A Single Tear

From The Evanescence Reference
Amy Lee Songs

A Single Tear
Baby Did a Bad, Bad Thing *
Beacon for the Blind
Bee and Duck
Between Worlds
Bill's Wife Theme
Blind Opening Theme
Can't Stop What's Coming
Dark Water
Donkey and Chicken
Dream of Ice
Dream Too Much
Eternity of the Remorse
Find a Way
First Kiss
Going to California *
Goodnight My Love *
Halfway Down the Stairs *
Hello Goodbye *
I'm Not Tired
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry **
If You're a Star
It's a Fire *
I Will Follow You into the Dark *
Little Bird
Love Exists
Mark's Theme
Push the Button
Remember to Breathe
Rubber Duckie *
Sally's Song *
Speak to Me
Stand by Me *
The End of the Book
The Final Leap
Through Your Eyes
Voice in My Head
With or Without You *
White Out

* Cover versions
** Live cover versions

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General information

Written by: A. Lee

A Single Tear was the first song ever to be written by Amy Lee. Amy wrote and recorded it for an English class when she was in the eighth grade. When asked in an AOL Music interview if she remembers the first song she ever wrote, she responded with:

Vin1.jpg I think so. I don't know which one counts because at first, I thought I wanted to be a classical composer so there's one called Eternity of the Remorse. It's really depressing and very dramatic. [laughs] I have the sheet written out from when I was like eleven. But then the first real song, I wrote for English class in the eighth grade. We either had to write a short story or a song. I was like, 'I'm gonna do something nobody else is doing.' And I wrote this song and recorded it on a cassette tape, playing guitar and singing with a friend of mine from choir who did back up vocals. It was strange to me and I kinda became obsessed with it because remembering who I was, I was like the quite girl in the corner and then I played the tape and everybody was freaking out. My teacher showed it to all the classes. It was a really cheesy song. It was called A Single Tear ... 'Will linger here inside me forever.' Seriously, it was so bad but for an eighth grader, they thought it was pretty impressive.[1] Vin2.jpg


A single tear will linger here inside me forever


  1. Jessica Robertson (October 19, 2007). "P's & Q's: Amy Lee Finds Solace in Marriage and Music". AOL Music. Archived from the original on October 21, 2007. Retrieved October 19, 2007.