Blind Belief

From The Evanescence Reference

All That I'm Living For
Anything for You
Anywhere
Artifact/The Turn
Ascension of the Spirit
Away from Me
Before the Dawn
Better Without You
Bleed
Blind Belief
Breathe No More
Bring Me to Life
Broken Pieces Shine
Call Me When You're Sober
Catherine
Cloud Nine
Demise
Disappear
End of the Dream
Erase This
Eternal
Even in Death
Everybody's Fool
Exodus
Far From Heaven
Farther Away
Feeding the Dark
Field of Innocence
Forever You
Forgive Me
Give Unto Me
Going Under
Good Enough
Haunted
Hello
Hi-Lo
If You Don't Mind
Imaginary
Imperfection
Instrumental 1
Instrumental 2
Instrumental 3
Instrumental 4
Lacrymosa
Lies
Like You
Listen to the Rain
Lithium
Lose Control
Lost in Paradise
Made of Stone
Me & You
Missing
My Heart Is Broken
My Immortal
My Last Breath
Never Go Back
New Way to Bleed
Oceans
October
Origin
Overture
Part of Me
Perfect Dream
Say You Will
Secret Door
Sick
Snow White Queen
So Close
Solitude
Spanish
Surrender
Sweet Sacrifice
Swimming Home
Take Cover
Taking Over Me
The Chain*
The Change
The End
The Game is Over
The In-Between
The Last Song I'm Wasting on You
The Only One
The Other Side
Together Again
Tourniquet
Understanding
Unknown Title
Unraveling
Use My Voice
Wasted on You
Weight of the World
What You Want
Where Will You Go?
Whisper
Yeah Right
You Got a Lot to Learn
Your Love
Your Star
* Cover songs


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General Information

Written by: A. Lee, T. McCord, T. McLawhorn and W. Hunt[1]

Blind Belief is the twelfth and closing track from Evanescence's fifth studio album, The Bitter Truth. The song ends the album on a note not of doubt, but of hope.[2] Amy explained it in her Kerrang! cover story in March 2021, making a reference to the COVID-19 pandemic and the US politics:

Vin1.jpg “I believe it’s in us as a human race to survive this time. Absolutely, I believe we will get through this. But, of course, I don’t know for sure. Ending the album with Blind Belief was deliberate, particularly the line ​‘love over all’, because that’s impossibly hard to say, especially when we’ve seen the evil that’s crept out of the dark corners in broad daylight in the last few years. Not that we’ve never seen that before, but it’s just been so in our face, especially as Americans. Even so, I believe we do need love over all. It should be simple, but it is complicated. The album is a journey through grief, among other things. The ending is reaching that seemingly impossible point of acceptance. Forgiveness, honour, remembrance and love over all. And when I come to the end of all those feelings – including the rage, the grief, all of that all mixed up – I feel released. I feel like I want to step into the future.” Vin2.jpg


In a Loudwire interview in May 2021, Amy explained the song:

Vin1.jpg This is another one that's a little bit in the political zone, or social. Why do we believe what we believe? Why do we do the things we do? Why are the laws that are in place, some of them aren't there for good reasons. Some things are just the way they are because they've always been that way.

And I think we've reached a time where we need to say, "That's not enough. We need to make changes that make sense for how much our world and our awareness has grown, and how we need to be better." We need to improve over time and not just leave things the way that they are.

I was actually writing those lyrics, being inspired by the Confederate statues coming down. We can still love our ancestors even if they made mistakes, and we can actually love them better, we can actually do better for our world. It doesn't have to be a betrayal if your grandparents thought differently than you.

We can only grow by moving forward and making better and better decisions as the generations go on. And if we want this place to get better, then we need to admit that things are wrong!

Saying "We hold the key to redemption" is saying you don't have to stand by something that's wrong. Go ahead and let icons fall! Just because something is the way it is and it's always been that way doesn't make it right. We should be asking those questions, and sometimes change is good. It's nothing to be afraid of.[3]

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Versions

Studio Version

Blind Belief

Blind Belief [Instrumental]

  • Recording date: July - November 2020
  • Status: Released, Available
  • Released On: The Bitter Truth Evolution cassette (B7)
  • Length: 4:15

Blind Belief [The Bitter Truth Evolution][4]

Live Version

Blind Belief (Driven to Perform Livestream Concert by Cooper Tire)

  • Performing period: May 13, 2021
  • Example: Driven to Perform Livestream Concert by Cooper Tire, Nashville, TN, USA

Lyrics

I believe in us
I can't remember why I believe in us
These seeds of the past, they keep springing up
Love begins with trust
But we can't be trusted

Ah, the future starts with us

Blind belief, are you afraid to see
That our fathers were wrong?
We hold the key to redemption
Let icons fall

Dare to break away
Tear down this broken machine
Escape your cage
We're falling to pieces

Ah, the future's rising up

Blind belief, are you afraid to see
That our fathers were wrong?
We hold the key to redemption
Let icons fall

Push through the pain
Unbreak the system
Arms of self-sacrifice
Lay them down
Lay 'em down, lay 'em down, lay 'em down, lay 'em down

Blind belief, are you afraid to see
That our fathers were wrong?
We hold the key to redemption
Love over all
We hold the key to redemption
Love over all

References