If You Don't Mind

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. Balsamo and W. Boyd[1]

If You Don't Mind is an outtake from The Open Door.[2]

In May 2007, a false intro appeared online, but it was confirmed on EvThreads that it is fake. This song is called "True" by Akira Yamaoka, and is included in BSO of the video game Silent Hill 2.

A promo CD containing this track [along with The Last Song I'm Wasting on You, Together Again with a longer intro, and four instrumentals (Instrumental 1, Instrumental 2, Instrumental 3 and Instrumental 4)] was put up for sale on eBay in late September 2012.[3] The seller of the promo was asked by "a representative of 110 Management" to withdraw the CD from sale, and the seller complied.

During Amy's The Stashbox contest on September 17, 2012, fans were asked which song they wanted to hear: If You Don't Mind or Your Love.[4] The former was ultimately chosen and was debuted live in the last leg of Evanescence Tour in South America and the UK.

Evanescence performed If You Don't Mind live for the first time on October 4, 2012 in Porto Alegre, Brazil; the first show of their South American tour.[5] Amy opened the song by saying

Vin1.jpg I'm gonna do something different now; we've had this little song we've been wanting to share for about seven years now, and finally I got tired of waiting. I can't think of any place in the entire world where I'd rather play this song for the very first time; Brazil! This is called 'If You Don't Mind'. Vin2.jpg

The studio version of the song was leaked to YouTube on January 20, 2013.

It was officially released on the b-side album, Lost Whispers as part of The Ultimate Collection LP set, and then digitally released on February 17, 2017.[6]


Studio versions:

If You Don't Mind

  • Recording date: September 2005 - March 2006
  • Status: Released
  • Released on: Lost Whispers (track #6)
  • Length: 2:56

Live versions:

If You Don't Mind [Live]

  • Performing period: October 4 - November 6, 2012
  • Status: Unreleased
  • Example: Pepsi On Stage, Porto Alegre, Brazil (October 4, 2012)


Where's the light
Killed my day
Lost in the dark of your ways
Wasting my energy, endlessly
on your sweet lie

And if you don't mind [you don't mind]
I would like to live the lie that I will survive [I will survive]
And if you don't mind [you don't mind]
I would love to slip away and leave your world behind [slip away and leave your world behind]

Insecure, I'm not so sure that [insecure, I'm not so sure that]
You're not just faking something [you're not just faking something]
Wasting our last day [Wasting our last day]
I can't take the pain, babe [I can't take the pain, babe]

And if you don't mind [and if you don't mind]
I would like to live the lie that I will survive [I will survive]
And if you don't mind [you don't mind]
I would love to slip away and leave it all behind

And if you don't mind
I would like to live the lie that I will survive
And if you don't mind [and if you don't mind]
If you don't mind [if you don't mind]

Guitar tabs & sheet music

not available