Tag Archive: 2006


Hey there! So, suddenly inspired and after checking that I didn’t do anything with this song before, I chose today to write about Weight Of The World by Evanescence. The song was published on the album The Open Door in 2006. Here are the lyrics. Listen and enjoy.

 

The intro is really rocking and cool, and I like the sound of Amy’s voice when she sings “Feels like the weight of the world, like God in heaven gave me a turn”, it sounds almost distorted, I think it’s really cool. I also like the choir, especially in verse two, the wailing sound fits the song perfectly. Amy’s vocals are rocking this song, and the most awesome feature in this song is the incredible falsetto voice she goes into towards the end, and what’s more incredible is that she does that live as well! The whole song is influenced by the attitude in Amy’s voice, just awesome. The lyrics are a little dark, and seems even darker by the sound of the song. The riffs are rocking too, and the drums… you hear it even better in the live version how cool it is. It’s brilliant.
So, here is a live version of the song from Rock In Rio 2011, hope you enjoy this as well, it’s such a great performance.

 

“Feels like the weight of the world
Like all my screaming has come unheard”
(Weight Of The World – Evanescence)

 

Hey! I think it’s been a long time since last time I did an Evanescence review, so now is the time. This time it’s Call Me When You’re Sober, off the album The Open Door (2006). Just saying something similar to what Amy Lee did in an concert before playing this: This one’s for the girls! The lyrics are here, and the awesome music video is below:

 

 

The song is just amazing. Amy looks smashing as always, inspired by Little Red Riding Hood, just darker, more gothic-like. They even included a wolf. Brilliant. The lyrics are cool and have an attitude, like when she sings “Should have let you fall, lose it all” and  “You never call me when you’re sober, you only want it cause it’s over, aah, it’s over”. With a bittersweet start, so to say, Amy takes us away with clear vocals and the piano, followed by the rest of the band into the epicness of the song. The piano is pretty prominent as an instrument in this song, the melody is wonderful.  The song ends as it starts, with a little twist, and Amy’s deep gaze into the camera, mesmerizing us with her eyes.

 

“How could I have burned paradise?
How could I? You were never mine.”
(Call Me When You’re Sober – Evanescence)

 

Hi ya’ll! Today’s song (or what’s left of it anyway) is Cloud Nine by Evanescence. The song was published on the album The Open Door in 2006. Here are the lyrics (a little easier to find than in yesterday’s post…), and also in the video below:

 

The song itself sounds very haunting, but the lyrics aren’t as haunting when you read them alone. I think they’re brilliant, though. Amy sounds almost like possessed, because of the sound effects, so much that it almost gives me the creeps. I liked the way the guitars sort of turns off right before the bridge, leaving only the piano and Amy’s voice. As always, great guitar riffs, especially after Amy singing “and you refuse to lift me”, and also while she sings “Guess it wasn’t real after all”. Nice touch.

 

“In a dream, will you give your love to me?
Beg my broken heart to beat
Save my life, change my mind”
(Cloud Nine – Evanescence)

 

 

Hey there! Now I’m going to do a review about the song Never Too Late by Three Days Grace. The song was published in 2006 on the album One-X. The lyrics are here, and the heartbreaking music video is below:

 

I first of all love the finger ply in the beginning accompanied with only Adam’s voice before the band kicks in. It’s building up to the refrain, where the rock guitars plays their riffs, making the song rougher. Then, after the bridge, the song is take down to the finger playing and Adam’s vocals as they repeat the first two lines, and we see that sweet little girl, and over to the refrain again where an archangel is fighting the man. I think that is wonderful. And I really like the fact that the song ends as it starts, with the finger play.

The lyrics are sort of general for any situation, but if we look at the music video, there’s a whole new meaning to them. It seems obvious to me this is about child abuse, and the girl’s life when she grows up. In the end she breaks free from the handcuffs and hands that is holding her down, as Adam sings the words “Maybe we’ll turn it all around ’cause it’s not too late, it’s never too late”, and I preceive that as the message of this song, that you can break free, no matter, what, cause it’s never too late.

