Lose Control

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General information

Written by A. Lee and T. Balsamo

Lose Control is the ninth track from Evanescence's second studio album, The Open Door.

Amy's description of the song:

Vin1.jpg Terry uses a lot of delay and noises. His guitar playing is really creepy! He also uses a lot of half-step two chords, which I love. I felt like I wasn't really allowed to use stuff like that before, because Ben didn't like it. But songs like 'Lose Control' go from C to a C sharp, back and forth. I love those. It's that Portishead influence.[1] Vin2.jpg

Amy has said that the song is about wanting to be less apprehensive and more "loose", and wanting to not have so much responsibility.[2]

In May 2007, the band began to play instrumental parts of the song as an intro to Weight of the World. In October, the full song began to be played at concerts.[3][4]


Studio versions:

Lose Control

  • Recording date: September 2005 - March 2006
  • Status: Released
  • Released on: The Open Door (track #9)
  • Length: 4:50

Live versions:

Lose Control [Intro instrumental]

  • Performing period: May - September 2, 2007
  • Example: Rock am Ring (June 3)

Lose Control [Live]

  • Performing period: October 23 - December 8, 2007
  • Example: Izod Center, East Rutherford, New Jersey (December 4)


You don't remember my name
I don't really care
Can we play the game your way?
Can I really lose control?

Just once in my life
I think it'd be nice
Just to lose control, just once
[With all the pretty flowers] in the dust

Mary had a lamb
His eyes black as coals
If we play very quiet, my lamb
Mary never has to know

Just once in my life
I think it'd be nice
Just to lose control, just once

If I cut you down to a thing I can use
I fear there'd be nothing good left of you

Just to lose control, just once

Guitar tabs & sheet music

Found in official songbooks of The Open Door


  1. Bottomley, C. (September 18, 2006). "Evanescence: Amy Lee Explains the New Songs". VH1. Archived from the original on October 16, 2006. http://web.archive.org/web/20061016104811/http://www.vh1.com/news/articles/1540914/story.jhtml. Retrieved December 3, 2006.
  2. Mora, Angelo (September 2006). "Tre Metri Sopra il Cielo" (in Italian). Rock Sound 100 (60): 37. ISSN 1127-1337. http://www.evanescencewebsite.com/TheOpenDoor/displayimage.php?album=517&pos=6. Retrieved June 27, 2013.
  3. Smith, Kenneth (October 31, 2007). "Concert review: Evanescence at Nokia Theater". Pegasus News. http://www.pegasusnews.com/news/2007/oct/31/evanescence-nokia-theater/. Retrieved September 29, 2013.
  4. Fox, Doug (November 20, 2007). "Evanescence steps through 'Open Door' at UVSC". Daily Herald. http://www.heraldextra.com/lifestyles/evanescence-steps-through-open-door-at-uvsc/article_84ee1660-7e30-5796-956a-c10ecd888170.html. Retrieved September 29, 2013.