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#1 iheartblondie

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 05:01 PM

Okay, I'm not one to analyze lyrics at all, but I just figured I would since there's a forum for it here.

What does she mean by
"Aside from Sammy, you're my best black jew" Does anybody know who she's talking about? And what does this mean: "Mr. Destiny, 9 and 14" Is she somehow referring to her birthday? Or do I have that lyric completely wrong? Lol

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 05:06 PM

Sammy = Sammy Davis Jr, I presume. He was a black jew. I'm guessing the guy who made her miss the gig in the song was also.
Nas and her shared birthdays, he is Mister Jones, so yes she's referring to both of their birthdays. :)

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#3 iheartblondie

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 05:17 PM

oh ok, cool I knew about the Sammy Davis Jr part, though. I just thought there was something I missed. That's cool that the song is about Nas and NOT Blake.

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 05:21 PM

Destiny is Nas' daughter's name. Amy & Nas were born 10 yrs apart, to the day.

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 06:13 PM

I have a question... I recently got Back to Black again because the 1st one was in bad condition and i had missed the lyrics.

So i was reading the lyrics of Rehab and it says "Yes i've been black but when i come back no no no". Doesn't she says "you'll know know know"?

They've done a typo right?

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 07:04 PM

I have a question... I recently got Back to Black again because the 1st one was in bad condition and i had missed the lyrics.

So i was reading the lyrics of Rehab and it says "Yes i've been black but when i come back no no no". Doesn't she says "you'll know know know"?

They've done a typo right?


As far I know she says you'll know, know, know. :dunno:

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#7 africanfusion

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 08:13 PM

yeah i think the booklet has some mistakes in it.

there are errors on the frank cd too, i have two copies & one has a song called 'what it is' while the other its titled 'what is it' lol

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 03:48 AM

Me and Mr Jones is about her ex George, a concert promoter, who somehow missed out on Slick Rick tickets for Amy
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Posted 30 August 2011 - 05:47 PM

yes in the back to black book where the words are written there is quite a few typos and thats one of them. i noticed a lot dont know how they can do that though :-S

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 05:55 PM

the song take the box what is it about? i saw a live version somewhere on youtube for bbc i think and she says im going to sing the most depressing song ever to me what did she me i wonder what it is about

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 07:31 PM

I have a question! In love is a losing game does she say "Though i battle blind" or "Though im rather blind"?

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 08:30 PM

It must be "Though i battle blind". Yes it is, i listened to it and watched the lyrics.

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 01:19 AM

Ok, like I said, I've never felt compelled to analyze lyrics before until I came across Amy's music and then all of a sudden I just got really curious about her words and that lovely, peculiar phrasing...

Anyway, what does she mean by "Run out to me, your chips and pitta"? Is she talking about gambling??

And "Hand me your stella and fly"...I'm gonna sound stupid for this one, but is she talking about a guitar (Stella guitar) or is she talking about a drink? I've never known what those 2 lines meant!

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 01:21 AM

the song take the box what is it about? i saw a live version somewhere on youtube for bbc i think and she says im going to sing the most depressing song ever to me what did she me i wonder what it is about

http://en.wikipedia....ki/Take_the_Box

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 02:07 AM

Anyway, what does she mean by "Run out to me, your chips and pitta"? Is she talking about gambling??

And "Hand me your stella and fly"...I'm gonna sound stupid for this one, but is she talking about a guitar (Stella guitar) or is she talking about a drink? I've never known what those 2 lines meant!


"chips" is British for french fries. "pita" is a pita bread sandwich.

"stella and fly" is a drink.
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