Lockdown

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Amy Lee Songs

A Single Tear
After
Alice
Baby Did a Bad, Bad Thing *
Beacon for the Blind
Bee and Duck
Between Worlds
Bill's Wife Theme
Blind Opening Theme
Can't Stop What's Coming
Dark Water
Donkey and Chicken
Dream of Ice
Dream Too Much
Drifter
Eternity of the Remorse
Find a Way
First Kiss
Going to California *
Goodnight
Goodnight My Love *
Halfway Down the Stairs *
Hello Goodbye *
Honeypot
I'm Not Tired
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry **
If You're a Star
It's a Fire *
I Will Follow You into the Dark *
Little Bird
Lockdown
Love Exists
Mark's Theme
Push the Button
Remember to Breathe
Resurrection
Rubber Duckie *
Sally's Song *
Shaving
Speak to Me
Stand by Me *
The End of the Book
The Final Leap
Through Your Eyes
Voice in My Head
With or Without You *
White Out
You

* Cover versions
** Live cover versions

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General information

Amy at the War Story panel after its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.

Written by: A. Lee and C. Palmer

Lockdown is the ninth track from Amy Lee and Dave Eggar's soundtrack album, Aftermath, written for the movie, War Story.[1] During an interview with a fan site, Dave Eggar described the song as "amazing" and said that it will be heard during one of the most dramatic moments of the film.[2] "Lockdown" is featured on the official trailer for War Story.[3]

Three days before the release of the album, Amy shared a 43-second snippet of the song on her YouTube channel.[4]

When asked about her favorite songs on the soundtrack, one of Amy's picks was Lockdown:

Vin1.jpg "Lockdown" is definitely one of my favorites because it happened the way I wanted it to happen. It started with a loop, we started building stuff and I felt myself get into a vibe and I just started making it by myself in my studio. And it’s not that that’s different, that’s the way a lot of my songs are born, a lot of Evanescence songs are born. But usually, we get a demo, change it completely in the studio, so that’s the place that I’m coming from a lot of the time. I feel like I’m creating something like that in the studio, and we go down a bunch of different roads with it, get a big producer and get the band and everything goes and it sounds awesome and it sounds huge but I still find myself listening to the demo because there is something special about it. So it’s cool to be able to have that pure thought. I love "Lockdown" because it has a lot of freedom, it doesn’t stick exactly to the structure of verse, chorus, verse chorus. I feel like the chorus has a real departure from the rest of the song. By surprise, it takes a left turn and I love when that happens. I love listening to it because you kinda get two songs in one.[5] Vin2.jpg


Versions

Studio versions:

Lockdown

  • Recording date: 2013–2014
  • Status: Released
  • Released on: Aftermath (track #9)
  • Length: 4:58

Lockdown [Radio Edit]

Lyrics

Album version

I can feel you calling me
I can see the cracks between these walls
But this pain
I choke on the words as they rise in me
To survive, I lock down

I can feel you calling me
I can taste the poison in your heart
But these dreams
Blurring the line between war and peace
To survive, I lock down

Say the words
I can’t face the world
If I could say the words
Everything would be broken still
We are broken

I can feel you calling me
I can see the cracks between these walls
But this pain
I choke on the words as they rise in me
To survive, I lock down

Say the words
I can’t face the world
If I could say the words
Everything would be broken still
and I know why
(Lock down)

Radio edit

I can feel you calling me
I can see the cracks between these walls
But this pain
I choke on the words as they rise in me
To survive, I lock down

Say the words
I can’t face the world
If I could say the words
Everything would be broken still
We are broken

I can feel you calling me
I can taste the poison in your heart
But these dreams
Blurring the line between war and peace
To survive, I lock down

Say the words
I can’t face the world
If I could say the words
Everything would be broken still
and I know why
(Lock down)

Commercial release

Exquisite-kfind.png Main article: Lockdown Single

A radio promotional single for Lockdown started appearing on eBay around mid September 2014. An Evanescence photo from 2007 has been used throughout the promotion for "Lockdown" and Aftermath, first appearing on Amy's iTunes page, Kerrang! magazine's feature on Amy in September 2014, and also for this promo CD.

Tracks released with this single include:

  1. "Lockdown" (4:39)
  2. "Lockdown [Radio Edit]" (3:46)

References