"Amanda" as written by and Billie Joe Armstrong Tre Cool....
Amanda don't you know
That I still walk around
This foggy round about
When I get back in town.
I was a different man
From five seconds ago
And you're a different woman,
That's for certain,
I don't know a thing about.

Is this some kind of love
That only hate would understand?
Amanda, I couldn't be your man.

Amanda don't you know
I wasn't strong enough
And in your wild mind
I wasn't smart enough.
I was a different kid
From fifteen years ago
And you're a different woman,
That's for certain,
I wanna know about.

Is this some kind of love
That only hate would understand?
Amanda, I couldn't be your man.

I'm not playin' with your mind
Unless you think I am.
'Cause you're crushing my heart
Like a battering ram.

Is this some kind of love
That only hate would understand?
Amanda, I couldn't be your man.


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"Amanda" as written by Mike Dirnt Billie Joe Armstrong

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    General CommentThe fact that Billie Joe wrote this song about his own "Whatsername" all these years later is proof that no matter what glory, happiness, and perfection you find in life (and, believe the hell out of me, I'm not one to give a shit about famous peoples' personal lives, but BJ and Adie are my favorite fucking couple ever), there is always one that got away.

    There is always at least one person that, when you allow yourself to think back, you wonder what if and a small part of you will never stop caring, wondering, or maybe even regretting just a little bit. Even when you know it wouldn't have been any good and you're better off where you're at, you get caught up in the fantasy for just one moment.
    AngelRamoneon June 27, 2013   Link
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    Song MeaningAt a concert in Austin, TX (months before the incident at the iHeartRadio music festival) Billie went on stage and said he'd be playing a new song. This was the song. He said that Amanda was HIS Whatsername and that the song was the first time he'd used her name in fifteen years.
    "Amanda, I couldn't be your man"
    He wasn't able to keep her and their love was just plain complicated. Whatsername's name is Amanda.
    UniqueGirlon March 30, 2013   Link

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