Amelie
Gracie Abrams Lyrics


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I met a girl once
She sort of ripped me open
She doesn't even know it
She doesn't know my name
We sat on the sofa
She asked me a million questions
I answered and by eleven
Memorized her face

Where did you go
Amelie, Amelie, Amelie?
Where'd you go?
Or were you all in a dream
Amelie, Amelie?
I don't know

Why'd it feel louder
When all of it went unspoken?
All I can do is hope that
This will go away
She had her hair up
She cried about her obsessions
But she doesn't know I'd let her
Ruin all my days

Where did you go
Amelie, Amelie, Amelie?
Where'd you go?
Or were you all in a dream
Amelie, Amelie?
I don't know
Where did you go
Amelie, Amelie, Amelie?
Where'd you go?
Or were you all in a dream
Amelie, Amelie?
Tell me no

Tell me more, I would give all my time
All your words felt like a nursery rhyme
Comfortable, handing you my whole life
When all your words felt like a funeral rite

So where did you go
Amelie, Amelie, Amelie?
Where'd you go?
Or were you all in a dream
Amelie, Amelie?
I don't know, oh
Where did you go
Amelie, Amelie, Amelie?
Where'd you go?
Or were you all in a dream
Amelie, Amelie?
I don't know

So where did you go
Amelie, Amelie, Amelie?
Where'd you go?
Or were you all in a dream
Amelie, Amelie?
I don't know, oh
Where did you go
Amelie, Amelie, Amelie?
Where'd you go?
Or were you all in a dream




Amelie, Amelie?
Tell me no

Overall Meaning

Gracie Abrams’s song “Amelie” is a melancholic ballad about a short-lived encounter with someone who had a profound impact on her. The opening lines describe how the girl “sort of ripped” her open, signifying the intensity of the emotions she felt. However, the girl is oblivious to the impact she has on the singer’s life and doesn’t even know her name. The second stanza describes how the two sat on the sofa, and the girl asked the singer several questions that she answered by eleven, but she “memorized her face.” These lines further highlight that the girl had left an indelible impression on her life.


The chorus repeats “where did you go” and “Amelie” several times with the lead character expressing her confusion and attempts to find answers to the questions that haunt her. The latter part of the song's lyrics indicate that the girl shared her life's intimate details and obsessions with the singer, but she doesn't realize the impact she's had. The song's conflicting feelings of intense emotions and sadness are also evident in the lines: “All your words felt like a nursery rhyme/ Comfortable, handing you my whole life/ When all your words felt like a funeral rite.” These emotions further accentuate the conflicting emotions of attraction and broken-heartedness.


Overall, “Amelie” is an evocative song that explores the profound impact short-lived encounters can have on people's lives, and their aftermath can leave a lasting impact on an individual long after they're gone.


Line by Line Meaning

I met a girl once
I encountered a girl I connected with


She sort of ripped me open
She emotionally affected me in a way that made me feel vulnerable


She doesn't even know it
She is unaware of the impact she had on me


She doesn't know my name
I never shared my identity with her


We sat on the sofa
We spent time together in a comfortable setting


She asked me a million questions
She was curious about me and wanted to know everything


I answered and by eleven
I disclosed much about myself and my life by the end of the night


Memorized her face
I can remember her features easily


Where did you go Amelie, Amelie, Amelie?
I am searching for the girl named Amelie


Where'd you go? Or were you all in a dream Amelie, Amelie?
I am questioning whether my encounter with Amelie was real or just a dream


I don't know
I do not have the answer to my own question


Why'd it feel louder when all of it went unspoken?
Even though we didn't say anything, our silence felt significant and impactful


All I can do is hope that this will go away
I am trying to move on from the affect Amelie had on me


She had her hair up
Amelie had her hair tied or styled in a specific way


She cried about her obsessions
Amelie revealed some of her deepest desires and struggles to me


But she doesn't know I'd let her ruin all my days
I welcome the effect Amelie's presence would have on me and my daily life


