Add Explanation
Add Meaning
New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.
Amy Winehouse – Between The Cheats lyrics

I would die before divorce you
I'd take a thousand thumps for my love
'Cause you kiss a lucky horseshoe
Stuck it in my boxing glove
'Cause anyone who will see us
Through our victory and done defeat
Knows that I'll take you to the cleaners
If you come between the cheats

Between the cheats, oooeeooo
Between the cheats, oooeeeooo

My husband is the finest handsome hustler
And he still makes this housewife blush
So I'm throwing my hand in his
I'm sitting on the royal flush
Women drink him in, swimming in his green eyes
Then go home and catch the chips you got...
The jack of hearts is my jackpot

Between the cheats, oooeeeooo
Between the cheats, oooeeeooo

Catch me on...
And I know as my heart beats
There's a win secret to...
And it's sworn between the cheats

Between the cheats, oooeeeooo
Between the cheats, oooeeeooo
Between the cheats, oooeeeooo

Lyrics taken from

  • Email
  • Correct


  • u
    The meaning of the song of course is about Blake. This song was written before back to black. If you know back to black, then you'd know that it's about Blake telling Amy that he can't or doesn't want to leave his girlfriend. The first times Amy and Blake dated, he was basically cheating on his girlfriend. So coming "between the cheats" would give him so much love from Amy. There'd be long lasting marriage ("I would die before I divorce ya"), She'd defend him against the world (I'd take a thousand thumps for my love) and early English stories tell of lucky horseshoes, they were known that once you touch one unlimited strengths would go in the horseshoe and was basically a lucky charm, so the phrase "cause you've kissed a lucky horse shoe, stuck it in my boxing glove" means that Blake gave Amy a great feeling that gave her strength to fight off the world beating down on her. See the connection? The rest is easy to decipher. Also since Blake was cheating, and he didn't want to all this would come if you come between the cheats, basically it would be between the cheaters which is also word play for between the sheets. Hope this helped (:
    Add your reply
  • u
    I think amy's writing was her vocal diary of her thoughts and emotions. I do think it was about blake. I think she would have stayed with him till the end if she would have had the chance. He was the one, I think for her. I think she probably even forgave him for all his cheating even though you can hear the pain in her songs and voice. I hope blake reaps what he has sown.
    Add your reply
  • u
    Man's ruin", a tattoo often consisting of the many vices that can lead a man astray in life, not the least of which is a woman - or a bad woman to be exact! This woman is often surrounded by drinking glasses, bottles of alcohol, playing cards, dice and other accoutrements of gambling, such as horse shoes to represent betting on the ponies at the track. In short, "man's ruin" could also be titled, "wine, women and song! ". Use your imagination to add other elements of various modern vices! A woman regarded as cruel or malicious.
    Add your reply

    Write about your feelings and thoughts

    Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
    Min 50 words
    Not bad
    This page is missing some information about the song. Please expand it to include this information. You can help by uploading artist's image, adding song structure elements or creating lyrics explanation.