Field of Innocence
Evanescence Lyrics


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I still remember the world
From the eyes of a child
Slowly those feelings
Were clouded by what I know now

Where has my heart gone
An uneven trade for the real world
I want to go back to
Believing in everything and knowing nothing at all

I still remember the sun
Always warm on my back
Somehow it seems colder now

Where has my heart gone
Trapped in the eyes of a stranger




I want to go back to
Believing in everything

Overall Meaning

Field of Innocence by Evanescence is a song that captures the essence of nostalgia and longing for the simplicity of childhood. The lyrics "I still remember the world from the eyes of a child, slowly those feelings were clouded by what I know now" evoke a sense of disillusionment with the harsh realities of adult life. The singer wishes to go back to a time when everything was pure and simple, and they didn't have to deal with complicated emotions and difficult decisions.


The second stanza of the song reveals that the singer's heart feels trapped in the eyes of a stranger, suggesting a sense of disconnection from their true self. They long to escape the real world which feels like an uneven trade for the innocence of childhood. The bittersweet melancholy of the song is amplified by Amy Lee's haunting vocals, creating a powerful sense of yearning and nostalgia.


Overall, Field of Innocence is a poignant reminder of the transience of childhood and the longing to return to a time when everything was simpler and easier to understand.


Line by Line Meaning

I still remember the world
I have vivid recollections of the world from my perspective as a child.


From the eyes of a child
When I recall the world, it is through the lens of innocence and naivety.


Slowly those feelings
Gradually, those pure emotions and perceptions


Were clouded by what I know now
were obscured and distorted by my growing awareness and knowledge.


Where has my heart gone
I'm not sure where my passion and desire have disappeared to.


An uneven trade for the real world
Perhaps I sacrificed those heart-felt emotions for the harsh realities of life.


I want to go back to
I yearn to return to a state of mind where


Believing in everything and knowing nothing at all
I could believe in everything without any skeptical thoughts or doubts.


I still remember the sun
I distinctly recall the warmth of the sun on my skin.


Always warm on my back
It was a comforting and familiar sensation.


Somehow it seems colder now
Now, despite actual temperature, it feels emotionally colder.


Trapped in the eyes of a stranger
Perhaps my heart is caught in the gaze of someone unfamiliar and unsympathetic.


I want to go back to
I deeply desire to return to


Believing in everything
that childlike state of being where I had unshakable faith and trust in all things.




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Written by: DAVID HODGES, AMY LEE, BEN MOODY

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Revolutionary Healing

“Unexpressed emotions never die; they are buried alive, and will emerge again later in uglier ways.” -Sigmund Freud

Alexandria Shaner

Surely no one says this about their saddest song, but “Field of Innocence” takes the number 1 on the saddest song I’ve heard. It’s not even about death or any other traumatic event, but the delivery is what matters the most to move someone to tears. The rawness of the demo recording and the Latin choir were some of the contributions for displaying the most intense sorrow imaginable in a song.

Defender543

the whole origin album is spine-chillingly sorrowful

Flower Faerie

Can we just appreciate the absolute beauty that is the intro to this song? I can’t get enough of it.

heather allen

It's tragically funny how fast we wish to grow up and only to realize when we do how much we wish to be children again

deem_life

Felt that

Erick Garcia

Damnn this hit me hard 😢😢

therasiathecook

sooooooooooooo true I wanted so hard to become 12 once I was 13 I was sad I was too old... I am 31 and I am sad and I mean sad at every birthday.....

Mom'sSpaghetti

Absolutely true, especially when realizing that things don’t go as we want them to be all the time

Cristofer Vidz

😭

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