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"Your Star"

The Open Door

Synthesis

Song
Released September 25, 2006 (The Open Door)
November 10, 2017 (Synthesis)
Length 4:43 (The Open Door)
4:38 (Synthesis)
Producers Dave Fortman
Label Wind-up Records
Chronology
"The Only One" "Your Star" "All That I'm Living For"

"Your Star" is a song on the second studio album, The Open Door. An alternate, stripped-down version of the song is also included on 2017's Synthesis.

BackgroundEdit

"Your Star" was inspired by Lee's loneliness during the band's tour in support of Fallen.[1] She was inspired to write the chorus in Lisbon when she looked at the sky and she couldn't see the stars at night. Other inspiration came from the band Pantera. Guitars and piano provide its instrumentation, while Lee sings about "Lord Himself" as stated by Rob Sheffield of Rolling Stone.

"A couple of years ago, I felt so alone that I was dreading going on tour. We had just arrived in Lisbon and I was in my room feeling jet-lagged, weird and tired. I had just been home where I could see the stars at night. But when I looked out the hotel window in Lisbon, I couldn't see anything because we were in this big city. That was the last straw. I felt so depressed, I just started singing this song."[2]

On the Synthesis version of the song, Amy said:[3]

Synthesis is said to merge orchestral elements and electronic elements- what is the weirdest instrument/ object that you used in the reimagining of the tracks?
Will was using a vintage Roland vocoder (SVC- 350) for some beat processing and it accidentally began picking up some distorted and very otherworldly sounding Mexican radio station’s frequency at the end of “Your Star”. It added a subtle level of authentic creepiness to the song that we couldn’t have if we had been trying to. Some mistakes are my favourite parts.

LyricsEdit

I can't see your star
I can't see your star
Though I patiently waited, bedside, for the death of today.
I can't see your star
The mechanical lights of Lisbon
Frightened it away.

And I'm alone now,
Me and all I stood for.
We're wandering now.
All in parts and pieces, swim lonely, find your own way out.

I can't see your star
I can't see your star
How can the darkness feel so wrong?

And I'm alone now,
Me and all I stood for.
We're wandering now.
All in parts and pieces, swim lonely, find your own way out.

So far away.
It's growing colder without your love.
Why can't you feel me calling your name?
Can't break the silence,
It's breaking me.

[Alma surda, loucura] All my fears [onde está sua alma?]
[Loucura, toda sozinha] Turn to rage

And I'm alone now,
Me and all I stood for.
We're wandering now.
All in parts and pieces, swim lonely, find your own way out.

And nothing worth fighting for
We're wandering now
All in parts and pieces, swim lonely,
find your own way out.


ReferencesEdit

  1. "An Interview With Amy Lee". EvanescenceWebsite.com. Archived from the original on November 17, 2011.
  2. Bottomley, C. (September 18, 2006). "Evanescence: Amy Lee Explains the New Songs". VH1. Archived from the original on October 16, 2006.
  3. "Amy Lee Of Evanescence reflects on the band’s career and influence ahead of their Australian tour". Don'tBoreus. December 19, 2017. Retrieved September 17, 2019.


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