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It's a Fire

General information

It's a Fire is the first track and the first single from Recover, Vol. 1. It was released on Amy Lee's YouTube channel with an accompanying music video on October 27, 2015.[1] The song was originally by Portishead, one of Amy's big influences when starting Evanescence.

Amy posted this statement on Facebook about how the song, and the album it was from, influenced her when she was a teenager:

  This song (and all of Dummy, actually) was a huge inspiration to me in my formative years. I listened to the song recently for the first time in a long time, and fell in love with it all over again. The lyrics are so powerful, they helped me through so much. It is my honour to do this little homemade homage to a group I have loved so much for so long.[2]  


Versions

Studio versions:

It's a Fire

  • Recording date: 2015
  • Status: Released
  • Released on: Recover, Vol. 1 (track #1)
  • Length: 3:38

Lyrics

It's a fire
These dreams they pass me by
This salvation I desire
Keeps getting me down
'Cause we need to
Recognise mistakes
For time and again

So let it be known for what we believe in
I can see no reason for it to fail
'Cause this life is a farce
I can't breathe through this mask
Like a fool
So breathe on, sister breathe on

From this oneself
Testify or tell
It's fooling us now

So let it be known for what we believe in
I can see no reason for it to fail
'Cause this life is a farce
I can't breathe through this mask
Like a fool
So breathe on, little sister, breathe on
Oh so breathe on, little sister, like a fool
Oh so breathe on, little sister, like a fool

Sister

Video

The music video was made and directed by Eric Ryan Anderson, who also created the front cover of the EP. It shows Amy in her home studio recording the vocals and piano, with various layered effects from one shot to another. The entire video is in black and white.

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