Lost In Paradise

Album: Evanescence (2011)
Charted: 99
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Songfacts®:

  • Amy Lee originally wrote this ballad just for herself, but producer Nick Raskulinecz persuaded her to let the band record it for the Evanescence album. She explained to MTV News: "I was literally just writing it for me, to soothe my own feelings by expressing them. And I just thought, 'Piano, vocals, I can record it by myself at my house, and that'll be the track. ... It'll be a B-side somewhere or something.'

    Then, as we were working on other songs - focusing more on rock songs - I kept listening to it for fun, because it was mine, and I sent it to Nick [Raskulinecz] and I was like, 'I want you to listen to this. The more I listen to it, the more I think it means something,' " she continued. "And he, instantly, was like, 'We have to do that song.' And it was his idea to bring the band into it, and at first, I was totally like, 'I don't get that.' But once we did, it just blew the thing wide open, in a way I had never thought about before. It's perfect; it's meant to be the way it is."
  • The song describes the position Lee found herself in at the end of 2007 when, recently married to one-time psychiatrist Josh Hartzler and with two best-selling albums behind her, she'd decided to take a hiatus from the band. She explained to Kerrang! magazine: "I just wanted to be nested, be married and be normal and not have my life centered around myself and Evanescence. My whole life had been centered around being 'the girl from Evanescence' and all that entailed since high school."

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