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''Written by: A. Lee and B. Moody''<br>
 
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Originally recorded on the Whisper EP in 1998. There are currently 7 versions of the song. A demo version of Whisper contains sound clips from the Romeo and Juliet soundtrack. "O Verona" and "Juliet's Requiem" are the clips. There is also a "Master Mix" of Whisper where you have these same clips, followed by the Fallen version of the song. The skips that are in the intro of the demo versions are not in the "Master Mix". This "Master Mix" is a little more rare.<br>
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Originally recorded on the Whisper EP in 1998. There are currently 6 versions of the song. A demo version of Whisper contains sound clips from the Romeo and Juliet soundtrack. "O Verona" and "Juliet's Requiem" are the clips.<br>
 
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“Servatis a periculum, servatis a maleficum” is roughly translated as “Save us from danger, save us from evil.”<br>
 
“Servatis a periculum, servatis a maleficum” is roughly translated as “Save us from danger, save us from evil.”<br>
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''Status:'' Released<br>
 
''Status:'' Released<br>
 
''Released on:'' [[Fallen]] (track #11)<br>
 
''Released on:'' [[Fallen]] (track #11)<br>
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'''- Whisper [Master Mix]'''<br>
 
''Recording date:'' August - November 2002<br>
 
''Status:'' Unreleased<br>
 
''Note:'' This is basically the [[Fallen]] version with the intro of the 2002 demo version. The skips that are in the 2002 demo version are not in this one.<br>
 
 
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'''- Whisper [Origin version]'''<br>
 
'''- Whisper [Origin version]'''<br>

Revision as of 18:59, 13 December 2006

General Information

Written by: A. Lee and B. Moody

Originally recorded on the Whisper EP in 1998. There are currently 6 versions of the song. A demo version of Whisper contains sound clips from the Romeo and Juliet soundtrack. "O Verona" and "Juliet's Requiem" are the clips.

“Servatis a periculum, servatis a maleficum” is roughly translated as “Save us from danger, save us from evil.”

According to many sources the line is grammatically incorrect, but Amy Lee maintains that she’s a hell of a Thai chef.

Versions

Studio versions:

- Whisper [Fallen version]
Recording date: August - November 2002
Status: Released
Released on: Fallen (track #11)

- Whisper [Origin version]
Recording date: 1999
Status: Released
Released on: Origin (track #2)

- Whisper [Whisper/Sound Asleep EP version]
Recording date: 1998
Status: Released
Released on: Whisper/Sound Asleep EP (track #2)

- Whisper [demo version #1]
Recording date: 1998
Status: Released
Released on: We The Living, Vol. 3 (track #6)
Notes: this is the Whisper/Sound Asleep EP version without the sample at the beginning of the song

- Whisper [demo version #2]
Recording date: 1999
Status: Released
Released on: Automata Version 3.0 (track #2)
Notes: this track is Whisper and Origin from the album Origin merged together

- Whisper [demo version #3]
Recording date: 2002
Status: Unreleased
Note: the demo containing sound clips from the Romeo and Juliet soundtrack

Live versions:

- Whisper [Anywhere But Home DVD live]
Performing period: 2004
Status: Released
Recording date: May 25, 2004
Released on: Anywhere But Home (track #13)

- Whisper [live in Cologne]
Performing period: 2003
Status: Released
Released on: Everybody's Fool commercial single (track #3)
Note: has a fantastic guitar solo by Ben

- Whisper [acoustic]
Performing period: 2003
Status: Unreleased
Example: the acoustic performance at Juanita's

Lyrics

Whisper

Catch me as I fall
Say you're here and it's all over now
Speaking to the atmosphere
No one's here and I fall into myself
This truth drive me
Into madness
I know I can stop the pain
If I will it all away
If I will it all away

[CHORUS:]
Don't turn away
(Don't give in to the pain)
Don't try to hide
(Though they're screaming your name)
Don't close your eyes
(God knows what lies behind them)
Don't turn out the light
(Never sleep never die)

I'm frightened by what I see
But somehow I know
That there's much more to come
Immobilized by my fear
And soon to be
Blinded by tears
I can stop the pain
If I will it all away
If I will it all away

[Chorus]

Fallen angels at my feet
Whispered voices at my ear
Death before my eyes
Lying next to me I fear
She beckons me
Shall I give in
Upon my end shall I begin
Forsaking all I've fallen for
I rise to meet my end

[Chorus]

Servatis a periculum, servatis a maleficum {repeats through to end of song}

[Chorus]

[Chorus]



Whisper - Demo version 2002
This version begins with strings and one burst of noise before the vocals in the intro sample.

[Intro sample: O Verona / Juliet's Requiem]

Catch me as I fall
Say you're here and it's all over now
Speaking to the atmosphere
No one's here and I fall into myself

This truth drives me into madness
I know I can stop the pain
If I will it all away

Don't turn away
Don't give in to the pain
Don't try to hide
Though they're screaming your name
Don't close your eyes
God knows what lies behind them
Don't turn out the light
Never sleep never die

I'm frightened by what I see
But somehow I know
That there's much more to come
Immobilized by my fear
And soon to be
Blinded by tears

I can stop the pain
If I will it all away

Don't turn away
Don't give in to the pain
Don't try to hide
Though they're screaming your name
Don't close your eyes
God knows what lies behind them
Don't turn out the light
Never sleep never die

Fallen angels at my feet
Whispered voices at my ear
Death before my eyes
Lying next to me I fear
She beckons me shall I give in
Upon my end shall I begin
Forsaking all I've fallen for
I rise to meet the end

Don't turn away
Don't give in to the pain
Don't try to hide
Though they're screaming your name
Don't close your eyes
God knows what lies behind them
Don't turn out the light
Never sleep never die



Whisper - Whisper/Sound Asleep EP version

”Death in, Death in it's most hideous form”

Catch me as I fall
Say you're here and it's all over now
Speaking to the atmosphere
No one's here and I fall into myself
This truth drive me
Into madness
I know I can stop the pain
If I will it all away

[CHORUS:]
Don't turn away
(Don't give in to the pain)
Don't try to hide
(Though they're screaming your name)
Don't close your eyes
(God knows what lies behind them)
Don't turn out the light
(Never sleep never die)

I'm frightened by what I see
But somehow I know
That there's much more to come
Immobilized by my fear
And soon to be
Blinded by tears
I can stop the pain
If I will it all away

[Chorus]

Fallen angels at my feet
Whispered voices at my ear
Death before my eyes
Lying next to me I fear
She beckons me
Shall I give in
Upon my end shall I begin
Forsaking all I've fallen for
I rise to meet my end

[Chorus]

Guitar Tabs & Sheet Music


See Also

Evanescence Songs
Whisper EP / Sound Asleep EP
Origin CD
Fallen CD
Not For Your Ears Compilation
Evanescence Discography