Tag Archive: 2003


Hello! Today I’m doing a post on the song Everybody’s Fool by Evanescence. The song was published on the album Fallen in 2003, and it was the fourth single off the album. Here are the lyrics, and below is the music video.

(I added a version without the sound effects and the music video intro, because that may be very disturbing to some people)

 

 

I really like this song because I understand Amy’s intentions about writing it. She said that she wrote the song about celebrities with completely false images, and exposing that it’s all fake. “You’re not real and you can’t save me”. I think this song is amazing, and it deals with something important as well, which makes it even better. Of course I love the lyrics, and I think the vocals of Amy is stunning as usual, so powerful and beautiful. The guitars and drums sound good, and it all sounds so complete together, I just love it, and this reminds me of how great a band Evanescence was and still really is.

 

“Without the mask, where will you hide?
Can’t find yourself, lost in your lie
I know the truth now, I know who you are
And I don’t love you anymore”
(Everybody’s Fool – Evanescence)

 

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Since yesterday was the 10th year anniversary of Evanescence’s debut album Fallen, (and since I wasn’t able to post this yesterday) I thought I would post the very debut single off the album, and to this day, the most famous song by the band of all times, and my favorite song. Here is Bring Me To Life by Evanescence.

Congratulations, world, on the World Evanescence Day (yesterday, March 4th), and congratulations to Evanescence for a fantastically successful album and 10 great years with the amazing sound of it.

And also, here is the complete album for you as well, since I’m such a nice person!

Tracklist:

  • Going Under
  • Bring Me To Life
  • Everybody’s Fool
  • My Immortal
  • Haunted
  • Tourniquet
  • Imaginary
  • Taking Over Me
  • Hello
  • My Last Breath
  • Whisper
  • My Immortal (Band Version)

“Wake me up inside
Wake me up inside
Call my name and save me from the dark
Bid my blood to run before I come undone
Save me from the nothing I’ve become
Bring me to life”
(Bring Me To Life – Evanescence)

“Frozen inside without your touch, without your love, darling
Only you are the life among the dead”
(Bring Me To Life – Evanescence)

Evanescence – Imaginary

Hi there! So, as you all may know, yesterday was Valentines Day, but I really didn’t feel like, nor have the time to do a “romantic”  post, so instead, I’ll do you one better, by writing about a song by the band I love the most! Yes, this time I’m writing about Imaginary  by Evanescence. The song was published on their album Fallen in 2003. Here are the lyrics. Enjoy!

It actually took me a while to get used to this song. I couldn’t understand the lyrics, and because of that I couldn’t fully enjoy it. Now, on the other hand, I get them, and I really like them. Amy’s voice is strong, simply impeccable, as she sings these words of deeper meaning. The band is great, with awesome guitars, the piano, the strings, the beat. It just rocks so hard.
And… as a little treat for you, I added the live version of Imaginary  from Anywhere But Home (2004). Hope you enjoy this awesome piece of well-constructed sound as much as I do!

 

“I know well what lies beyond my sleeping refuge
The nightmare I built my own world to escape”
(Imaginary – Evanescence)

 

Seether – Hang On

Hey! Thought it’s time for a “new” artist on this blog. Presenting: Seether, a post-grunge/alternative metal band from South Africa. Today’s song is called Hang On, and was written for the movie Daredevil in 2003, and published on the American version of the album Disclaimer II in 2004. Here are the lyrics.

 

 

I discovered this song looking through the soundtrack for the movie Daredevil, and found out that this was a good one. The lyrics are good, and Shaun Morgan, the vocalist, has a rough and cool voice that makes the lyrics come out very nicely. I liked the intro a lot. The playing is good, and the song is built up well. Not a very special song, but I quite like it.

 

“My hands are stained with love, wish I could take it away”
(Hang On – Seether)

 

Evanescence – Tourniquet

Hey! Now, it’s been too long since last time, so it’s really due for another post. This time it’s Tourniquet by Evanescence (suggested by one of my dear friends, so it’s not me this time). Published on the album Fallen in 2003. Here are the lyrics, and the song below:

This song is very beautiful. Amy’s voice sounds so vulnerable and sincere, and I think it’s great. Let’s face it, this is a suicide song, but it’s about whether or not God will accept you if you kill yourself: “My God, my tourniquet, return to me salvation” “Will I be denied, Christ, tourniquet, my suicide”. It’s kind of cool that Amy has said that it has happened several times that she has started to crack up in laughter right before singing this song live, and making it hard for herself to sound serious, since she’s starting out with a sweet and calm tone “I tried to kill the pain, but only brought more”, and that is supposed to be sad and stuff, but she is struggling to not laugh. That is kind of funny, and makes the song not seem so serious after all. But it is, and the lyrics are so sad and, sadly mean so much to so many people, but I hope this will make people realize that they are not alone, and maybe also realize that things can really get better, because I know it can.  I really like the guitar riffs, and I think it’s awesome when she screams “I long to die!”, which is actually from Romeo and Juliet. I like this song. That’s it.

