"Cherry" as written by and Amy/remi Winehouse....
Her name is Cherry, we've just met
But already she knows me better than you
She understands me after eighteen years
And you still don't see me like you ought to do

Maybe we could talk 'bout things
If you was made of wood and strings
While I love her every sound
I dunno how to turn you down

And you're so thick and my patience thin
So I got me a new best friend
With a pickup that puts you to shame
And Cherry is her name

And when I'm lonely, Cherry's there
And she plays along while I sing out my blues
I could be crying and you don't care
You won't call me back, you're stubborn as a mule

Maybe we could talk 'bout things
If you was made of wood and strings
You might think I've gone too far
I'm talking 'bout my new guitar


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"Cherry" as written by Amy Winehouse Salaam Remi

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    General CommentI love this song. I think she's talking about how she can spill out her problems to her guitar, by writing a song about what she's feeling. It's easier for her to express her feelings. Things that are so hard to say, come out so easy when she is singing them and playing her guitar.
    bnsxo0on October 27, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentits about not being able to express her feelings, to her best friend.
    uk.youtube.com/…
    skip to 9:33 she explains it :)
    ayoron February 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhy has nobody commented on this? It's such a good song :) Though it's quite self-explanatory, I really like some bits of the lyrics, like this one:

    'while I love her every sound
    I don't know how to tune you down
    you're so thick and my patience thin'

    Amy is such a talented singer :)
    wiewioroson November 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenterm read it again
    "I'm talking 'bout my new guitar"
    aa123on May 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment.i love this song =]].it really is self-explanatory.
    brieasyon June 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment.i love this song =]].it really is self-explanatory.
    brieasyon June 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of the greatest songs in Frank but not the
    best.
    This song obviously means that the guy that she is
    with treats her wrong but she doesn't realize it untill
    she get her brand new guitar (Which is Cherry) as the lyrics say "maybe we could talk 'bout things
    if you was made of wood and strings" she
    is wanting to leave her man for the guitar. With Cherry she doesn't want her man to think she is
    obsessed or crazy says the lyrics "you must think I've gone too far
    I'm talking 'bout my new guitar"
    Mousie_Girlon August 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere's nothing "unconsciously" lesbian about it; it's obviously a tease to the man she's singing to: suggesting that she's found a hot new girlfriend with a pickup that puts his to shame. In the end she comes clean and admits it's her new guitar.
    rumginnyon October 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"After eighteen years
    And you still don't see me
    Like you ought to do"

    It's like she's talking to her mother not to a boyfriend.

    Great song!
    jb4480on May 13, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationIts not about a boyfriend, its easy to assume it is but she didnt have the same boyfriend for 18 years, she wrote the album around 5 years before she died at 27yo. I agreed with jb4480 about her mum or a relative but in the outube link posted by ayor she talks (mumbles) about a best friend in absence of touring. Though the song suggests the person she can't talk to is too thick to understand and not absent.
    This is one of my favourite tracks from her, i just wish it wasnt on the tail end of the 'you sent me flying' track, cus i hate that song lol
    mushroomfaton September 05, 2012   Link

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