"Amsterdam" as written by and Peter/eriksson Moren....
Baby went to Amsterdam
She put a little money into travelling
Now it's so slow, so slow
Baby went to Amsterdam
Four, five days for the big canal
Now it's so slow, so slow

And I was heading up north
To a place that I know
Eating well, sleeping well
But still I was way, way out of line
Amsterdam was stuck in my mind

Oh, it's a kind of stupid groove
That you can't ignore
Oh, it's a kind of natural fact
Sometimes you're just left to be alone

Baby went to Amsterdam
She put a little money into traveling
Now it's so slow, so slow
Baby went to Amsterdam
Four, five days for the big canal
Now it's so slow, so slow

And I got to go away
To a place of my own
Working hard, fill my time
From that day on, till I hit the bed
Amsterdam was stuck in my head

Oh, it's a kind of stupid groove
That you can't ignore
Oh, it's a kind of natural fact
Sometimes you're just left to be alone

Baby went to Amsterdam
She put a little money into traveling
Now it's so slow, so slow
Baby went to Amsterdam
Four, five days for the big canal
Now it's so slow, so slow

Baby went to Amsterdam
She put a little money into traveling
Now it's so slow, so slow
Baby went to Amsterdam
Four, five days for the big canal
Now it's so slow, so slow, slow


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"Amsterdam" as written by Peter/eriksson Moren

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    General CommentThis song is about someone you love leaving for better things, for a better life. While this person is gone, all you can think about is them, and how well they're doing without you. So to try to keep your mind off it you try to fill up your days with work as much as you can. To try and ease the sting of loneliness and keep you from going insane. Sad.
    pinkpinkon June 15, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti guess i have to be the poster that brings up drugs into this interpretation. for potheads, the association is obvious when you talk about Amsterdam (in general) and time being slow, so slow.
    that's what marijuana does, everything feels slow.

    i'm not sure what the rest of the song might mean, maybe his babe left him for a short trip to amsterdam?
    trypticsoyagaron March 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits about that feeling of loneliness you get when someone goes away.

    i think this is just about as catchy as "young folks"
    bobby the dolton February 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentokay now im starting to freak out. all this songs of loneliness are creeping me out and its all i want to hear, dissonant, sad, lonely songs, wth?
    GrungyBeatleon March 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is the better song!! the beat is solid depression, but its ok cause its about Amsterdam
    my fave
    maddilneon March 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about missing someone so much it's all you can think about. A pretty simiple song, but a great one nonetheless. I always catch myself humming this. I think I like it better than Young Folks.
    ohlyndseyon April 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song
    beddyon April 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't beleive this song isn't as, if not more, popular than Young Folks.
    I
    FunnyPunkKidon May 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoops stupid html coding messed up my post

    i love this song!
    and ohlyndey is right
    it's pretty straightforward
    about missing someone.
    FunnyPunkKidon May 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBest song on the album, so sad and lonely. Love the singer's quirky accent on the "And I was heading up north" verse.
    enjoymywaffleson May 22, 2007   Link

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