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Amy Winehouse — Back To Black
Album: Back To Black
Avg rating:
7.8

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Total ratings: 3308









Released: 2006
Length: 3:57
Plays (last 30 days): 3
He left no time to regret
Kept his dick wet
With his same old safe bet
Me and my head high
And my tears dry
Get on without my guy

You went back to what you knew
So far removed
From all that we went through
And I tread a troubled track
My odds are stacked
I go back to black

We only said goodbye with words
I died a hundred times
You go back to her
And I go back to...
I go back to us

I love you much
It's not enough
You love blow, and I love puff
And life is like a pipe
And I'm a tiny penny
Rolling up the walls inside

We only said goodbye with words
I died a hundred times
You go back to her
And I go back to...

We only said goodbye with words
I died a hundred times
You go back to her
And I go back to...
Black, black, black, black...
Black, black, black...
I go back to...
I go back to...

We only said goodbye with words
I died a hundred times
You go back to her
And I go back to...

We only said goodbye with words
I died a hundred times
You go back to her
And I go back to black
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 greiffenstein wrote:
I had a very different view of Amy Winehouse before I watched the documentary "Amy." Changed my view and led me to appreciate her music so much more. It's like looking at art, you miss out on so much if you don't know the backstory. Her music is not nearly as haunting as her story. Granted, the documentary makers would ostensibly be part of the "media" as a whole, but it's truly discouraging what mainstream media did to Amy, aided and abetted by truly disgusting people in her life (boyfriends, managers, father...) who exploited her and then discarded her. The haunting melodies are a sliver of what a haunting memory she left behind. And so the music now has a depth I never would have expected and I'm suddenly, unabashedly, a big fan. On a personal and professional level, I'm more compassionate towards people with addiction now than I was before. Thanks, Amy.
 
I had a very similar path to becoming a fan of Amy Winehouse, but from a different perspective. 
I was diagnosed with chronic depression at the tender age of 52, and followed the same self-treatment as my father had - drink more alcohol.  
I listened to Amy Winehouse on commercial radio, watched her collect her mittfull of  Grammies, and then followed her gradual collapse through the media "reports", including the jokes made about her on late night talk shows.  I now remorsefully regret, that I even bought into their message, that Amy was just another self-destructive talented spoiled-by-success music idol.
Needless to say, my own humbling crash in my 50's changed my perspective on both depression (which I had always thought was just a great excuse to get time off work) and alcoholism (which I had also thought was just a self-imposed problem caused by a lack of self-discipline).  I now know that they are both very debilitating ( and often compatible) diseases.  Some of us respond to treatment (I'm now 3 years sober), while others suffer longer and die with, or because of, these diseases.  Amy was one of the celebrities who succumbed to her diseases and left this planet while still in her prime.

Her music now means much more to me, especially this song.  My hope is that her life and her music serve as a lesson to others going forward, so that we learn to treat others with more love and compassion than she was shown.  


 
 douglas_linton wrote:
Just to add my two cents -- what great lyrics. So many solid phrases in here, such as "We only said goodbye with words" There is such a complexity in that economy of words.
I was running the Vienna marathon one year and I hadn't been feeling well the day before and I certainly wasn't feeling well around kilometer 30. This song started playing though the loudspeaker system and it instantly changed my mood to hope. So that is another reason why I have a special affection for this song. Amy picked me up and got me going.
 
Terrific story. I never really listened to the words that closely, since I'm mostly busy being enthralled listening with wonder at Amy's voice and the instrumentation of this beautiful song. Reading the lyrics here, I see what you mean. They are even tougher and sadder than the music suggests on the surface.
While I do love this album/studio version, I love SO MUCH MORE her live acoustic version at the 2008 SXSW. Stripped of excess, it pierces the heart so much more.

[EDIT: I've tried MANY times to post the link to the video of this performance with no luck, for those interested. Trying again. Here's the URL, delete the X's and hyphens: xx-https://youtu.be/WbVp09E1LRg-x...
Just to add my two cents -- what great lyrics. So many solid phrases in here, such as "We only said goodbye with words" There is such a complexity in that economy of words.
I was running the Vienna marathon one year and I hadn't been feeling well the day before and I certainly wasn't feeling well around kilometer 30. This song started playing though the loudspeaker system and it instantly changed my mood to hope. So that is another reason why I have a special affection for this song. Amy picked me up and got me going.
 Broken_Ear wrote:
That voice is still unbelievable, one in a billion. The brightest stars shine always the shortest it seems.
 
