Evanescence: Field Of Innocence Meaning
Field Of Innocence Lyrics
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
Oh I... I want to go back to
Believing in everything and knowing nothing...
anonymous Aug 27th, 2006 8:09am report
Not everything is as simple as the first 2 lines. Yes, it does discuss the discontentment of growing up, but it also goes deeper to a simple understanding... Ignorance is bliss. Not knowing the depths of the world, not knowing the hardships, the pain, the struggle, the people, made it so much easier and better of a lifestyle. Once feeling the warmpth of sun, she suddenly becomes engulfed in the darkness of reality and feels no longer moving forward. She feels as if she even doesn't know herself because of the person she's become and the knowledge she's gained.
Evanescencefreak Jun 23rd, 2006 6:33am report
"I still remember the world from the eyes of a child
Slowly those feelings are clouded by what I know now"
Basically she remembers being young and feeling like the world can do no wrong and when she finally grew older, she saw the world for what it really was. and it wasn't the fun loving world, she probably ran into real problems or cruel things that happened to here. and she's wondering what happened to the fantasy world she knew when she was young. Altogether, the song is about REALITY
anonymous Aug 23rd, 2018 8:40am report
I feel my childhood
anonymous Mar 13th, 2013 3:40am report
I believe this is about her growing up to fast, her imagination of the world faded away she now sees it as it really is. Now she she is trap seeing the world as a cruel,heartless,unfair world.But she still trust God (as you can tell by the Latin words.)
anonymous Mar 18th, 2012 3:20pm report
I see this as innocence being ripped away from a child sooner than it should have been. By an unfortunate event and such. Rape, a death, a traumatizing experience that would open a child's eyes in the wrongest way possible.
frenchhorn Jan 5th, 2012 1:17pm report
I feel like I relate to this song a lot, or at least my interpretation of it. What I think it's about (hear me out) is her faith in God. I was raised a Christian. I had always trusted my parents and Sunday school teachers and innocently yet obediently worshiped. As I grew up, I started to develop doubts about my faith. But I try to resist these doubts. I don't like them. I wish I could think of religion more like I did when I was a kid, where I didn't need a reason to believe. It also kind of explains the purpose of the Latin hymn being there.
anonymous Jun 25th, 2011 6:56pm report
I feel it has a lot to do with Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden.Think about it.In the beginning of the song"I still remember the world though the eyes of a child"before the fall of man.
anonymous Jan 20th, 2011 1:06pm report
This is oddly one of the best songs to go along with Catcher In the Rye.. Holden wants to become a kid again- be innocent. He wants to catch the children. Sorry, just thought this was a good comparison to the book, Catcher In The Rye, J.D. Salinger
anonymous Apr 26th, 2010 4:00pm report
She has said that she felt truama as a child because when she was five her little sister died. If you listen to the song "Hello," it clearly states what happened when she found out. Here's some lines:
"School bell rings again
Storm clouds come to play again."
She is probably telling how she felt, like suddenly the world changed and that she doesn't remember things being so harsh and cold.
anonymous Mar 28th, 2010 3:18pm report
i think that the narrator remembers what it was like to be a child, young and innocent, and unaware of anything troubling. in the present, she talks about how her innocence was clouded by what she knows now, and at this time something she feels stressed, troubled, and trapped in a reality she dosent want to be in, and yearns to go back into the past when things were better.
anonymous May 27th, 2008 5:36am report
To me, this song is about the loss of childhood innocence. The first verse recalls that innocence, and the sense of wonder and joy that so often accompanies it. In learning more about the world, that feeling fades. The second verse is more about the darkness of the world, and how knowing it means that the writer is no longer able to enjoy something as simple as the sun Always warm on my back, because the darkness means everything is Somehow … colder now – once the innocence of childhood is gone, there is no way for it to return, and everything is different. The chorus is quite poignant – the writer fears that their heart has gone, or become colder, because of the transition into adulthood. They feel Trapped in the eyes of a stranger because they still long for that childhood wonder, but they can no longer see it. Believing in everything and knowing nothing at all is a wonderful way to describe the innocent naivety that is childhood – children are so willing to believe anything they are told, and have a faith in the world that is unmatched by almost any adult. They know nothing at all about the real world, but they are happier for it. Wanting to go back to this is a desire to run away from the hurt, pain and darkness in the world and simply escape into an innocent time where such things did not touch the writer. I still remember emphasises this longing, and the way that the writer cherishes this time. The Latin hymn translates to O Jesus, wonderful King And conqueror renowned, The ineffable sweetness Entirely desirable. I don’t have any theories as to how that relates to the rest of the song, or what it means in this instance.
anonymous Mar 25th, 2008 3:01pm report
Hm...I guess I agree with everyone really.
She just realizes how much the world has changed until she grew up.
And this happens to everyone,
soon they realize that when they were little, every thing seemed fine, but now since your grown up,
everything is different.
but this song is so amazing and beautiful,
but of course all her songs are =D
anonymous Apr 16th, 2007 4:02pm report
makes sense, iesu sounds somewhat like the word jesus, as does Deus to God, as in Dues to Zeus, the most high god in ancient greek mythology, which also links to how they say in the bible that, well, God is the most high God. Rex identifies as king in latin dictionaries, admirabilis means wonderful, astonishing, etc., tiumphator means triumph[or conquer], dulcedo means sweet, because in french dulce, the root of dulcedo, means sugar or sweet, ineffabilis is self-explainatory, totus means in[whom], and desiderabilis, you can see the word desire, which usually when we get our desires, we are happy.
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anonymous Dec 7th, 2006 12:27pm report
I think it's about a mother who sees her children playing on the playground with the other kids. She realizes that people become cold and full of hate when they grow up. Seeing all of the children, she sees herself as she once was in them. She writes a suicide note and kills herself and her husband reads it.....
"As the years pass by
Before my face,
As wars rage before me,
In these last days of existence,
This parasite inside me,
I forced it out.
In the darkness of the storm
Lies an evil,
But it's me."
She realizes that killing herself keeps all of the evil in the world, but she wants to escape it. She dies, and the world stays the same. It's... Sad.
anonymous Nov 15th, 2006 11:20pm report
Yes, I agree the song is about the loss of innocence but maybe there was something causing that. I don't think its envy that she feels, but depression because some sort of experience forced her to grow up too fast. She'd give anything to get back something she can never attain, or go back to a time that she can never travel to again.
anonymous Nov 3rd, 2006 11:04pm report
This song gave me the impression that she's complaining because she grew up too fast. Don't kill me, let me explain!!
"where has my heart gone
trapped in the eyes of a stranger"
she feel envy for the other people, who see the world just the way they want them to see it. But she can see that world is not real, and she can't ignore what she sees, that is reality.
She sees everything as it is, she can see the pain of humanity, while other people are only concerned about the day of today, she sees what is going to happen tomorrow.
And she doen't want to.
`intelligence is painful´ someone once said. And he was right...
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