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== General Information ==
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== General information ==
  
''Written by: A. Lee and B. Moody''<br>
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'''''Understanding''''' is the sixth track from [[Evanescence]]'s first EP, ''[[Evanescence EP]]''. It's the first song ever written by [[Ben Moody]] and credited as the second song ever written by Evanescence.
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The first song ever written by Ben Moody and credited as the second song ever written by Evanescence. The audio clips in the song come from the movies [http://imdb.com/title/tt0051962/ My World Dies Screaming], also known as Terror in the Haunted House (1958), and [http://imdb.com/title/tt0111693/ When a Man Loves A Woman] (1994). Ben Moody has referred to the song as a “Cheesy 7-minute Goth anthem.<br>
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In August 1999, ''Understanding'' was released again, along with a new version of the song, on the band's second EP, ''[[Sound Asleep EP]]''.
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The audio clips in the song come from the movies ''My World Dies Screaming'', also known as ''Terror in the Haunted House'' (1958), except the line "We're supposed to try... that is real" and "God, just don't hate me.. because I'll die if you do" which are from ''When a Man Loves a Woman'' (1994).
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Ben Moody on the song:
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{{quote|A lot of it developed by being elusive. The second song we ever wrote was this seven-minute, ridiculous Goth anthem called "Understanding." And for some reason, the local rock station decided to play it a lot. We gained this popularity around town, even though no one knew who we were or where to find us. It was because we could never afford to play a show -- it was just Amy and I -- and we couldn't pay any musicians.<ref name=netmusicount />}}
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Amy was asked about the song in a ''PowerPlay'' interview in 2003:
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{{quote|'''You had a song called "Understanding" in the beginning, which was seven minutes long. Is that available now?'''
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Of course not. I think when that was mentioned, it was a joke. That is a song that we did write together and it's very long; I believe it was eight minutes actually, but I mean I don't know how to describe it. It's something we wrote when we were 14 maybe. It's before we knew who we were. It's when we were first trying to experiment, so I don't even consider that one of our songs.<ref name=powerplay />}}
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This song, along with ''[[Solitude]]'', was on a [[Evanescence (Compact Cassette)|compact cassette]] which is said by Amy to be Evanescence's first "professional" recording.
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The band added ''Understanding'' to the setlist during their last leg of [[The Open Door Tour|The Open Door tour]] from October to December 2007.<ref name=pegasuslose /><ref name=dailyutah />
  
 
== Versions ==
 
== Versions ==
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'''Studio versions:'''
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'''Understanding [''Evanescence EP'' version]'''
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*''Recording date:'' 1998
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*''Status:'' Released
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*''Released on:''
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:[[RIM v.beta|''RIM v.beta'' compilation]] (track #8)
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:''[[Evanescence EP]]'' (track #6)
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:''[[Sound Asleep EP]]'' (track #5)
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*''Length:'' 7:21
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'''Understanding [''Sound Asleep EP'' version]'''
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*''Recording date:'' 1999
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*''Status:'' Released
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*''Released on:'' ''[[Sound Asleep EP]]'' (track #3)
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*''Length:'' 4:55
  
'''Studio versions:'''<br>
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'''Understanding [Acoustic]'''
<br>
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*''Recording date:'' 1997–1998
'''- Understanding [Evanescence EP version]'''<br>
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*''Status:'' Unreleased
''Recording date:'' 1998<br>
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*''Extra:'' Supposedly performed live on radio, however this version was actually pre-recorded.
''Status:'' Released<br>
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*''Length:'' 3:14
''Released on:''<br>
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[[Evanescence EP]] (track #6)<br>
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[[Sound Asleep|Whisper/Sound Asleep EP]] (track #5)<br>
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'''Live versions'''
<br>
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'''- Understanding [Whisper/Sound Asleep EP version]'''<br>
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'''Understanding [Live Whisper/Sound Asleep EP Version]'''
''Recording date:'' 1999<br>
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*''Performing date:'' May 7th, 1999
''Status:'' Released<br>
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*''Status:'' Unreleased
''Released on:'' [[Sound Asleep|Whisper/Sound Asleep EP]] (track #3)<br>
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*''Example:'' Concert at Vino's Bar in Little Rock, Arkansas
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'''Understanding [2004 Live Acoustic]''' <ref name=evboard /> <ref>[http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/evanescence/2004/zepp-tokyo-tokyo-japan-2bd8f0b2.html "Evanescence Concert Setlist at Zepp Tokyo, Tokyo on January 24, 2004"]. ''Setlist.fm''</ref>
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*''Performing date:'' January 24, 2004
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*''Status:'' Unreleased
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*''Example:'' Zepp Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
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'''Understanding [2007 live]'''<ref name=live2007 group=note />
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*''Performing period:'' October 23 - December 8, 2007
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*''Status:'' Unreleased
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*''Example:'' Nissan Live Sets, West Los Angeles (November 12), and in other concerts in USA and Mexico<ref>[http://www.setlist.fm/stats/songs/evanescence-43d6bfc7.html?song=Understanding "Understanding by Evanescence Song Statistics"]. ''Setlist.fm''</ref>
  
