Halfway Down the Stairs

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Amy Lee Songs

A Single Tear
After
Alice
Baby Did a Bad, Bad Thing *
Beacon for the Blind
Bee and Duck
Between Worlds
Bill's Wife Theme
Blind Opening Theme
Can't Stop What's Coming
Dark Water
Donkey and Chicken
Dream of Ice
Dream Too Much
Drifter
Eternity of the Remorse
Find a Way
First Kiss
Going to California *
Goodnight
Goodnight My Love *
Halfway Down the Stairs *
Hello Goodbye *
Honeypot
I'm Not Tired
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry **
If You're a Star
It's a Fire *
I Will Follow You into the Dark *
Little Bird
Lockdown
Love Exists
Mark's Theme
Push the Button
Remember to Breathe
Resurrection
Rubber Duckie *
Sally's Song *
Shaving
Speak to Me
Stand by Me *
The End of the Book
The Final Leap
Through Your Eyes
Voice in My Head
With or Without You *
White Out
You

* Cover versions
** Live cover versions

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Halfway Down The Stairs is a cover song by Amy Lee featured on Muppets: The Green Album.[1] The original song first appeared on The Muppets Show in episode 110 and was sung by "Robin the Frog".[2] The song is based upon lyrics from an A.A Milne poem.

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Amy's version has electro-pop elements, which was a big influence on the initial stages of Evanescence's third album. She said the cover song served as "an appetizer" for the band's third album that was originally intended to be released in 2010.[1] However, it was delayed because Wind-Up Records rejected the material recorded in the first recording sessions.

The song was produced by Will "Science" Hunt and Amy Lee. He is credited for programming, whereas she is credited for playing organ.[4]

Original Chart Performance

The original sequence of the song was refilmed for different international versions of The Muppets Show. The song became a popular single which reached the Top Ten in England's music charts and it's success resulted in an appearance on Top of the Pops which it was refilmed again for.

Releases

  • The Muppet Show (1977)
  • Favorite Songs From Jim Henson's Muppets (1986)
  • Ol' Brown Ears is Back (1993) (sung by Rowlf the Dog)
  • Best of the Muppets (2005)
  • Muppets: The Green Album (2011)

Lyrics

Halfway down the stairs is a stair where I sit
There isn't any other stair quite like it
I'm not at the bottom, I'm not at the top
So this is the stair where I always stop

Halfway up the stairs isn't up and isn't down
It isn't in the nursery, it isn't in the town
And all sorts of funny thoughts they run through my head
It isn't really anywhere, it's somewhere else instead

Halfway down the stairs is a stair where I sit
There isn't any other stair quite like it
I'm not at the bottom, I'm not at the top
So this is the stair where I always stop

References