"Amy" as written by Jack Mcmanus and Pete Wilkinson....
I don't know why I let go
I want to be your friend
Flowers grow through my window and I love you again
Oh, I love you oh
When you laid me down into your beautiful garden
Flowers in the love of my arms
It's God shining through to me I guess
It's God shining through to me I guess
I love you Amy
Do you still love me?

I go to the places where we used to
I feel sad
I am out here looking for you
Sometimes I pretend
Oh, I miss you oh
When you laid me down
Into your beautiful garden
Flowers and the love in my arms
Is God playing evil tricks on me?
Is God playing evil tricks on me?
Oh I love you Amy
Do you still love me?

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"Amy" as written by Ryan Adams


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    General CommentAmy in this case is not a fantasy name. Adams wrote the "Heartbreaker" album shortly after the girl he'd moved to New York with, Chicagoan indie-rock publicist Amy Lombardi, decided to walk out on him. She's the "Heartbreaker" of the title.
    Diego8978on February 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentRyan having second thoughts about a love gone by and wondering if his ex is thinking about him too. It captures longing so accurately - you feel sad and curious, but do not indulge the curiousity because it would mean admitting that you're not over someone and not knowing if the other is thinking the same. So you stake out your old haunts hoping to bump into her and live with the memories in the meantime. When I was younger I remember these birthday cards that when opened sang happy birthday and included your name. You could buy them to say your name and feel like it was personalized for me. I think it would be humorous to do the same with this song and be able to insert the name of your ex at the appropriate spot. Like oh i love you Charlette do you still love me? and send it to your ex. Or send an email and let your ex click a survey question about her feelings of love - no more uncertainty, the survey says she's over you. It just seems so universal to pine over a lost love but not know what to do about it.
    tubesockson August 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI just heard this song for the first time yesterday - a friend of mine told me to download it and I really enjoyed it. I agree with tubesocks (ps good name!) about the general ideas of the song...unfortunately, my name happens to be Amy so whenever I now listen to this song it makes me think of past relationships and wonder if anybody I know still feels like that about me...kind of a nice idea...
    WishYouWereHereon August 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentme too, my names amy too.... crazyyy. anyways ryan adams is a god, gorgeous music.
    inlovewithmusicon December 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song... Easily one of the most beautiful songs ever penned by Mr. Adams.
    kankurouon August 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful song. Regretting letting someone go, realising just how much you've lost, and loving them so much you'll just settle for being their friend if that's all they can be to you now...but it's probably too late for even that.
    missmeon April 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentShe is dead to him. At least he attempts to put on that strong poker faced notion. He tries letting go, but he can't. "Flowers in the love of my arms" - All I see is "Amy" in a casket, holding those flowers. They were dead from the start.
    robinbabuon June 28, 2010   Link

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