Absolutely ordinary voice
Gone too soon. I love this album and especially this song, which is what turned me on to Amy the first time I heard it.
I saw Amy live in Cologne. The guy who sold me the tickets said she probably wouldn't turn up for the gig. She did and she blew the place away without really even trying. RIP Amy. Your voice was simply amazing.
rate 8 
Earlier today was reading comments for another female artist, to the effect that “they all sound the same...”. Here’s an artist that proves that statement wrong.
"Black Beehive" by BHTM is a nice tribute to her
That's a little creepy.

The preceding song was Billie Eilish, and reading the comments speculating on her future, my mind went to "I hope she doesn't join the 27 club."

Then bill comes on introducing Amy as a member!
timeless piece, just gorgeous, god bless her! | 10
 VH1 wrote:
  her parents are just as guilty.
 

Seconded.  They fuck you up, your mum amd dad...
Just the BEST song!  I always enjoy hearing this song.  So sad she left us so early.  Ugh
This was followed by the Coeur de Pirate cover and while I liked the different treatment I now appreciate the power and originality of the original sung and written by Amy Winehouse.

What was I thinking only rating this an 8?

Quickly correcting that underestimation and bumping from 8 >  9. 
THE BEST SONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Her timing and passion are spot on.  Not sure who can cover this song any better.
You love blow, and I love puff
And life is like a pipe

Same here Amy, Same here ...RIP Girl, see you again in the Black Heart in the sky.
Brilliant interlude, with those violins...
My fave song by Amy. Her live version of this, at the 2008 SXSW, is even better.
 LinThizzy wrote:
die drunkenhaus frau ist nicht ausgezeichnet!

 
Und tze schnitzel ist not fur finger gepoken... {#Drunk}
 Tomasni wrote:
Increasing my 7 to 8 - Most Excellent    
 
I as well!
Increasing my 7 to 8 - Most Excellent    

TY RP for playing
  
I remember when she passed away and everyone was making such a big deal about her and I had never heard of her. LOL Pretty good now that I've heard her but still not that big of a deal to me.


{#Crown}
That voice is still unbelievable, one in a billion. The brightest stars shine always the shortest it seems.
My girlfriend made me watch a documentary about her called Amy and it was really great, made me much more of a fan.  She died to young, but she left much good music!
what a waste.  She was so good.
 treatment_bound wrote:

Did they have "high ceiling limos" written into their concert riders?


 
Only after Marge joined


 TerryS wrote:
RIP Amy, the Fourth Ronette.

 
Did they have "high ceiling limos" written into their concert riders?

one of the most darkly romantic compositions!

{#Whipit}
Ah, BG strikes again with another great segue, Joplin (take a little) yields Winehouse. Can't you hear the sadness and pain in both voices? 
9s from me for both  of these sadly deceased singers
A beautiful, heartbreaking tragedy.
 coy wrote:
not so strong as the picture
darkness in that strength
sweetness in that dark strength
and let me say it again and again
like a voice like a refrain like a release

 
This is lovely and haunting. Thank you.
Ah, Amy. So much talent, so much pain. {#Cry}

I'm lucky to have a FABULOUS live version of this song, recorded at SXSW 2008, that even blows away this studio version.
RIP Amy, the Fourth Ronette.
I'll never forget that day, on an open air concert near Frankfurt, with The Brew and main act Eric Burdon, and him proclaiming between two songs: Amy Winehouse has just passed away. And me turning round to my friends, asking: Have you heard what I've just heard?
That voice....
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Finally saw the documentary, "Amy" (now on Netflix).
Excellent but sad, of course.
She was already dealing with depression and substance abuse issues before she became famous.
When "Back to Black" pushed her into the media spotlight, the paparazzi sleaze and the endless demands of fame were the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back.
Yet another great talent silenced.
R.I.P.

 
Yes, but you forgot the one big influence on her way into the downwards spiral: Despicable Blake Fielder-Civil, and her parents are just as guilty. Her weak mother, thinking that bulimia "will go away by itself somehow, i didn't think it dangerous" and her self obsessed shister of a father, who was just interested in milking her for money.

One of her biggest hits "Rehab" was written, because she was using and an addict, needed help and her father said "oh no your'e ok, you got a tour to think of you do not need rehab"!

When I saw the docu, I was so angry I could have killed this SOB!  