 

“I tried to kill the pain, but only brought more, so much more
I lay dying, and I’m pouring crimson regret and betrayal”
(Tourniquet – Evanescence)

 

Hi ya’ll! Today I’m doing a post on the song Desecrate Through Reverence by Avenged Sevenfold. The song was published on the album Waking The Fallen in 2003. You can read the lyrics here (and I suggest you do, because they’re not easy to follow without reading!)

 

 

The guitar riffs in the intro could easily fit into a horror movie or something. I really love the whole intro of  the song. The song itself gave me the chills – multiple times. The lyrics are very angry, but I like them very much. I guess it says more about me than the song, oh well… I really think this is a great song, even though you might struggle a bit hearing what they actually sing if you don’t have the lyrics to check up on. However, I wish it din’t end so sudden, but the song can’t be awesome in every way. This song rocks hard!

 

“It’s not true, I don’t need you
Don’t waste your time, and don’t waste mine
I’m not your friend, I won’t soothe your soul
And in the end you’re all dead to me”
(Desecrate Through Reverence – Avenged Sevenfold)

 

Linkin Park – Faint

Hey there! This time I’m doing a review on the song Faint by Linkin Park. The song was published on their album called Meteora (2003). Here are the lyrics, and below is the music video:

 

I love the combination of rap and rock in the songs of Linkin Park, this song is no exception. Rapping the verses, rocking hard in the refrain, mixing the best of two worlds. The lyrics are brilliant, and with the screaming, they become more aggressive and awesome. It’s like I could quote the whole song, I think it’s that awesome.

 

“It’s like no matter what I do I can’t convince you for once just to hear me out
So I let go, watching you turn your back like you always do
Face away and pretend that I’m not, but I’ll be here, ’cause you’re all that I got”
(Faint – Linkin Park)

 

Evanescence – Farther Away

Hey! Today I’m doing a post on the song Farther Away by Evanescence. The song was published on the Mystary EP (2002) as a B-side on the Bring Me To Life Single (2003), and later was published on Anywhere But Home (2004) in a live version. Here are the lyrics, and here’s the song:

 

I love the introduction riffs on this song. Jesus Christ, they are awesome! The lyrics are slightly dark, and just the way I like them. “I sold my soul just to hide the light”. Dark indeed. I have said it before, and I say it again, Amy Lee has an incredible voice! “Don’t leave me here, by myself, I can’t breathe”. Just saying.
The guitar riffs are, as I said, awesome, and I quite like the drum beat in the end. I don’t think that is regular drums, but rather some kind of tribal drums. I also love that in the end you can hear the piano playing a very sweet melody. The contrast between the guitars and the piano is pretty cool.

“Tried to forget you, but without you I feel nothing”
(Farther Away – Evanescence)

Today I’m doing a post on I Hate Everything About You by Three Days Grace. I felt it was really necessary to do a post on Three Days Grace now, it’s been too long since last time. The song was published on their self-titled album (Three Days Grace) in 2003, and was also their first single. The lyrics are in the link here, and the song itself below (with lyrics, but they are not correct):

 

 

It was about time I did a review of this song. This song was the first one I ever heard of by Three Days Grace, and it really underlines their work well, and what kind of band they are.
I like the intro with the finger playing. Then the drums kick in, first with a muffled sound, but then the real deal is introduced, and it keeps building up to the refrain. They even have almost a full stop in the playing right before the refrain. I like that, I think it brings out the lyrics in the refrain in a certain way, in addition to the fact that they are repeating the lyrics in the refrain (and the rest of the song, though a little altered in the different verses, too). The lyrics are really good, and maybe they describe a lot of what’s wrong in many relationships.
Might be, I don’t know. Don’t trust everything I say. (It is, after all, 1st of April, you know – April fools-day).

 

“All the feelings that I get, but I still don’t miss you yet
Only when I stop to think about it”
(I Hate Everything About You – Three Days Grace)

 

Today I decided to do a review of a song I’ve had on my mind for over a week now. Thought it would be great to get it out to my readers too, since I enjoy this song so much. Today’s song is Unholy Confessions by Avenged Sevenfold. I’ve now made a own category for Avenged Sevenfold, since they have been included in my list of favorite bands now. Unholy Confessions was published on the album Walking The Fallen in 2003. The lyrics are in the link here. I hope you all enjoy the song as much as I do.

 

 

I absolutely love the riffs. They are amazing, brilliant, fantastic. I get a stupid smile on my face every time I listen to this song. The only thing that pissed me off with this song once, was that if you listen to it with headphones, they switch between left and right sound channel, and I only brought my ruined headset to school, and this song has some riff parts that are only on the left side, including the intro. Guess which sound channel was broken…? Oh yeah. Not fun. But still, with the right kind of headset, that brings out the bass (I recommend Koss, not to advertise!) , this song is really one to worship.

I really don’t mind the screaming. It’s hard core, that’s what this song is supposed to be, so I really enjoy it. The lyrics are just angry and awesome, and maybe I think so because of the screaming, but yeah, I’m gonna go with angry and awesome. I mean, “Nothing hurts my world, just affects the ones around me. When sin’s deep in my blood, you’ll be the one to fall”. Isn’t that angry and awesome to you? Yeah, I thought so.

 

“I wish I could be the one, the one who won’t care at all”
(Unholy Confessions – Avenged Sevenfold)