Feeding the Dark

From The Evanescence Reference

Across the Universe*
All That I'm Living For
Anything for You
Artifact/The Turn
Ascension of the Spirit
Away from Me
Before the Dawn
Better Without You
Blind Belief
Breathe No More
Bring Me to Life
Broken Pieces Shine
Call Me When You're Sober
Cloud Nine
End of the Dream
Erase This
Even in Death
Everybody's Fool
Far From Heaven
Farther Away
Feeding the Dark
Field of Innocence
Forever You
Forgive Me
Give Unto Me
Going Under
Good Enough
If You Don't Mind
Instrumental 1
Instrumental 2
Instrumental 3
Instrumental 4
Like You
Listen to the Rain
Lose Control
Lost in Paradise
Made of Stone
Me & You
My Heart Is Broken
My Immortal
My Last Breath
Never Go Back
New Way to Bleed
Part of Me
Perfect Dream
Say You Will
Secret Door
Snow White Queen
So Close
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
Unknown Title
Use My Voice
Wasted on You
Weight of the World
What You Want
Where Will You Go?
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, W. Hunt and W. B. Hunt

Feeding the Dark is the fifth track from Evanescence's fifth studio album, The Bitter Truth. The piano featured on the bridge is the same Amy played in the clip the band posted on their Instagram stories on September 30, 2020. The song was originally worked on the Lillywhite sessions for Evanescence in 2010, but scrapped at their former label's behest along with the material recorded that year. A decade later, it was chosen to be reworked for The Bitter Truth.

Amy talked about the song and the other two Evanescence outtakes that made it to The Bitter Truth in an interview with a Argentinian journal:

Vin1.jpg Songs like "Yeah Right", "Feeding the Dark" and "Take Cover", we started working on while we were writing for the Evanescence album, but for some reason we didn't finish them, we didn't feel like they were ready. I would never have said this then because it broke my heart to have left them out of that album, but now I see that they had to wait because we wouldn't have been able to record them in this way at that time. This is something new. Those songs needed the band of the future to sound so good, they are heavier, I like them a lot.[1] Vin2.jpg

The lyrics on the chorus are incorrect on the booklet, being listed as "Oh, you can't hide", whereas they are listed as they are sung on the album's handwritten journal included on the deluxe box set.

Feeding the Dark made its live debut in Athens, Greece on June 5, 2022.


Studio Version

Feeding the Dark

Feeding the Dark [Lillywhite sessions][2]

Live Version

Feeding the Dark (Live)

  • Performing period: June 5 - July 18, 2022
  • Examples: Theatre of Rock, Athens, Greece (June 5, 2022)


Follow me under
Low as we are
Swallow your hunger
Feeding this dark
Feeding this dark

Do you remember
What made the scar?
And how deep will you cut?
Seeking my heart
Seeking my heart

Well, you know that you can't hide
And you know that you can't lie
'Cause I know all your secrets
And I won't let you forget

Follow me under (Follow me under)
Low as we are (Follow me)
Hate is the liar
Feeding this dark
Feeding this dark

Well, you know that you can't hide
And you know that you can't lie
'Cause I know all your secrets
And I won't let you forget

Don't look away
Let the light pour down on our darkest day
If we run from ourselves
We will run forever

Well, you know that you can't hide (You can't hide)
And you know that you can't lie (You can't lie)
'Cause we know all your secrets (Know all your secrets)
And I won't let you forget