The song in general contains no vocals with the exception of a few whispered lines from Ben. It begins with an atmospheric tone assisted by the keyboard and synth effects, gradually becoming louder until rendered screaming effects come into play. Some ripped audio from the movie My World Dies Screaming, also known as "Terror in the Haunted House" (1958), was also included. The end fades into the electric guitars of the next track, "Whisper".
Lengthwise, Origin is the shortest Evanescence song ever recorded.