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"Even in Death"

OriginHighQuality
Artist Evanescence
Released November 4 2000
Type Alternative
Time Span 4:09

Lost Whispers
Artist Evanescence
Released December 2016
Type Alternative
Time Span 4:21

"Even in Death" is the seventh track on Origin.

Background and development

Amy Lee says that this song is about loving someone so much that you'd bring them back from the dead. It's 1 of 5 pre-Fallen songs to be played on radio. Additionally, Even In Death is the only pre-Fallen song to ever be performed live on radio.

Ben's vocals can be heard in the background at the chorus, behind his guitars and Amy's voice.

The intro uses a sample from White Zombie's "Ratfinks, Suicide Tanks and Cannibal Girls", which was released four years prior. The same sample was also used later in Snow White Queen. The song also features a clip from "The Crow" movie.

Ben's quote about the song from Metal Edge article:

"That was so long ago...I was like eighteen, and we just found this little loop thing, and we just thought it sounded really cool and crazy and we thought it would be really cool to build a song around it. Then, one day, Amy and I thought about someone who's in a relationship, they lose their loved one, and they kind of flip out, and they go and dig them up, kind of like [Tom Petty's]"Mary Jane's Last Dance" – We kind of thought we'd take that one step further."

Amy's quote about the song from the same magazine:

"It's interesting – I don't understand why, but it's more sexual, not necessarily in the lyrical content, but just in the feel of the music for me, the song seems really sexual. I have no good reason for that, but that has always been that song for me, it's cool because that song is kind of different. The song wasn't written from life experience, it was basically just a cool story."

2016 Remake

"Even in Death" was remade for the EP album "Lost Whispers" and specifically for the release of Evanescence - The Ultimate Collection. The instrumentals of the remake are solely piano-based with a cello playing occasionally in the background.

Performances

"Even in Death" was performed in several legs during the band's 2003 Fallen Tour.

Lyrics

Origin version

Give me a reason to believe that you're gone
I see your shadow so I know they're all wrong
Moonlight on the soft brown earth, it leads me to where you lay
They took you away from me but now I'm taking you home

I will stay forever here with you, my love
The softly spoken words you gave me
Even in death our love goes

Some say I'm crazy for my love, oh, my love
But no bonds can hold me from your side, oh, my love
They don't know you can't leave me
They don't hear you singing to me

I will stay forever here with you, my love
The softly spoken words you gave me
Even in death our love goes on

I will stay forever here with you, my love
The softly spoken words you gave me
Even in death our love goes on
And I can't love you, any more than I do

People die, but real love is forever


Acoustic version

Give me a reason to believe that you're gone
I see your shadow so I know they're all wrong
Moonlight on the soft brown earth, it leads me to where you lay
They took you away from me but now I'm taking you home

I will stay forever here with you, my love
The softly spoken words you gave me
Even in death our love goes

Some say I'm crazy for my love, oh, my love
But no bonds can hold me from your side, oh, my love
They don't know you can't leave me
They don't hear you singing to me

I will stay forever here with you, my love
The softly spoken words you gave me
Even in death our love goes on

And I can't love you, any more than I do

I will stay forever here with you, my love
The softly spoken words you gave me
Even in death our love goes on
And I can't love you, any more than I do


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