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Back to Black
Amy Winehouse Lyrics


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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 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

Overall Meaning

Back to Black by Amy Winehouse is a song that speaks about heartbreak and the inability to move on. The first verse illustrates the persona's confusion and inability to comprehend the end of her relationship with a man who left without looking back. The man went back to his old ways, and the persona is left alone, trying to pick up the pieces of her heart. The line "I'll go back to black" is a metaphor that defines the persona's emotional state. Black is used to signify depression and sadness, and by saying she'll go back to black, she means she'll fall back into her previous state of sadness.


The second verse talks about the lack of compatibility between the persona and her ex-lover. They had different ways of dealing with their problems. She loved puffing, and he loved blowing, which could mean he loved drugs. The lyric "life is like a pipe, and I'm a tiny penny rolling up the walls inside," represents how the persona feels trapped in life, and she has nowhere to go.


Overall, Back to Black is a symbolic song that conveys Winehouse's struggles with addiction and heartbreak. The lyrics evoke a sense of desperation, resignation, and hopelessness, which many people can relate to when experiencing heartbreak.


Line by Line Meaning

He left no time to regret
He didn't give me any time to look back on our relationship and feel any remorse or sadness.


Kept his dick wet
He continued to have sex with the same person he always has, without regard for our relationship.


With his same old safe bet
He chose to stick with what he knows and what he's comfortable with, even if it means ignoring our relationship.


Me and my head high
Despite the pain and heartbreak, I am still holding my head up and trying to remain strong.


And my tears dry
Even though I have cried many tears, I am trying to move on and not let them control me anymore.


Get on without my guy
I am determined to move on and live my life without him, even though it will be difficult.


You went back to what you knew
You chose to return to your old ways and old habits, instead of trying to work through our issues.


So far removed from all that we went through
You are now completely distant and disconnected from everything we shared and experienced together.


And I tread a troubled track
I am now on a difficult and uncertain path, trying to find my way forward without you.


My odds are stacked
The chances of me succeeding and finding happiness on this path are not in my favor.


I'll go back to black
I will go back to my old habits and ways of coping, which are not healthy or positive.


I love you much
I love you deeply and intensely.


It's not enough
But my love for you is not enough to make our relationship work and overcome our struggles.


You love blow and I love puff
You are addicted to drugs and I am addicted to smoking marijuana, which only adds to our problems.


And life is like a pipe
Life is fleeting and temporary, much like a smoking pipe that will eventually burn out.


And I'm a tiny penny rolling up the walls inside
I am feeling lost and unsure of myself, like a small and insignificant penny bouncing around inside a pipe.


Black
A metaphor for my negative and self-destructive behaviors and ways of coping.


I go back to
I always return to those negative and self-destructive habits.




Lyrics © TuneCore Inc., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing
Written by: Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson

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@HectorMoSaTeComparte

------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 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



@michellefajardo4866

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 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



@vanessafernandezormeno4548

Letra :

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 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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