 

“The world we knew won’t come back
The time we lost, can’t get back
The life we had won’t be ours again” 
(Never Too Late – Three Days Grace)

 

Today’s song will be Breath by Breaking Benjamin. The song was published on the album Phobia in 2006. Here are the lyrics, and enjoy the song!

 

 

The lyrics just sounds like someone is waiting for feelings to go over, a relationship to end, and move on to someone else. “Is it over yet?”. I love the guitar riffs, and I like the finger play and that you really can hear the bass in between the lyrics lines, and the rest. I think the song is really peculiar. I thought the whole “So sacrifice yourself…” was the refrain, and then it moves on to “You take the breath right out of me…” and then I went like “Aah, I see, that’s really strange, but it’s cool!”. Maybe I’m stupid, but that really fascinated me!

 

“I see nothing in your eyes, and the more I see the less I like. Is it over yet? In my head”
(Breath – Breaking Benjamin)

 

Red – Already Over

Today (or what’s left of it) I’m doing a review of the song Already Over by the American rock band Red. The song was published on the album End Of Silence in 2006. The lyrics are here, and in the video. (A little unsure if the lyrics in the video is the same as in the link, but what the heck) Enjoy.

 

 

This was the first song I ever heard by Red, and this song is the one that made me want to check them out further. I like this song a lot because of the slow intro with a nice piano part, and the way it builds up to a rough refrain. The lyrics are good too. A little inconsistent perhaps, but all together a great song.
Unfortunately I’ve got nothing else to say about this song. I just enjoy listening to it, it rocks.

 

“I Give it all to you
Let go of me
Reaching as I fall
I know it’s already over now”
(Already Over – Red)

Daughtry – Home

Well, it’s Friday, and I’m going home for the weekend, and it’s been two weeks since last time, so I really miss it.
That’s why today’s song is “Home” by Daughtry. The song was released on the self titled album (Daughtry) in 2006.
The wonderful lyrics you will find here, and the song itself is right below:

 

 

What really strikes me is the soar voice of Chris Daughtry. I can feel him longing to get home, and right now, so do I.
The music itself is sort of simple, but for this song I like it. There is a slow verse, and a build-up to the powerful refrain, and another verse and refrain, and a bridge and final refrain. (Listing the obvious things, I know, but hey, report me if you find it offensive! I just want to go home!)
The lyrics are the best thing about the whole song, I think, because that’s exactly how I feel. The entire refrain is just “my thoughts exactly!” The rest is a mix of everything. Love the bridge too, though. Both musically and lyrically. “Be careful what you wish for, cause you just might get it all, and then some you don’t want”.  Wonderful. A lesson in life, if you would.
Well, now I’m soon off to the bus stop, cause I’m going home.

 

“I’m not running from, no I think you got me all wrong
I don’t regret this life I chose for me
But these faces and these places are getting old, so I’m going home” 

 

Evanescence – Lose Control

Hello? Anyone out there? Can’t blame you for not visiting my blog, when I’m not even happy with myself when it comes to the blogging. I have absolutely no inspiration these days, with tons of school work and friends that need support from me, it takes all my time and energy. It’s not that I don’t like that my friends confide in me, because I do, but that means not managing to keep my hobby intact. Well, enough of my excuses, now to the real deal of this blog – music.
I’m in a all-Evanescence mood these days, so that means… yes, another Evanescence song! For today, I’ve chosen Lose Control, from the album “The Open Door” (2006) Enjoy it… with lyrics here.

 

This is a song that I can’t say much about, but I know that they have used a lot of sound effects on this one. I like that the song switches between the soft piano part in the verses, and a little heavy guitar in the refrain. I also like the vocal background, and in the end, if you listen closely, you can faintly hear Amy’s operatic vocals. The lyrics are quite deep, and hard to comment upon. Like them quite a lot too, though.

