“Had enough time on your knees, I’ve had enough of denial,” Amy Lee sings to open the song, which captures the frustration of having respect for the other the rules of a game which, apparently, can not be won, while the search for the strength to walk away. “When all of the hatred burns/I’m left here with the pain,” she sings on the chorus. “Turn Me into something I believe in/Change me, so I don’t have to pretend/Sweet words, they mean nothing/They are not true, because the game is over.”
“This song is about the disease of the façade. The costumes we wear for others to make them feel comfortable, inside of feelings so different from what we show on the outside to fit in the limits of what is socially acceptable, or what is not going to make you unpleasant, or too “weird” to be around,” Lee said in a statement. “”The Game is More” is a promise to myself and out loud that I’m going to be more of my true, inner self on the outside — not to lock her up because she can’t be contained anymore. It is also a prayer to become better, to not feel so messed up, locked up, and evil on the inside.”
The Bitter Truth will be Evanescence’s first original studio album in nine years, to happen this fall. They have already released the single “lost on You”; the production of the track has been finished at a distance while the group was stuck in the quarantine, and the music video shows the members of the band shoot themselves in isolation.
In 2017, the group has released Synthesisfeaturing instrumental covers of some older songs, including their signature song “Bring Me to Life.”