'''Live versions''' <br>
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== Download ==
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*[http://www.evanescencereference.info/music/#Evanescence_EP Understanding (Evanescence EP and live acoustic)]
'''- Understanding [Live Acoustic] <br>
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*[http://www.evanescencereference.info/music/#Sound_Asleep_EP Understanding (Sound Asleep EP)]
A live acoustic version performed live on radio
 
  
 
== Lyrics ==
 
== Lyrics ==
 
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=== ''Evanescence EP'' version ===
'''Understanding - Evanescence EP version'''<br>
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''You hold the answer deep within your own mind''<br>
''Items in italics are spoken quotes from 'My World Dies Screaming' (1958, aka 'Terror in the Haunted House') except the line "We're supposed to try... that is real" and "Please don't hate me.. because I'll die if you do" which are from 'When A Man Loves A Woman', (1994, starring Meg Ryan and Andy Garcia).''<br>
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''Consciously you've forgotten it''<br>
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''That's the way the human mind works''<br>
''You hold the answer deep within your own mind. Consciously you've forgotten it. That's the way the human mind works. Whenever something is too unpleasant, too shameful for us to entertain we reject it, we erase it from our memory, but the imprint is always there.''<br>
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''Whenever something is too unpleasant''<br>
<br>
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''Too shameful for us to entertain we reject it [We wash it all away]''<br>
Oooh..<br>
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''We erase it from our memory''<br>
We wash it all away, we wish it all away, we hope it all away, can't cry it all away.<br>
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''But the imprint is always there [we wish it all away]''<br>
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''[We hope it all away]''<br>
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''[Can't cry it all away]''<br>
 
<br>
 
<br>
 
The pain that grips you<br>
 
The pain that grips you<br>
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Please don't be afraid<br>
 
Please don't be afraid<br>
 
When the darkness fades away<br>
 
When the darkness fades away<br>
The dawn will break the silence screaming at our hearts<br>
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The dawn will break the silence<br>
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Screaming in our hearts<br>
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<br>
 
My love for you still grows<br>
 
My love for you still grows<br>
 
This I do for you<br>
 
This I do for you<br>
Before I try to fight the truth my final time<br>
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Before I try to fight the truth<br>
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My final time<br>
 
<br>
 
<br>
''We're supposed to try and be real and when you feel alone, you are not together, and that is real.''<br>
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''We're supposed to try and be real''<br>
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''And when you feel alone, you are not together''<br>
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''And that is real''<br>
 
<br>
 
<br>
 
Can't wash it all away<br>
 
Can't wash it all away<br>
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Lying beside you<br>
 
Lying beside you<br>
 
Listening to you breathe<br>
 
Listening to you breathe<br>
The light that flows inside of you burns inside of me<br>
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The light that flows inside of you<br>
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Burns inside of me<br>
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<br>
 
Hold and speak to me<br>
 
Hold and speak to me<br>
 
Of love without a sound<br>
 
Of love without a sound<br>
Tell me you will live through this and I will die for you<br>
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Tell me you will live through this<br>
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And I will die for you<br>
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<br>
 
