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All That I'm Living For
Anything for You
Ascension of the Spirit
Away from Me
Before the Dawn
Breathe No More
Bring Me to Life
Call Me When You're Sober
Cloud Nine
End of the Dream
Erase This
Even in Death
Everybody's Fool
Farther Away
Field of Innocence
Forever You
Forgive Me
Give Unto Me
Going Under
Good Enough
If You Don't Mind
Instrumental 1
Instrumental 2
Instrumental 3
Instrumental 4
Like You
Listen to the Rain
Lose Control
Lost in Paradise
Made of Stone
Me & You
My Heart Is Broken
My Immortal
My Last Breath
Never Go Back
New Way to Bleed
Perfect Dream
Say You Will
Secret Door
Snow White Queen
So Close
Sweet Sacrifice
Swimming Home
Take Cover
Taking Over Me
The Chain*
The Change
The End
The Game is Over
The In-Between
The Last Song I'm Wasting on You
The Only One
The Other Side
Together Again
Unknown Title
Use My Voice
Wasted on You
Weight of the World
What You Want
Where Will You Go?
You Got a Lot to Learn
Your Love
Your Star
* Cover songs

General Information

Written by: A. Lee, T. Balsamo

The song was originally written for the movie The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe, but was scrapped by the director. "I thought it would be awesome for the opening scene, but they wanted something original," says Lee of the Mozart cover. [1]

It features elements of W.A. Mozart's "Lacrimosa" from his 'Requiem in D Minor.' More info on that composition can be found here.

A 22-cord orchestra led by Dave Campbell (with whom Evanescence had already worked for their performance at the Billboard Awards 2004) starts off the song in order to introduce a choir, which serves as back up for Amy’s vocals.

"Dave Campbell is an enormous inspiration source for me," says Amy. "He’s so talented. The way he arranges orchestral parts is remarkable. It's the element of our music that makes me cry!"

Terry's guitar solo in the middle of the song adds to its sheer epic sound before the choir closes with a stunning decrescendo.

Amy's description of the song: [2]

"I saw Amadeus when I was nine years old and fell in love with Mozart. The part of Mozart's Requiem called "Lacrimosa" is my favorite piece of music ever. I always wished we could cover it, but with programming and guitars and make it cool. It's our moment to try all the things I wanted to and couldn't, so I started messing with it in Protools. Terry wrote some riffs and turned it into this awesome metal epic."

Recorded in a chapel near Seattle.

A 30 second clip of this song along with The Open Door trailer was featured on's page for Evanescence. It can now be seen on YouTube here.


Studio versions:


  • Recording date: September 2005 - March 2006
  • Status: Released
  • Released on: The Open Door (track #7)

Live versions:

Lacrymosa [new guitar solo]

  • Performing period: October 5, 2006 - January 18, 2007
  • Status: Unreleased
  • Example: Live @ KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 2006

Lacrymosa [original guitar solo]

  • Performing period: January 25, 2007 - present
  • Status: Unreleased
  • Example: Live @ Sydney Enterteinment Centre Sydney, Australia (February 17, 2007)


Out on your own
Cold and alone again
Can this be what you really wanted, baby?

Blame it on me
(dies illa)
Set your guilt free
Nothing can hold you back now
(Dona eis requiem)

Now that you're gone
I feel like myself again
Grieving the things I can't repair and willing ...

To let you blame it on me
(dies illa)
And set your guilt free
I don't want to hold you back now love
(Dona eis requiem)

I can't change who I am
Not this time, I wont lie to keep you near me
And in this short life
There's no time to waste on giving up
My love wasn't enough

And you can blame it on me
(dies illa)
Just set your guilt free, honey
I don't want to hold you back now love
(Dona eis requiem)


Guitar Tabs & Sheet Music


  1. The Essence of Evanescence, page 10. - Metal Edge, September 8, 2006. Retrieved on November, 2006.
  2. C. Bottomley. Evanescence: Amy Lee Explains the New Songs -