Made of Stone

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General information

Written by: A. Lee, T. Balsamo, T. McCord, T. McLawhorn, W. Hunt and W. B. Hunt

"Made of Stone" is a song on Evanescence's self-titled album, Evanescence. The piano solo featured during the middle eight is the same song Amy played in the "Meanwhile... in the studio" video she posted on her Twitter account on May 11, 2011.[1] The title of the song was first revealed in a video on MTV News in which it's seen on the songs board in the studio.[2] Prior to the album's release, "Made of Stone" was previewed on Evanescence.com during mid-September.[3]

In an interview on July 2011, Amy said that the song was composed two years ago, meaning 2009.[4] Amy said in another interview that she wrote the song with her programmer friend, Will "Science" Hunt. She said they were writing a few songs together when hanging out, and she stated that the original version of the song was very electronic and very different, because when she writes demos and records demos at her house, there's no guitars, and it's "all sorts" of "sound and keyboards and stuff." And after having the song for a year and a half, the band came into it, and it gave the song a "huge power." She said it changed a lot from its original version, and she thinks that the song is very strong and confident.[5]

In a track-by-track interview with NME, Amy Lee talked about the song saying:

Vin1.jpg This is one of the oldest songs, this is something that was from that sort of more electronic phase that I was going through, a couple years ago. I love this one, I feel like it's strong and defiant and badass and it only got better when the band started really being involved in it and writing that guitar part and everything about it. I feel like it popped up in a big way when the guys got involved. But I've always loved that one, I think it has a very cool, dark, sexy quality.[6] Vin2.jpg


When answering fan questions from Twitter, Amy said that "Made of Stone" is one of the oldest songs on the record, and that the most work went into it, because it went through many phases:

Vin1.jpg "Made of Stone" is the second track on the album, and I think it's definitely one of the oldest ones that we have. I don't know if I'd say it was a challenge to make, but I think the most work maybe went into it, just because it went through so many different phases. At first it was a very different style song, with no guitars and a lot of programing and interesting stuff and, yeah, went through a couple of different phases, worked on it with the band and the guys came up with some amazing guitar and drum and bass work and it turned into this completely other thing, and I think it's pretty cool now, I think it finally found its home where it is, so, yeah.[7] Vin2.jpg


"Made of Stone" was played live for the first time at the 2011 Rock in Rio festival on October 2.[8] It was added to the set-list of the Evanescence Tour (2011-12).[9][10][11]

Versions

Studio versions:

Made of Stone

  • Recording Date: February 2011 - July 2011
  • Status: Released
  • Released On:
Evanescence (track #2)
"Made of Stone" promotional single
  • Length: 3:33

Made of Stone [Lillywhite sessions demo]

  • Recording Date: 2009-2010
  • Status: Unreleased
  • Length: Unknown

Made of Stone [Renholdër remix]


Live versions:

Made of Stone [Live]

  • Performing period: October 2, 2011 - November 9, 2012; November 2015; April - November 2016
  • Example: Rock in Rio 2011

Lyrics

Speak your mind
like I care (care)
I can see your lips moving
I've just learned not to hear (hear)
Don't waste your time

It's never enough for you, baby (Never enough for you, baby)
Don't want to play your game (Don’t want to play your, oooo oooo oooo) anymore (anymore; never enough for you, baby)
no matter what you say (no matter what you say)
I'm all out of love for you, baby (I'm all out of love for you, baby)
and now that I've tried everything (I've tried everything)
I'll numb the pain till I am made of stone (till I am made of stone)

Take your time (time)
I'm not scared (scared)
Make me everything you need me to be (everything you need me to be)
so the judgement seems fair (so the judgement seems fair)
Don't waste your time (time)

It's never enough for you, baby (never enough for you, baby)
Don't want to play your game (Don’t want to play your, oooo oooo oooo) anymore (anymore; never enough for you, baby)
no matter what you say (no matter what you say)
I'm all out of love for you, baby (I'm all out of love for you, baby)
and now that I've tried everything (I've tried everything)
I'll numb the pain till I am made

to tear out my heart
for the way that it feels
I will still remember when you've long (remember when you’ve long) forgotten me (forgotten me)

It's never enough for you, baby (never enough for you, baby)
Don't want to play your game (Don’t want to play your, oooo oooo oooo) anymore (anymore; never enough for you, baby)
no matter what you say (no matter what you say)
I'm all out of love for you, baby (I’m all out of love for you, baby; OOOOOOOOOO)
and now that I've tried everything (I've tried everything)
I'll numb the pain till I am made of stone