Cast me not away<br>
 
Cast me not away<br>
 
Say you'll be with me<br>
 
Say you'll be with me<br>
For I know I cannot bear it all alone<br>
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For I know<br>
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I cannot bear it all alone<br>
 
<br>
 
<br>
''You're not alone, honey, Never. Never.''<br>
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''You're not alone, honey''<br>
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''Never, never''<br>
 
<br>
 
<br>
 
Can't fight it all away<br>
 
Can't fight it all away<br>
 
Can't hope it all away<br>
 
Can't hope it all away<br>
 
Can't scream it all away<br>
 
Can't scream it all away<br>
It just won't fade away, no...<br>
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It just won't fade away, no<br>
 
<br>
 
<br>
Oooh.. can't wash it all away<br>
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Ooh, can't wash it all away<br>
Can't wish it all away, yeah, yeah yeah.<br>
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Can't wish it all away<br>
 
Can't cry it all away<br>
 
Can't cry it all away<br>
Can't scratch it all away, yeah....<br>
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Can't scratch it all away<br>
 
<br>
 
<br>
Can't fight it all away<br>
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''Can't fight it all away''<br>
Can't hope it all away<br>
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''Can't hope it all away''<br>
 
Can't scream it all away<br>
 
Can't scream it all away<br>
Move it all away<br>
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Oh! It all away<br>
Move it all away<br>
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Oh! It all away<br>
 
<br>
 
<br>
''But the imprint is always there, nothing is ever really forgotten''<br>
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''But the imprint is always there''<br>
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''Nothing is ever really forgotten''<br>
 
<br>
 
<br>
''Please don't hate me''<br>
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''God, just don't hate me''<br>
''Because I'll die if you do''<br>
 
''Because I'll die if you do''<br>
 
''Because I'll die if you do''<br>
 
 
''Because I'll die if you do''<br>
 
''Because I'll die if you do''<br>
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'''Cause I'll die if you do''<br>
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'''Cause I'll die if you do''<br>
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'''Cause I'll die if you do''<br>
 
''Because I'll die if you do''<br>
 
''Because I'll die if you do''<br>
 
<br>
 
<br>
******************************************<br>
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<br>
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=== ''Sound Asleep EP'' version ===
'''Understanding - Sound Asleep EP Version'''<br>
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''You hold the answer''<br>
''This version starts and predominates with a highly-reverbed guitar.''<br>
 
<br>
 
You hold the answer <- Ben <br>
 
 
<br>
 
<br>
 
The pain that grips you<br>
 
The pain that grips you<br>
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Please don't be afraid<br>
 
Please don't be afraid<br>
 
When the darkness fades away<br>
 
When the darkness fades away<br>
The dawn will break the silence screaming at our hearts<br>
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The dawn will break the silence
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Screaming in our hearts<br>
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<br>
 
My love for you still grows<br>
 
My love for you still grows<br>
And this I do for you<br>
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This I do for you<br>
Before I try to fight the truth my final time<br>
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Before I try to fight the truth<br>
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My final time<br>
 
<br>
 
<br>
 
Can't wash it all away<br>
 
Can't wash it all away<br>
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Lying beside you<br>
 
Lying beside you<br>
 
Listening to you breathe<br>
 
Listening to you breathe<br>
The light that flows inside of you burns inside of me<br>
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The light that flows inside of you<br>
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Burns inside of me<br>
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<br>
 
Hold and speak to me<br>
 
Hold and speak to me<br>
 
Of love without a sound<br>
 
Of love without a sound<br>
Tell me you will live through this and I will die for you<br>
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Tell me you will live through this<br>
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And I will die for you ''[I'll die for you]''<br>
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<br>
 
Cast me not away<br>
 
Cast me not away<br>
 
Say you'll be with me<br>
 
Say you'll be with me<br>
For I know I cannot bear it all alone<br>
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For I know<br>
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I cannot bear it all alone<br>
 
<br>
 
<br>
 
Can't fight it all away<br>
 
Can't fight it all away<br>
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It just won't fade away<br>
 
