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Written by: ''[[A. Lee]], [[T. Balsamo]]''
 
Written by: ''[[A. Lee]], [[T. Balsamo]]''
  
'''[[The Open Door]]:'''  Track 3 <br>
 
  
 
Described as a song about Amy's  "plea for perspective from the expectation of young fans" by [http://evanescence.com Evanescence.com].
 
Described as a song about Amy's  "plea for perspective from the expectation of young fans" by [http://evanescence.com Evanescence.com].
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<blockquote>"I live for the rock songs. With the line-up changing, I think a lot of people thought it would be more of the My Immortal stuff. But My Immortal was Ben [Moody]'s song! I was always trying to pull us in a crazier direction. Songs like Weight of the World and Sweet Sacrifice and All That I'm Living For are so amazing to me because of the adrenaline. Especially when we play them live."</blockquote>
 
<blockquote>"I live for the rock songs. With the line-up changing, I think a lot of people thought it would be more of the My Immortal stuff. But My Immortal was Ben [Moody]'s song! I was always trying to pull us in a crazier direction. Songs like Weight of the World and Sweet Sacrifice and All That I'm Living For are so amazing to me because of the adrenaline. Especially when we play them live."</blockquote>
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== Versions ==
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'''Studio versions:'''
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'''Weight of the World'''
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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 #3)
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'''Live versions:'''
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'''Weight of the World [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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'''Weight of the World [acoustic]''' <ref>Performed by [[Amy Lee]] (piano, vocals), [[John LeCompt]] (acoustic guitar) and [[David Eggar]] (cello)</ref>
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*''Performing period:'' September 2006
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*''Status:'' Unreleased
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== Lyrics ==
 
== Lyrics ==

Revision as of 15:13, 25 February 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 Chain*
The Change
The End
The Game is Over
The In-Between
The Last Song I'm Wasting on You
The Only One
The Other Side
Together Again
Tourniquet
Understanding
Unknown Title
Unraveling
Use My Voice
Wasted on You
Weight of the World
What You Want
Where Will You Go?
Whisper
You Got a Lot to Learn
Your Love
Your Star
* Cover songs


General Information

Written by: A. Lee, T. Balsamo


Described as a song about Amy's "plea for perspective from the expectation of young fans" by Evanescence.com.

The guitars take off whilst Amy’s voice gets lost between sampled mumbling and a guitar riff by Balsamo. The vocals get more and more synthetic whilst the guitars get mixed with an electronic supplement. A track that is very easily distinguished from Evanescence’s repertoire.

Amy's description of the song: [1]

"I live for the rock songs. With the line-up changing, I think a lot of people thought it would be more of the My Immortal stuff. But My Immortal was Ben [Moody]'s song! I was always trying to pull us in a crazier direction. Songs like Weight of the World and Sweet Sacrifice and All That I'm Living For are so amazing to me because of the adrenaline. Especially when we play them live."


Versions

Studio versions:

Weight of the World

  • Recording date: September 2005 - March 2006
  • Status: Released
  • Released on: The Open Door (track #3)


Live versions:

Weight of the World [live]

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

Weight of the World [acoustic] [2]

  • Performing period: September 2006
  • Status: Unreleased


Lyrics

Feels like the weight of the world
Like God in Heaven gave me a turn
Don't cling to me, I swear I can't fix you
Still in the dark, can you fix me?

Freefall, freefall, all through life

If you love me, then let go of me
I won't be held down by who I used to be
She's nothing to me

Feels like the weight of the world
Like all my screaming has gone unheard
And oh I know you don't believe in me
Safe in the dark, how can you see?

Freefall, freefall, all through life

If you love me, then let go of me
I won't be held down by who I used to be

If you love me, then let go of me
I won't be held down by who I was

If you love me, then let go of me
I won't be held down by who I used to be

Guitar Tabs & Sheet Music

References

  1. C. Bottomley. Evanescence: Amy Lee Explains the New Songs - VH1.com
  2. Performed by Amy Lee (piano, vocals), John LeCompt (acoustic guitar) and David Eggar (cello)