Post by DarkFlare89 on Oct 15, 2012 2:04:43 GMT -6
-Located on the album(s): "Evanescence EP" as Track #2 -BMI Work #6966936 -Length Time: 5:44 -Acoustic Version Available? [NO] -Live Version Available? [YES] - See: Live @ Vino's May 7th, 1999.
2, 3, 4
0:00 - 0:14
How many times have you told me you love her? As many times as I wanted to tell you the truth How long have I stood here beside you? I live through you, you looked through me
Ooh, solitude Still with me is only you Ooh, solitude I can't stay away from you
1:22 - 1:40
How many times have I don't this to myself? Hmm How long will it take before I see? When will this hole in my heart be mended? Who now is left alone but me?
Ooh, solitude Forever me and forever you Ooh, solitude Only you, only true
Everyone leaves me stranded, Forgotten, abandoned, left behind I can't stay here another night
3:13 - 3:19
Your secret admirer, Who could it be?
Ooh, Can't you see all along it was me? How can you be so blind as to see right through me?
And ooh, solitude Still with me is only you Ooh, solitude I can't stay away from you, Ooh
And ooh solitude Forever me and forever you Ooh, solitude Only you, only true
4:50 - 5:44
Some Things To Think About/Debate Over
-This is the first Evanescence song ever created (as per the casette Amy found in her attic that had Solitude and Understanding on it).
Amy found a cassette with the two songs on it in her attic. I thought maybe she could auction it off for OotS or something, what do you guys think? Sometimes demos and session versions are very interesting to listen to and other times you realize that a song just needs a little extra to become the masterpiece it ends up as. I wonder what they sound like. I can imagine Solitude is good but Understanding has got to be pretty different.
-This song was created during a friendly competition between Amy and Ben: The order went Solitude (Amy), Understanding (Ben), Give Unto Me (Piano-Vocal) (Amy), My Immortal (Piano-Vocal) (Ben). Those are the first four Evanescence songs; Ben claims Amy won the competition with Give Unto Me.
We all know it's from Amy to Ben. No need to be shifty. We all know the story/myth/legend:
Amy wrote Solitude to Ben as a sort of 'love letter'. Ben then wrote Understanding to impress Amy. Amy then wrote Give Unto Me to basically say "ha I'm better then you!" to Ben. Ben then wanted to write an equally good piano-ballad, so he wrote My Immortal.
I don't think they ever decided on who won that 'contest'. Though I've heard that Ben always thought Amy had won it with Give Unto Me - I'm not sure though, just something I heard.
-People who don't know any better call this song "Secret Admirer."
-According to the EvReference: Will Boyd is credited with bass, backup vocals and guitar on this work, while Matt Outlaw is credited with drums.
This was one of the first Evanescence songs I ever learned how to play on guitar. Granted it's pretty easy, but I wasn't very experienced back then and I still kinda suck so it doesn't matter anyway. Lol. I'm sure most of us have had an angsty teenage period where we relate to this song, and I'm really glad that I had this to listen to when I was going through mine else I might have forced worse on others.
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