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"Snow White Queen"
The Open Door.jpg
Released September 25, 2006
Length 4:43
Producers Dave Fortman
Label Wind-up Records
Chronology
'The Open Door'
"Cloud Nine" "Snow White Queen" "Lacrymosa"


"Snow White Queen" is the sixth track on the second album, The Open Door.

Background[]

One of the first songs written for The Open Door,[1] "Snow White Queen" was inspired after Lee had experiences with stalkers.[2] She stated, "My privacy had been completely invaded and there were a couple of nights where I couldn't stay at my house. So I wrote a song about it through the eyes of the stalker, and with my perspective, too."[3] Entertainment Weekly's Jon Dolan found similarities between the song and Tori Amos' "Me and a Gun". It uses several industrial beats into its composition.

The song title was taken from Amy's username Snow White on EvBoard, EvThreads and EvClub, official forums that are no longer active.

Amy sings her lowest note in this song during the line: "Can't escape the twisted way you think of me."

The instrumental loop in the background is a much slower, pitched dropped version of the instrumental loop from "Even in Death", a song from their 2000 demo album, Origin.

Lyrics[]

Stoplight, lock the door
Don't look back
Undress in the dark
And hide from you, all of you

You'll never know the way your words have haunted me
I can't believe you'd ask these things of me [ever and ever]
You don't know me [ever and ever]
Now or ever

You belong to me, my Snow White Queen
There's nowhere to run so let's just get it over
Soon I know you'll see you're just like me
Don't scream anymore, my love, 'cause all I want is you

Wake up in a dream
Frozen fear
All your hands on me
I can't scream, I can't scream

I can't escape the twisted way you think of me
I feel you in my dreams and I don't sleep [ever and ever]
I don't sleep [ever and ever]

You belong to me, my Snow White Queen
There's nowhere to run so let's just get it over
Soon I know you'll see you're just like me
Don't scream anymore, my love, 'cause all I want is you

I can't save your life
Though nothing I bleed for is more tormenting
I'm losing my mind
And you just stand there and stare as my world divides

You belong to me, my Snow White Queen
There's nowhere to run so let's just get it over
Soon I know you'll see you're just like me
Don't scream anymore, my love, 'cause all I want is you

All I want is you
All I want is you
All I want is you
[Forever and ever, ever and ever]

Credits[]

  • Amy Lee - vocals, songwriting, lyricist, additional programming
  • Terry Balsamo - guitar, songwriting
  • Will Boyd - bass guitar
  • Rocky Gray - drums
  • Dave Fortman - production, mixing engineer
  • David Campbell - strings arranger
  • Seattlemusic - strings (recorded at Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA)
  • Simon James - concertmaster
  • DJ Lethal - programming
  • Ted Jensen - mastering engineer

References[]

  1. "Burning Angel (Kerrang!)". EvanescenceWebsite.com. August 30, 2006. Archived from the original on November 18, 2006.
  2. "Amy Lee gets it off her chest". The Sydney Morning Herald. October 16, 2006.
  3. Bottomley, C. (October 8, 2006). "Evanescence: Amy Lee Explains the New Songs". VH1.



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