"Field Of Innocence" as written by Amy Lee, Ben Moody and David Hodges....
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

Lyrics submitted by cailin, edited by htimreimer

"Field of Innocence" as written by Amy Lee David Hodges

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    General CommentI'm surprised no one has brought religion into this.
    As a former Christian turned atheist, these lyrics speak to me. Whether or not this was the intended meaning, this is exactly the way I felt when I de-converted. I wanted to go back to "believing in everything and knowing nothing at all". And "trapped in the eyes of a stranger"... growing up I never would have imagined being an atheist, it was becoming something totally foreign to all of my previous life experience. However believing in God just goes against all my reasoning, and now that I've already done this process I can't go back to blissful ignorance. There was healing afterwards but this song definitely captured what it felt like for me at the time.
    BurningTruthon January 07, 2013   Link
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    General Commenti completely agree with chino69, thats exactly what it means to me, i almost cry'd the first time i heard this song.

    having said that though, i have managed to keep a lot of the hope i had as a child, in a way im still a kid (im 21 btw) but i dont care, cos im happier because of it :)
    Koijuon June 09, 2003   Link
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    General CommentFrom this song, I get that there is someone that has grown up to become bitter and cold towards others, and in hindsight, they are nostalgic for the days of their childhood, when they were more innocent and ignorant of the workings of the world.
    anifinderon March 11, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti think this song has to do with someone who had a happy childhood but now shes going through some tough times and as anifinder said, shes bitter, and i believe she doenst know who she is. overall its a great song
    nobodysfool16on March 21, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThere is no word to describe this song...ever song of theirs is above and beyond amazing....Amy Lee is a Genius...Download everything!
    DaniChik117on March 22, 2003   Link
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    General Commentshould you give this amazing band a little more respect?? don't go and download everything, go buy the cd...geez...
    emily_pnkflyd016on April 18, 2003   Link
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    General Commentcan anybody help me find this on winmx i can't it :( yes sad for me but i agree get every song.
    bornonaugust10thon April 24, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI know I agree with Emily, why would you say Amy Lee is a genius and credit her with so much, and then tell everyone to steal the band's music? Makes no sense :(
    chino69on June 04, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is simply beautiful! I wish it made the cut on fallen because the emotion of it is so amazing. All of you Evanescence lovers who hasn't gotten a scent of this one, you have to absolutely listen to it.

    To me, once again the band has struck a chord in my heart, because I can relate SOOO much. Especially this one. Where as a child you could imagine so much, weave so much energy around you. I role played with other children. I didn't worry about reality's bite. I believed in love, hope, and the goodness that happiness brought me. I was innocent and I merely followed my heart without even as much as a single thought.

    Now, with the introduction to the system. The world of credit. Bills. Manipulation. And Violence. So much is lost within people. So many people have receded their very beliefs as a child and still there are others who completely gave them up.

    I'd give anything to run in green fields again. Give anything to to just lie down and look at the stars without in-as-much a thought on how I'm going to make it in life, or how I'm wasting time. Ignorance is such bliss.

    I believe it to be an uneven trade for your heart for the reality of life. So I decided to keep my heart. To keep my childhood innocence. To keep love and to know that anything can happen.

    It makes me stronger as an adult to retain the child within you. Thank you Evanescence, for once again revealing the sadness and more so what people lose when they grow up. Only if they choose to.
    chino69on June 04, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis is how i have felt for th past 3 years . im 21 and this song is perfect for me . god , i love this band .
    NIKKIEon June 13, 2003   Link

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