Dan went home and killed himself last night
She'd taken everything

She took his cash
She took his checks
She took the soda pop
There was nothing left
She took the love letters out of his desk

She took his car
She took his bike
She took everything she thought he liked
And what she couldn't take she found a way to break
She left his amplifier

An amplifier's just wood and wire
And wire and wood don't do any good
When your heart is blazing like a wildfire
And all you got to show for it's an amplifier

She took his gun
She took his knife
He took his drugs
They took his life
She took it all in one big haul
She left his amplifier

Lyrics submitted by Michial

Amplifier song meanings
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  • +1
    General Comment
    So did she break the amplifyer, or just leave it as is? That's the mystery
    Musixexon November 11, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment
    Best breakup song ever written. And I love the word play near the end ("she took it all, in one big haul" or...."in one big hall, she left his amplifier". Peter Holsapple is one of the best songwriters ever. If you've never seen the video for the song, check it out, it's also brilliant.
    CathBearon September 29, 2013   Link
  • -1
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    this song is great
    precipitateon April 10, 2007   Link

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