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== General information ==
== General Information ==
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''Written by: [[A. Lee]] and [[T. Balsamo]]''
  
''Written by: [[A. Lee]], [[T. Balsamo]]''
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[[Image:The mechanical lights of Lisbon.jpg|thumb|left|200px|"...the mechanical lights of Lisbon...... ;)"<br>(AmyLeeEV - [[Twitter]])<ref name=listwit />]]
  
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'''''Your Star''''' is the eleventh track from [[Evanescence]]'s second studio album, ''[[The Open Door]]''. It's [[Terry Balsamo]]'s favorite song on the album.<ref name=favorite /> Amy mentioned in one of their concerts in Ottawa, Canada on January 10, 2007 that ''Your Star'' was "pretty much the hardest thing [they] have ever written."
  
[[Terry Balsamo]]'s favourite song on [[The Open Door]]. The piano is the principal instrument for this song. It displays the maturity of the band’s new sound. The choir once again appears, causing the end of the song to be really epic.<BR>
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Amy's description of the song:
  
Amy's description of the song: <ref>C. Bottomley. [http://www.vh1.com/news/articles/1540914/story.jhtml Evanescence: Amy Lee Explains the New Songs] - VH1.com</ref>
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{{quote|A couple of years ago, I felt so alone that I was dreading going on tour. We had just arrived in Lisbon and I was in my room feeling jet-lagged, weird and tired. I had just been home where I could see the stars at night. But when I looked out the hotel window in Lisbon, I couldn't see anything because we were in this big city. That was the last straw. I felt so depressed, I just started singing this song.<ref name=vh1 />}}
  
<blockquote>"A couple of years ago, I felt so alone that I was dreading going on tour. We had just arrived in Lisbon and I was in my room feeling jet-lagged, weird and tired. I had just been home where I could see the stars at night. But when I looked out the hotel window in Lisbon, I couldn't see anything because we were in this big city. That was the last straw. I felt so depressed, I just started singing this song." </blockquote>
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In a interview with ''EvanescenceWebsite.com'', Amy said the song was written during the [[Fallen Tour]]:
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{{quote|Most of Your Star was written sitting in a hotel window sill in Portugal during the Fallen tour, just singing to myself.<ref name=evwebsiteinterview />}}
  
During the bridge, the background choir sings "Alma surdo, loucura, o­nde ste seu alma? loucura, todo zosinho" (Portuguese) which means "Deaf soul, madness, where is its soul? Madness, all alone" in English.
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During the bridge, the background choir sings "Alma surdo, loucura, o­nde está seu alma? Loucura, todo sozinho" (Portuguese with some grammatical mistakes) which tries to mean "Deaf soul, madness, where is its soul? Madness, all alone" in English. In correct Portuguese it would be "Alma surda, loucura, onde está sua alma? Loucura, toda sozinha."
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''Your Star'' was confirmed to be reworked and included on the orchestral album, ''[[Synthesis]]'', when the track list was revealed through the album's pre-order on September 15, 2017. Four months prior to that, the band posted a video to their Instagram account in which the orchestra was recording the song.<ref name="yourstarstudio" /> This version was performed live for the first time on October 14, 2017 at the Pearl Concert Theater in Las Vegas, Nevada for the Synthesis Live tour. Watch a performance of the song [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nHPJKUxlqM here].
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About the ''Synthesis'' reworking of the song, Amy said:
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{{quote|'''Synthesis is said to merge orchestral elements and electronic elements- what is the weirdest instrument/ object that you used in the reimagining of the tracks?'''
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Will was using a vintage Roland vocoder (SVC- 350) for some beat processing and it accidentally began picking up some distorted and very otherworldly sounding Mexican radio station’s frequency at the end of “Your Star”. It added a subtle level of authentic creepiness to the song that we couldn’t have if we had been trying to. Some mistakes are my favourite parts.<ref name="dontboreus" />}}
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In December 2017, CBC Music posted a tutorial video of Amy on how to play ''Your Star'' on piano. Watch [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1jNRha8k4Y here].
  
 
== Versions ==
 
== Versions ==
 
 
'''Studio versions:'''
 
'''Studio versions:'''
  
'''Your Star'''
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'''Your Star [''The Open Door'' version]'''
 
*''Recording date:'' September 2005 - March 2006
 
*''Recording date:'' September 2005 - March 2006
 
*''Status:'' Released
 
*''Status:'' Released
*''Released on:'' [[The Open Door]] (track #11)
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*''Released on:'' ''[[The Open Door]]'' (track #11)
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*''Length:'' 4:43
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'''Your Star [''Synthesis'' version]'''
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*''Recording date:'' May - August 2017
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*''Status:'' Released
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*''Released on: [[Synthesis]]'' (track #13)
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*''Length:'' 4:38
  