And the most despicable thing: Her father is now dating a very young women who looks excactly like her, including bee hive hair do, tattoos and all.

If that is not sick, I do not know what sick is! Shagging a look-a-like like his own daughter, that is one sick bastard! 
Finally saw the documentary, "Amy" (now on Netflix).
Excellent but sad, of course.
She was already dealing with depression and substance abuse issues before she became famous.
When "Back to Black" pushed her into the media spotlight, the paparazzi sleaze and the endless demands of fame were the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back.
Yet another great talent silenced.
R.I.P.
Just this afternoon, I heard Terry Gross interview Mark Ronson on Fresh Air.  You can check out the interview here: 

Mark Ronson - Fresh Air

Their discussion of this album was very interesting.  It's a real shame Amy couldn't get past her demons:(
I never get tired of hearing this......fuck Adele!
die drunkenhaus frau ist nicht ausgezeichnet!
The strings suxx in this song not to mention the clashy tambourine
 2020sk wrote:

Thanks Peter, if I may use your first name only!

"Pseudo-intellectual"? Uoch! "Claptrap", though, I couldn't agree more. However, this is the only forum I feel comfortable writing on - there are no other "sites like this". Anyone who listens to RP can't be all that bad!

When I write anything here, it's just to get away from my work for a minute or two, there's no way I would submit this to a stricter forum, I'm aware by now I will never be a writer.  I merely thought the poster I was responding to was a bit over the mark (i.e. it's not "incredibly bad"). Similarly, a "musical genius, full stop" is a comment that doesn't help me understand Amy Winehouse's overwhelming appeal. While I respect both opinions as valid, if extreme, my feelings are tempered by the experience that surveys of the "Best song of the year", "Best singer of the year", and so on, are usually won by the same artists who come top in the "Worst song of the year" category. But I believe it's possible to have a more balanced view. The music I like is a subject I am the world authority on. Another such subject is the set of reasons why I like or dislike particular music - personal opinions, of course, I wouldn't dare tell anyone else what to think, only try to express what I think. So I don't believe I'm exceeding my remit. My own tastes can change, not only according to age or mood, but also depending on new ways of seeing that may come to light. And that's all I'm waiting for: some reasoned debate.

I really would love to share your passion for Amy Winehouse. I feel like I'm missing out - like so many times before (I never understood Nirvana till after Cobain died. Yeah, go ahead, slaughter me!). But I'm open to finding out why Amy is considered a genius. There must be something more than just a feeling - that you either get it or you don't - mustn't there?



 
I had a very different view of Amy Winehouse before I watched the documentary "Amy."  Changed my view and led me to appreciate her music so much more.  It's like looking at art, you miss out on so much if you don't know the backstory.  Her music is not nearly as haunting as her story.  Granted, the documentary makers would ostensibly be part of the "media" as a whole, but it's truly discouraging what mainstream media did to Amy, aided and abetted by truly disgusting people in her life (boyfriends, managers, father...) who exploited her and then discarded her.  The haunting melodies are a sliver of what a haunting memory she left behind.  And so the music now has a depth I never would have expected and I'm suddenly, unabashedly, a big fan.  On a personal and professional level, I'm more compassionate towards people with addiction now than I was before.  Thanks, Amy.
A crystal sharp gem of a pop song 
Rate
And gratefully received  
 2020sk wrote:

Thanks Peter, if I may use your first name only!

"Pseudo-intellectual"? Uoch! "Claptrap", though, I couldn't agree more. However, this is the only forum I feel comfortable writing on - there are no other "sites like this". Anyone who listens to RP can't be all that bad!

When I write anything here, it's just to get away from my work for a minute or two, there's no way I would submit this to a stricter forum, I'm aware by now I will never be a writer.  I merely thought the poster I was responding to was a bit over the mark (i.e. it's not "incredibly bad"). Similarly, a "musical genius, full stop" is a comment that doesn't help me understand Amy Winehouse's overwhelming appeal. While I respect both opinions as valid, if extreme, my feelings are tempered by the experience that surveys of the "Best song of the year", "Best singer of the year", and so on, are usually won by the same artists who come top in the "Worst song of the year" category. But I believe it's possible to have a more balanced view. The music I like is a subject I am the world authority on. Another such subject is the set of reasons why I like or dislike particular music - personal opinions, of course, I wouldn't dare tell anyone else what to think, only try to express what I think. So I don't believe I'm exceeding my remit. My own tastes can change, not only according to age or mood, but also depending on new ways of seeing that may come to light. And that's all I'm waiting for: some reasoned debate.

