on me
I can’t scream
I can’t screamI can’t escape the twisted way you think of me
I feel you in my dreams and I don’t sleep (ever and ever)
I don’t sleep (ever and ever)

Say you belong to me
My snow white queen
There’s nowhere to run
So let’s just get it over
Soon I know you’ll see
You’re just like me
Don’t scream anymore, my love
‘Cause all I want is you

I can’t save your life
Though nothing I bleed for is more tormenting
I’m losing my mind
And you just stand there and stare as my world divides

You belong to me
My snow white queen
There’s nowhere to run
So let’s just get it over
Soon I know you’ll see
You’re just like me
Don’t scream anymore, my love
‘Cause all I want is you

All I want is you
All I want is you
All I want is you
Forever and ever
Ever and ever

Primeira música escrita para o álbum The Open Door, segundo a Ultimate Guitar, ela é sobre a perda de privacidade que Amy sentiu após a fama. Snow White é o nickname da Amy nos fóruns oficiais da banda.

O sampler dessa música vem da faixa Ratfinks, Suicide Tanks, and Cannibal Girls, do White Zombie. Esse sampler foi utilizado anteriormente, em outro tempo, em Even In Death.

Out on your own
Cold and alone again
Can this be what you really wanted, baby?(Lacrimosa)
Blame it on me
(Dies illa)
Set your guilt free
(Lacrimosa)
Nothing can hold you back now
(Dona eis requiem)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
(Dona eis requiem)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

(Lacrimosa)
And you can blame it on me
(Dies illa)
Just set your guilt free, honey
(Lacrimosa)
I don’t want to hold you back now love
(Dona eis requiem)
Amen

Amy utilizou uma parte de Lacrimosa, do Réquiem de Mozart, na música, uma ideia que ela tinha desde a adolescência. O filme Amadeus, que conta a história de Mozart, foi a motivação para Amy começar a tocar piano.

A música não foi aprovada para a trilha sonora do filme Crônicas de Nárnia, juntamente com Together Again e Good Enough.

Stay low, soft, dark, and dreamless
Far beneath my nightmares and loneliness
I hate me for breathing without you
I don’t want to feel anymore for youGrieving for you
I’m not grieving for you
Nothing real love can’t undo
And though I may have lost my way
All paths lead straight to youI long to be like you
Lie cold in the ground like youHalo, blinding wall between us
Melt away and leave us alone again
Humming, haunted somewhere out there
I believe our love can see us through in deathI long to be like you
Lie cold in the ground like you
There’s room inside for two
And I’m not grieving for you
I’m coming for youYou’re not alone
No matter what they told you
You’re not alone
I’ll be right beside you forevermore

I long to be like you, sis
Lie cold in the ground like you did
There’s room inside for two
And I’m not grieving for you
And as we lay in silent bliss
I know you remember me

I long to be like you
Lie cold in the ground like you
There’s room inside for two
And I’m not grieving for you
I’m coming for you

You don’t remember my name
I don’t really care
Can we play the game your way?
Can I really lose control?Just once in my life
I think it’d be nice
Just to lose control, just once
(With all the pretty flowers) in the dustMary had a lamb
His eyes black as coals
If we play very quiet, my lamb
Mary never has to knowJust once in my life
I think it’d be nice
Just to lose control, just onceIf I cut you down to a thing I can use
I fear there will be nothing good left of you

Just to lose control, just once

(The tuna fish is singing in a tuna afternoon)

You know you’re not the only one

When they all come crashing down – midflight
You know you’re not the only one
When they’re so alone
They find a back door out of life
You know you’re not the only one

We’re all grieving
Lost and bleeding

All our lives
We’ve been waiting
For someone to call our leader
All your lies
I’m not believing
Heaven shine a light down on me

So afraid to open your eyes, hypnotized
You know you’re not the only one
Never understood this life
And you’re right I don’t deserve
But you know I’m not the only one

Don’t look down
Don’t look into the eyes of the world beneath you
Don’t look down
You’ll fall down
You’ll become their sacrifice

Right or wrong
Can’t hold on to the fear
That I’m lost without you
If I can’t feel, I’m not mine
I’m not real

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 awayAnd 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 outI 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 outSo 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

(Alma surdo, loucura) all my fears (onde está seu alma?)
(Loucura, todo sozinho) 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

A música começou a ser composta quando Amy estava em Lisboa, em 2004, e olhando pela janela do hotel não havia estrelas no céu. Por ter sido escrita neste país, o coral canta letras em português, embora com alguns erros gramaticais.

All that I’m living for
All that I’m dying for
All that I can’t ignore alone at nightI can feel the night beginning
Separate me from the living
Understanding me
After all I’ve seen
Piecing every thought together
Find the words to make me better
If I only knew how to pull myself apartAll that I’m living for
All that I’m dying for
All that I can’t ignore alone at night
All that I’m wanted for
Although I wanted more
Lock the last open door
My ghosts are gaining on meI believe that dreams are sacred
Take my darkest fears and play them
Like a lullaby
Like a reason why
Like a play of my obsessions
Make me understand the lesson
So I’ll find myself
So I won’t be lost againGuess I thought I’d have to change the world
To make you see me
To be the one
I could have run forever
But how far would I have come
Without mourning your love?

