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Revision as of 18:31, 8 December 2006

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Everybody's Fool single

General Information

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

Carrie Lee’s fascination with pop stars such as Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera was the inspiration for the song. Amy Lee said that Carrie, 8 at the time, started to dress as those two superstars and that it angered Amy. It is track #3 and the fourth single off of Fallen.

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.

Versions

Studio versions:

- Everybody's Fool [Fallen version]
Recording date: August - November 2002
Status: Released
Released on:
Fallen (track #3) – the fourth single off the album
Mystary EP (track #4)
all Everybody's Fool singles and numerous compilation CDs

- Everybody's Fool [instrumental version]
Recording date: August - November 2002
Status: Released
Released on: Everybody’s Fool commercial single (track #4)
Note: Fallen version without vocals

- Everybody's Fool [demo version #1]
Recording date: 2001-2002
Status: Unreleased

- Everybody's Fool [demo version #2]
Recording date: 2002
Status: Unreleased

Live versions:

- Everybody's Fool [live]
Performing period: 2001-2004
Status: Released
Recording date: May 25, 2004
Released on: Anywhere But Home (track #4)

- Everybody's Fool [acoustic]
Performing period: 2004
Status: Unreleased

Lyrics

Everybody's Fool - Fallen version
This version starts with acoustic guitar

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



Everybody's Fool - Demo 2002 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

[David vocal sample]
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

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



Everybody's Fool - Demo 2002 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

[David vocal sample]
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

Commercial Release: June 8th, 2004

All of the international promotional consumer singles feature the same track listing:

  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]
  • The CD itself is green silkscreen with the circle 'e' logo. 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.


International Radio Promo singles:

Various radio promo discs were produced and never meant for public sale. They all feature the same tracklisting:

1. Everybody's Fool [Album Version]

  • Some have the elaborate commercial artwork, some are plain CDs in white cardsleeves.


notes:

  • This is the only single from Fallen that was not released as 3" European Pock-It® CD.
  • Terry Balsamo makes his first appearance as a band memeber in the music video. This is the last official release that evanescence produced where he did not perform in any of the songs.

Guitar Tabs & Sheet Music