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== General Information ==
 
== General Information ==
  
''Written by: A. Lee and B. Moody''<br>
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''Written by: A. Lee and B. Moody''
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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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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.”
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== Versions ==
 
== Versions ==
  
'''Studio versions:'''<br>
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'''Studio versions:'''
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'''- Understanding [Evanescence EP version]'''<br>
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'''Understanding [Evanescence EP version]'''
''Recording date:'' 1998<br>
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*''Recording date:'' 1998
''Status:'' Released<br>
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*''Status:'' Released
''Released on:''<br>
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*''Released on:''
[[Evanescence EP]] (track #6)<br>
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:[[Evanescence EP]] (track #6)
[[Sound Asleep|Whisper/Sound Asleep EP]] (track #5)<br>
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:[[Sound Asleep|Whisper/Sound Asleep EP]] (track #5)
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'''- Understanding [Whisper/Sound Asleep EP version]'''<br>
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'''Understanding [Whisper/Sound Asleep EP version]'''
''Recording date:'' 1999<br>
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*''Recording date:'' 1999
''Status:'' Released<br>
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*''Status:'' Released
''Released on:'' [[Sound Asleep|Whisper/Sound Asleep EP]] (track #3)<br>
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*''Released on:'' [[Sound Asleep EP]] (track #3)
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'''Live versions'''
  
'''Live versions''' <br>
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'''Understanding [Live Acoustic]  
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*A live acoustic version performed live on radio
'''- Understanding [Live Acoustic] <br>
 
A live acoustic version performed live on radio
 
  
 
== Lyrics ==
 
== Lyrics ==

Revision as of 12:51, 29 December 2006

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 **
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 and B. Moody

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 My World Dies Screaming, also known as Terror in the Haunted House (1958), and When a Man Loves A Woman (1994). Ben Moody has referred to the song as a “Cheesy 7-minute Goth anthem.”


Versions

Studio versions:

Understanding [Evanescence EP version]

  • Recording date: 1998
  • Status: Released
  • Released on:
Evanescence EP (track #6)
Whisper/Sound Asleep EP (track #5)

Understanding [Whisper/Sound Asleep EP version]

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


Live versions

Understanding [Live Acoustic]

  • A live acoustic version performed live on radio

Lyrics

Understanding - Evanescence EP version
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).

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.

Oooh..
We wash it all away, 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 at 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...

Oooh.. can't wash it all away
Can't wish it all away, yeah, yeah yeah.
Can't cry it all away
Can't scratch it all away, yeah....

Can't fight it all away
Can't hope it all away
Can't scream it all away
Move it all away
Move it all away

But the imprint is always there, nothing is ever really forgotten

Please don't hate me
Because I'll die if you do
Because I'll die if you do
Because I'll die if you do
Because I'll die if you do
Because I'll die if you do



Understanding - Sound Asleep EP Version
This version starts and predominates with a highly-reverbed guitar.

You hold the answer <- Ben

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 at our hearts
My love for you still grows
And 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
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 tried so hard

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