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Written by: ''[[A. Lee]], [[T. Balsamo]]''
 
Written by: ''[[A. Lee]], [[T. Balsamo]]''
  
'''[[The Open Door]]:'''  Track 1
 
  
 
Described as a song about "a post-relationship catharsis that head-dives from an otherworldly intro into a hard-driving thrash of hard rock guitars and soaring rock vocals" by [http://evanescence.com Evanescence.com].
 
Described as a song about "a post-relationship catharsis that head-dives from an otherworldly intro into a hard-driving thrash of hard rock guitars and soaring rock vocals" by [http://evanescence.com Evanescence.com].
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Officially chosen as the third single from [[The Open Door]] after requests from the band and fan reactions prompted the label to rethink ideas of releasing [[All That I'm Living For]] as the single.<ref>[http://www.evthreads.com/showpost.php?p=136272&postcount=204 Post by Amy Lee on EvThreads.com]</ref>
 
Officially chosen as the third single from [[The Open Door]] after requests from the band and fan reactions prompted the label to rethink ideas of releasing [[All That I'm Living For]] as the single.<ref>[http://www.evthreads.com/showpost.php?p=136272&postcount=204 Post by Amy Lee on EvThreads.com]</ref>
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== Versions ==
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'''Studio versions:'''
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'''Sweet Sacrifice'''
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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 #1) - the third single off the album
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'''Live versions:'''
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'''Sweet Sacrifice [live]'''
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*''Performing period:'' October 5, 2006 - present
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*''Status:'' Unreleased
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*''Example:'' Live @ KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 2006
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== Lyrics ==
 
== Lyrics ==

Revision as of 14:42, 25 February 2007

Across the Universe **
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
Dirty Diana **
Disappear
End of the Dream
Erase This
Eternal
Even in Death
Everybody's Fool
Exodus
Farther Away
Field of Innocence
Forever You
Forgive Me
Fourth of July **
Give Unto Me
Going Under
Good Enough
Haunted
Heart-Shaped Box **
Hello
Hi-Lo
I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) **
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
Orestes **
Origin
Overture
People Are Strange **
Perfect Dream
Purple Rain **
Say You Will
Secret Door
Self Esteem **
Sex Type Thing **
Sick
Snow White Queen
So Close
Solitude
Spanish
Surrender
Sweet Sacrifice
Swimming Home
Take Cover
Taking Over Me
The Chain *
The Change
The Dolphin's Cry **
The End
The In-Between
The Last Song I'm Wasting on You
The Only One
The Other Side
Thoughtless **
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
Zero **
* Cover versions
** Live cover versions


General Information

Written by: A. Lee, T. Balsamo


Described as a song about "a post-relationship catharsis that head-dives from an otherworldly intro into a hard-driving thrash of hard rock guitars and soaring rock vocals" by Evanescence.com.

The listener is captivated by Amy’s universe as the very first notes start off. Amy repeatedly takes a deep breath in order to absorb us for an hour. Terry’s guitar part flirts with high notes, as Amy’s voice follows the same tonality path.

Amy's description of the song: [1]

"It's the one song on The Open Door that's about the same abusive relationship which was the source of all the songs on Fallen. It was appropriate to put this song at the beginning, but it comes from a much stronger standpoint than Fallen. It's not saying, 'I'm trapped in fear and somebody save me.' It's saying, 'Fear is only in our minds ... I'm not afraid anymore.'"

Officially chosen as the third single from The Open Door after requests from the band and fan reactions prompted the label to rethink ideas of releasing All That I'm Living For as the single.[2]


Versions

Studio versions:

Sweet Sacrifice

  • Recording date: September 2005 - March 2006
  • Status: Released
  • Released on: The Open Door (track #1) - the third single off the album


Live versions:

Sweet Sacrifice [live]

  • Performing period: October 5, 2006 - present
  • Status: Unreleased
  • Example: Live @ KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 2006


Lyrics

It's true, we're all a little insane
But it's so clear
Now that I'm unchained

Fear is only in our minds
Taking over all the time
Fear is only in our minds
but it's taking over all the time

You poor sweet innocent thing
Dry your eyes and testify
You know you live to break me - don't deny
Sweet sacrifice

One day I'm gonna forget your name
And one sweet day
you're gonna drown in my lost pain

Fear is only in our minds
Taking over all the time
Fear is only in our minds
but it's taking over all the time

You poor sweet innocent thing
Dry your eyes and testify
And oh you love to hate me don't you, honey?
I'm your sacrifice.

[I dream in darkness
I sleep to die
Erase the silence
Erase my life
Our burning ashes
Blacken the day
A world of nothingness
Blow me away]

Do you wonder why you hate?
Are you still too weak to survive your mistakes?

You poor sweet innocent thing
Dry your eyes and testify
You know you live to break me - don't deny
Sweet sacrifice

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