It's never enough (I'm not gonna play)
It's never enough (a game)
It's never enough
I'll numb the pain till I am made of stone (Haaaaah aaaahhhhhh)
I'll numb the pain till I am made of stone (stone)
[note 1]

Radio release

"Made of Stone" was said by Amy on Twitter to be the third single off Evanescence.[12] It was later revealed that it was only released as a promotional single for Active Rock radio stations, with "Lost in Paradise" being the third commercial single.[13]

The song debuted at number 40 in the Active Rock chart on April 14, 2012.[14]

US radio promo single

Status: Out of Print
Label: Wind-up
Cat.no: WUJC 20282-2

  1. "Made of Stone" [Album version] (3:34)

The promo comes in a full sized jewel case, with no front insert.

Chart performance

On the US Mainstream Rock Songs chart, "Made of Stone" debuted at number 39. The song was on the chart for just one week.[15]

Chart (2012)
Peak
position
US Mainstream Rock Songs (Billboard)[15] 39

Notes

  1. Thanks to AeternusAmatorius from EvThreads.proboards.com for deciphering the backing vocals and putting them together with the time frames.

References

  1. "Meanwhile... in the studio". Telly.com. http://telly.com/C4KFZ. Retrieved September 15, 2011.
  2. Montgomery, James (July 13, 2011). "Evanescence's 'The Other Side': Hear A Preview!". MTV News. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1667172/evanescence-the-other-side-album-preview.jhtml. Retrieved June 6, 2013.
  3. Sciarretto, Amy (September 17, 2011). "Evanescence Preview New Song 'Made of Stone'". Loudwire. http://loudwire.com/evanescence-preview-made-of-stone/. Retrieved August 2, 2013.
  4. "Amy Lee presents Evanescence’s new CD" (in Spanish). PORTI.com. July 22, 2011. Archived from the original on November 11, 2011. http://web.archive.org/web/20111111064906/http://www.porti.com.mx/amy-lee-presenta-el-nuevo-disco-de-evanescence/. Retrieved June 4, 2013.
  5. "Evanescence Amy Lee interview on QQ (2012)". YouTube. February 22, 2012. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiAvA9u-oZ4. Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  6. "Evanescence 'embarrassed' by new single - video". NME. September 28, 2011. http://www.nme.com/news/evanescence/59472. Retrieved September 29, 2011.
  7. "Amy Lee answers fans' questions @NMEtv". YouTube. September 30, 2011. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emsxYiXpwVI. Retrieved May 2, 2013.
  8. Ribeiro, Guilherme (October 2, 2011). "EVANESCENCE TOCA O BOM BÁSICO NO ROCK IN RIO" (in Portuguese). MTV Brasil. Archived from the original on April 1, 2012. http://web.archive.org/web/20120401184739/http://mtv.uol.com.br/musica/evanescence-toca-o-bom-basico-no-rock-in-rio. Retrieved August 2, 2013.
  9. Schillaci, Sophie (October 12, 2011). "Evanescence at the Palladium: Concert Review". The Hollywood Reporter. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/evanescence-taylor-momsen-concert-review-247487. Retrieved August 2, 2013.
  10. "Review: Evanescence Melbourne Concert, Rod Laver Arena - 24th March 2012". Take 40 Australia. March 25, 2012. http://www.take40.com/news/30103/review:-evanescence-melbourne-concert,-rod-laver-arena---24th-march-2012. Retrieved August 2, 2013.
  11. Finatto, Paulo, Jr. (October 10, 2012). "Resenha - Evanescence (Pepsi on Stage, Porto Alegre, 04/10/12)". Whiplash.net. http://whiplash.net/materias/shows/165121-evanescence.html. Retrieved August 2, 2013.
  12. Lee, Amy (January 22, 2012). "@ET_123 that would be awesome, the old...". Twitter. https://twitter.com/AmyLeeEV/status/161254184820289536. Retrieved August 2, 2013.
  13. Goodman, William (May 6, 2012). "Evanescence Talk No. 1 Debut, Next Album". Fuse. http://www.fuse.tv/2012/05/evanescence-talk. Retrieved August 2, 2013.
  14. "Active Rock National Airplay". BDSRadio Charts. Archived from the original on April 6, 2012. http://web.archive.org/web/20120406152903/http://charts.bdsradio.com/bdsradiocharts/charts.aspx?formatid=2. Retrieved November 24, 2013.
  15. 15.0 15.1 "Evanescence – Chart History". Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs for Evanescence. http://www.billboard.com/artist/301942/Evanescence/chart?f=376. Retrieved March 16, 2014.