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"The Other Side"
Evanescence (album)
Released October 11, 2011
Length 4:05
Producers Nick Raskulinecz
Label Wind-up Records
Chronology
"My Heart Is Broken" "The Other Side" "Erase This"

"The Other Side" is a song on the third self-titled studio album, Evanescence. It is the third single from the album and was released June 12, 2012. "The Other Side" was released as a radio-only single. Amy Lee said that there will be no music video made for it.[1] "The Other Side" officially impacted Modern Rock radio on June 11, 2012 and Alternative radio on June 12, 2012.

Background Edit

Contrary to popular belief, the song was not written about Amy's deceased sister.

On July 13, 2011, the song was previewed by MTV News, and Amy talked about the song:[2][3]

I wrote it with the guys. It was real collaborative. That was a hard one for me to write the lyrics for, because I had the chorus — it's very epic and dramatic; 'Counting the days to meet you on the other side' — but then, the verses, again, that element of fun is coming back in, you know, the band, it's grooving... so I'm like, 'How do I sing about death in a way that's sort of bitchy?' Like, it's not really possible ... it's hard to explain. But it's harder than it sounds.

Audio Edit

LyricsEdit

Make me whole again
Open your eyes
Taunted by the shadows of your light
Cold and far away like you're not even mine
Undo everything and take me higher
Never believing what they say 'cause I’m

Counting the days to meet you on the other side
I will always be waiting
Until the day that I see you on the other side
Come and take me home

I’m not giving in, I want you back
Holding together by the shards of our past
Stole my heart away, I can’t let you go
Break these chains and let me fly to you
High above the world below

Over and over in my mind

Counting the days to meet you on the other side
I will always be waiting
Until the day that I see you on the other side
Come and take me home

I am so lost without my place inside your heart
I won't survive, I need to know you hear me
Awaken and release my love

Counting the days to meet you on the other side
I will always be waiting
Until the day that I see you on the other side
Come and take me

Counting the days to meet you on the other side
I will always be waiting
Until the day that I see you on the other side
Come and take me home


ReferencesEdit

  1. Goodman, William (May 6, 2012). "Evanescence Talk No. 1 Debut, Next Album". Fuse.
  2. Montgomery, James (July 13, 2011). "Evanescence's 'The Other Side': Hear A Preview!". MTV News.
  3. "Evanescence - The Other Side MTV Preview". YouTube.


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