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== General information ==
== General Information ==
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''Written by: [[A. Lee]] and [[T. Balsamo]]''
  
Written by: [[A. Lee]], [[T. Balsamo]]
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'''''Snow White Queen''''' is the sixth track from [[Evanescence]]'s second studio album, ''[[The Open Door]]''. It's the first song Amy and Terry wrote for the album.<ref name=youtube1 /><ref name=guitar1 />
  
'''[[The Open Door]]:''' Track 6
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The song uses the same sample from White Zombie's ''Ratfinks, Suicide Tanks, and Cannibal Girls'' that was previously used in ''[[Even in Death]]'', but at a slower tempo and lower pitch.
  
In issue 88 of "Rock Sound," Amy revealed exactly what the song is really about. She explained how the song is based on "scary experiences." She explained how many nights she was forced to stay in hotels, because a stalker was erm...stalking her. She took part of the title from [[EvBoard]], as her username is "[[Snow White]]." The word "Queen" was presumably added because of how a stalker would over idolize a victim.
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In this song, Amy sang her lowest note. "...twisted way you ''think of me''..."
  
Amy's description of the song: <small>[http://www.vh1.com/news/articles/1540914/story.jhtml VH1.com]</small>
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In issue 88 of ''Rock Sound'', Amy revealed exactly what the song is really about. She explained how the song is based on "scary experiences." She explained how many nights she was forced to stay in hotels, because her privacy had been taken away by stalkers. She took part of the title from [[EvBoard]], as her username is [[Snow White]]. The word 'Queen' was presumably added because of how a stalker would over idolize a victim.
  
<blockquote>"I went through some weird experiences with stalkers. It's weird how it works. My lyrics are so intimate that people feel like they really know me, and I don't know them at all. My privacy had been completely invaded and there were a couple of nights where I couldn't stay at my house. So I wrote a song about it through the eyes of the stalker, and with my perspective, too."</blockquote>
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Amy's description of the song:
  
''Originally Posted by [http://www.evboard.com/member.php?u=31945 pixelle]:''
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{{quote|I went through some weird experiences with stalkers. It's weird how it works. My lyrics are so intimate that people feel like they really know me, and I don't know them at all. My privacy had been completely invaded and there were a couple of nights where I couldn't stay at my house. So I wrote a song about it through the eyes of the stalker, and with my perspective, too.<ref name=vh1 />}}
  
<blockquote>...this song sounds like the narrator is almost about to be raped.
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== Versions ==
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'''Studio versions:'''
  
The setting of the song is so off-kilter, it basically arrests you from the first listen. It's violating. It's like the narrator is talking to the attacker, and the attacker is attempting to justify their actions in the chorus ("soon I know you'll see you're just like me."), either to the narrator or to themselves as they attempt to commit the crime.
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'''Snow White Queen'''
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*''Recording date:'' September 2005 - March 2006
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*''Status:'' Released
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*''Released on:'' ''[[The Open Door]]'' (track #6)
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*''Length:'' 4:22
  
I'm not trying to say that this song is based on a rape attempt, but the way the subject is discussed, it's very carnal ("all your hands on me/I can't scream", "undress in the dark and hide from you", "now I have you", "there's nowhere to run so let's just get it over") and there are a lot of references to the human body, in addition to a chord progression that's flat-out VIOLATING. You can't listen to this song without feeling at least a little disturbed.</blockquote>
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'''Live versions:'''
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'''Snow White Queen [Live]'''
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*''Performing period:'' October 5, 2006 - March 23, 2007
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*''Status:'' Unreleased
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*''Example:'' Scotiabank Place Ottawa, Canada (January 10, 2007)
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'''Snow White Queen [Live 2019 Medley]''' <ref> This version was played as a medley along with [[Haunted]], [[My Last Breath]], [[Cloud Nine]], [[Everybody's Fool]] and [[Weight of the World]] at the encore.</ref>
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*''Performing period:'' May 2019
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*''Status:'' Unreleased
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*''Example:'' Hard Rock Live, Hollywood, FL
  
 
== Lyrics ==
 
== Lyrics ==
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You'll never know the way your words have haunted me<BR>
 
You'll never know the way your words have haunted me<BR>
I can't believe you'd ask these things of me<BR>
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I can't believe you'd ask these things of me ''[ever and ever]''<BR>
You don't know me (now and ever)<BR>
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You don't know me ''[ever and ever]''<BR>
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Now and ever<BR>
 
<BR>
 
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You belong to me<BR>
 
You belong to me<BR>
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You're just like me<BR>
 
You're just like me<BR>
 
Don't scream anymore my love<BR>  
 
Don't scream anymore my love<BR>  
'cause all I want is you<BR>
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'Cause all I want is you<BR>
 
<BR>
 
<BR>
 
Wake up in a dream<BR>
 
Wake up in a dream<BR>
 
Frozen fear<BR>
 
Frozen fear<BR>
 
All your hands on me<BR>
 
All your hands on me<BR>
I can't scream...<BR>
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I can't scream<BR>
 
I can't scream<BR>
 
I can't scream<BR>
 
<BR>
 
<BR>
 
I can't escape the twisted way you think of me<BR>
 
I can't escape the twisted way you think of me<BR>
I feel you in my dreams and I don't sleep<BR>
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I feel you in my dreams and I don't sleep ''[ever and ever]''<BR>
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I don't sleep ''[ever and ever]''<BR>
 
<BR>
 
<BR>
I don't sleep (for ever and ever)<BR>
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Say you belong to me<BR>
<BR>
 
