Lost in Paradise

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General information

Written by: A. Lee

Lost in Paradise is the seventh track from Evanescence's third studio album, Evanescence. It was released as the third commercial single from the album on May 25, 2012. The song is a very personal song to Amy; a deeply emotional, but hard hitting ballad.

A sample was released on MTV on July 15 2011. In her interview with MTV she gave more insight inside the writing of the song:

Vin1.jpg That's the one that made us cry ... like, literally, just in here, working on it, there have been tears. I love that song. When I was writing it, it wasn't anything; it was just pure, it was just for me. I was literally just writing it for me, to soothe my own feelings by expressing them. And I just thought, 'Piano, vocals, I can record it by myself at my house, and that'll be the track. ... It'll be a B-side somewhere or something.

[But] then ... as we were working on other songs — focusing more on rock songs — I kept listening to it for fun, because it was mine, and I sent it to [producer] Nick [Raskulinecz] and I was like, 'I want you to listen to this. ... The more I listen to it, the more I think it means something,' And he, instantly, was like, 'We have to do that song.' And it was his idea to bring the band into it, and at first, I was totally like, 'I don't get that.' But once we did, it just blew the thing wide open, in a way I had never thought about before. It's perfect; it's meant to be the way it is.[1]

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In another interview with MTV after the live premiere of What You Want, Amy said that she felt most connected to Lost in Paradise:

Vin1.jpg that song is just really raw... that's a song that has no censorship, like I was in a place where I was like "yeah I don't know whats going to happen, and I can't save the day and act like everything is perfect"... the lyrics on that one kinda came fast and that's sorta what happens when you're not thinking so hard... I love it because its vulnerable and sometimes, i guess its hard to me to just totally get vulnerable, its like I always want to be strong... sometimes the hardest thing is not trying so hard.[2] Vin2.jpg


In a track-by-track interview with NME, Amy also said:

Vin1.jpg I'd say this is the most intimate song on the album. Really, it was from that kind of hard time in 2010 where I felt lost and sort of like I lost my vision for a second.

And it's cool because the song is sort of almost an apology to the fans, for being gone. It's like 'Here's how it went, I needed to run away'. But I miss this, and it's hard and it's painful sometimes and it's this big giant mess of things. But it's me and it's my heart and it's our relationship and... Yeah, I want it back.[3]

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Lost in Paradise was confirmed to be on Synthesis when the tracklist was revealed through the album's pre-order on September 15, 2017. This version was performed live for the first time at the Pearl Concert Theater in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 14, 2017 for the Synthesis Live tour.

Versions

Studio versions:

Lost in Paradise [Evanescence version]

  • Recording Date: February 2011 - July 2011
  • Status: Released
  • Released On:
Evanescence (track #7) - the third commercial single off the album
"Lost in Paradise" digital single (track #1)
  • Length: 4:42

Lost in Paradise [Piano-vocal demo]

  • Recording Date: 2010-2011
  • Status: Unreleased
  • Length: Unknown

Lost in Paradise [Radio edit]

  • Recording Date: February 2011 - July 2011
  • Status: Released
  • Released On: "Lost in Paradise" UK promotional single
  • Length: 3:51

Lost in Paradise [Synthesis version]

  • Recording Date: May - August 2017
  • Status: Awaiting release
  • Released On: Synthesis (track #12)
  • Length: 4:43


Live versions:

Lost in Paradise [Live]

  • Performing period: October 6, 2011 - November 9, 2012; November 2015
  • Example: House of Blues, Atlantic City, NJ, USA

Lost In Paradise [ Synthesis Live ]

  • Performing period: October 14, 2017 - TBC
  • Example: Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, NV (October 14, 2017)

Lost in Paradise [Acoustic]

  • Performing dates: December 7, 2011 (SiriusXM Radio); May 30, 2012 (BigFM, Wiesbaden, Germany); January 17, 2013 (AMPRock TV)
  • Status: Released
  • Recording date: December 7, 2011
  • Released on: "Lost in Paradise" digital single (track #2)
  • Length: 5:01

Lyrics

I've been believing
In something so distant
As if I was human
And I've been denying
This feeling of hopelessness
In me, in me

All the promises I made
Just to let you down
You believed in me but I'm broken

I have nothing left
And all I feel is this cruel wanting
We've been falling for all this time
And now I'm lost in paradise

