Weight of the World

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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


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General Information

Written by: A. Lee and T. Balsamo

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

Vin1.jpg "Weight of the World" is a song about feeling the pressure of that and I love our fans and I don't mean, get off my back, I don't want this pressure. It's interesting, playing shows and meeting fans after the show and going to the different Web sites, the fan sites and seeing all these personal experiences that people are sharing and all the advice and answers to questions that they are trying to get from me. I do answer sometimes and I do want to go on. I do want to be there for people and tell them what I think but at the same time, I'm not a therapist and I'm not a doctor and I don't have all the answers for the meaning of life. That's the thing about our music is that it's deep and I'm trying to find the answers and I guess in that song I was really expressing that this is kind of a lot of pressure sometimes and I wanted to definitely say to all those fans, I'm not a prophet and I don't have all the answers, so you really need to look within yourself and start that journey on your own.[1] Vin2.jpg


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:

Vin1.jpg 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.[2] Vin2.jpg


The song was released as a radio single in Colombia, as announced in an article of October 18, 2007.[3]

There is a radio version for this song. Some say that there is an alternative version with the acoustic section of the song taken out. It might be fan-made. This remains unknown.

Versions

Studio versions:

Weight of the World

  • Recording date: September 2005 - March 2006
  • Status: Released
  • Released on:
The Open Door (track #3)
Weight of the World promotional single (track #5)
  • Length: 3:38

Weight of the World [Radio Edit][citation needed]

  • Recording date: September 2005 - March 2006 [unknown when edited]
  • Status: Released
  • Released on: [unknown]
  • Length: 3:15


Live versions:

Weight of the World [Live]

  • Performing period: October 5, 2006 - December 8, 2007, November 4 - November 8, 2009, August 17, 2011 - November 9, 2012
  • Status: Released
  • Released on: Sweet Sacrifice Single
  • Length: 3:42

Weight of the World [Acoustic][citation needed]

  • Performing period: September 2006
  • Status: Unreleased
  • Length: Unknown
  • Examples: The World Premiere of The Open Door in London, UK and at "La Maroquinerie" in Paris, France.

Lyrics

The Open Door Version

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

Radio Edit Version

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
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

South America Radio Promo Single

Main Article: Weight of the World Single

Weight of the World was released as a promo radio single in the singles compilation The Ones International Vol.11, under Sony label. The aim of the CD was the promotion of these songs through the South American radio frequences. The track reached #1 in the Venezuelan radio (92.9 FM) for 8 weeks time, and 12 weeks in the firsts positions.

  1. Beautiful Girls - Sean Kingston
  2. Over My Head (cable car) - The Fray
  3. The Story - Brandi Carlile
  4. Hot - Avril Lavigne
  5. Weight of the World - Evanescence
  6. The Pretender - Foo Fifhters
  7. Into the Night - Santana feat. Chad Kroeger
  8. No One - Alicia Keys
  9. Taking Chances - Celine Dion
  10. Gimme More - Britney Spears
  11. Do it well - Jennifer Lopez
  12. Lovestoned/I Think She Knows - Jiustin Timberlake
  13. Inconsolable - Backstreet Boys
  14. Nessun Dorma (bonus track) - Paul Potts

Guitar Tabs & Sheet Music

not available

Notes and References