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"Field of Innocence"
OriginHighQuality
Released November 4, 2000
Length 5:14
Producers Ben Moody
Chronology
"Where Will You Go" "Field of Innocence" "Even in Death"

"Field of Innocence" is the sixth track on Origin.

BackgroundEdit

This song was based on a poem written by Ben Moody. He's also reading it in the background.

The female vocal ensemble is composed of Suvi Petrajajvri, Sara Moore, Catherine Harris, and Samantha Strong.[1]

The Latin chant repeated throughout the song was not written by Evanescence. It is a snippet from the song "Morning Hymn" from the Preludium of the Broadway version of Sound of Music.[2] The Latin is translated to English as:

O Jesus, King most wonderful!

Thou Conqueror reknowned!

Thou Sweetness most ineffable!

in whom all joys are found!

LyricsEdit

[Iesu, Rex amirabilis]

I still remember the world from the eyes of a child
Slowly those feelings were clouded by what I know now

Where has my heart gone? An uneven trade for the real world
Oh I, I want to go back to believing in everything and knowing nothing at all

I still remember the sun always warm on my back
Somehow it seems colder now

Where has my heart gone? Trapped in the eyes of a stranger
Oh I, I want to go back to believing in everything

[Iesu, Rex amirabiliset triumphator nobilis dulcedo ineffabilis totus desiderabilis]

As the years pass by before my face [totus desiderabilis]
As wars rage before me, finding myself in these last days of existence

This parasite inside me I forced it out in the darkness of the storm [Iesu, Rex amirabilis]

Lies an evil, but it's me

Where has my heart gone? An uneven trade for the real world
Oh I, I want to go back to believing in everything

Oh, where, where has my heart gone? Trapped in the eyes of a stranger
Oh I, I want to go back to believing in everything

I still remember

[Iesu, Rex amirabilis]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Origin (liner notes), 2000.
  2. "Praeludium- Sound Of Music 1959". YouTube.


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