"We were writing the song as the 2011 earthquake and tsunami was hitting Tohoku, Japan. We needed some lyrics for a very dramatic, very heavy-sounding song. Watching those images on the news, we had this empathy, so those feelings just came out of me, wondering what I would feel like in that position. The reason it’s on this album is because of its nature. That bridge piano part is one of the most dramatic classical elements in our music, and I always visualized it as a piece. To take it, accentuate it, and go all the way with that idea was really satisfying. We took that piano bridge part and used it as the intro to this new version, then allowed the orchestra to really take over, just as I always heard it in my head. It wasn’t supposed to be the first song on the album, but I realized using that one piano note was the simplest place to start. It gave the album so much room to grow, sonically and musically. And the vocal, singing from a dark place, leading to the light, was exactly the right way to start. That was a last-minute choice, instead of what we’d planned originally, using the 'Unraveling' intro into 'Imaginary.'"
Everything is so dark And I know there’s something wrong but I can’t turn the light on In that split second change When you knew we couldn’t hold on I realized I live to love you
Save yourself, don’t look back Tearing us apart until it’s
All gone The only world I’ve ever known sleeps beneath the waves But I remember
I won’t give up on you I can feel it in my heart just show me the way I don’t belong here alone I can still see your face Where it’s burned into my mind I die every time I close my eyes You’re always there Save yourself, don’t look back Tearing us apart until it’s
All gone The only world I’ve ever known sleeps beneath the waves But I’m the one who’s drowning Without your love I am lost And I can never go back home
All across the ocean We are calling, calling Are you there Nothing left for me till I find you because it’s
All gone The only world I’ve ever known sleeps beneath the waves And I’m the one who’s drowning Without your love I am lost And I can never go back I can never go back home
COM: 8/28/12. New Medicine, Cavo, Halestorm, Chevelle, Evanescence. COM: 5/07/15. Starset, The Pretty Reckless, Halestorm. 3/01/16: Silver Sankes, The I Mighty, Glassjaw, Coheed & Cambria. Synthesis Live: 10/30/17 Story of the Year, Taking Back Sunday, Coheed & Cambria: 07/22/2018
Post by BlackenTheDay on Nov 10, 2017 5:24:13 GMT -6
I am so sorry I ever underestimated this song(which I did, at some point.)
This version is beautiful. That awesome modern beat and the orchestra really go so well together. Amy's voice! *.* I'm in love! The way she sings ".....alone....." is so much more effective on the Synthesis version, I felt like in the original it sounded somewhat angry, which is understandable for a song like this, but I have always wanted to hear a version which is somewhat softer-sounding, if that makes sense? It sounds more melancholic. I love it.
Post by RapturedLight on Nov 12, 2017 8:54:59 GMT -6
Never Go Back was one of my faves from Ev3 and it's one of my faves from Synthesis. It really transformed. It's so beautiful and filled with urgency in a whole new way on Synthesis. I love how the cool piano part in the middle eight is emphasized throughout the entire song in this new version.
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