Hello

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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
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Disappear
End of the Dream
Erase This
Eternal
Even in Death
Everybody's Fool
Exodus
Farther Away
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
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 Change
The End
The In-Between
The Last Song I'm Wasting on You
The Only One
The Other Side
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


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General information

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

Hello is the ninth track from Evanescence's debut album, Fallen. The song was originally developed during the 2001-2002 demo sessions and is one of the most personal songs on the album. It's the only Fallen song that has never been performed live to date, despite consideration back in 2003 by Amy shortly after it was released.[1] However, a theme from the song was used in the beginning of a few live shows in 2003 as the intro to "Going Under". There is also a video of Amy singing it in her parents' house in 2004, which is the only recorded live version of the song.[2]

The song is about one of Amy's sisters, who passed away in 1987 at the age of three from an unidentified illness (this sister's name is known, but is not provided out of respect).[3]

This sister was later the inspiration for a second song, "Like You".

Versions

Studio versions:

Hello [Fallen version]

  • Recording date: August - November 2002
  • Status: Released
  • Released on: Fallen (track #9)
  • Length: 3:40

Hello [Demo]

  • Recording date: 2001-2002
  • Status: Unreleased
  • Length: 3:33


Live versions:

Hello [Cello intro][note 1]

  • Performing period: Most of the 2003 live sets
  • Status: Unreleased
  • Example: Rock am Ring festival (June 7, 2003)

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Lyrics

Playground school bell rings again
Rain clouds come to play again
Has no one told you she's not breathing?
Hello I'm your mind giving you someone to talk to
Hello

If I smile and don't believe
Soon I know I'll wake from this dream

Don't try to fix me, I'm not broken
Hello I'm the lie living for you so you can hide
Don't cry

Suddenly I know I'm not sleeping
Hello I'm still here
All that's left of yesterday

Guitar tabs & sheet music

Notes

  1. This version was used as an intro in most of the 2003 live sets. This version featured only the cello solo of the bridge, mixed with a synthesizer sound on the background. The whole intro was a blend of parts of "Hello", "Imaginary", "Tourniquet" and "Whisper".

References

  1. Campagna, Cathy A. (2003). "Crimson Regret". Metal Edge: 24. http://www.evanescencewebsite.com/Fallen/displayimage.php?album=167&pos=14. Retrieved October 19, 2013.
  2. "Amy Lee (Evanescence) Hello & Eternal (Live)". YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EJV2G9HYik. Retrieved May 14, 2013.
  3. Odell, Michael (April 2004). "Survivor!". Blender. http://www.evanescencewebsite.com/Fallen/displayimage.php?album=163&pos=7. Retrieved July 17, 2013.