It just won't fade away<br>
 
<br>
 
<br>
I tried so hard<br>
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I've tried so hard ''[I have tried super hard]''<br>
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''Tried to be without you for so many years''<br>
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No, no, no<br>
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And I have cried ''[So many words I have saved for someone, for sometime]''<br>
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''I love you, I love you, and I want you to stay''<br>
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=== Acoustic version ===
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The pain that grips you<br>
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The fear that binds you<br>
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Releases life in me<br>
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In our mutual shame we hide our eyes<br>
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To blind them from the truth that finds a way for who we are<br>
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Can't wash it all away<br>
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Can't wish it all away<br>
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Can't cry it all away<br>
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Can't scratch it all away<br>
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<br>
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Lying beside you<br>
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Listening to you breathe<br>
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The light that flows inside of you<br>
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Burns inside of me<br>
 
<br>
 
<br>
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Cast me not away<br>
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Say you'll be with me<br>
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For I know<br>
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I cannot bear it all alone<br>
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<br>
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Can't fight it all away<br>
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Can't hope it all away<br>
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Can't scream it all away<br>
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It just won't fade away<br>
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<br>
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Can't wash it all away<br>
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Can't wish it all away<br>
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Can't cry it all away<br>
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Can't hope it all away<br>
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=== Live version ===
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Can't wash it all away<br>
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Can't wish it all away<br>
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Can't hope it all away<br>
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Can't cry it all away<br><br>
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The pain that grips you<br>
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The fear that binds you<br>
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Ooh, releases life in me<br>
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In our mutual shame we hide our eyes<br>
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To blind them from the truth that finds a way for who we are<br>
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Please don't be afraid<br>
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When the darkness fades away<br>
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The dawn will break the silence<br>
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Screaming in our hearts<br><br>
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My love for you still grows<br>
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This I do for you<br>
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Before I try to fight the truth<br>
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My final time<br><br>
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Can't wash it all away<br>
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Can't wish it all away, oh<br>
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Can't fight it all away<br>
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Can't hope it all away<br>
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Lying beside you<br>
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Listening to you breathe<br>
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The light that flows inside of you<br>
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Burns inside of me<br><br>
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Hold and speak to me<br>
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Of love without a sound<br>
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Tell me you will live through this<br>
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And I will die for you<br><br>
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Cast me not away<br>
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Say you'll be with me<br>
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For I know<br>
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I cannot bear it all alone<br><br>
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Can't fight it all away<br>
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Can't hope it all away<br>
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Can't scream it all away<br>
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It just won't fade away, yeah, no<br><br>
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Ooh, can't wash it all away<br>
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Can't wish it all away, yeah, no<br>
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Can't cry it all away<br>
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Can't scratch it all away<br><br>
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Can't fight it all away<br>
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Can't hope it all away<br>
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Can't scream it all away<br>
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Oh! It all away<br>
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Oh! It all away, yeah, yeah<br>
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Oh, ooh.
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== Guitar tabs & sheet music ==
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*[http://evanescencereference.info/music/sheet/Understanding%20-%20Acoustic%20Intro.pdf Piano sheet music (acoustic version intro) - arranged by Cris]
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== Notes ==
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{{reflist|group=note|refs=
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<ref name=live2007 group=note>This live version sounds most like the ''Evanescence EP'' version.</ref>
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== References ==
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{{reflist|refs=
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<ref name=netmusicount>{{cite web|title=Evanescence|url=http://www.netmusiccountdown.com/inc/artist.php?artist=Evanescence|work=Net Music Countdown|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20170325131627/http://netmusiccountdown.com/inc/artist.php?artist=Evanescence|archivedate=March 25, 2017|accessdate=May 17, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name=pegasuslose>{{cite news|last=Smith|first=Kenneth|title=Concert review: Evanescence at Nokia Theater|url=http://www.pegasusnews.com/news/2007/oct/31/evanescence-nokia-theater/|accessdate=September 29, 2013|work=Pegasus News|date=October 31, 2007|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20071109162945/http://www.pegasusnews.com/news/2007/oct/31/evanescence-nokia-theater/|archivedate=November 9, 2007}}</ref>
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<ref name=dailyutah>{{cite news|first=Doug|last=Fox|url=http://www.heraldextra.com/lifestyles/evanescence-steps-through-open-door-at-uvsc/article_84ee1660-7e30-5796-956a-c10ecd888170.html|title=Evanescence steps through 'Open Door' at UVSC|newspaper=Daily Herald|date=November 20, 2007|accessdate=September 29, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name=evboard>{{cite news|last=|first=|title=Evanescence Bootlegs...|url=http://www.evboard.com/evanescence-bootlegs-39691.html|work=[[EvBoard]]|date=August 28, 2009|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20090903145857/http://www.evboard.com/evanescence-bootlegs-39691.html|archivedate=September 3, 2009}}</ref>
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<ref name=powerplay>{{cite journal|last=Oei|first=Roland|date=August 2003|url=http://galeria.evanescence.com.br/thumbnails.php?album=1547|title=Evanescence|journal=PowerPlay|page=10|issn=|accessdate=}}</ref>
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== Guitar Tabs & Sheet Music ==
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{{Evanescence}}
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[[Category:Songs]]
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[[Category:Sound Asleep EP songs]]

