"Brother" as written by William Garrett Walden and Joseph Stanley Williams....
Brother
There's so much that I could never say to your face
Bye, bye now
You should know the world and all its ways so find your place

How do I find words that do not condescend
When she bore you before me
'Cause she doesn't need a child, she needs a friend
A son not a sob story

(Now you must have never heard of what she did for you)
And your priority, it must be heard
(Now you must have never heard of what she did for you)
'Cause we'll never be the way we were

She can't always be there just to hold you down
Our mother
When you are at a age now well life turns around
My brother

Realize that you don't have to answer to no man
Responsibility comes down to you
But how can I expect you to understand
When you live life like its so run through

(Now you must have never heard of what she did for you)
Your priority, it must be heard
(Now you must have never heard of what she did for you)
'Cause we'll never be the way we were

(Now you must have never heard of what she did for you)
And your priority, it must be heard
(Now you must have never heard of what she did for you)
'Cause we'll never be the way we were

The way we were, we'll never be
And your priority, it must be heard


Lyrics submitted by madame, edited by ktkt

"Brother" as written by Astor Campbell Teo Avery

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    General CommentThis song is more than i could ever explain. To me,its something that my sister(s) would say to me,exactly. My mother thinks i'm an alcoholic but i'm not. If i close my eyes,i see my sister reading this off a piece of paper and it makes me breakdown and cry. She"s basically saying that her family is going through stuff and their mother can't deal with it anymore and she's telling her brother that he's needs to step up and be mature. Totally relatable.
    Jarellano89on February 02, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a bonus track from "Frank" that is hidden after "Amy Amy Amy". I like the beat of it ant the way she sings this place
    "Now you must look out for her the way she did for you"
    is it about aking care of your mother,the way she did for you?
    madameon April 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShe is basically telling her brother that
    now that she is gone he will need to take
    responsibility for himself and mommy and daddy
    cant always be there for him.
    It may not seem like it but she is really
    telling her brother to grow up in a really mean way.
    This is one beautiful amazing song and Amy's vocals
    are extremely awesome i cant even begin to explain
    how great this song sounds.
    Mousie_Girlon August 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIronic, isn't it? This song came out in 2003, before Amy's descent into drug abuse, but with a couple of changes, it could be what her brother would sing to her today. She's the irresponsible one now, breaking her mother's heart.
    rumginnyon October 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhat's up with the giggling in the background? It doesn't seem to go with the lyrics.
    rumginnyon October 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    MemoryMan i cried listening to this song because i thought about my brother me and my brother are really close and i think the same thing the words in these lyrics relate and this is my favorite song by amy winehouse except take the box love that song.
    dp9241loveron March 03, 2011   Link

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