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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
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

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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 the second track from Evanescence's third studio album, Evanescence. It is one of the songs that got reworked from the 2010 Lillywhite sessions (along with Swimming Home and Secret Door).[1] 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.[2] The title of the song was first revealed in a video on MTV News in which it's seen on the song board in the studio.[3] Prior to the album's release, Made of Stone was previewed on Evanescence.com during mid-September.[4]

In an interview on July 2011, Amy said that the song was composed two years ago, meaning 2009.[5] 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.[6]

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.[7] 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 programming 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.[8] Vin2.jpg

In a track-by-track interview on Evanescence's deluxe edition bonus DVD, Amy explained the meaning of the song and how it was started in the initial, electronic-leaning sessions for the album:

Vin1.jpg I had that one from the first time we went into the studio for a minute, a year ago. It was part of that batch of songs that was really in a different direction before. And then bringing the band into it and making it more of this full rock song. Wow, it really jumped it up to a new level, sort of like the way I've always wanted it to be.

The song is strong, it's about strength. It's not completely literal 'cause obviously you can't numb yourself until you're made of stone. It's kind of saying, "I'll take it beyond this, I'm gonna have to make myself harder."[9]


Made of Stone was played live for the first time at Rock in Rio, Brazil on October 2, 2011.[10] It was added to the set-list of the Evanescence Tour (2011-12).[11][12][13]


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][note 1]

Live versions:

Made of Stone [Live]

  • Performing period: October 2, 2011 - November 9, 2012; November 2015; April - November 2016; April - July 2017
  • Example: Rock in Rio 2011


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 2]

Radio release

"Made of Stone" was said by Amy on Twitter to be the third single off Evanescence.[14] 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.[15]

The song debuted at number 40 in the Active Rock chart on April 14, 2012.[16]

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.[17]

Chart (2012)
US Mainstream Rock Songs (Billboard)[17] 39


  1. Amy said she helped to remix the song.
  2. Thanks to AeternusAmatorius from EvThreads.proboards.com for deciphering the backing vocals and putting them together with the time frames.


  1. Lee, Amy (February 29, 2016). "You're getting it in pieces, and there are a few good bits left to go. Made of Stone, Secret Door and Swimming Home were from the broken record". Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/AmyLeeBrasil/photos/a.700829276654339/1025939330809997/?type=3&theater.
  2. "Meanwhile... in the studio". Telly.com. http://telly.com/C4KFZ. Retrieved September 15, 2011.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. "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.
  6. "Evanescence Amy Lee interview on QQ (2012)". YouTube. February 22, 2012. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiAvA9u-oZ4. Retrieved June 5, 2013.
  7. "Evanescence 'embarrassed' by new single - video". NME. September 28, 2011. http://www.nme.com/news/evanescence/59472. Retrieved September 29, 2011.
  8. "Amy Lee answers fans' questions @NMEtv". YouTube. September 30, 2011. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emsxYiXpwVI. Retrieved May 2, 2013.
  9. "On the Songs". Evanescence (Deluxe Edition). October 11, 2011. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4cbVLlU6p0.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. "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.
  13. 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.
  14. Lee, Amy (January 22, 2012). "@ET_123 that would be awesome, the old...". Twitter. https://twitter.com/AmyLeeEV/status/161254184820289536. Retrieved August 2, 2013.
  15. 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.
  16. "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.
  17. 17.0 17.1 "Evanescence – Chart History". Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs for Evanescence. http://www.billboard.com/artist/301942/Evanescence/chart?f=376. Retrieved March 16, 2014.