Red, red wine, goes to my head,
Makes me forget that I
Still need you so

Red, red wine, it's up to you
All I can do, I've done
But memories won't go
No, memories won't go

I'd have thought that with time
Thoughts of you would leave my head
I was wrong, now I find
Just one thing makes me forget

Red, red wine, stay close to me
Don't let me be alone
It's tearing apart
My blue, blue heart

I'd have thought that with time
Thoughts of you would leave my head
I was wrong, now I find
Just one thing makes me forget

Red, red wine, stay close to me
Don't let me be alone
It's tearing apart
My blue, blue heart



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"Red Red Wine" as written by Neil Diamond

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  • +2
    General Comment:This song is actually about a person that became an alcoholic because he lost someone he loved. We can see this from the first verse: "Red, red wine, Go to my head, Make me forget that I, Still need her so". Still need her so obviously means he never got over the fact he lost her, and he drinks red wine to help him forget about her. We know the person is dependent on alcohol (an alcoholic) by this verse: "Red red wine you make me feel so fine, You keep me rocking all of the time". The person has become an alcoholic because when he drinks the red wine it makes him feel better, although it makes him feel bad the next morning, it makes him forget about the horrible memories of losing this loved person: "Red, red wine, It`s up to you, All I can do, I`ve done, But mem`ries won`t go, No, mem`ries won`t go". We can also see that his dependencies on alcohol have came about because he knows the red wine will never leave him like his ex-girlfriend: "Red, red wine, Stay close to me, Don`t let me be alone, It`s tearin` apart, My blue, blue heart". What an amazing song, a girl I once dated opened up my chest and ripped my heart out and stamped all over it. If I had of came across this song earlier I may not feel the way I do about it all now. What a shame that such a beautiful world can be so tragic at the same time, nature over nurture!
    markcrane87on June 26, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:such a sad song,how he needs to get drunk to forget about his ex
    alamealson December 29, 2005   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation:I'd have to say this is probably one of the catchiest songs I've ever heard that's meant to inspire nothing but hopeless grief. Not only is the singer inconsolable about losing his woman, but now he sings an ode to his wine, imploring it to take him down into drunken oblivion. It very promptly does so, reducing the rest of the song to increasingly incoherent babbling. The whole situation portrayed is about as close as anyone can come to committing suicide without actually dying.
    Inyarearon August 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:after many years of debate, this is now officaly the best song that will ever or has been made.
    super15matrixon April 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I still love this song after so many years. Believe it or not, it was written by Neil Diamond
    redflowerson September 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:great song...
    brokenpromiseringon September 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:COMPUTER SAYS NOOOOOOOOOO
    scot_morrisonon December 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:super15matrix, i completely agree with you. None of the new stuff will EVER beat this quality.
    bextaon April 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Can't believe that I've loved this song ever since I heard it when my dad would play it when I was a little kid and we would go on long drives on the coast.
    poisonformyvainson April 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:OK, i listen to emo, hardcore, metalcore crap, but this is the best song thats not under emo, hard or metal core

    RED RED WINE!
    cocarockson August 04, 2005   Link

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