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''Written by: [[A. Lee]], [[T. Balsamo]], [[Tim McCord|T. McCord]], [[Troy McLawhorn|T. McLawhorn]] and [[Will Hunt|W. Hunt]]''
 
''Written by: [[A. Lee]], [[T. Balsamo]], [[Tim McCord|T. McCord]], [[Troy McLawhorn|T. McLawhorn]] and [[Will Hunt|W. Hunt]]''
  
'''''Erase This''''' is the sixth track from [[Evanescence]]'s third studio album, ''[[Evanescence (album)|Evanescence]]''. Working titles for the song were "Vanilla"<ref name=nmeerase /> and "Sharkfin Backpack".<ref name=twitshark /> On April 12, 2011, Amy uploaded a video on TwitVid titled "Will Shreds" in which Will plays the last drum part of "Erase This".<ref name=shred />
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'''''Erase This''''' is the sixth track from [[Evanescence]]'s third studio album, ''[[Evanescence (album)|Evanescence]]''. Working titles for the song were "Vanilla"<ref name=nmeerase /> and "Sharkfin Backpack".<ref name=twitshark /> On April 12, 2011, Amy uploaded a video on TwitVid titled "Will Shreds" in which Will plays the last drum part of "Erase This".<ref name=shred /><ref name=willvid />
  
 
In a track-by-track interview with NME.com, Amy said:
 
In a track-by-track interview with NME.com, Amy said:
 
{{quote|"Erase This" used to be called "Vanilla", also we're getting used to that name. This was one of the very last ones to finish. I was writing the lyrics throughout the recording process, like I'd always have homework at night. Would be working in the studio and going for it and I'd be going home and finishing lyrics to songs before we got there, which was crazy. I'm not really like that, there's always a little bit of writing going on in the studio but for me I usually have the songs really mapped out vocally before we go in.
 
{{quote|"Erase This" used to be called "Vanilla", also we're getting used to that name. This was one of the very last ones to finish. I was writing the lyrics throughout the recording process, like I'd always have homework at night. Would be working in the studio and going for it and I'd be going home and finishing lyrics to songs before we got there, which was crazy. I'm not really like that, there's always a little bit of writing going on in the studio but for me I usually have the songs really mapped out vocally before we go in.
But since we did so much writing in that pre-production phase, I had a lot of lyrics to write. The lyrics take me the longest like, we'd come up with the music and the melodies but then I have to really spent some serious deep thinking time alone.<ref name=nmeerase />}}
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But since we did so much writing in that pre-production phase, I had a lot of lyrics to write. The lyrics take me the longest, like, we'd come up with the music and the melodies but then I have to really spent some serious deep thinking time alone.<ref name=nmeerase />}}
  
 
In a live Q&A, Amy stated that she started writing this song with Terry around June 2010. She further said that they couldn't come up with a chorus for a song, and [[Nick Raskulinecz]] had the idea to combine the verse and chorus from two separate songs together, making ''Erase This''.<ref name=billboardqa />
 
In a live Q&A, Amy stated that she started writing this song with Terry around June 2010. She further said that they couldn't come up with a chorus for a song, and [[Nick Raskulinecz]] had the idea to combine the verse and chorus from two separate songs together, making ''Erase This''.<ref name=billboardqa />
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'''Erase This'''
 
'''Erase This'''
*''Recording Date:'' February 2011 - July 2011
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*''Recording Date:'' April 2011 - July 2011
 
*''Status:'' Released
 
*''Status:'' Released
 
*''Released On:'' ''[[Evanescence (album)|Evanescence]]'' (track #6)
 
*''Released On:'' ''[[Evanescence (album)|Evanescence]]'' (track #6)
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'''Erase This [Live]'''
 
'''Erase This [Live]'''
*''Performing period:'' January 13 - January 28, 2012; November 2015; April 2016
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*''Performing period:'' January 13 - January 28, 2012; November 2015; May 2, April 30, 2016
 
*''Example:'' Tabernacle, Atlanta, Georgia (January 14)
 