I really would love to share your passion for Amy Winehouse. I feel like I'm missing out - like so many times before (I never understood Nirvana till after Cobain died. Yeah, go ahead, slaughter me!). But I'm open to finding out why Amy is considered a genius. There must be something more than just a feeling - that you either get it or you don't - mustn't there?



 
One of the cornerstones of great music is the emotional response it provokes in the listener. You are approaching it a bit too intellectually I think. I'm not advocating that you go out and suffer a bit more in order to experience Amy's music more, but just get out of your head and learn a bit more empathy for the experience her music conveys.
Amy,please come back.
Such talent!
I just saw the film about her, Amy; what a lovely and talented artist. Too bad we don't have more, but she just wanted to be a small club jazz singer.
charsmatic and soulful
 Lindo525 wrote:

Profane sadness? Interesting concept.

 
Also a good band name, though I guess the author of that post meant "profound sadness".
Watching her decline into addiction was one of the saddest things I've witnessed.
Great lyrical introspection into addiction.
Great song 
What a talented person {#Bananajumprope}
Back in black?  How about back to back 10's?
 lattalo wrote:
I really love hearing her music.  I just get a profane sadness that she won't be making any
more music.  Can you imagine what she would have created if she was still alive? Just like 
Janis, Hendricks, Morrison and so many more.  We are only left to wonder. 

 
Profane sadness? Interesting concept.
 gutdoctr wrote:
Haunting blues--Goodbye Amy
 
I agree...haunting yet familiar..
 
Haunting blues--Goodbye Amy
Her Best!
I really love hearing her music.  I just get a profane sadness that she won't be making any
more music.  Can you imagine what she would have created if she was still alive? Just like 
Janis, Hendricks, Morrison and so many more.  We are only left to wonder. 
What he said.

Steely_D wrote:
It's totally wonderful to see opinions about music. Even differing ones.

But opinions about people? "You're an idiot." "So are you" - frankly, that's boring and juvenile.

If you've got a critique ("That drummer sounds like it's his first gig!") I'm totally with you.
And it would be even great to respond with "Not for me; I really love that laid back drumming."

But it's wrong to attack each other when we express our opinion.
 

 


It's totally wonderful to see opinions about music. Even differing ones.

But opinions about people? "You're an idiot." "So are you" - frankly, that's boring and juvenile.

If you've got a critique ("That drummer sounds like it's his first gig!") I'm totally with you.
And it would be even great to respond with "Not for me; I really love that laid back drumming."

But it's wrong to attack each other when we express our opinion.
 
 Stephen_Phillips wrote:
Look people - the ratings are for the song, not your opinion on the person or persons singing it.  Whatever your feelings are about Amy Winehouse and her life you need to keep that to yourself. The forum is for reasoned discussion and comments - not an outlet for amateur music critics. And one last thing, Radio Paradise does not play "incredibly bad" music so describing anything you hear on this station as that shows you to be a Troll or to have a limited vocabulary.

 

Look people - the ratings are for the song, not your opinion on the person or persons singing it.  Whatever your feelings are about Amy Winehouse and her life you need to keep that to yourself. The forum is for reasoned discussion and comments - not an outlet for amateur music critics. And one last thing, Radio Paradise does not play "incredibly bad" music so describing anything you hear on this station as that shows you to be a Troll or to have a limited vocabulary.
 rossi304 wrote:
Oh no. Please stop it. Her songs have always provoked my spontaneous thought "Get over it and please get professional help", not "Ooooh, that's so bohemian and laudable - all that suffering and darkness." (which just reaffirms addicts instead of stopping/helping them).

 
You must have a problem with Billie Holiday then too...
 rossi304 wrote:
Oh no. Please stop it. Her songs have always provoked my spontaneous thought "Get over it and please get professional help", not "Ooooh, that's so bohemian and laudable - all that suffering and darkness." (which just reaffirms addicts instead of stopping/helping them).

