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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 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.
 
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.
  
Amy's description of the song: <small>[http://www.vh1.com/news/articles/1540914/story.jhtml VH1.com]</small>
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Amy's description of the song: <ref>C. Bottomley. [http://www.vh1.com/news/articles/1540914/story.jhtml Evanescence: Amy Lee Explains the New Songs] - VH1.com</ref>
  
 
<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>
 
<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>
  
''Originally Posted by [http://www.evboard.com/member.php?u=31945 pixelle]:''
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''Originally Posted by [http://www.evboard.com/member.php?u=31945 pixelle]<ref name=pixelle>[http://www.evboard.com/member.php?u=31945 EvBoard - pixelle Profile] - EvBoard.com:''
  
 
<blockquote>...this song sounds like the narrator is almost about to be raped.
 
<blockquote>...this song sounds like the narrator is almost about to be raped.

Revision as of 16:05, 19 January 2007

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


General Information

Written by: A. Lee, T. Balsamo

The Open Door: Track 6

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.

Amy's description of the song: [1]

"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."

Originally Posted by pixelle<ref name=pixelle>EvBoard - pixelle Profile - EvBoard.com:

...this song sounds like the narrator is almost about to be raped.

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.

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.

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
You don't know me (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

I don't sleep (for ever 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

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 and ever and ever)

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