Weight of the World

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General information

Written by: A. Lee and T. Balsamo

Working title "Fuckallyall",[1] the song is described as a song about Amy's "plea for perspective from the expectation of young fans" by Evanescence.com.[2]

Vin1.jpg "Weight of the World" is a song about feeling the pressure of that and I love our fans and I don't mean, get off my back, I don't want this pressure. It's interesting, playing shows and meeting fans after the show and going to the different Web sites, the fan sites and seeing all these personal experiences that people are sharing and all the advice and answers to questions that they are trying to get from me. I do answer sometimes and I do want to go on. I do want to be there for people and tell them what I think but at the same time, I'm not a therapist and I'm not a doctor and I don't have all the answers for the meaning of life. That's the thing about our music is that it's deep and I'm trying to find the answers and I guess in that song I was really expressing that this is kind of a lot of pressure sometimes and I wanted to definitely say to all those fans, I'm not a prophet and I don't have all the answers, so you really need to look within yourself and start that journey on your own.[3] Vin2.jpg


Amy's description of the song:

Vin1.jpg I live for the rock songs. With the line-up changing, I think a lot of people thought it would be more of the "My Immortal" stuff. But "My Immortal" was Ben [Moody]'s song! I was always trying to pull us in a crazier direction. Songs like "Weight of the World" and "Sweet Sacrifice" and "All That I'm Living For" are so amazing to me because of the adrenaline. Especially when we play them live.[4] Vin2.jpg


"Weight of the World" was released as a radio single in Colombia in October 2007, the fourth overall single off of The Open Door.[5] The song was added to the setlist in The Open Door Tour during 2006-07.[6][7][8] The song has also been performed at the NYC Secret Show on November 4, 2009,[9] and at the Maquinaria Festival in Brazil on November 8, 2009. It was later added to the setlist to support Evanescence in 2011-12.[10][11]

Versions

Studio versions:

Weight of the World

  • Recording date: September 2005 - March 2006
  • Status: Released
  • Released on:
The Open Door (track #3)
"Weight of the World" promotional single (track #5)
  • Length: 3:38


Live versions:

Weight of the World [Live]

  • Performing period: October 5, 2006 - December 8, 2007; November 4 - November 8, 2009; August 17, 2011 - November 9, 2012
  • Status: Released
  • Released on: "Sweet Sacrifice" Single
  • Length: 3:42

Weight of the World [Acoustic]

  • Performing period: September 2006
  • Status: Unreleased
  • Length: Unknown
  • Example: Kerrang The Open Door preview in London, UK (September 6)

Lyrics

Feels like the weight of the world
Like God in Heaven gave me a turn
Don't cling to me, I swear I can't fix you
Still in the dark, can you fix me?

Freefall, freefall, all through life

If you love me, then let go of me
I won't be held down by who I used to be
She's nothing to me

Feels like the weight of the world
Like all my screaming has gone unheard
And oh, I know you don't believe in me
Safe in the dark, how can you see?

Freefall, freefall, all through life

If you love me then let go of me
I won't be held down by who I used to be

If you love me then let go of me
I won't be held down by who I was

If you love me then let go of me
I won't be held down by who I used to be

Colombia radio release

"Weight of the World"
Single by Evanescence
from the album The Open Door
Released October 2007
Format CD single
Evanescence singles chronology
"Sweet Sacrifice"
(2007)
"Weight of the World"
(2007)
"Good Enough"
(2007)

"Weight of the World" was released as a promo radio single in the singles compilation The Ones International Vol.11, under Sony label. The "Weight of the World" version featured on this compilation is the same of the one in The Open Door, 3:38 minutes long, with no edits.

Status: Out of print
Label: Sony/BMG
Cat.no: none

  1. "Beautiful Girls" - Sean Kingston
  2. "Over My Head (cable car)" - The Fray
  3. "The Story" - Brandi Carlile
  4. "Hot" - Avril Lavigne
  5. "Weight of the World" - Evanescence
  6. "The Pretender" - Foo Fighters
  7. "Into the Night" - Santana feat. Chad Kroeger
  8. "No One" - Alicia Keys
  9. "Taking Chances" - Celine Dion
  10. "Gimme More" - Britney Spears
  11. "Do it well" - Jennifer Lopez
  12. "Lovestoned/I Think She Knows" - Justin Timberlake
  13. "Inconsolable" - Backstreet Boys
  14. "Nessun Dorma" (bonus track) - Paul Potts

References

  1. "Spotify Chat with Amy Lee". Evanescenceturkey.com. July 18, 2012. http://evanescenceturkey.com/us/spotify-chat-with-amy-lee/. Retrieved June 1, 2013.
  2. "Evanescence - Bio". Evanescence.com. Archived from the original on November 16, 2006. http://web.archive.org/web/20061116191801/http://www.evanescence.com/bio.asp. Retrieved July 19, 2006.
  3. "'The Open Door' Purifies Evanescence's Amy Lee". Static Multimedia. October 15, 2006. Archived from the original on February 6, 2010. http://web.archive.org/web/20100206113917/http://www.staticmultimedia.com/music/features/feature_1160962681. Retrieved October 10, 2008.
  4. Bottomley, C. (September 18, 2006). "Evanescence: Amy Lee Explains the New Songs". VH1. Archived from the original on October 16, 2006. http://web.archive.org/web/20061016104811/http://www.vh1.com/news/articles/1540914/story.jhtml. Retrieved December 3, 2006.
  5. "Escuche: ‘Weight of the world’ lo nuevo de Evanescence" (in Spanish). La FM. Archived from the original on May 15, 2007. http://web.archive.org/web/20070515075614/http://www.lafm.com.co/noticia.php3?nt=25563. Retrieved October 24, 2007.
  6. Harris, Chris (October 10, 2006). "Evanescence Live In NYC: Amy Lee Headbangs, Serenades Her 'New Hometown'". MTV News. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1542773/evanescence-live-amy-lee-rocks-new-hometown.jhtml. Retrieved September 12, 2013.
  7. Massimo, Rick (April 5, 2007). "Amy Lee cements her status as the core of Evanescence". The Providence Journal. Archived from the original on May 14, 2008. http://web.archive.org/web/20080514012353/http://www.projo.com/music/content/QEVANREV_04-05-07_64548TM.3846ec9.html. Retrieved September 12, 2013.
  8. Smith, Kenneth (October 31, 2007). "Concert review: Evanescence at Nokia Theater". Pegasus News. http://www.pegasusnews.com/news/2007/oct/31/evanescence-nokia-theater/. Retrieved September 12, 2013.
  9. "Evanescence Returns To Live Stage, Taps Finger Eleven Guitarist". Blabbermouth.net. November 5, 2009. http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/evanescence-returns-to-live-stage-taps-finger-eleven-guitarist. Retrieved September 12, 2013.
  10. "Evanescence Plays First Show In Almost Two Years; Video Available". Blabbermouth.net. August 18, 2011. http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/evanescence-plays-first-show-in-almost-two-years-video-available. Retrieved September 12, 2013.
  11. "Review: Evanescence Melbourne Concert, Rod Laver Arena - 24th March 2012". Take 40 Australia. March 25, 2012. http://www.take40.com/news/30103/review:-evanescence-melbourne-concert,-rod-laver-arena---24th-march-2012. Retrieved September 12, 2013.