*''Example:'' Tabernacle, Atlanta, Georgia (January 14)
  
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Is tearing apart at the seams<br>
 
Is tearing apart at the seams<br>
 
I can’t wash these sins away<br>
 
I can’t wash these sins away<br>
This sinking feeling everyday<br>
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This sinking feeling every day<br>
 
I’m waking up in someone else’s life<br>
 
I’m waking up in someone else’s life<br>
 
<br>
 
<br>
 
Is it so hard for you?<br>
 
Is it so hard for you?<br>
 
‘Cause it’s so hard for me<br>
 
‘Cause it’s so hard for me<br>
To believe that what we dream<br>
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To believe that what we dreamed<br>
 
Could ever come to life again<br>
 
Could ever come to life again<br>
 
‘Cause I cannot erase this lie<br>
 
‘Cause I cannot erase this lie<br>
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Is it so hard for you?<br>
 
Is it so hard for you?<br>
 
‘Cause it’s so hard for me<br>
 
‘Cause it’s so hard for me<br>
To believe that what we dream<br>
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To believe that what we dreamed<br>
 
Could ever come to life again<br>
 
Could ever come to life again<br>
 
‘Cause I cannot erase this darkness in me<br>
 
‘Cause I cannot erase this darkness in me<br>
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Is it so hard for you?<br>
 
Is it so hard for you?<br>
 
‘Cause it’s so hard for me<br>
 
‘Cause it’s so hard for me<br>
To believe that what we dream<br>
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To believe that what we dreamed<br>
 
Could ever come to life again<br>
 
Could ever come to life again<br>
 
If I could just erase my mind<br>
 
If I could just erase my mind<br>
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== References ==
 
== References ==
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<ref name=nmeerase>{{cite news|url=http://www.nme.com/news/evanescence/59472|title=Evanescence 'embarrassed' by new single - video|work=NME|date=September 28, 2011|accessdate=September 29, 2011}}</ref>
 
<ref name=nmeerase>{{cite news|url=http://www.nme.com/news/evanescence/59472|title=Evanescence 'embarrassed' by new single - video|work=NME|date=September 28, 2011|accessdate=September 29, 2011}}</ref>
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<ref name=twitshark>{{cite web|last=Lee|first=Amy|date=November 5, 2012|url=https://twitter.com/AmyLeeEV/status/265403226386493442|title=Reminiscing with @Tim_McCord on the way to...|work=Twitter|accessdate=March 25, 2013}}</ref>
 
<ref name=twitshark>{{cite web|last=Lee|first=Amy|date=November 5, 2012|url=https://twitter.com/AmyLeeEV/status/265403226386493442|title=Reminiscing with @Tim_McCord on the way to...|work=Twitter|accessdate=March 25, 2013}}</ref>
  
<ref name=shred>{{cite web|url=http://telly.com/L9GE5|title=Will Shreds twitvid|work=Telly.com|accessdate=May 11, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name=shred>{{cite web|url=http://telly.com/L9GE5|title=Will Shreds twitvid|work=Telly.com|accessdate=May 11, 2013|date=April 12, 2011}}</ref>
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<ref name=willvid>{{cite web|url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umaTh6Da4w0|title=Evanescence Studio - @AmyLeeEv 'Will Shreds' - Abril 2011|date=April 2011|work=YouTube}}</ref>
  
 
<ref name=billboardqa>{{cite news|url=http://www.billboard.com/articles/photos/live/466469/evanescence-live-qa-watch-archived-video|title=Evanescence Live Q&A: Watch Archived Video|work=Billboard|date=October 11, 2011|accessdate=July 31, 2013}}</ref>
 
<ref name=billboardqa>{{cite news|url=http://www.billboard.com/articles/photos/live/466469/evanescence-live-qa-watch-archived-video|title=Evanescence Live Q&A: Watch Archived Video|work=Billboard|date=October 11, 2011|accessdate=July 31, 2013}}</ref>