As much as I'd like
The past not to exist
It still does
And as much as I'd like
To feel like I belong here
I'm just as scared as you

I have nothing left
And all I feel is this cruel wanting
We've been falling for all this time
And now I’m lost in paradise

Run away, run away
One day we won't feel this pain anymore
Take it all away
Shadows of you
'Cause they won't let me go

'Til I have nothing left
And all I feel is this cruel wanting
We've been falling for all this time
And now I'm lost in paradise
Alone and lost in paradise

Video

Lost in Paradise official video

The video is a compilation of live concert footage recorded by fans from around the world. Regarding the creation of the video, On November 10, 2012, Amy sent the following tweets to her followers on Twitter.

Vin1.jpg All right, tour's over, dry your eyes- time for a project and I need your help! We're going to make a video for Lost in Paradise together...[4] Vin2.jpg
Vin1.jpg Everybody send your best live footage of Lost in Paradise to me at: evrocks2012@gmail.com[5] Vin2.jpg


It was officially released on February 14, 2013 as a Valentine's Day surprise from the band. The video was produced by Evanescence and JuddFilms.

The official video is available on YouTube here.

In an interview published in March 2013, Amy explained they didn't have the budget to make a "big, giant old-school Evanescence video", but making a video for "Lost in Paradise" was important to her, even if it wasn't released:

Vin1.jpg Making that video was really cool because I thought that even if we didn't release it, I just wanted to put it together and document it for myself because I always wanted to make a video for "Lost in Paradise." We didn't have the budget to make a big, giant old-school Evanescence video, but I’m really glad that we did this. It’s so touching, personal and real.[6] Vin2.jpg


Lost in Paradise - "The Session" series

The Session - AMPRock TV

In January 15, 2013, it was announced on Evanescence's Facebook page that AmpRock will be featuring a live filmed acoustic performance of "Lost in Paradise" in January 17, 2013. On January 17, 2013, AMPRock TV uploaded the acoustic performance of Lost in Paradise on their YouTube channel. See the video here.

Lost in Paradise - "The Words" series

The Words - AMPRock TV

A video for "Lost in Paradise" was produced for a black and white series titled "The Words." The series was of a selection of lyrics of the most influential bands and artists in a "completely new way."

Other songs from the series include: "Under The Water" (The Pretty Reckless), "Absolute Zero" (Stone Sour), "When We Were Younger" (You Me At Six), "Overneath The Path Of Misery" (Marilyn Manson), "The Kids From Yesterday" (My Chemical Romance), "Chaos Lives In Everything" (Korn) and "Fallen Angels" (Black Veil Brides). The black-and-white videos were directed by Tim Wilson.

Vin1.jpg

I’ve been believing in something so distant
as if I was human
And I’ve been denying this feeling of hopelessness
in me

All the promises I've made
just to let you down
You believed in me but I’m broken

As much as I’d like the past not to exist
it still does
And as much as I’d like to feel like I belong here
I’m just as scared as you

Run away
One day we wont feel this pain anymore
Take it all away, shadows of you
but they wont let me go

I have nothing left
and all I feel is this cruel wanting
We’ve been falling for all this time
and now I’m lost in paradise

Vin2.jpg


Lost in Paradise Lyric Video

Lyric video

On May 10, 2012, an official lyric video for "Lost in Paradise" was uploaded on Evanescence's VEVO channel and evanescencevideo (from which it was later removed). The video can be watched here.

Commercial release

Exquisite-kfind.png Main article: Lost in Paradise Single

The "Lost in Paradise" single was released in May 25, 2012.

Tracks released with the single include:

  • "Lost in Paradise"
  • "Lost in Paradise" (Live)
  • "My Immortal" (Live)
  • "Lost in Paradise" (Radio Edit) [promotional only]

Chart performance

After the release of Evanescence, "Lost in Paradise" debuted at number 39 for the week ending of October 23, 2011 in Switzerland. The next week it fell to number 65, and the next week it dropped off the chart.[7] For the week ending of October 16, 2011, "Lost in Paradise" debuted and peaked at number 99 on the US Billboard Hot 100.[8] The next week it fell off of the chart.[9] It also reached the Canadian Hot 100 at number 89 and the Digital Songs chart at number 53 in the same week. The song stayed on both of these charts for just one week.[10][11] "Lost in Paradise" also peaked on the Rock Digital Songs chart at number 7. The song was on this chart for two weeks.[12] On October 22, 2011, the song debuted and peaked at number 9 on the UK Rock Chart.[13] It was on this chart for two weeks.[14]

