"Amanda" as written by and Lisa/deluna Enterline....
Babe, tomorrow's so far away
There's something I just have to say
I don't think I can hide what I'm feelin' inside
Another day, knowin' I love you
And I, I'm getting too close again
I don't want to see it end
If I tell you tonight will you turn out the light
And walk away knowin' I love you?

I'm gonna take you by surprise
And make you realize,
I'm gonna tell you right away,
I can't wait another day,
I'm gonna say it like a man
And make you understand
I love you

And I feel like today's the day
I'm lookin' for the words to say
Do you want to be free, are you ready for me
To feel this way
I don't want to lose you
So, it may be too soon, I know
The feeling takes so long to grow
If I tell you today will you turn me away
And let me go?
I don't want to lose you

I'm gonna take you by surprise
And make you realize,
I'm gonna tell you right away,
I can't wait another day,
I'm gonna say it like a man
And make you understand

You and I
I know that we can't wait
And I swear, I swear it's not a lie girl
Tomorrow may be too late
You, you and I girl
We can share a life together
It's now or never
And tomorrow may be too late

And, feelin' the way I do
I don't want to wait my whole life through
To say I'm in love with you

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"Amanda" as written by Tom Scholz

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentAmanda is a personal song to everyone that hears it with their hearts. It’s not a hard song to identify with no matter which gender you inhabit. It’s the heartache in the process, the process of learning and discovering the object of your passions. If you’ve sung along to this song, then I believe you understand. Each one of us has a unique view of what they believe this song means to them. That pang of self doubt. The crushing blow of rejection. And so on. The fact that this song touches so many is all anyone may need to know they aren’t alone. You aren’t the first and you won’t be the last. So if it doesn’t work out this time, keep it in mind the next time. When it may be you on the receiving end of those three all important words.

    I’m in a similar situation as many of you. I can’t tell her now. It isn’t my manliness at stake here; it’s her frailty I don’t wish to push any more than I have already. She’s been very patient and even understanding. She’s a very private woman with a moderate comfort zone. Her personal integrity is driven by her high morality. It’s one of the many characteristics I respect about her. She is too soon a widow and my respect for her grief and the memory of her husband, a friend, will be what determines what and when I say to her. However, I believe in my heart she knows how I feel. If I can just hold my damn tongue, she’ll let me know when she can deal with it. However that may be. And then it will be up to me to deal with it.

    There is much more to the story and I won’t bore you with those details. My point is to be understanding and observant. Pay attention to the details. All (really) good things come to those that wait. And if I may use a mixed metaphor, then “be careful what you wish for- if you don’t practice what you preach”. (Apologies to Warren Haynes/ Gov’t Mule, ‘Endless Parade’.)

    Thanks for listening.

    The 7th Son
    The7thSonon December 31, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOne of rock's most beautiful, touching ballads. The lyrics are intensely personal and authentic.

    Boston is #1 on my list of the greatest bands ever. Tom's guitar tone is amazing and Brad Delp's voice was simply untouchable! It's a combination no other band has matched. I think Boston is underappreciated because of their small volume of work and lengthy delays between albums.
    phantomlawon March 01, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe guy I'm going to marry...
    is going to take this cheesey Boston song...
    and make a really kewl rendition of it...
    and sing it to me the first time he tells me he loves me....
    Or at least I think that would be interesting :)
    But, don't worry, you've got lots of time to start learning it! I'm still young... :) (Just kidding, by the way)
    Girl in Greenon April 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a great love song by a great band! It basically means that he really likes this girl, but hes afraid to tell her how he feels, cause she might not feel the same, and walk away. I know the feeling of wanting somebody so bad, but they dont feel the same. It sucks!
    vipergt196on May 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthah i love songs with my name in it. This one is sweet
    Cheer Up Emo Kidon July 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. I too am named Amanda. *Giggle*
    ReneaAlbyon September 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have always been a Boston fan. I used to date this girl named Amanda a while back. I dug her OK, but I didn't have really major feelings for her. It used to make me nervous when this song would come on, because I would really get into it (the way I get into ANY good tune), and when I would return from the throes of the all-mighty air-guitar riff, she would be in much disdain.
    jules4099on March 08, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI dont know anything about Boston other than this song. I've only just recently been introduced to it... and it blew me away the very first time I heard it. The lyrics are amazing, so deep and meaningful. Its what its like to be in love with someone for a long time but never having the courage to let them know in fear of a possibile rejection. Then just thinking one day to yourself, that this is the day, if Im going to let them know, then now has to be it, otherwise youll always be left thinking 'what if'. Personally now if I dont have the courage to do something, be it anything at all, I think about this song. Beautiful...
    MetChickon March 27, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis is the song of my life, exactly to the point
    dreamevil3on June 29, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is really ironic. I really like this girl, and I am too afraid to tell her how I feel...and her name is Amanda.
    echogordonon April 22, 2004   Link

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