Latest revision as of 17:15, 17 January 2022

Across the Universe*
All That I'm Living For
Anything for You
Anywhere
Artifact/The Turn
Ascension of the Spirit
Away from Me
Before the Dawn
Better Without You
Bleed
Blind Belief
Breathe No More
Bring Me to Life
Broken Pieces Shine
Call Me When You're Sober
Catherine
Cloud Nine
Demise
Disappear
End of the Dream
Erase This
Eternal
Even in Death
Everybody's Fool
Exodus
Far From Heaven
Farther Away
Feeding the Dark
Field of Innocence
Forever You
Forgive Me
Give Unto Me
Going Under
Good Enough
Haunted
Hello
Hi-Lo
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
Origin
Overture
Part of Me
Perfect Dream
Say You Will
Secret Door
Sick
Snow White Queen
So Close
Solitude
Spanish
Surrender
Sweet Sacrifice
Swimming Home
Take Cover
Taking Over Me
The Chain*
The Change
The End
The Game is Over
The In-Between
The Last Song I'm Wasting on You
The Only One
The Other Side
Together Again
Tourniquet
Understanding
Unknown Title
Unraveling
Use My Voice
Wasted on You
Weight of the World
What You Want
Where Will You Go?
Whisper
Yeah Right
You Got a Lot to Learn
Your Love
Your Star
* Cover songs


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Genneral information

Written by: A. Lee, T. Balsamo, T. McCord, T. McLawhorn and W. Hunt

Erase This is the sixth track from Evanescence's third studio album, Evanescence. Working titles for the song were "Vanilla"[1] and "Sharkfin Backpack".[2] On April 12, 2011, Amy uploaded a video on TwitVid titled "Will Shreds" in which Will plays the last drum part of "Erase This".[3][4]

In a track-by-track interview with NME.com, Amy said:

Vin1.jpg "Erase This" used to be called "Vanilla", also we're getting used to that name. This was one of the very last ones to finish. I was writing the lyrics throughout the recording process, like I'd always have homework at night. Would be working in the studio and going for it and I'd be going home and finishing lyrics to songs before we got there, which was crazy. I'm not really like that, there's always a little bit of writing going on in the studio but for me I usually have the songs really mapped out vocally before we go in.

But since we did so much writing in that pre-production phase, I had a lot of lyrics to write. The lyrics take me the longest, like, we'd come up with the music and the melodies but then I have to really spent some serious deep thinking time alone.[1]

Vin2.jpg


In a live Q&A, Amy stated that she started writing this song with Terry around June 2010. She further said that they couldn't come up with a chorus for a song, and Nick Raskulinecz had the idea to combine the verse and chorus from two separate songs together, making Erase This.[5]

The song was performed live for the first time on January 13, 2012 at the Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, SC during the Evanescence Tour. Watch a performance of the song here.

Versions

Studio versions:

Erase This

  • Recording Date: April 2011 - July 2011
  • Status: Released
  • Released On: Evanescence (track #6)
  • Length: 3:52


Live versions:

Erase This [Live]

  • Performing period: January 13 - January 28, 2012; November 2015; May 2, April 30, 2016
  • Example: Tabernacle, Atlanta, Georgia (January 14)

Lyrics

It’s too late to change your mind
Even though this fragile world
Is tearing apart at the seams
I can’t wash these sins away
This sinking feeling every day
I’m waking up in someone else’s life

Is it so hard for you?
‘Cause it’s so hard for me
To believe that what we dreamed
Could ever come to life again
‘Cause I cannot erase this lie

I’m not gonna let this day go by
I’m gonna save this wasted life
And nothing can stand in my way
Not enough to say goodbye
Burn it 'til there’s nothing left
I'm drowning in the mess that I have made

Is it so hard for you?
‘Cause it’s so hard for me
To believe that what we dreamed
Could ever come to life again
‘Cause I cannot erase this darkness in me

The water’s rising around us
There is no other way down
I only have myself to blame
For it all, all

Is it so hard for you?
‘Cause it’s so hard for me
To believe that what we dreamed
Could ever come to life again
If I could just erase my mind
But I cannot erase this lie

References