"Amphetamine" as written by Art Alexakis, Craig Montoya and Greg Eklund....
She came out west
To find the sun
She lost her name
But found a new one
Amy goes to school all day
But at night in the neighborhood
They call her
Amphetamine

She is perfect in that fucked up way
That all the magazines
Seem to want to glorify these days

She looks like a teenage anthem
She looks like she used to be happy with
The girl inside

She looks so bored sometimes
She has that super pale skin
And those soft green eyes
She looks like she
Could have been happy
In a better life

She came out west
Just to break away clean
From her family and her friends
And a little girl's dream
All she wants to do every night
Is to sit beside my window
And listen to the sirens

She is perfect in that fucked up way
That all the magazines
Seem to want to glorify these days

She looks like a teenage anthem
She looks like she should have been happy
In another life

In another life

She came out west
Just to break the spell
After three long years'
In a marriage from hell
Six months clean
Living sober and right
The doctors tell her
Everything will be alright

Yeah you just take your pill
And everything will be alright

She looks like a teenage anthem
She looks like a magazine girl
She looks like a teenage anthem
Like she used to be happy
In another world

She looks like a teenage anthem
She is happy with the girl inside
She looks like a teenage anthem
And looks like she could have been
Happy in another life

In another life
Happy in another life

Met her at a party
And I took her home
She is the saddest girl
That I have ever known
She wakes me up
In the middle of the night
Just to tell me
Everything will be alright
Amy smiles at me and tells me
Everything will be alright

I tell myself the same damn thing

Everyday

Everything will be alright


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

"Amphetamine" as written by Craig Montoya Art Alexakis

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    General CommentWhy aren't there more comments for everclear?! Anyway. I love this song, but has anyone seen the video? It's awesome, but kinda weird... I'm wondering who Amy is, and who Art/whoever the singer is is.
    Apploon June 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree...this is a tight song, i wish they would bring out the punk more like they did in this song.
    sebe17on June 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is my all-time favorite song. I love how it sounds like it's going to end, but it just keeps on going. I love everclear.
    Sweettart313on July 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commentamy is a metaphore for amphetimine. when he says he met her at a party and took her home it means he had amphetimine at a party and got addicted and uses it everynight
    busman21on July 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYea busman is right. I mean you could still almost look at it like a real girl Amy though too, it's cool how the song works on multipule levels. Definatly one of the best on So Much For The Afterglow and still one of my favorite Everclear songs of all time.
    osubuckeye4on August 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentOh... thanks for gettin thru my thick skull again guys =)
    Apploon August 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYeah, there's probably a double meaning to this song. Busman hit it right with amy being a short term for amphetamine, but it also maybe about a girl named amy who is the kind of girl that magazines love to glorify but ended up with a hellish life and got fucked up by amphetamines, the irony being in her name. That's my little theory anyways.
    BrainDamageon August 24, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"Yeah Amy smiles at me, tells me everything will be alright. Yeah I tell myself the same damn thing, Everyday."

    . . . I used to tell myself the same thing . . . not anymore though.
    ChaosFluro24on September 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentDoes anyone else thing that Art Alexakis is a God? I think that man is friggin amazing. Everclear is one of the best bands in my book.
    GCpunkednviciouson September 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI just read an older interview where Art said that the song was about a girl recovering from a drug addiction.

    Kinda like Art, eh?

    Anyway, yeah, Art's my hero. Best band that I know of, and Art is just a good role model... for some people
    Apploon September 13, 2002   Link

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