Should it hurt to love you?
Should I feel like I do?
Should I lock the last open door
My ghosts are gaining on me

Under your spell again
I can’t say no to you
Crave my heart and it’s bleeding in your hand
I can’t say no to youShouldn’t have let you torture me so sweetly
Now I can’t let go of this dream
I can’t breathe but I feelGood enough
I feel good enough for youDrink up sweet decadence
I can’t say no to you
And I’ve completely lost myself and I don’t mind
I can’t say no to youShouldn’t have let you conquer me completely
Now I can’t let go of this dream
Can’t believe that I feel

Good enough
I feel good enough
It’s been such a long time coming but I feel good

And I’m still waiting for the rain to fall
Pour real life down on me
Cause I can’t hold on to anything this
Good enough
Am I good enough for you to love me too?

So take care what you ask of me
Cause I can’t say no

Sparkling grey
They’re my own veinsAny more than a whisper
Any sudden movement of my heart
And I know
I know I’ll have to watch them pass away
Just get through this dayGive up your way
You could be anything
Give up my way
And lose myself
Not today
That’s too much guilt to paySickened in the sun
You dare tell me you love me
But you held me down and screamed you wanted me to die
Honey, you know
You know I’d never hurt you that way
You’re just so pretty in your painGive up my way
And I could be anything
I’ll make my own way
Without your senseless hate

So run, run, run
And hate me
If it feels good
I can’t hear your screams anymore

You lied to me
But I’m older now
And I’m not buying, baby

Demanding my response
Don’t bother breaking the door down
I found my way out
And you’ll never hurt me again

Never thought that I’d be leaving you today
So alone and wondering why I feel this way
So wide the world
Can love remember how to get me home to you someday?We’ll be together again
All just a dream in the end
We’ll be together againSo many fears were swimming around and around in my mind
Who would have dreamed the secrets we would find?I’ve found a world where love and dreams and darkness all collide
Maybe this time we can leave our broken world behind
Where’s the light?
Killed my day
Lost in the dark of your ways
Wasting my energy, endlessly
On your sweet lieAnd if you don’t mind
I would like to live the lie that I will survive
And if you don’t mind
I would love to slip away and leave your world behindInsecure, I’m not so sure that
You’re not just faking something
Wasting our last day
I can’t take the painAnd if you don’t mind
I would like to live the lie that I will survive
And if you don’t mind
I would love to slip away and leave it all behind
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  • Amy Lee: vocais, piano, arranjos de corais e programação adicional
  • Terry Balsamo: guitarra
  • Will Boyd: baixo
  • Rocky Gray: bateria
  • John LeCompt: programação adicional em All That I’m Living For
  • Lori Lee e Carrie Lee: backing vocals em Call Me When You’re Sober
  • DJ Lethal (do Limp Bizkit): programação adicional em All That I’m Living For
  • Bon Harris: programação adicional em All That I’m Living For
  • David Campbell: arranjos de orquestra
  • The Millenium Choir: coral

Singles

Together Again
fevereiro de 2010

Good Enough
dezembro de 2007

Sweet Sacrifice
maio de 2007

Lithium
dezembro de 2006

Call Me When You’re Sober
agosto de 2006

Curiosidades

“Sinto como se eu tivesse escancarado todas as portas da minha vida e agora eu posso fazer o que eu quiser”.

O disco físico foi lançado em Digipak e em caixa plástica. A banda gravou várias músicas novas, mas três ficaram de fora do álbum: The Last Song I’m Wasting on You, If You Don’t Mind e Together Again. The Last Song I’m Wasting on You foi distribuída como faixa bônus para quem comprou o álbum digital antecipadamente, juntamente com uma entrevista com Amy Lee. Together Again foi lançada em 2010, para angariar recursos às vítimas do terremoto no Haiti. If You Don’t Mind se tornou pública quando a banda a tocou pela primeira vez em Porto Alegre, em 2012.

Em Lacrymosa, assim como em Anything for You, um trecho instrumental e os versos do Réquiem de Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart são utilizados. Eles são Lacrimosa dies illa, qua resurget ex favilla judicandus homo reus. Huic ergo parce, Deus. Pie Jesu, Domine, dona eis requiem. Amen.

A faixa Sweet Sacrifice concorreu ao Grammy de Melhor Música de Hard Rock em 2008. Quando a música foi indicada, Amy declarou no EvThreads que todas as guitarras tinham sido compostas e gravadas pelo Terry Balsamo, logo antes de ele sofrer um derrame em 2006 (motivo do adiamento do lançamento do álbum de março para outubro), e por isso a indicação foi especialmente importante para eles. A gravadora deu créditos ao ex-guitarrista John LeCompt erroneamente.

As fotos do encarte são do ensaio fotográfico de Frank Ockenfels 3, exceto uma imagem da sessão de fotos do clipe de Call Me When You’re Sober, por Karl Larsen, e uma foto ao vivo tirada por Beth Wilson (maquiadora).

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