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All That I'm Living For
Anything for You
Anywhere
Ascension of the Spirit
Away from Me
Before the Dawn
Bleed
Breathe No More
Bring Me to Life
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
Farther Away
Field of Innocence
Forever You
Forgive Me
Give Unto Me
Going Under
Good Enough
Haunted
Hello
Hi-Lo
If You Don't Mind
Imaginary
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
Perfect Dream
Say You Will
Secret Door
Sick
Snow White Queen
So Close
Solitude
Spanish
Surrender
Sweet Sacrifice
Swimming Home
Taking Over Me
The Change
The End
The Last Song I'm Wasting on You
The Only One
The Other Side
Together Again
Tourniquet
Understanding
Unknown Title
Weight of the World
What You Want
Where Will You Go?
Whisper
You Got a Lot to Learn
Your Love
Your Star


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General information

Written by: A. Lee

Listen to the Rain is an outtake from Evanescence's demo album, Origin. It was meant to divide the Eternal song into three pieces - Eternal, Listen to the Rain, and Demise (consisted of the ending of Eternal). This would have made an almost eleven minute song with all three tracks.

The song was written by Amy for her high school choir, the Pulaski Academy mixed choir. She was also the choir president during high school.

Amy talked about Listen to the Rain when she was featured in an episode of MTV's When I Was 17, which was aired on September 10, 2011. She explained how she approached her choir teacher about performing the song:

Vin1.jpg By my senior year, I talked to my choir teacher and told her that I've written a choir piece and that I would love to show it to her. And I gave her the sheet music and she said she loved it and that I should direct it. I really loved that! I was definitely more nervous directing than I would have been if I was just one person in the choir, but we had a few months to rehearse the song. So every day when we go to choir class we'd work on that one, and my teacher, who's so supportive and so cool to me, and really pushed me to do even more than what I was asked to do, because I wasn't asking to step up in front and direct the choir, but she wanted me to. We started out just performing the song that I wrote for the choir at the choir performance, and they liked it so much that they asked us to do it at graduation too. So that was really, really special. Vin2.jpg


Amy's sister, Carrie Lee, was also featured on the episode and talked about Amy directing the choir at her high school graduation:

Vin1.jpg She was really excited, it was a first for her, it was a first for the school. The whole audience gave her a standing ovation and she was just overwhelmed by it, and at the end it was magical. Vin2.jpg


The episode featured home photos and video clips of Amy directing the choir at high school.

Versions

Studio versions:

Listen to the Rain

  • Recording date: 1999
  • Status: Unreleased
  • Length: 3:14

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Lyrics

Lyrics posted by Amy on EvBoard.[1]


Listen listen
Listen listen
Listen listen
Listen listen
Listen [listen] listen [listen]
Listen [listen] listen [listen]
Listen [listen] listen [listen]
Listen listen

Listen to each drop of rain [listen listen]
Whispering secrets in vain [listen listen]
Frantically searching for someone to hear
Their story before they hit ground

Please don't let go
Can't we stay for a while?
It's just too hard to say goodbye
Listen to the rain

Listen listen listen listen listen Listen to the rain
Weeping
Ooh ooh oh oh oh oh
Ooh ooh oh oh oooh

Listen [listen] listen [listen]
Listen [listen] listen

I stand alone in the storm [listen listen]
Suddenly sweet words take hold [listen listen]
Hurry, they say, for you haven't much time
Open your eyes to the love around you

You may feel you're alone[2]
But I'm here still with you
You can do what you dream
Just remember to listen to the rain

Ooh ooh oh oh oh oh
Ooh ooh oh oh oooh
[Listen]

Guitar tabs & sheet music

References

  1. Lee, Amy (August 10, 2006). "listen to the rain lyrics". EvBoard. http://www.evboard.com/947593-post16.html. Retrieved September 21, 2013.
  2. Lee, Amy (August 10, 2006). "Listen to the Rain". EvBoard. http://www.evboard.com/947641-post21.html. Retrieved September 21, 2013.