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#16 Elsie

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 02:52 PM

Go through a bottle of wine? haha...

I always thought it was "as" too, but I can hear "if" too, ahh wtf?!


Is that a common expression? I always thought 'go through' was used when talking about larger quantities of something.
She could be saying if on the record, and singing it different live, but I must admit I like 'as far as my heart' a lot better, it sounds more poetic :D

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#17 allisost

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 03:01 PM

a bottle of wine is a large quantity, right? esp. if you do it every night. I don't know if it's a common expression but I would say something like that.

I think "If I was my heart" makes more sense though..? I've never thought to guess "as far as" though hm...
I really have no clue.
Why are her lyrics so confusing sometimes? I hate not knowing for sure.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 03:46 PM

Go through a bottle of wine? haha...

I always thought it was "as" too, but I can hear "if" too, ahh wtf?!


Me too. lol, at Oxegen 2008 I can hear clearly "if".

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 04:57 PM

a bottle of wine is a large quantity, right? esp. if you do it every night. I don't know if it's a common expression but I would say something like that.


Nah I mean like numbers of something, but anyway it doesn't matter since it's clearly not what she says, right?
[MENTION=2173]Jademermaid[/MENTION] are you sure that's Oxegen? There's no Wake Up Alone on the Oxegen recording I've got and now I'm curious lol

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 05:15 PM

I guess so.. but then why has no one else picked up on it? And I'm not so sure cherry refers to her guitar because the song is called cherry wine?

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 05:54 PM

I guess so.. but then why has no one else picked up on it? And I'm not so sure cherry refers to her guitar because the song is called cherry wine?


Well, Nas does say 'pour a little cherry wine' or something along those lines... It's pretty unclear to me whether this track was intended to be a part of her new album since she tweeted the lyrics along with all the other hints about her new songs, or was it a collaboration which they were both aware of... If the latter was the case, I'd kind of buy the double meaning theory. If it was meant to be HER song, then I'm 100% sure she was singing about her guitar because it just makes sense, like [MENTION=2686]Mrs. Jones[/MENTION] said. Although I still don't understand if this was a Frank-era track or a new song, because of the tweet. It does sound like a much younger Amy to me as well, but I find it strange that she'd include such an old track as part of her new work.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 06:07 PM

I'm confused about the year too... I've tried to listen to it next to girl from ipanema because she did the same kind of scat in it... I feel like if she did it in 2008, it was possible for her to sound like that, but I don't know :(

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 07:47 PM

[MENTION=2064]Elsie[/MENTION] Yeah, I'm sure! I uploaded here: http://www.mediafire...dc4zf8s8brb1167
I can uploading the complete audio, if you don't have it.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:06 PM

^Oh god, I'm in love with that beautifully flawed voice.

She does say "if" there...

Edit: sounds like "as" too hahah

#25 Jademermaid

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 09:04 PM

^Now I think I can hear "If" and "As" there. lol
Oh God, maybe I have hearing problems haha

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:04 PM

I think it's definitely "As far as my heart, I'd rather be restless". I don't know about anywhere else in the world, but in the U.K it's a common turn of phrase to say "as far as X [in this case, 'my heart'] goes/is concerned, [insert thoughts here]". It seems to be what fits and it's all I can really hear her sing live and on record.

As for common mistakes (going by lyrics sites), people often seem to hear the "And no, I'm not a saint but the guilt will kill you" line in Just Friends as "And no, I'm not ashamed but the guilt will kill you". I think it's the way she phrases it on record that confuses people.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:38 PM

Well, Nas does say 'pour a little cherry wine' or something along those lines... It's pretty unclear to me whether this track was intended to be a part of her new album since she tweeted the lyrics along with all the other hints about her new songs, or was it a collaboration which they were both aware of... If the latter was the case, I'd kind of buy the double meaning theory. If it was meant to be HER song, then I'm 100% sure she was singing about her guitar because it just makes sense, like @Mrs. Jones said. Although I still don't understand if this was a Frank-era track or a new song, because of the tweet. It does sound like a much younger Amy to me as well, but I find it strange that she'd include such an old track as part of her new work.


I always thought the 'wine' in Cherry Wine was a little twist her and Nas did, in reference to Winehouse.
The way I see it, the two of them wanted to work together but at the time she couldn't/wasn't writing any new material. Nas' schedule was tight (I don't think he was in London very long when they were photographed in 2009), so I think they both agreed to use some previously recorded material and probably chose it together, him saying he could rap over that, maybe even writing some of the lyrics while he was with her and completing it after her death. They had obviously already agreed on the title, and that's why she tweeted it (even though it wasn't complet yet). Also, the fact that he said they used to skype quite a bit makes me believe that their studio collaboration was rather limited, so it was just easier for her to give him something she had already recorded for him to work on....thta's my theory anyway, it could be 100% fictional...

But I'm pretty sure this was recorded before B2B. It's not just her voice, but the lyrics. To me, those are clearly the writings of a young fresh naive Amy, who hasn't even known the pain of heartbreak (certainly not Blake's, and maybe not even Chris'). "Where is he, the man who is just like me"?... I feel that these are the thoughts of a teenager, who hasn't got much else to do in life but think about finding her dream guy, go home listen to records and play her guitar. If I ventured a guess, I would say this song was written when she was about 17-18, and recorded during the Frank sessions.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 01:04 PM

^Nice perspective, as always!

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 07:57 PM

@Elsie Yeah, I'm sure! I uploaded here: http://www.mediafire...dc4zf8s8brb1167
I can uploading the complete audio, if you don't have it.


Thank you! :) It's weird, something's telling me I've heard this version before with the Blakey banter in the beginning, but I can't find it anywhere on video!

[MENTION=2686]Mrs. Jones[/MENTION] I agree on all counts :encouragement: Especially that it doesn't sound like new lyrics... It's a bit too naive and optimistic sounding after all she went through, that's the only way I can put it.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:38 PM

^At first I had thought it seemed very pre-B2B as well.. but after like comparing it with some of her older stuff, I definitely think it was B2B or post-B2B.. Just because some of the notes seem quite strained in her voice, especially when she sings 'cherry', and her diction seems more matured than what was evident in Frank.

Just a thought.. could have been recorded in St Lucia, ha.. I mean she was playing around with songs there wasn't she? Bout the same time that she tweeted the lyrics and around the same time she was supposedly skyping with Nas. It might have been intended for Nas' album or maybe as the 'Addicted' of the third record..?

edit: Also.. I always thought she was singing "I want to talk to my Raye and my Cherry" as in Raye Cosbert, ha.

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