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"Cloud Nine"
The Open Door
Artist Evanescence
Released January 1st, 2006
Type alternative rock
Time Span 4:22
Track listing
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"Lithium" "Snow White Queen"
"Cloud Nine" is the fifth song on the second studio album, The Open Door.

Background and recordingEdit

"Cloud Nine" was inspired by a break-up which is present in the lines "If you want to live, let live/ If you want to go, let go/ What are we doing here?/ Because I can live without you." It uses strings, studio effects and Lee's "layered moaning."

Terry talked about how they recorded the song:

"If it’s something like the song "Cloud Nine," we got a cool drum beat that we liked. Then she came up with a vocal melody. It was cool because I just took the bass and started writing the bass line to the actual vocal melody. That was something different that I had never really done. We never really had any set way. If there was an idea, we would just do whatever we could to move forward with it."

LyricsEdit

If you want to live, let live
If you want to go, let go
I'm not afraid to dream, to sleep, sleep forever

I don't need to touch the sky
I just want to feel that high
And you refuse to lift me

Guess it wasn't real after all, ah
Guess it wasn't real all along [I'm all alone]

If I fall and all is lostIt's where I belong

If you want to live, let live
If you want to go, let go
I'm never gonna be your sweet, sweet surrender

Guess it wasn't real after all, ah
Guess it wasn't real all along [I'm all alone]

If I fall and all is lost
No light to lead the way [Never thought that it would end up this way]
Remember that all aloneIs where I belong

In a dream
Will you give your love to me?
Beg my broken heart to beat
Save my life, change my mind

If I fall and all is lostNo light to lead the way [Never thought that it would end up this way]
Remember that all alone
Is where I belong


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