 
I am pretty sure this song would be played here irrespective of her biography.
{#Arghhh}{#Frustrated}{#Razz}{#Crashcomp}
Enough is enough! 
Oh no. Please stop it. Her songs have always provoked my spontaneous thought "Get over it and please get professional help", not "Ooooh, that's so bohemian and laudable - all that suffering and darkness." (which just reaffirms addicts instead of stopping/helping them).
 PeterMC3 wrote:

You've really missed your calling as a music critic. So sad you're reduced to writing psuedo-intellectual claptrap on sites like this. You really should limit yourself to subjects you know something about. Amy was a musical genius, full stop.

 
Thanks Peter, if I may use your first name only!

"Pseudo-intellectual"? Uoch! "Claptrap", though, I couldn't agree more. However, this is the only forum I feel comfortable writing on - there are no other "sites like this". Anyone who listens to RP can't be all that bad!

When I write anything here, it's just to get away from my work for a minute or two, there's no way I would submit this to a stricter forum, I'm aware by now I will never be a writer.  I merely thought the poster I was responding to was a bit over the mark (i.e. it's not "incredibly bad"). Similarly, a "musical genius, full stop" is a comment that doesn't help me understand Amy Winehouse's overwhelming appeal. While I respect both opinions as valid, if extreme, my feelings are tempered by the experience that surveys of the "Best song of the year", "Best singer of the year", and so on, are usually won by the same artists who come top in the "Worst song of the year" category. But I believe it's possible to have a more balanced view. The music I like is a subject I am the world authority on. Another such subject is the set of reasons why I like or dislike particular music - personal opinions, of course, I wouldn't dare tell anyone else what to think, only try to express what I think. So I don't believe I'm exceeding my remit. My own tastes can change, not only according to age or mood, but also depending on new ways of seeing that may come to light. And that's all I'm waiting for: some reasoned debate.

I really would love to share your passion for Amy Winehouse. I feel like I'm missing out - like so many times before (I never understood Nirvana till after Cobain died. Yeah, go ahead, slaughter me!). But I'm open to finding out why Amy is considered a genius. There must be something more than just a feeling - that you either get it or you don't - mustn't there?


 2020sk wrote:

She is overblown, I agree, and I personally would not miss her much if I never heard another note from her, but we cannot redress the balance with hyperbole. "Bad", maybe, but "incredibly bad", when there is so much out there that is genuinely incredibly bad (you should hear me on a mouth organ!), seems a tad unfair. She has vocal talent, the melody is casually rocky, and the production is slick. Time has been spent making this recording, and there is a certain amount of art in it. Still, I can't say I regret never seeing her in concert.

Fortunately, even the music I disparage most ferociously on RP is a cut and a slice above the average paid-for filler on most of the commercial channels I know, and we should erect a statue to the folks who bring it to us, even if we do have to tolerate some Amy Winehouse now and then. (I've heard that some people actually like her! Never met one though!)



 
You've really missed your calling as a music critic. So sad you're reduced to writing psuedo-intellectual claptrap on sites like this. You really should limit yourself to subjects you know something about. Amy was a musical genius, full stop.

An episode of the BBC TV series "Other Voices" featured Amy Winehouse performing in Dingle, Ireland, December 2006.  The show was recorded just before "Back to Black" was released in America.  It was shown last year on a big screen as part of a film festival.  In the interview portions she's so girlish, funny.  Especially charming was her story about the first time she heard Ray Charles coming through the wall from her brother's room.  Her performance was electric, her creative peak. 

Amy Winehouse performs in Dingle for Other Voices, December 2006.

Clips are currently on the BBC website. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01l4929


 BMTR wrote:
{#No} ...this music is incredibly bad...

 
She is overblown, I agree, and I personally would not miss her much if I never heard another note from her, but we cannot redress the balance with hyperbole. "Bad", maybe, but "incredibly bad", when there is so much out there that is genuinely incredibly bad (you should hear me on a mouth organ!), seems a tad unfair. She has vocal talent, the melody is casually rocky, and the production is slick. Time has been spent making this recording, and there is a certain amount of art in it. Still, I can't say I regret never seeing her in concert.

Fortunately, even the music I disparage most ferociously on RP is a cut and a slice above the average paid-for filler on most of the commercial channels I know, and we should erect a statue to the folks who bring it to us, even if we do have to tolerate some Amy Winehouse now and then. (I've heard that some people actually like her! Never met one though!)


