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*''Example:'' Live @ KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 2006
 
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'''All That I'm Living For [acoustic]''' <ref name=abh>Performed by [[Amy Lee]] (piano, vocals), [[John LeCompt]] (acoustic guitar) and [[David Eggar]] (cello)</ref>
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'''All That I'm Living For [acoustic]''' <ref>Performed by [[Amy Lee]] (piano, vocals), [[John LeCompt]] (acoustic guitar) and [[David Eggar]] (cello)</ref>
 
*''Performing period:'' August-September 2006
 
*''Performing period:'' August-September 2006
 
*''Status:'' Released
 
*''Status:'' Released

Revision as of 13:37, 25 February 2007

Across the Universe **
All That I'm Living For
Anything for You
Anywhere
Ascension of the Spirit
Away from Me
Before the Dawn
Bleed
Breathe No More
Bring Me to Life
Call Me When You're Sober
Catherine
Cloud Nine
Demise
Dirty Diana **
Disappear
End of the Dream
Erase This
Eternal
Even in Death
Everybody's Fool
Exodus
Farther Away
Field of Innocence
Forever You
Forgive Me
Fourth of July **
Give Unto Me
Going Under
Good Enough
Haunted
Heart-Shaped Box **
Hello
Hi-Lo
I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) **
If You Don't Mind
Imaginary
Imperfection
Instrumental 1
Instrumental 2
Instrumental 3
Instrumental 4
Lacrymosa
Lies
Like You
Listen to the Rain
Lithium
Lose Control
Lost in Paradise
Made of Stone
Me & You
Missing
My Heart Is Broken
My Immortal
My Last Breath
Never Go Back
New Way to Bleed
Oceans
October
Orestes **
Origin
Overture
People Are Strange **
Perfect Dream
Purple Rain **
Say You Will
Secret Door
Self Esteem **
Sex Type Thing **
Sick
Snow White Queen
So Close
Solitude
Spanish
Surrender
Sweet Sacrifice
Swimming Home
Take Cover
Taking Over Me
The Chain *
The Change
The Dolphin's Cry **
The End
The In-Between
The Last Song I'm Wasting on You
The Only One
The Other Side
Thoughtless **
Together Again
Tourniquet
Understanding
Unknown Title
Unraveling
Weight of the World
What You Want
Where Will You Go?
Whisper
You Got a Lot to Learn
Your Love
Your Star
Zero **
* Cover versions
** Live cover versions


General Information

Written by: J. LeCompt and A. Lee


The song was intended to be the Third single from The Open Door, however after listening to requests by the band and fan reactions to the decision, the label chose Sweet Sacrifice in its place. [1]

From Metal Edge Magazine

The hard rocking “All That I’m Living For” focuses on the band itself. Its genesis came from a realization Lee had one day that her band was her life. “I don’t do anything else,” she says. “I’m writing for the band, touring for the band, doing an interview about the band, or thinking about the next thing I want to write. It’s my life, and I love it, but it’s a love/hate relationship.”

From VH1.com [2]

Amy's description of the song: "I love that song. It feels really different for us. The lyrics are about my writing process-how I put the song together, why I do it, and how I'm trying to fix all the things that are wrong with me through music. The first line says, "Save me from the night again/ I can feel the separation from the living." It's always night time when I start writing, just as the dusk is setting."

Recently an acoustic version was released on the Lithium single.


Versions

Studio versions:

All That I'm Living For

  • Recording date: September 2005 - March 2006
  • Status: Released
  • Released on: The Open Door (track #12)


Live versions:

All That I'm Living For [live]

  • Performing period: October 5, 2006 - ?
  • Status: Unreleased
  • Example: Live @ KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 2006

All That I'm Living For [acoustic] [3]

  • Performing period: August-September 2006
  • Status: Released
  • Released on: Lithium Maxi CD single
  • Recording date: August 13, 2006
  • Recording place: Sony Studios


Lyrics

All that I'm living for
All that I'm dying for
All that I can't ignore alone at night

I 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 apart

All 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 me

I 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 again

All 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 me

Guess 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?

All 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 me

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

Guitar Tabs & Sheet Music

References

  1. Lee, Amy. All That I'm Living For (thread) - change of heart (post) - EvThreads
  2. C. Bottomley. Evanescence: Amy Lee Explains the New Songs - VH1.com
  3. Performed by Amy Lee (piano, vocals), John LeCompt (acoustic guitar) and David Eggar (cello)