Everybody's Fool

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General information

Written by: A. Lee, B. Moody, and D. Hodges

Everybody's Fool is the third track and the fourth and final single from Evanescence's debut album, Fallen. Amy wrote this song some time around 1999.[1] She said she originally wanted Imaginary to be the fourth single.[2]

Amy Lee's sister, Carrie Lee, who was aged eight at the time, was fascinated with pop stars such as Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera and started to dress like them. It angered Amy and inspired her to write the song.[3]

Everybody's Fool was performed during Evanescence's Fallen Tour (2003-04).[4][5] The song was then brought back for the 2016-2017 live shows.

Versions

Studio versions:

Everybody's Fool [Fallen version]

  • Recording date: August - November 2002
  • Status: Released
  • Released on:
Mystary (track #4)
Fallen (track #3) – the fourth single off the album
All "Everybody's Fool" singles and numerous compilation CDs
  • Length: 3:16

Everybody's Fool [Instrumental version]

  • Recording date: August - November 2002
  • Status: Released
  • Released on: "Everybody's Fool" commercial single (track #4)
  • Length: 3:16

Everybody's Fool [Demo version #1]

  • Recording date: 2001-2002
  • Status: Unreleased
  • Length: 2:41

Everybody's Fool [Demo version #2]

  • Recording date: 2001-2002
  • Status: Unreleased
  • Length: 3:02

Live versions:

Everybody's Fool [Live]

  • Performing period: February 3, 2001 - August 14, 2004; October - November 2016; April 2017
  • Status: Released
  • Recording date: May 25, 2004
  • Released on: Anywhere but Home (track #4)
  • Length: 3:39

Everybody's Fool [Acoustic]

  • Performing period: 2004
  • Status: Unreleased

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Lyrics

Fallen version

Perfect by nature
Icons of self indulgence
Just what we all need
More lies about a world that

Never was and never will be
Have you no shame don't you see me
You know you've got everybody fooled

Look here she comes now
Bow down and stare in wonder
Oh how we love you
No flaws when you're pretending
But now I know she

Never was and never will be
You don't know how you've betrayed me
And somehow you've got everybody fooled

Without the mask where will you hide
Can't find yourself lost in your lie

I know the truth now
I know who you are
And I don't love you anymore

It never was and never will be
You don't know how you've betrayed me
And somehow you've got everybody fooled

Never was and never will be
You're not real and you can't save me
And somehow now you're everybody's fool

Demo version #1

Perfect by nature
Icons of self indulgence
Just what we all need
More lies about a world that

Never was and never will be
Have you no shame? Don't you see me?
You know you've got everybody fooled

Look! Here she comes now
Bow down and stare in wonder
Oh! How we love you
Too bad we didn't know she

Never was and never will be
You don't know how you've betrayed me
And somehow you've got everybody fooled

The dynamic of symmetrical social riots
Can be summed together in broad statements
That what has become blueprint for all
And all have been reduced to the space of one

Never was and never will be
You don't know how you've betrayed me
And somehow you've got everybody fooled

It never was and never will be
You're not real and you can't save me
Somehow now you're everybody's fool

Demo version #2

Perfect by nature
Icons of self indulgence
Just what we all need
More lies about a world that

Never was and never will be
Have you no shame? Don't you see me?
You know you've got everybody fooled

Look! Here she comes now
Bow down and stare in wonder
Oh! How we love you
Too bad we didn't know she

Never was and never will be
You don't know how you've betrayed me
And somehow you've got everybody fooled

The dynamic of symmetrical social riots
Can be summed together in broad statements
That what has become blueprint for all
And all have been reduced to the space of one

I know the truth now
I know who you are
And I don't love you anymore

It never was and never will be
You don't know how you've betrayed me
And somehow you've got everybody fooled

It never was and never will be
You're not real and you can't save me
Somehow now you're everybody's fool

Video

Everybody's Fool

The video, directed by Philip Stolzl, is a live action video that portrays the life of a glamorous superstar (played by Amy Lee) who is really unhappy with the way she portrays herself in the media. She sells Lies consumer products (perfume, pizza, energy drink, and a little doll). Towards the end of the video she expresses deep regret for selling Lies in the first place.

The video was filmed in Los Angeles in mid-April 2004. Amy on the video:

Vin1.jpg There's this one scene with everybody on motorbikes that every time I see it I just crack up. It's the slow-mo scene where I take off the helmet and swoosh my hair and look at the camera ... and it kills me. It's so hilarious, it's ridiculous.