Tell me more, I would give all my time
I am interested in knowing everything about Amelie and willing to give her all of my time


All your words felt like a nursery rhyme
Amelie's words were comforting and memorable


Comfortable, handing you my whole life
I feel at ease sharing everything about myself with Amelie


When all your words felt like a funeral rite
I am hopeless without Amelie's words and presence


Tell me no
I want her to reject my advances or feelings if they are not reciprocated




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Aaron Brooking Dessner, Gracie Madigan Abrams

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@codyseelye8352

I met a girl once
She sort of ripped me open
She doesn't even know it
She doesn't know my name
We sat on the sofa
She asked me a million questions
I answered and by eleven
Memorized her face
Where did you go
Amelie, Amelie, Amelie?
Where'd you go?
Or were you all in a dream
Amelie, Amelie?
I don't know
Why'd it feel louder
When all of it went unspoken?
All I can do is hope that
This will go away
She had her hair up
She cried about her obsessions
But she doesn't know I'd let her
Ruin all my days
Where did you go
Amelie, Amelie, Amelie?
Where'd you go?
Or were you all in a dream
Amelie, Amelie?
I don't know
Where did you go
Amelie, Amelie, Amelie?
Where'd you go?
Or were you all in a dream
Amelie, Amelie?
Tell me no
Tell me more, I would give all my time
All your words felt like a nursery rhyme
Comfortable, handing you my whole life
When all your words felt like a funeral rite
So where did you go
Amelie, Amelie, Amelie?
Where'd you go?
Or were you all in a dream
Amelie, Amelie?
I don't know, oh
Where did you go
Amelie, Amelie, Amelie?
Where'd you go?
Or were you all in a dream
Amelie, Amelie?
I don't know
So where did you go
Amelie, Amelie, Amelie?
Where'd you go?
Or were you all in a dream
Amelie, Amelie?
I don't know, oh
Where did you go
Amelie, Amelie, Amelie?
Where'd you go?
Or were you all in a dream
Amelie, Amelie?
Tell me no



@GuliannaAmashriASMR

Amelie is my birth name
Amelie is my younger self
Amelie has been through too much for a 3-6 year old
I miss Amelie
I love her so much
This song broke me
I just started crying
I love Amelie so much
I wish I could hold her and tell her it'll be okay
I wish she didn't have to go through all that stuff
I miss her so so much and all I want to do is say sorry to her
Amelie is still apart of me
Deep down maybe, but she's still there
This song makes me feel like I'm talking to her
It's exactly how I feel about Amelie
Exactly what I want to say to her
Amelie, I love you



All comments from YouTube:

@ivetesilveiradeandrade4801

"She cried about her obsessions, but she doesn't know I'd let her ruin all my days" my fav line

@ralucamocanu8634

This song gives me the feeling of like trying to find that part within yourself that you knew so well, that was wild and authentic, before the life hit like a lighting, so you don’t even remember her or if it was even real, you only know her name and some moments, it’s like grieving for your old sense of self

@LAURIjaz96

YES!! This is exactly what I was thinking about before even reading your comment! OMG 🥰

@YukiPix379

Yesss

@elevy2966

The way she pronounces Amelie is sooo close to the way we say hope in Arabic " أملي " so for me it's like I'm begging or searching my hope hhhh

@LiahnaForbes

Amelie is simply too good of a song.

@where.did.you.go.amelie

"She sorta ripped me open, she doesn't even notice" 😭💔

@folklorenat

This album is an absolute masterpiece!!

@aaronpetrossian9673

We just welcomed our newborn into this world three days ago and named her Amelie without even knowing this song existed. My brother was ecstatic to learn we named her Amelie because this song is one of his favs. I have become obsessed because each time I listen to this and look at my precious little Amelie, I get reminded of all of the feelings that are inexpressible with words that one experience when witnessing the birth of their child. I love my little girl and this song makes everything just that much more special!

@amelie.111.

aw

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