  
 
'''Live versions:'''
 
'''Live versions:'''
  
'''Your Star [live]'''
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'''Your Star [Live]'''
*''Performing period:'' January 5, 2006 - present
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*''Performing period:'' January 5 - December 8, 2007; [[New York Secret Show 2009|November 4]] - [[Maquinaria Festival 2009|November 8]], 2009; August 17, 2011 - November 8, 2012; April - November 2016; April 20 - July 9, 2017;
*''Status:'' Unreleased
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*''Examples:'' Zepp Tokyo, Japan (January 31, 2007); Palladium Ballroom at Dallas, Texas (October 19, 2011)
*''Example:'' Live @ Scotiabank Place Ottawa, Canada (January 10, 2007)
 
  
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'''Your Star [Synthesis Live]'''
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*''Performing period:'' October 14, 2017 - September 8, 2018
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*''Status:'' Released
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*''Recording date:'' November 3, 2017
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*''Released on:'' ''[[Synthesis Live]]'' (track #13)
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*''Length:'' 4:44
  
 
== Lyrics ==
 
== Lyrics ==
 
 
I can't see your star<BR>  
 
I can't see your star<BR>  
 
I can't see your star<BR>
 
I can't see your star<BR>
Though I patiently waited, bedside<BR>  
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Though I patiently waited, bedside,<BR>  
for the death of today<BR>  
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For the death of today<BR>  
 
I can't see your star<BR>   
 
I can't see your star<BR>   
 
The mechanical lights of Lisbon<BR>  
 
The mechanical lights of Lisbon<BR>  
frightened it away<BR>   
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Frightened it away<BR>   
 
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<BR>
 
And I'm alone now<BR>   
 
And I'm alone now<BR>   
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It's breaking me<BR>
 
It's breaking me<BR>
 
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<BR>
[Alma surdo, loucura, o­nde ste seu alma?]<BR>
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''[Alma surda, loucura]'' all my fears ''[onde está sua alma?]''<BR>
All my fears<BR>
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''[Loucura, toda sozinha]'' turn to rage<BR>
[loucura, todo zosinho]<BR>
 
turn to rage<BR>
 
 
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<BR>
And I'm alone now me<BR>
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And I'm alone now<BR>
And all I stood for<BR>
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Me and all I stood for<BR>
 
We're wandering now<BR>
 
We're wandering now<BR>
 
All in parts and pieces, swim lonely<BR>
 
All in parts and pieces, swim lonely<BR>
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<BR>
 
<BR>
 
And nothing worth fighting for<BR>
 
And nothing worth fighting for<BR>
We’re wandering now<BR>
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We're wandering now<BR>
 
All in parts and pieces, swim lonely<BR>
 
All in parts and pieces, swim lonely<BR>
 
Find your own way out<BR>
 
Find your own way out<BR>
  
== Guitar Tabs & Sheet Music ==
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==Guitar tabs & sheet music==
 
*[http://evanescencereference.info/music/sheet/Your%20Star%20%5bTOD%5d.pdf Piano sheet music with guitar tabs]
 
*[http://evanescencereference.info/music/sheet/Your%20Star%20%5bTOD%5d.pdf Piano sheet music with guitar tabs]
  
==References==
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== References ==
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<ref name="dontboreus">{{cite web|url=https://dontboreus.thebrag.com/evanescence-interview-amy-lee-australian-tour/|title=Amy Lee Of Evanescence reflects on the band’s career and influence ahead of their Australian tour|work=Don'tBoreus|date=December 19, 2017|accessdate=September 17, 2019}}</ref>
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<ref name=favorite>{{cite web|url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIb9aMJmlus|title=Evanescence - Live and Intimate In Australia 2007 (Full Show)|work=YouTube|accessdate=June 23, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name=listwit>{{cite web|last=Lee|first=Amy|date=May 24, 2012|url=https://twitter.com/AmyLeeEV/status/205805333044658179|title=The mechanical lights of Lisbon|work=Twitter|accessdate=June 19, 2012}}</ref>
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<ref name=vh1>{{cite news|last=Bottomley|first=C.|date=September 18, 2006|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20061016104811/http://www.vh1.com/news/articles/1540914/story.jhtml|title=Evanescence: Amy Lee Explains the New Songs|work=VH1|url=http://www.vh1.com/news/articles/1540914/story.jhtml|archivedate=October 16, 2006|accessdate=December 3, 2006}}</ref>
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<ref name=evwebsiteinterview>{{cite news|date=2007|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20071025031050/http://www.evanescencewebsite.com/AmyLeeInterview.php|title=An Interview With Amy Lee|work=EvanescenceWebsite.com|url=http://www.evanescencewebsite.com/AmyLeeInterview.php|archivedate=October 25, 2007}}</ref>
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<ref name="yourstarstudio">{{cite news|date=May 27, 2017|url=https://www.instagram.com/p/BUmtCWqBHCM/|title=#synthesis|work=Instagram}}</ref>
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[[Category:The Open Door songs]]
 