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General information

Understanding is the sixth track from Evanescence's first EP, Evanescence EP. It's the first song ever written by Ben Moody and credited as the second song ever written by Evanescence.

In August 1999, Understanding was released again, along with a new version of the song, on the band's second EP, Sound Asleep EP.

The audio clips in the song come from the movies My World Dies Screaming, also known as Terror in the Haunted House (1958), except the line "We're supposed to try... that is real" and "God, just don't hate me.. because I'll die if you do" which are from When a Man Loves a Woman (1994).

Ben Moody on the song:

Vin1.jpg A lot of it developed by being elusive. The second song we ever wrote was this seven-minute, ridiculous Goth anthem called "Understanding." And for some reason, the local rock station decided to play it a lot. We gained this popularity around town, even though no one knew who we were or where to find us. It was because we could never afford to play a show -- it was just Amy and I -- and we couldn't pay any musicians.[1] Vin2.jpg


Amy was asked about the song in a PowerPlay interview in 2003:

Vin1.jpg You had a song called "Understanding" in the beginning, which was seven minutes long. Is that available now?

Of course not. I think when that was mentioned, it was a joke. That is a song that we did write together and it's very long; I believe it was eight minutes actually, but I mean I don't know how to describe it. It's something we wrote when we were 14 maybe. It's before we knew who we were. It's when we were first trying to experiment, so I don't even consider that one of our songs.[2]

Vin2.jpg


This song, along with Solitude, was on a compact cassette which is said by Amy to be Evanescence's first "professional" recording.

The band added Understanding to the setlist during their last leg of The Open Door tour from October to December 2007.[3][4]

Versions

Studio versions:

Understanding [Evanescence EP version]

  • Recording date: 1998
  • Status: Released
  • Released on:
RIM v.beta compilation (track #8)
Evanescence EP (track #6)
Sound Asleep EP (track #5)
  • Length: 7:21

Understanding [Sound Asleep EP version]

  • Recording date: 1999
  • Status: Released
  • Released on: Sound Asleep EP (track #3)
  • Length: 4:55

Understanding [Acoustic]

  • Recording date: 1997–1998
  • Status: Unreleased
  • Extra: Supposedly performed live on radio, however this version was actually pre-recorded.
  • Length: 3:14


Live versions

Understanding [Live Whisper/Sound Asleep EP Version]

  • Performing date: May 7th, 1999
  • Status: Unreleased
  • Example: Concert at Vino's Bar in Little Rock, Arkansas

Understanding [2004 Live Acoustic] [5] [6]

  • Performing date: January 24, 2004
  • Status: Unreleased
  • Example: Zepp Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Understanding [2007 live][note 1]

  • Performing period: October 23 - December 8, 2007
  • Status: Unreleased
  • Example: Nissan Live Sets, West Los Angeles (November 12), and in other concerts in USA and Mexico[7]

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Lyrics

Evanescence EP version

You hold the answer deep within your own mind
Consciously you've forgotten it
That's the way the human mind works
Whenever something is too unpleasant
Too shameful for us to entertain we reject it [We wash it all away]
We erase it from our memory
But the imprint is always there [we wish it all away]
[We hope it all away]
[Can't cry it all away]

