"Best Friends, Right?" as written by and Amy Winehouse....
I can't wait to get away from you
Unsurprisingly you hate me too
We only communicate when we need to fight
But we are best friends right?

You're too good at pretending you don't care
There's enough resentment in the air
You don't want me in the flat
When you're home at night
But we're best friends right?

You're Stephanie and I'm Paulette
You know what all my faces mean
And it's easy to smoke it up, forget
Everything that happened in between

Nicky's right when he says I can't win
So I don't wanna tell you anything
I can't even think about how you feel inside
But we are best friends, right?

I don't like the way you say my name
You're always looking for someone to blame
You want me to suffer just 'cause you was born wide
But we are best friends right?

You're Stephanie and I'm Paulette
You know what all my faces mean
And its easy to smoke it up, forget
Everything that happened in between

I had love for you when I was four
And there's no one I wanna smoke with more
Someday I'll buy the Rizla, so you get the dro
'Cause we are best friends right, right, right?
Because we are best friends right?
Because we are best friends right?

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"Best Friends, Right?" as written by Amy Winehouse

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  • +3
    General CommentThis song is literally about her best friend, Juliette Ashby.
    allanonk4on July 25, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General Commentand paulette and stephanie are characters on Grease 2.
    Steph's cool and everyone fights over and likes her, whereas paulette is try-hard and craves approval from the other characters.
    kateyyon July 26, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think the song is about Frenemies who used to be friends. I don't know if you've had this kind of relationship, but Frenemies are people who don't like each other, but pretend to for various reasons. Sometimes they have friends in common, so neither one wants to rock the boat by saying how much they hate each other. Sometimes, they use the other person as a punching bag to make themselves feel better. Like the person who says "Wow, you don't look as fat in those jeans as I thought you would" to make you feel bad and them feel better about their weight.

    But in the song, these people had a real friendship at one point. The drugs seem to keep them together, or make it easier to tolerate each other. I think the line is "You want me to suffer just because you were born white". In England, being "Black" is a slang term for being depressed. Therefore, being white would be being happy. In "Back to Black", that was what she was saying. When her man leaves, her bright mood leaves and she goes back to her regular state of being black. That long segue was to say that, if Amy is generally black, which can be very draining for people to be around, and her friend is always white, they are going to clash. Perhaps her friend wants her to be more cheerful and she can't understand why Amy is so depressed. Amy feels like her friend shouldn't try to change her or shame her, but understand how she feels.

    Just my two cents.
    JoyaBon June 07, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI've just recently started listening to Amy Winehouse. I was really surprised about this song.

    It makes me think of a time a few years ago when I started hooking up with a friend a lot. It got weird when he started seeing someone, and yet we just kept being together. In the end we couldn't be friends anymore because our relationship had changed so much. Once he got serious about this girl he would not want me in his house at night. I couldn't help but think he should just dump her for me.

    "I don't like that way you say my name." Interesting line. I remember not at all enjoying how he would speak to me like a friend after we'd been intimate.
    greenshirtguyon July 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDRO = HYDRO. It's a type of bud, rooted underwater.
    rebeccasaraon January 26, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentto me this song represents a relationship between two friends, best friends, that has crumbled to fighting.

    they were living together, and now one (amy) is moving out ("i cant wait to get away from you") to live with her boy friend Nicky( "Nicky's right when he says i can't win" - winning referring to the skirmishes amy and her best friend get into)

    it seems they only get along when they get high together ("and it's easy to smoke it up/forget everything that happened in between")

    although they are falling apart, amy still remembers how close they were, and will be ( "you know what all my faces mean......i had love for you and i was full/ and theres no one i want to smoke with more" i.e. no one she wants to get along and have a good time with, other than her best friend)

    she also implies they will be friends in the future (someday ill by the rizla....) or that phrase might be a calmer, said to alleviate her feelings as well as her best friends.

    im not sure about the "suffering because of being white"... any ideas?
    lil_miz_puddin08on July 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentaww this song is EXACTLY like me and my best friend :))
    we ALWAYZ fight almost everyday...but we love eachother to death and will always be there for eachother. we used to get high 2gether and just laugh about all the stupid things we argued about lol.....i miss her :(
    we dont talk anymore now ....not too much.
    so this is our song i guess..
    best friendz growing apart.
    falloutnickon November 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat album is this song on?
    ROXYGURLLL7488on December 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm pretty sure "dro" should mean "draw", as in you get the draw of the joint/fag. Whatever Miss Winehouse chooses to roll in her rizlas..
    lenny_rocks2678on February 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the line is supposed to be "Now you want me to suffer just cuz you was born WIDE "
    pinksockson March 21, 2008   Link

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