Amalia
Melody Gardot Lyrics


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Well when you wake in the morning
Little eyes open wide
When there's no tender warning
No surprises, no surprise

Maybe your wing may be broken
Maybe you're learning to fly
Well so am I

Amalia, finding a way out on the open road
Amalia, going whichever way the wind gon' go
Amalia, taking your chances on the open sea
Amalia, open the breeze they're gonna carry me

Maybe fate, maybe reason
Made you fall from the sky
Like the tide, like the seasons
Ever changing, you and I

So where do you go when worry takes you?
Where do you go when somebody makes you cry?

Amalia, finding a way out on the open road
Amalia, going whichever way the wind gon' go




Amalia, taking your chances on the open sea
Amalia, such a funny little bird and you're now with me

Overall Meaning

In Melody Gardot's song Amalia, the lyrics speak of a little bird named Amalia who is learning to fly and taking chances on the open sea. The song begins by describing Amalia waking up with open, curious eyes and not necessarily knowing what the day will bring. There's no tender warning or surprises, but perhaps that's a good thing. Amalia may have a broken wing or may be learning to fly, and the singer acknowledges that they too are learning and growing.


The chorus repeats Amalia's name while painting a picture of her journey. She's finding her own way on the open road, going whichever way the wind may take her. She's taking chances on the open sea and embracing the freedom that comes with it. The singer compares Amalia's journey to the changing tide and seasons, ever shifting and evolving.


The song concludes with a question of where Amalia goes when worry or sadness takes over. However, despite any hardships, she's now with the singer and they'll face whatever comes together. Overall, the lyrics paint a picture of a little bird bravely exploring the world, taking risks, and embracing the unknown. It's an encouragement to embrace change and find the courage to take risks, even if you may be a little broken or unsure along the way.


Line by Line Meaning

Well when you wake in the morning
Starting the day with fresh eyes


Little eyes open wide
Being observant to the world


When there's no tender warning
When there's no one around to guide you


No surprises, no surprise
With nothing unexpected happening in your life


Maybe your wing may be broken
Maybe something's holding you back


Maybe you're learning to fly
Maybe you're in the process of growing


Well so am I
I am also trying to grow and learn


Amalia, finding a way out on the open road
Taking risks and finding your path


Amalia, going whichever way the wind gon' go
Embracing the unknown


Amalia, taking your chances on the open sea
Going out into the world without fear


Amalia, open the breeze they're gonna carry me
Allowing myself to be guided by the universe


Maybe fate, maybe reason
Whether it was meant to be or not


Made you fall from the sky
Brought you into existence


Like the tide, like the seasons
Like the cyclical nature of life


Ever changing, you and I
Constantly growing and evolving


So where do you go when worry takes you?
What do you do when life overwhelms you?


Where do you go when somebody makes you cry?
How do you deal with emotional pain?


Amalia, finding a way out on the open road
Finding your path even in hard times


Amalia, going whichever way the wind gon' go
Letting go and trusting the universe


Amalia, taking your chances on the open sea
Taking risks and living fully


Amalia, such a funny little bird and you're now with me
A unique and interesting person who is now a part of my life




Lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: HEITOR TEIXEIRA PEREIRA, MELODY GARDOT, PHIL ROY

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@erzebettotbagi3024

Well when you wake in the morning
Little eyes open wide
When there's no tender warning
No surprises, no surprise
Maybe your wing may be broken
Maybe you're learning to fly
Well so am I
Amalia, finding a way out on the open road
Amalia, going whichever way the wind gon' go
Amalia, taking your chances on the open sea
Amalia, open the breeze they're gonna carry me
Maybe fate, maybe reason
Made you fall from the sky
Like the tide, like the seasons
Ever changing, you and I
So where do you go when worry takes you?
Where do you go when somebody makes you cry?
Amalia, finding a way out on the open road
Amalia, going whichever way the wind gon' go
Amalia, taking your chances on the open sea
Amalia, such a funny little bird and you're now with me



All comments from YouTube:

@sanjulienne

One of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard. Gardot is magic.

@silkeden1

This song is an absolute pearl 🔥 ❤

@lucyortiz1196

My grandmas name was Amalia but she passed away weeks before I was born. Now my name is Amalia. This song really means a lot to me

@x.lamaschingonaa_

So am I named after my grandmother and my condolences 🙏🏼❤

@Lelia429

My grandmother too is called Amallia, such a beautiful name. I have named my daughter after this amazing name. Bless you all 🖤

@rosabernal1797

My grandma's and daughter's name

@Sanriomelodyyyy

My grandmas name is Amalia to I would be rlly sad if she passed she raised me cuz my parents have issues

@HonestlyCooking

:) my friend and me were sitting in my living room, enjoying the hangover feeling, when suddenly this song started on the radio, we thought it's only a dream and i wrote down the lyrics and found it, so I'm here:) It's awesome.luvit

@nyby5151

Melody Gardot has a unique voice, I love listening to her. One of the absolute best listening experiences in recent years. Go Melody

@LittleBat98

My name is Amalia. And i loved this so much 🌺 such a beautiful song like all of us with the same Name💞🎂

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