"In My Bed" as written by Amy Winehouse and Salaam Remi....
Wish I could say it breaks my heart
Like you did in the beginning
Its not that we grew apart
A nightingale no longer singing

Its something I know you can't do
Separate sex with emotion
I sleep alone the sun comes up
Your still clinging to that notion

Every thing is slowing down
River of no return
Recognize my every sound
There is nothing new to learn

You'll never get my mind right
Like two ships passing in the night
In the night, in the night
Want the same thing where we lay
Otherwise mines a different way
A different way from where I'm going
Oh, its you again listen this isn't a reunion
So sorry if I turn my head
Yours is a familiar face
But that don't make your place safe
In my bed, my bed, my bed

I never thought my memory
Of what we had could be intruded
But I couldn't let it be
I needed it as much as you did

Now its not hard to understand
Why we just speak at night
The only time I hold your hand
Is to get the angle right
Everything is slowing down
River of no return
You recognize my every sound
There's nothing new to learn

You'll never get my mind right
Like two ships passing in the night
In the night in the night
Want the same thing where we lay
Otherwise mine's a different way
A different way from where I'm going
Oh, its you again listen this isn't a reunion
So sorry if I turn my head
Yours is a familiar face
But that don't make your place safe
In my bed, my bed, my ba ba dee dee bed


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"In My Bed" as written by Salaam Remi Amy Winehouse

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    General Commentgreat song. she is talking about sleping with an ex boyfriend, and he thinks they could be togheder again but she want just sex! way to go amy ! ;)
    miss_cannabis137on October 27, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationThis was the first Amy Winehouse song I ever heard, and I was hooked! It's just SO sultry! I love how the intro music almost takes you to an exotic fantasy world... but then Amy sends you plummeting back down to gritty Earth with her amazingly candid lyrics! I love the way some of her lyrics are almost conversational and reflective of real interactions she's had in her life, and I love her sharp tongue even more!

    I'm probably way too polite to ever speak to any lover of mine that way, current OR ex, ('cause I'm Canadian, and some stereotypes exist for a reason), but I just love the way she is so unabashed (and sometimes insulting) in her attitudes towards her male companions, in this song and a few others ('Stronger Than Me' being the most prominent example I can think of right now). She had some real brass balls, I tells ya.

    All that being said, there is still a small glimmer of compassion here. Yes, she is looking down on him a little bit for being such a "chick" and not being able to enjoy a bit of ex-sex without getting all sentimental ("The only time I hold your hand is to get the angle right" is a genius line), but she also acknowledges that she probably shouldn't be doing this and feels bad about it, because she knows it hurts him. It sounds like she has been hooking up with him post-breakup for a while now, and while he has always been up-front about the fact that being with her physically makes him ache to be with her again, she just can't bring herself to reciprocate those feelings ("Wish I could say it breaks my heart"...)

    Still, she continues to give him false hope because she has an itch and he's the most readily-available guy to scratch it. She doesn't want him back, but she can't be bothered to put herself out there and go through all the initial anxiety and uncertainty of a new relationship, so she takes the easier route of going back to something easily attainable and familiar to satisfy her sexual needs.
    miranderson October 09, 2012   Link
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    General CommentMany of us have been here before. You have an ex that you occasionally still sleep with, and they always think it's more than physical. So she's telling him that the emotional relationship is over. Great line: "the only time I hold your hand is to get the angle right"
    k_oss_mrldon December 06, 2006   Link
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    General Comment.this beat is crazyyyy =]]. and for some reason it sounds soo good coming on after there is no greater love. and basically amy is telling the guy she is with ummm look crazy guy i dont want to be yur girlfriend anymore lol. its over its just a sex thing dear.
    brieasyon June 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShe wants drugs and sex!
    SourBlueon July 15, 2008   Link
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    General Commentamy always blunt i love it short and sweet love the beat cant stop playing the song its sad we will never find another amy only one.
    dp9241loveron October 21, 2012   Link

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