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Amy Winehouse – Back To Black lyrics

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'll go back to black


We only said good-bye 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 good-bye 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 good-bye with words
I died a hundred times
You go back to her
And I go back to

We only said good-bye with words
I died a hundred times
You go back to her
And I go back to black



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    This song is about Amy being able to only be comforted during her time of loss, loneliness and grief, by the one thing that made her feel human at the time. Black is slang for heroin, especially in the southwestern US, where black tar heroin comes from Mexico, and is distributed throughout the southwest, south and even to the northwest. Further towards the midwest, and on the east coast, the dope is primarily a light tan/almost white colored powder, that largely comes in from the middle east (and is erroneously referred to as China White by many people used to the Mexican black tar).

    Without getting into the neurobiology of addiction, or debating really any aspect of it, as a recovered heroin addict of many years, hearing this song brought tears to my eyes tonight, because I totally understand what it's like to have my heart ripped out, feel totally alone with this enormous pain, and as if I were unable to breathe without it, the only thing that made me feel like I could get out of bed and get on with my life, was "black".

    Amy was SUCH a talent, and ahead of her time... almost seems misplaced in history, and certainly cut down too soon. If you or anyone you know is suffering from heroin addiction or addiction to pain killers, there are some treatment facilities that actually address the physiological reason behind the addiction, and fix your brain chemistry. I'm not trying to turn this explanation into an advertisement, but just search for Desert Healing Center, in Desert Hot Springs, CA. They're saving lives with the work that they're doing there... restoring hope to people who, like me, had given up. I could have easily been where Amy is right now, if not for this place, and being super committed (and able) to find a solution. I wish we could have saved her, and I hope that this post is able to at least save SOMEBODY else.

    But, as for the meaning of the song, it's definitely about heroin. "Blow" is cocaine and "Puff" is another dope reference... and, Black is most definitely directly about heroin. Clever of her to write the song the way she did, because if it had been more overt, it probably would not have received nearly as much public acceptance when it came out. May her voice live on forever!
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    The man she is in love with has left her for his ex or has returned back to his wife. He left no time to regret about ending his relationship with her and just bounced straight back to the other woman, he kept his d••k wet with his same old safe bet, so he was still sleeping with the other woman.
    Her life is like a pipe and she is the tiny penny rolling and spiralling down without control.
    Everytime he says goodbye and leaves her, it feels like she is dying inside and goes back to a dark place.
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    Being on the fence of "recovery" and trying to climb over to the other side is the hardest thing I've ever struggled to do and just listening to her lyrics it takes me back to the good and bad troubled and the worst of black for me and it is incredibly heart breakingly sad that shes gone and we will never get to see what an amazing person/artist she would of become in the future. Not that she wasnt already amazing enough.
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