Gypsy, sittin’ lookin’ pretty
The broken rose with laughin’ eyes
You’re a mystery, always runnin’ wild
Like a child without a home
You’re always searching, searching for a feeling
That it’s easy come and easy go – Bringin’ On The Heartbreak, Def Leppard
Even in the lyrics for Broken I make mention of another Def Leppard song, Photograph.
I wanted you to know I love the way you laugh
I wanna hold you high and steal your pain away
I keep your photograph and I know it serves me well
I wanna hold you high and steal your pain – Broken, Evanescence
This was not the only time I made reference to Def Leppard’s song Bringin’ On The Heartbreak, but also when I wrote Mystify for INXS
All veils and misty
Streets of blue
That chill divine
Some silken moment
Goes on forever
And we’re leaving broken hearts behind
Evanescence 2003 Mystery EP takes it’s name from lyrics in Def Leppard’s Bringin On The Heartbreak. The EP also takes it’s name from The Villa of Mysteries in Pompeii, Italy.
In 1978, The Pompeii exhibit was touring the U.S. My parents took me to the exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art when I was 10 years old.
(The article to the right is a review of the exhibit in Chicago before it left for Dallas).
I was fascinated by the exhibit and fell in love with the frescos in The Villa of Mysteries. One particular fresco inspired Kurt Cobain’s winged mannequin on the In Utero tour.