Haunted

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Unknown Title
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Weight of the World
What You Want
Where Will You Go?
Whisper
You Got a Lot to Learn
Your Love
Your Star


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General information

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

Haunted is the fifth track from Evanescence's debut album, Fallen. It was originally developed during the 2001-2002 demo sessions and is based on a story written by Ben that inspired Amy to write the lyrics.[1]

Ben Moody's story about Haunted:

Vin1.jpg A little girl around eight or nine in a little white Easter dress is walking down a neighborhood street bouncing a little red ball. As she approaches an obviously deserted large house with a sinister demeanor, her attention moves from the ball to the house. Not paying attention to her bouncing, the ball hits the curb and ricochets toward the house. As she chases the little red ball toward the house, the ball picks up unnatural momentum and bounces right into the huge gaping front door. The little girl pauses for a moment, looks up at the house, which now appears to be staring down at her, and cautiously enters the house in search of her little red ball. as she slowly walks into the atrium, she surveys the decaying mess that once was obviously a beautiful mansion. She becomes mesmerized by the exquisite detail of every inch of the banister winding up the seemingly endless staircase in front of her. Suddenly her thoughts are broken by a horrifying commotion. She whips around to run out the front door, but finds only a blank wall where the door once stood. Frightened, she runs down the first hallway she sees, trying desperately to find a way out, but with every turn the world behind her changes, bending to the will of the house, so that even finding a path back to the atrium where she began becomes impossible. Terrified, the little girl sinks into a corner, puts her head in her hands, and weeps.

10 years later....

The little girl wakes up in a panic, now a young woman. Dirty, scarred. She's now clothed in black pants, work boots, and a black wife beater. Her skin is pale and dirty. Sun has not graced her flesh in over a decade. She wakes to find a meal placed on a dirty silver tray before her, just enough to sustain life, just like every morning before. Placed there by a figure she can only see in passing, around a corner, walking through a door.... a figure that has become her only friend, and her only hate. Her entire existence has become nothing but to hunt and destroy this shadow that keeps her here. As she hunts him relentlessly day after day, she becomes lost in the dichotomy of her being. This thing that keeps her here, this person that repeatedly rapes her mind and watches her when she sleeps, has become her only friend. For if this person left, she would cease to exist. For she live only to kill him. But lives only FOR him. Every day the house changes around her, so that every day she wakes in a foreign land. The only constant... is him. She hears his heart beating, she smells him, she can only think of finding him, but he is also the only thing she knows of love.[2]

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Versions

Studio versions:

Haunted [Fallen version]

  • Recording date: August - November 2002
  • Status: Released
  • Released on: Fallen (track #5)
  • Length: 3:06

Haunted [Demo version #1]

  • Recording date: 2001-2002
  • Status: Unreleased
  • Length: 3:16

Haunted [Demo version #2]

  • Recording date: 2001-2002
  • Status: Unreleased
  • Length: 3:31

Haunted [Demo version #3][note 1]

  • Recording date: 2001-2002
  • Status: Unreleased
  • Length: 3:50

Haunted [Demo version #4][note 2]

  • Recording date: 2001-2002
  • Status: Unreleased
  • Length: 3:16


Live versions:

Haunted [2002-2004 live]

  • Performing period: 2002 - August 14, 2004
  • Example: Rock Am Ring 2003

Haunted [Anywhere but Home live]

  • Status: Released
  • Recording date: May 25, 2004
  • Released on: Anywhere but Home (track #1)
  • Length: 4:04

Haunted [Live from Sessions @ AOL]

Haunted [Live 2006-2007][note 3]

  • Performing period: 2006 - December 8, 2007
  • Status: Unreleased
  • Example: Live @ Rock Am Ring 2007

Haunted [Live 2009][note 3]

Haunted [Live 2017] [3]

  • Performing period: April 2017
  • Status: Unreleased
  • Example: NET Live Brasília, Brasília, Brazil

Haunted [Acoustic]

  • Performing period: 2003
  • Status: Unreleased
  • Example: The acoustic performance at Tower Records Music Store