{#No} ...this music is incredibly bad...
 Saliby_Br wrote:

I am not {#Cheesygrin}

 
I'm with you!
I came late to appreciating AW, but enjoy her songs a lot when they come on RP.  There's something Phil Spectorish about the production here, and I mean that as a high compliment.
She was a great artist  this particular song was not a favorite but I'm not taking any credit away from her lyrical content. Great song writer!
 misterbearbaby wrote:
I thought she was some sort of joke until I saw her live at Coachella. What an amazing voice, especially hearing it come out of that tiny little gal! She was totally loaded and actually fell down a couple times during the show but still managed every song with power and control.

 
I saw her twice and it was a great shame that on both occasions she was so loaded she gave a totally rubbish performance. Such talent, but a personality seemingly not suited to performing live. 

Most of us have seem drink or/and drug casualties first hand and know how painful it is to watch a person succumb to addiction. She is far from being the first and far from being the last. She must have also known, deep down, what she was doing to herself - what a horrible place to be that you know you are destroying yourself. 
 pomotexan wrote:

Are you THE Peter Bradshaw? The Guardian Peter Bradshaw? This song is definitely a 10. (And you were wrong about Inglorious Basterds.)

 
Pomotexan: .... not guilty ma Lord
 Peter_Bradshaw wrote:
{#Hearteyes}      {#Hearteyes}       {#Hearteyes}

10
 
Are you THE Peter Bradshaw? The Guardian Peter Bradshaw? This song is definitely a 10. (And you were wrong about Inglorious Basterds.)
Great album....  Makes me a little sad though....gone too soon....  RIP Amy...
One incredible album.   No doubt, there would have been many to follow.
 
{#Hearteyes}      {#Hearteyes}       {#Hearteyes}

10
Black KEYS, Bill.. {#Cheesygrin} Take care


 
This album is so incredible. It makes me sad.
 rdo wrote:

us
 
I am not {#Cheesygrin}
Peter_Bradshaw wrote:

...... so very true :((
 
I don't see it as a waste. She produced one incredible album. How many people do you know that did the same? No waste. She did what she needed to do. That is my opinion ;) 
 The_Walrus wrote:
Fantastic song, beautiful lyric. What a waste.

 
...... so very true :((
 sici wrote:

Who is "we"?

 
us
 rdo wrote:
Now we lose PSH to drugs....when will we ever learn...

 
Who is "we"?
Now we lose PSH to drugs....when will we ever learn...
I NEEDED this song today
This song is perfect. Exactly as it should be.  The groove gets me every time.
Fantastic song, beautiful lyric. What a waste.
What a fucking shame!

One of the best albums, period.  Doesn't have to be quantified...
 kcar wrote:

"Granny, you forgot to duck!" 

Sorry...couldn't resist. Hope she survived OK.  

As for Amy...it's creepy the way we all snicker at stars and their drug issues, but then wail "gone too soon" when they die. I'm amazed Robert Downey, Jr. is not only alive but contracted to star in major movies after his drug problems. It'll be interesting to see what happens to Lindsay Lohan and how we'll all react if she ODs and dies.  

  she was shot once by a jelious ahole and once by a redneck ahole who hated her hiring blacks and pesky redskins to help around the homestead. OK.Teritory late 1800s had 13 kids outlived all but 3. and no she didn't duck, she shot back....{#Cowboy}



bluejay08003 wrote:
Totally weird.  I was thinking of this before I clicked on.  Groove on!


I love when that happens...I think of it as my own little personal version of ESP!...   
and boy, was Amy awesome...
 oldfart48 wrote:


and your mother lived in a barrel? my granny was shot twice get a clue............

 
"Granny, you forgot to duck!" 

Sorry...couldn't resist. Hope she survived OK.  

As for Amy...it's creepy the way we all snicker at stars and their drug issues, but then wail "gone too soon" when they die. I'm amazed Robert Downey, Jr. is not only alive but contracted to star in major movies after his drug problems. It'll be interesting to see what happens to Lindsay Lohan and how we'll all react if she ODs and dies.  
Maybe it is worth trying another song from this great singer, I am geting bored of this particular one ... a 7 because it is still good.
 zepher wrote:

The 27 club —>



 

Don't forget Brian Jones.
 MsJudi wrote:

Why should every piece of music be appropriate for your mother and your children? Jesus, what a boring world that would be.