After "Lost in Paradise"'s release as a single, it debuted at number 71 in Austria on June 8, 2012. The song stayed on the chart for one week.[15]

Chart (2011–12)
Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[15] 71
Canada (Billboard)[10] 89
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[7] 39
UK Rock (Official Charts Company)[13] 9
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[16] 174
US Billboard Hot 100[9] 99
US Digital Songs (Billboard)[11] 53
US Rock Digital Songs (Billboard)[12] 7

References

  1. Montgomery, James (July 15, 2011). "Evanescence's 'Lost In Paradise': Hear A Preview Now!". MTV News. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1667299/evanescence-lost-in-paradise.jhtml. Retrieved July 15, 2011.
  2. "Amy Lee Feels Most Connected To 'Lost In Paradise'". MTV News. August 9, 2011. http://www.mtv.com/videos/news/680062/amy-lee-feels-most-connected-to-lost-in-paradise.jhtml#id=1668631. Retrieved August 10, 2011.
  3. "Evanescence 'embarrassed' by new single - video". NME. September 28, 2011. http://www.nme.com/news/evanescence/59472. Retrieved September 29, 2011.
  4. Lee, Amy (November 10, 2012). "All right, tour's over, dry your eyes...". Twitter. https://twitter.com/AmyLeeEV/status/267225714238042112. Retrieved May 23, 2013.
  5. Lee, Amy (November 10, 2012). "Everybody send your best live footage of...". Twitter. https://twitter.com/AmyLeeEV/status/267226545771405313. Retrieved May 23, 2013.
  6. "Catching up with Amy Lee Of Evanescence At The Tenacious D Show At House Of Blues Atlantic City". Atlanticcityblog.caesars.com. http://atlanticcityblog.caesars.com/catching-up-with-amy-lee-of-evanescence-at-the-tenacious-d-show-at-house-of-blues-atlantic-city/#.UnyyFvnxpDb. Retrieved May 25, 2013.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Evanescence – Lost in Paradise". Swisscharts.com (Swiss Singles Chart). http://www.swisscharts.com/song/Evanescence/Lost-In-Paradise-909884. Retrieved March 14, 2014.
  8. Grein, Paul (October 19, 2011). "Week Ending Oct. 16, 2011. Songs: Tale of Three Divas". Yahoo! Music. http://music.yahoo.com/blogs/chart-watch/week-ending-oct-16-2011-songs-tale-of-three-divas.html. Retrieved March 15, 2014.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Evanescence – Chart History". Billboard Hot 100 for Evanescence. http://www.billboard.com/artist/301942/Evanescence/chart?f=379. Retrieved March 14, 2014.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Evanescence – Chart History". Billboard Canadian Hot 100 for Evanescence. http://www.billboard.com/artist/301942/Evanescence/chart?f=793. Retrieved March 14, 2014.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Evanescence – Chart History". Billboard Digital Songs for Evanescence. http://www.billboard.com/artist/301942/Evanescence/chart?f=395. Retrieved March 14, 2014.
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Evanescence – Chart History". Billboard Rock Digital Songs for Evanescence. http://www.billboard.com/artist/301942/Evanescence/chart?f=1085. Retrieved March 14, 2014.
  13. 13.0 13.1 "2011 Top 40 Rock & Metal Singles Archive". UK Rock Chart (Official Charts Company). October 22, 2011. http://www.officialcharts.com/archive-chart/_/10/2011-10-22/. Retrieved March 14, 2014.
  14. "2011 Top 40 Rock & Metal Singles Archive". UK Rock Chart (Official Charts Company). October 29, 2011. http://www.officialcharts.com/archive-chart/_/10/2011-10-29/. Retrieved May 5, 2014.
  15. 15.0 15.1 "Evanescence – Lost in Paradise". Austriancharts.at (Ö3 Austria Top 40). http://www.austriancharts.at/showitem.asp?interpret=Evanescence&titel=Lost+in+Paradise&cat=s. Retrieved March 14, 2014.
  16. "Update 22.10.2011". Zobbel.de (Official Charts Company). October 22, 2011. http://zobbel.de/cluk/111022cluk.txt. Retrieved March 14, 2014.