[[Category:The Open Door songs]]
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[[Category:Synthesis songs]]

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General information

Written by: A. Lee and T. Balsamo

"...the mechanical lights of Lisbon...... ;)"
(AmyLeeEV - Twitter)[1]

Your Star is the eleventh track from Evanescence's second studio album, The Open Door. It's Terry Balsamo's favorite song on the album.[2] Amy mentioned in one of their concerts in Ottawa, Canada on January 10, 2007 that Your Star was "pretty much the hardest thing [they] have ever written."

Amy's description of the song:

Vin1.jpg A couple of years ago, I felt so alone that I was dreading going on tour. We had just arrived in Lisbon and I was in my room feeling jet-lagged, weird and tired. I had just been home where I could see the stars at night. But when I looked out the hotel window in Lisbon, I couldn't see anything because we were in this big city. That was the last straw. I felt so depressed, I just started singing this song.[3] Vin2.jpg


In a interview with EvanescenceWebsite.com, Amy said the song was written during the Fallen Tour:

Vin1.jpg Most of Your Star was written sitting in a hotel window sill in Portugal during the Fallen tour, just singing to myself.[4] Vin2.jpg


During the bridge, the background choir sings "Alma surdo, loucura, o­nde está seu alma? Loucura, todo sozinho" (Portuguese with some grammatical mistakes) which tries to mean "Deaf soul, madness, where is its soul? Madness, all alone" in English. In correct Portuguese it would be "Alma surda, loucura, onde está sua alma? Loucura, toda sozinha."

Your Star was confirmed to be reworked and included on the orchestral album, Synthesis, when the track list was revealed through the album's pre-order on September 15, 2017. Four months prior to that, the band posted a video to their Instagram account in which the orchestra was recording the song.[5] This version was performed live for the first time on October 14, 2017 at the Pearl Concert Theater in Las Vegas, Nevada for the Synthesis Live tour. Watch a performance of the song here.

About the Synthesis reworking of the song, Amy said:

Vin1.jpg Synthesis is said to merge orchestral elements and electronic elements- what is the weirdest instrument/ object that you used in the reimagining of the tracks?

Will was using a vintage Roland vocoder (SVC- 350) for some beat processing and it accidentally began picking up some distorted and very otherworldly sounding Mexican radio station’s frequency at the end of “Your Star”. It added a subtle level of authentic creepiness to the song that we couldn’t have if we had been trying to. Some mistakes are my favourite parts.[6]

Vin2.jpg


In December 2017, CBC Music posted a tutorial video of Amy on how to play Your Star on piano. Watch here.

Versions

Studio versions:

Your Star [The Open Door version]

  • Recording date: September 2005 - March 2006
  • Status: Released
  • Released on: The Open Door (track #11)
  • Length: 4:43

Your Star [Synthesis version]

  • Recording date: May - August 2017
  • Status: Released
  • Released on: Synthesis (track #13)
  • Length: 4:38


Live versions:

Your Star [Live]

  • Performing period: January 5 - December 8, 2007; November 4 - November 8, 2009; August 17, 2011 - November 8, 2012; April - November 2016; April 20 - July 9, 2017;
  • Examples: Zepp Tokyo, Japan (January 31, 2007); Palladium Ballroom at Dallas, Texas (October 19, 2011)

Your Star [Synthesis Live]

  • Performing period: October 14, 2017 - September 8, 2018
  • Status: Released
  • Recording date: November 3, 2017
  • Released on: Synthesis Live (track #13)
  • Length: 4:44

Lyrics

I can't see your star
I can't see your star
Though I patiently waited, bedside,
For the death of today
I can't see your star
The mechanical lights of Lisbon
Frightened it away

And I'm alone now
Me and all I stood for
We're wandering now
All in parts in pieces, swim lonely
Find your own way out

I can't see your star
I can't see your star
How can the darkness feel so wrong?

And I'm alone now
Me and all I stood for
We're wandering now
All in parts in pieces, swim lonely
Find your own way out

So far away
It's growing colder without your love
Why can't you feel me calling your name?
Can't break the silence
It's breaking me

[Alma surda, loucura] all my fears [onde está sua alma?]
[Loucura, toda sozinha] turn to rage

And I'm alone now
Me and all I stood for
We're wandering now
All in parts and pieces, swim lonely
Find your own way out now

And nothing worth fighting for
We're wandering now
All in parts and pieces, swim lonely
Find your own way out

Guitar tabs & sheet music

References