Sick

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All That I'm Living For
Anything for You
Anywhere
Ascension of the Spirit
Away from Me
Before the Dawn
Bleed
Breathe No More
Bring Me to Life
Call Me When You're Sober
Catherine
Cloud Nine
Demise
Disappear
End of the Dream
Erase This
Eternal
Even in Death
Everybody's Fool
Exodus
Farther Away
Field of Innocence
Forever You
Forgive Me
Give Unto Me
Going Under
Good Enough
Haunted
Hello
Hi-Lo
If You Don't Mind
Imaginary
Imperfection
Instrumental 1
Instrumental 2
Instrumental 3
Instrumental 4
Lacrymosa
Lies
Like You
Listen to the Rain
Lithium
Lose Control
Lost in Paradise
Made of Stone
Me & You
Missing
My Heart Is Broken
My Immortal
My Last Breath
Never Go Back
New Way to Bleed
Oceans
October
Origin
Overture
Perfect Dream
Say You Will
Secret Door
Sick
Snow White Queen
So Close
Solitude
Spanish
Surrender
Sweet Sacrifice
Swimming Home
Take Cover
Taking Over Me
The Change
The End
The In-Between
The Last Song I'm Wasting on You
The Only One
The Other Side
Together Again
Tourniquet
Understanding
Unknown Title
Unraveling
Weight of the World
What You Want
Where Will You Go?
Whisper
You Got a Lot to Learn
Your Love
Your Star


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General information

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

Sick is eighth track from Evanescence's third studio album, Evanescence. It is one of the songs that were reworked from the 2009–2010 Lillywhite sessions and was performed live for the first time at the 2011 Rock in Rio festival on October 2.[1] It was added to the set-list to support Evanescence in 2011-12,[2][3] but it was pulled from the set-list three months before the tour ended.

In a track-by-track interview with NME, Amy said about the song:

Vin1.jpg Sick, okay, this is the song that was one of the first one we came up with when we had like a band jam session, about a year ago. And I don't know, we were really excited about it right away. Sometimes you get in a room with a group of people and try to write a song together and it just doesn't work. The more brains you get going, sometimes the more disjointed it becomes and the more directions start getting pulled apart.

This was a really cool moment because I felt like we discovered that we were on the same page. And as this line-up, this band we really can write together that way. And that was really exciting for me because again that's not what I'm used to and that's not what I've done the most in my life. For this band, it's usually been very private, kinda one on one, or alone kind of thing. Mostly one-on-one with somebody, I'm not writing those guitar parts or anything. Anyway. So, when we wrote Sick it was like an experiment that we didn't know if it would work or not. And I remember we were all just really excited at the end of it because we love that song. But it was just, for me I think of it like that was the moment when we were like 'Yeah, we can do this, it's gonna be fun'.[4]

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Amy further explained the meaning of the song in a fan Q&A session:

Vin1.jpg Honestly, it was at a time I was sort of like frustrated creatively and in a place where I seriously felt misunderstood by the record label and everybody. And I was just really like "I'm sick of this!" so that was what I was singing about, yeah (laughs).[5] Vin2.jpg


Versions

Studio versions:

Sick

  • Recording date: February 2011 - July 2011
  • Status: Released
  • Released on: Evanescence (track #8)
  • Length: 3:30


Live versions:

Sick [Live]

  • Performing period: October 2, 2011 - August 29, 2012; November 2016
  • Example: Rock in Rio 2011

Lyrics

Embrace the silence
Cause there’s nothing that can change the way I feel
Taken all that you wanted
Now there’s nothing that can change the way I feel

Hold on, little girl
The end is soon to come

Sick of it all
Sick of it all
We will not follow
Sick of it all
Sick of it all
They don't understand how
Sick we are
Sick we are
Of this bottomless pit of lies
Behind closed eyes

Oceans between us
And there’s nothing that can change the way I feel
I can still taste the poison
Of every thought, every breath I wasted here

Hold on, little girl
The end is soon to come

Sick of it all
Sick of it all
We will not follow
Sick of it all
Sick of it all
They don't understand how
Sick we are
Sick we are
Of this bottomless pit of lies
Behind closed eyes

Someday you’ll know the pain
Someday when I will break through
And nothing you tell yourself
Will save us from the truth
Screaming out

Sick of it all
Sick of it all
We will not follow
Sick of it all
Sick of it all
They don't understand how
Sick we are
Sick we are
Of this bottomless pit of lies
Behind closed eyes

References