The pain that grips you
The fear that binds you
Releases life in me
In our mutual shame we hide our eyes
To blind them from the truth that finds a way for who we are

Please don't be afraid
When the darkness fades away
The dawn will break the silence
Screaming in our hearts

My love for you still grows
This I do for you
Before I try to fight the truth
My final time

We're supposed to try and be real
And when you feel alone, you are not together
And that is real

Can't wash it all away
Can't wish it all away
Can't cry it all away
Can't scratch it all away

Lying beside you
Listening to you breathe
The light that flows inside of you
Burns inside of me

Hold and speak to me
Of love without a sound
Tell me you will live through this
And I will die for you

Cast me not away
Say you'll be with me
For I know
I cannot bear it all alone

You're not alone, honey
Never, never

Can't fight it all away
Can't hope it all away
Can't scream it all away
It just won't fade away, no

Ooh, can't wash it all away
Can't wish it all away
Can't cry it all away
Can't scratch it all away

Can't fight it all away
Can't hope it all away
Can't scream it all away
Oh! It all away
Oh! It all away

But the imprint is always there
Nothing is ever really forgotten

God, just don't hate me
Because I'll die if you do
'Cause I'll die if you do
'Cause I'll die if you do
'Cause I'll die if you do
Because I'll die if you do

Sound Asleep EP version

You hold the answer

The pain that grips you
The fear that binds you
Releases life in me
In our mutual shame we hide our eyes
To blind them from the truth that finds a way for who we are

Please don't be afraid
When the darkness fades away
The dawn will break the silence Screaming in our hearts

My love for you still grows
This I do for you
Before I try to fight the truth
My final time

Can't wash it all away
Can't wish it all away
Can't cry it all away
Can't scratch it all away

Lying beside you
Listening to you breathe
The light that flows inside of you
Burns inside of me

Hold and speak to me
Of love without a sound
Tell me you will live through this
And I will die for you [I'll die for you]

Cast me not away
Say you'll be with me
For I know
I cannot bear it all alone

Can't fight it all away
Can't hope it all away
Can't scream it all away
It just won't fade away

I've tried so hard [I have tried super hard]
Tried to be without you for so many years
No, no, no
And I have cried [So many words I have saved for someone, for sometime]
I love you, I love you, and I want you to stay

Acoustic version

The pain that grips you
The fear that binds you
Releases life in me
In our mutual shame we hide our eyes
To blind them from the truth that finds a way for who we are

Can't wash it all away
Can't wish it all away
Can't cry it all away
Can't scratch it all away

Lying beside you
Listening to you breathe
The light that flows inside of you
Burns inside of me

Cast me not away
Say you'll be with me
For I know
I cannot bear it all alone

Can't fight it all away
Can't hope it all away
Can't scream it all away
It just won't fade away

Can't wash it all away
Can't wish it all away
Can't cry it all away
Can't hope it all away

Live version

Can't wash it all away
Can't wish it all away
Can't hope it all away
Can't cry it all away

The pain that grips you
The fear that binds you
Ooh, releases life in me
In our mutual shame we hide our eyes
To blind them from the truth that finds a way for who we are

Please don't be afraid
When the darkness fades away
The dawn will break the silence
Screaming in our hearts

My love for you still grows
This I do for you
Before I try to fight the truth
My final time

Can't wash it all away
Can't wish it all away, oh
Can't fight it all away
Can't hope it all away

Lying beside you
Listening to you breathe
The light that flows inside of you
Burns inside of me

Hold and speak to me
Of love without a sound
Tell me you will live through this
And I will die for you

Cast me not away
Say you'll be with me
For I know
I cannot bear it all alone

Can't fight it all away
Can't hope it all away
Can't scream it all away
It just won't fade away, yeah, no

Ooh, can't wash it all away
Can't wish it all away, yeah, no
Can't cry it all away
Can't scratch it all away

Can't fight it all away
Can't hope it all away
Can't scream it all away
Oh! It all away
Oh! It all away, yeah, yeah
Oh, ooh.

Guitar tabs & sheet music

Notes

  1. This live version sounds most like the Evanescence EP version.

References