You belong to me<BR>
 
 
My snow white queen<BR>
 
My snow white queen<BR>
 
There's nowhere to run<BR>  
 
There's nowhere to run<BR>  
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You're just like me<BR>
 
You're just like me<BR>
 
Don't scream anymore my love<BR>  
 
Don't scream anymore my love<BR>  
'cause all I want is you<BR>
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'Cause all I want is you<BR>
 
<BR>
 
<BR>
 
I can't save your life<BR>
 
I can't save your life<BR>
 
Though nothing I bleed for is more tormenting<BR>
 
Though nothing I bleed for is more tormenting<BR>
 
I'm losing my mind<BR>
 
I'm losing my mind<BR>
and you just stand there and stare as my world divides<BR>
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And you just stand there and stare as my world divides<BR>
 
<BR>
 
<BR>
 
You belong to me<BR>
 
You belong to me<BR>
 
My snow white queen<BR>
 
My snow white queen<BR>
There's nowhere to run So let's just get it over<BR>
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There's nowhere to run<BR>
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So let's just get it over<BR>
 
Soon I know you'll see<BR>
 
Soon I know you'll see<BR>
 
You're just like me<BR>
 
You're just like me<BR>
 
Don't scream anymore my love<BR>
 
Don't scream anymore my love<BR>
'cause all I want is you<BR>
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'Cause all I want is you<BR>
 
<BR>
 
<BR>
all I want is you<BR>
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All I want is you<BR>
all I want is you<BR>
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All I want is you<BR>
all I want is you<BR>
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All I want is you<BR>
(Forever and ever and ever and ever)
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''Forever and ever''<br>
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''Ever and ever''
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==Guitar Tabs & Sheet Music==
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== References ==
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<ref name=youtube1>{{cite web|url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-s7BDcWbdwM|title=Evanescence interview with Terry Balsamo by Toazted|work=YouTube|accessdate=July 4, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name=guitar1>{{cite web|url=http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/interviews/interviews/evanescence_guitarist_filling_ben_moodys_shoes.html|title=Evanescence Guitarist: Filling Ben Moody's Shoes|work=Ultimate Guitar|date=November 3, 2006|accessdate=July 14, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name=vh1>{{cite news|last=Bottomley|first=C.|date=September 18, 2006|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20061016104811/http://www.vh1.com/news/articles/1540914/story.jhtml|title=Evanescence: Amy Lee Explains the New Songs|work=VH1|url=http://www.vh1.com/news/articles/1540914/story.jhtml|archivedate=October 16, 2006|accessdate=December 3, 2006}}</ref>
  
== Guitar Tabs & Sheet Music ==
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[[Category:The Open Door songs]]
 
[[Category:The Open Door songs]]

Latest revision as of 16:01, 5 July 2019

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 and T. Balsamo

Snow White Queen is the sixth track from Evanescence's second studio album, The Open Door. It's the first song Amy and Terry wrote for the album.[1][2]

The song uses the same sample from White Zombie's Ratfinks, Suicide Tanks, and Cannibal Girls that was previously used in Even in Death, but at a slower tempo and lower pitch.

In this song, Amy sang her lowest note. "...twisted way you think of me..."

In issue 88 of Rock Sound, Amy revealed exactly what the song is really about. She explained how the song is based on "scary experiences." She explained how many nights she was forced to stay in hotels, because her privacy had been taken away by stalkers. She took part of the title from EvBoard, as her username is Snow White. The word 'Queen' was presumably added because of how a stalker would over idolize a victim.

Amy's description of the song:

Vin1.jpg I went through some weird experiences with stalkers. It's weird how it works. My lyrics are so intimate that people feel like they really know me, and I don't know them at all. My privacy had been completely invaded and there were a couple of nights where I couldn't stay at my house. So I wrote a song about it through the eyes of the stalker, and with my perspective, too.[3] Vin2.jpg


Versions

Studio versions:

Snow White Queen

  • Recording date: September 2005 - March 2006
  • Status: Released
  • Released on: The Open Door (track #6)
  • Length: 4:22


Live versions:

Snow White Queen [Live]

  • Performing period: October 5, 2006 - March 23, 2007
  • Status: Unreleased
  • Example: Scotiabank Place Ottawa, Canada (January 10, 2007)

Snow White Queen [Live 2019 Medley] [4]

  • Performing period: May 2019
  • Status: Unreleased
  • Example: Hard Rock Live, Hollywood, FL

Lyrics

Stoplight lock the door
Don't look back
Undress in the dark
And hide from you
All of you

You'll never know the way your words have haunted me
I can't believe you'd ask these things of me [ever and ever]
You don't know me [ever and ever]
Now and ever

You belong to me
My snow white queen
There's nowhere to run
So let's just get it over
Soon I know you'll see
You're just like me
Don't scream anymore my love
'Cause all I want is you

Wake up in a dream
Frozen fear
All your hands on me
I can't scream
I can't scream

I can't escape the twisted way you think of me
I feel you in my dreams and I don't sleep [ever and ever]
I don't sleep [ever and ever]

Say you belong to me
My snow white queen
There's nowhere to run
So let's just get it over
Soon I know you'll see
You're just like me
Don't scream anymore my love
'Cause all I want is you

I can't save your life
Though nothing I bleed for is more tormenting
I'm losing my mind
And you just stand there and stare as my world divides

You belong to me
My snow white queen
There's nowhere to run
So let's just get it over
Soon I know you'll see
You're just like me
Don't scream anymore my love
'Cause all I want is you

All I want is you
All I want is you
All I want is you
Forever and ever
Ever and ever

Guitar Tabs & Sheet Music

not available

References