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Lyrics

Fallen and live versions

Long lost words whisper slowly to me
Still can't find what keeps me here
When all this time I've been so hollow inside
I know you're still there

Watching me, wanting me
I can feel you pull me down
Fearing you, loving you
I won't let you pull me down

Hunting you I can smell you alive
Your heart pounding in my head

Watching me, wanting me
I can feel you pull me down
Saving me, raping me
Watching me

[Watching me,] Aahhh [wanting me] Aahhhh
[I can feel] feel you pull me down [you pull me down]
[Fearing] Aahhh [you,] Aahhhh [loving you]
I won't let you pull me down

Demo #1 version

Long lost words whisper slowly to me
Still can't find what keeps me here
When all this time I've been so hollow inside
I know you're still there

Watching me, wanting me
I can feel you pull me down
Fearing you, loving you
I know I’ll find you somehow

Hunting you I can smell you alive
Your heart pounding in my head

Calling me, killing me
I won’t let you pull me down
Saving me, raping me
Watching me

Watching me, wanting me
I can feel you pull me down
Fearing you, loving you
I won't let you pull me down

Watching me, wanting me
I can feel you pull me down
Fearing you, loving you
I won't let you pull me down

Demo #2 version

Long lost words whisper slowly to me
Still can't find what keeps me here
When all this time I've been so hollow inside
I know you're still there

Watching me, wanting me
I can feel you pull me down
Fearing you, loving you
I won't let you pull me down

Hunting you I can smell you alive
Your heart pounding in my head

Watching me, wanting me
I can feel you pull me down
Saving me, raping me
Watching me

Watching me, wanting me
I can feel [feel you pull me down] you pull me down
Fearing you, loving you
I won't let [let you pull me down] you pull me down

Demo #3 version

You hold the answer deep within your own mind
Death in its most hiddeous form

Long lost words whisper slowly to me
Still can't find what keeps me here
When all this time I've been so hollow inside
I know you're still there

Watching me, wanting me
I can feel you pull me down
Fearing you, loving you
I know I’ll find you somehow

Hunting you I can smell you alive
Your heart pounding in my head

Calling me, killing me
I won’t let you pull me down
Saving me, raping me
Watching me

Watching me, wanting me
I can feel you pull me down
Fearing you, loving you
I won't let you pull me down

Watching me, wanting me
I can feel you pull me down
Fearing you, loving you
I won't let you pull me down

Demo #4 version

Long lost words whisper slowly to me
Still can't find what keeps me here
When all this time I've been so hollow inside
I know you're still there

Watching me, wanting me
I can feel you pull me down
Fearing you, loving you
I know I’ll find you somehow

Hunting you I can smell you alive
Your heart pounding in my head

Calling me, killing me
I won’t let you pull me down
Saving me, raping me
Watching me

Watching me, wanting me
I can feel you pull me down
Fearing you, loving you
I won't let you pull me down

Watching me, wanting me
I can feel [feel you pull me down] you pull me down
Fearing you, loving you
I won't let [let you pull me down] you pull me down

Guitar tabs & sheet music

Notes

  1. This track is "Haunted" (Demo version #1) and the song "Origin" from the album Origin merged together. Here are the two samples, recorded from the movie Terror in the Haunted House used for the "Origin" track.
  2. This track is mostly the same as "Haunted" (Demo version #1), the only differences are that Amy can be heard screaming, and there are more background vocals, in the last chorus.
  3. 3.0 3.1 This live version has a short intro, similar to the Anywhere but Home DVD live version, but much shorter. The band often played a bridge between this song and "Tourniquet".

References

  1. Lee, Amy (August 4, 2005). "Haunted Written Lyrics". EvBoard. http://www.evboard.com/705972-post65.html. Retrieved July 1, 2013.
  2. Moody, Ben (February 17, 2003). "What 'haunted' Is About". EvBoard. http://www.evboard.com/showthread.php?p=43068. Retrieved July 13, 2006.
  3. This version has a similar intro to Anywhere But Home, but it got cutted to get shorter