It's a really different thing for us to do because it's not performance at all. Everybody was laughing at me the whole time. I was just like, 'Please don't laugh at me. Just give me five minutes so I can do this.'[3]

Vin2.jpg


Commercial release

Exquisite-kfind.png Main article: Everybody's Fool Single

This is the only single from Fallen that was not released as a German 3" (Pock-It!®) CD Single. Terry Balsamo makes his first appearance as a band member in the music video. This is the last official release that Evanescence produced where he did not perform in any of the songs. The front of the insert features a picture of the band (including Ben Moody, who wasn't technically in Evanescence when this single was released) and the back features a green design with the track listing/track info. Released on June 8, 2004.

Tracklisting:

  1. "Everybody's Fool" [Album version]
  2. "Taking Over Me" [Live from Cologne, Germany]
  3. "Whisper" [Live from Cologne, Germany]
  4. "Everybody's Fool" [Instrumental version]

Chart performance

Chart (2004)
Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[6] 23
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[7] 35
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[8] 3
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles)[9] 95
Ireland (IRMA)[10] 30
Italy (FIMI)[11] 16
Norway (VG-lista)[12] 17
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[13] 35
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[14] 24
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[15] 36

Guitar tabs & sheet music

References

  1. "Evanescence looks to future". The Age. July 29, 2004. http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/07/29/1091080366430.html. Retrieved April 28, 2013.
  2. Wiederhorn, Jon (December 23, 2003). "Evanescence Soldier On Without Ben Moody, Look Forward To Recording". MTV News. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1483876/evanescence-soldier-on-without-ben-moody.jhtml. Retrieved September 18, 2013.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Moss, Corey (June 10, 2004). "Evanescence's Amy Lee Hopes To Get Into Film, Rages Against Cheesy Female Idols". MTV News. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1488307/amy-lee-rages-against-cheesy-female-idols.jhtml. Retrieved April 28, 2013.
  4. R. Fischer, Blair (August 13, 2003). "Evanescence Make Understatement Of The Year At Chicago Sweat Factory". MTV News. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1476773/evanescence-cold-play-chicago.jhtml. Retrieved September 21, 2013.
  5. D'Angelo, Joe (July 23, 2004). "Evanescence Show No Signs Of Slowing Down At New York Show". MTV News. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1489662/evanescence-energetic-live.jhtml. Retrieved September 21, 2013.
  6. "Evanescence – Everybody's Fool". Australian-charts.com (ARIA Charts). http://www.australian-charts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Evanescence&titel=Everybody%27s+Fool&cat=s. Retrieved May 6, 2014.
  7. "Evanescence – Everybody's Fool". Ultratop.be (Ultratop 50). http://www.ultratop.be/nl/song/1809/Evanescence-Everybody's-Fool. Retrieved May 6, 2014.
  8. "Evanescence – Everybody's Fool". Ultratop.be (Ultratip Wallonia). http://www.ultratop.be/fr/song/1809/Evanescence-Everybody's-Fool. Retrieved May 6, 2014.
  9. "Europe Official Top 100". Top40-charts.com (archived from Billboard). June 26, 2004. http://top40-charts.com/chart.php?cid=31&date=2004-06-26. Retrieved November 6, 2014.
  10. "Evanescence – Everybody's Fool". Chart-track.co.uk (IRMA). June 3, 2004. http://www.chart-track.co.uk/index.jsp?c=p%2Fmusicvideo%2Fmusic%2Farchive%2Findex_test.jsp&ct=240001&arch=t&lyr=2004&year=2004&week=23. Retrieved May 6, 2014.
  11. "Evanescence – Everybody's Fool". Italiancharts.com (FIMI). http://www.italiancharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Evanescence&titel=Everybody%27s+Fool&cat=s. Retrieved May 6, 2014.
  12. "Evanescence – Everybody's Fool". Norwegiancharts.com (VG-lista). http://www.norwegiancharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Evanescence&titel=Everybody%27s+Fool&cat=s. Retrieved May 6, 2014.
  13. "Evanescence – Everybody's Fool". Swisscharts.com (Swiss Singles Chart). http://www.swisscharts.com/song/Evanescence/Everybody's-Fool-6153. Retrieved May 6, 2014.
  14. "2004 Top 40 Official Singles Chart UK Archive". UK Singles Chart (Official Charts Company). June 12, 2004. http://www.officialcharts.com/archive-chart/_/1/2004-06-12/. Retrieved May 6, 2014.
  15. "Evanescence – Chart History". Billboard Alternative Songs for Evanescence. http://www.billboard.com/artist/301942/Evanescence/chart?f=377. Retrieved May 6, 2014.