"Amphetamines" as written by Max Collins, Jon Siebels and Tony Fagenson....
Amphetamines and jellybeans
She was pretty in her teens
Waiting for the month of come what May
I smelled you on my shirt today
Of course the hardest part is letting go
But you've got to or you know
You'll end up waiting by the

Phone me once in a while
Let me know you're alright
Tell you again that I'm fine
Then we go about our separate lives

Was it nasty scheme or lazy dreams
I left you cold two blankets deep
This is the last song I'll send your way
I smelled you on my shirt today
Of course the hardest part is letting go
But you've got to or you know
You'll end up waiting by the

Phone me once in a while
Let me know you're alright
Tell you again that I'm fine
Then we go about our separate lives

Phone me tell me that you're waiting
By the phone for me to phone you
Once in a while
Then we go about our separate lives

Phone me once in a while
Let me know you're alright
Tell you again that I'm fine
Then we go about our separate lives


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"Amphetamines" as written by Max Collins Jon Siebels

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    General Commenti think the title could be amphetamines because the relationship is addicting almost like a drug. if you don't let go you'll end up just waiting by the phone, you'll never recover unless you cut yourself off. even when you do you'll still want that person to call and wonder about you or think about you from time to time, even though you know the relationship wasn't working.
    trastaon April 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHe broke up with his girlfriend and he wants to keep in touch.
    dracrokon May 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is about a breakup and all those little things that remind you of that person. and wanting to keep in touch with them.
    creedspazzon May 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. It's one of the best breakup songs ever. It's got a wonderful tone.
    anniep233on May 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYeah, this song is awesome. I kinda feel like he still wants to be with her, but he knows it wouldn't work for some reason, so he just wants them to be friends.
    numbpenguinon August 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis reminds me of situation I'm in... You care about someone a lot and they say that they care about you too but then they start drifting away from you. They stop phoning you and talking to you. You still care about them and dont' want them to leave you even though inside you know that maybe it'd be better if it was like this. If you were separated. But you still want the person to once in awhile phone you and tell you what's going on with them. Yeah. I know that doesn't completely fit the song... but for the most part it does.
    DrumMajorRBVon July 01, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIt's about how he can't stop thinking about her "I smelled you on my shirt today" but he knows that being near to her will be worse, in the long run. "Of course the hardest part is letting go/ but you've got to, or you know/ you'll end up waiting by the/ phone..." So he has to do the sucky thing and move on, to stop seeing her and separate himself from his past: "Tell you again that I'm fine/ then we go about our separate lives"
    sometimes23on May 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe girl in question got involved with drugs and got "way too skinny." Quote unquote. Hence the title.
    Vervus22on February 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is not about a breakup with a girl, but a break up with amphetamines, hence the title. this is how i like to look at it. he makes it sound like its about a girl the whole time to make it more relatable to people who dont know how hard it is to get off the addicting drugs. well thats my two cents at least....peace out
    lifted to the skyon July 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"I left you cold two blankets deep" ben there, done that
    winston705on April 13, 2008   Link

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