Snow White Queen

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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: "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." [Amy's description of the song: "I saw Amadeus when I was nine years old and fell in love with Mozart. The part of Mozart's Requiem called "Lacrimosa" is my favorite piece of music ever. I always wished we could cover it, but with programming and guitars and make it cool. It's our moment to try all the things I wanted to and couldn't, so I started messing with it in Protools. Terry wrote some riffs and turned it into this awesome metal epic." VH1.com

Originally Posted by pixelle:
...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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