 

and your mother lived in a barrel? my granny was shot twice get a clue............
hey bill, play her other stuff, this one is worn................{#Yawn}
I thought she was some sort of joke until I saw her live at Coachella. What an amazing voice, especially hearing it come out of that tiny little gal! She was totally loaded and actually fell down a couple times during the show but still managed every song with power and control.
 zepher wrote:

The 27 club —>

 



 
I just joined the "54 club"...I'm not sure if that means I'm twice as likely to check out soon or stick around for a while.
Totally weird.  I was thinking of this before I clicked on.  Groove on!
7>8 today.  Her music has really grown on me over the last few years.
Well, I was just going to say I like this tune a LOT, and believe the late Ms. Winehouse could've belted 'em out with the best in the 1920s or 1950s if she'd been alive then -- or now.

Sorry to interrupt the moral/ethical/religious/conspiracy theory conversation on this here MUSIC thread.
 ch83575 wrote:

Yeah, I guess your right, I must be getting prudish in my old age.  Im sure that you would be perfectly willing to use the same phrase in front of your mother, or your children.  Just don't say it in front of my mom, ok? She would probably slap you.

Don't get me wrong though, art should be revolting occasionally, or its not doing its job.  I do NOT think that she shouldn't sing the lyric in question... i just find it revolting.  I also love the song Stinkfist by tool, which is far more revolting than anything Amy came up with.

 
Why should every piece of music be appropriate for your mother and your children? Jesus, what a boring world that would be.
 Imkirok wrote:

Not sure why a pretty tame reference to a rather normal human reaction to a circumstance such as being jilted by a lover is revolting.  But your pointing it out made me listen more carefully and pull up the rest of the lyrics.  Now I like the song even more.  Never was a big Amy Winehouse fan, but if this is indickative of her stuff, I'm going to listen to more of it.

 
Yeah, I guess your right, I must be getting prudish in my old age.  Im sure that you would be perfectly willing to use the same phrase in front of your mother, or your children.  Just don't say it in front of my mom, ok? She would probably slap you.

Don't get me wrong though, art should be revolting occasionally, or its not doing its job.  I do NOT think that she shouldn't sing the lyric in question... i just find it revolting.  I also love the song Stinkfist by tool, which is far more revolting than anything Amy came up with.
Somehow zepher, I don't think anything in "Matthew" had any relevance to Ms. Winehouse, in particular.

 
zepher wrote:
I have feelings too. I am still human. All I want is to be loved, for myself and for my talent.
- Marilyn Monroe

The 27 club —>

Nice transition Bill... (3/12/13)
Amy Winehouse — Back To Black —->
Big Sugar — If I Were Heaven

Heaven is a better place... Amazing LIVE music! 10,000 years and more to experience everything.

Matthew 11:28-30 “… Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”



 





 ch83575 wrote:
I must have heard this song a hundred times, but this is the first time I actually heard the line:

"kept his dick wet"

What a revolting lyric!  Was that line in the radio version?  Maybe so, since you cant really understand what she is saying most of the time. 

 
Not sure why a pretty tame reference to a rather normal human reaction to a circumstance such as being jilted by a lover is revolting.  But your pointing it out made me listen more carefully and pull up the rest of the lyrics.  Now I like the song even more.  Never was a big Amy Winehouse fan, but if this is indickative of her stuff, I'm going to listen to more of it.
Whale oil beef hooked, she really did sing that.

He left no time to regret,  kept his dick wet
With his same old safe bet
Me and my head high and my tears dry
Get on without my guy

  
I must have heard this song a hundred times, but this is the first time I actually heard the line:

"kept his dick wet"

What a revolting lyric!  Was that line in the radio version?  Maybe so, since you cant really understand what she is saying most of the time. 
I have feelings too. I am still human. All I want is to be loved, for myself and for my talent.
- Marilyn Monroe

The 27 club —>

Nice transition Bill... (3/12/13)
Amy Winehouse — Back To Black —->
Big Sugar — If I Were Heaven

Heaven is a better place... Amazing LIVE music! 10,000 years and more to experience everything.

Matthew 11:28-30 “… Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”


Is she singing thru a tin can?  Did she not know the oldie sound recorded was due to limitations?
 helgigermany wrote:
Nice!
 
Ditto
 oldfart48 wrote:
why do the great ones die so soon? she would have grown to magnifficence.{#Drunk}{#Frustrated}
 
Ask Janice.  I think the trappings of talent f*cks with them, harder than with most men.
Watched American Idol tonight, 10 women - well, mostly girls.  A lot of belters.  One, tho, did "My Funny Valentine", and the song was the star. Amy did not belt out the music; she sang a song. We'll miss what she could've created.