 

“If I cut you down to a thing I can use
I fear there’d be nothing good left of you”
(Lose Control – Evanescence)

 

Evanescence – Lacrymosa

Hey there!
It’s Friday (Friday, gotta get down on Friday! Just kidding, don’t like Rebecca Black, but that song sure does stick to your brain, whether you like it or not!), and that means weekend, which then again means blogging! Gosh, how lovely it will be! And what a week! And I mean that in a weird way. Wednesday/Thursday was crazy… just saying.
Now, I can save my weeks events to the other (Norwegian) blog, and my music taste for this site.

 This time I will be writing about Lacrymosa by Evanescence. Published on The Open Door – album in 2006. Lyrics and video (just a random one):

This is a brilliant piece of music. Inspired by Mozart’s “Lacrimosa” sequence from Requiem Mass in D Minor. Well, not just inspired, as they have used the first part of “Lacrimosa” as the base of this song.

The name of the song comes from the Latin word Lacrimosa, which means “tearful” or “mournful”.
In the chorus, the choir sings “Lacrimosa…dies illa…Lacrimosa…dona eis requiem” which can be translated as “tearful…that day…tearful…grant them rest”

This song is grand, with a powerful choir, and that music piece from Mozart is absolutely fantastic, and brilliant to use in a “awesome metal epic”, as Amy described herself.
The solo was really great, in my opinion, and the heavy use of bass makes the song heavy too. (I’ve just noticed the bass in this song, as I got a new headset not too long ago, and felt it quite good)

The real lyrics to Lacrimosa is “Lacrimosa dies illa /Qua resurget ex favilla /Judicandus homo reus/Huic ergo parce, Deus/Pie Jesu Domine/Dona eis requiem. Amen”, which means “Tearful that day/on which will rise from ashes/guilty man for judgement/So have mercy, O Lord, on this man/compassionate Lord Jesus, grant them rest. Amen”.
The real Lacrimosa from Mozart’s Requiem you can listen to here:

 

“I can’t change who I am. Not this time, I wont lie to keep you near me, and in this short life there’s no time to waste on giving up. My love wasn’t enough.”
(Lacrymosa – Evanescence)

Daughtry – Over You

Oh well, back again, and it feels great, except from the fact that I’ve caught a cold, sitting here, with a stuffed nose and fever/chills, in a blanket.
Before I move on, I will remind you all to look at my last post, because there was some pretty important info for you all to read.
So, I’ve chosen a slow song for today, or, eh, a relatively slow song, if you look away from the refrain. I’ll get back to that.
Anyway, today’s song is Over You by Daughtry. It was published on the self-titled album “Daughtry” in 2006.  Lyrics here, music video below:

As I said, relatively slow, in the beginning. It picks up a little more speed, along with drums and a little rougher guitars in the refrain. Love Chris Daughtry’s, the vocalist’s, voice. He was in American Idol in 2006, came at fourth place. He didn’t win, and that’s a shame, because he’s excellent! I totally relax when I listen to his songs, because of his pretty voice. This song has the best lyrics he’s ever made, if you ask me! Too bad that they don’t count for me, these days.
Love that it starts out slow, and builds up. The end is really good. The last words is so well put into the song. If it’s possible, I would say that the song is well built. Finishing off for now, I’m quoting the whole (really long) refrain, as I feel it’s stupid to quote the whole song, even if it’s so beautiful:

“Well, I never saw it coming. I should’ve started running a long, long time ago. 
And I never thought I’d doubt you, I’m better off without you, more than you, more than you know. I’m slowly getting closure. I guess it’s really over. I’m finally getting better. 
And now I’m picking up the pieces, I’m spending all of these years putting my heart back together. ‘Cause the day I thought I’d never get through, I got over you. “

(Over You – Daughtry)