Though I wasn’t surprised to hear of Amy Winehouse’s fate, I was saddened by the news of her unfortunate but predictable demise. We will not see her perform live again but she has left us with songs that I’m certain will be considered legendary in years to come.
This is an ode to Amy. I’ve attempted to capture the title of her songs within.
Fade to black…
When you came back in black, you showed us your pain. By going to rehab, you made us believe you’d be ok. When you said love is blind and did as you will. Your heart was torn to pieces – unable to be refilled. Though your tears always dried – those tears dried on their own. You learned the hard way that love is a losing game and often felt alone.
At what point did you tell yourself – “You know, I’m no good“? At what point did you convince yourself you had done all that you could.
When you said it’s just “Me and Mr. Jones“, did that have you flying higher than life? Did it cause you pain when you saw him holding her as though she was his wife?
Did you wake up alone and question when did it all go wrong? You wanted to be independent, you wanted to be strong. You did your best and tried to be “Just Friends” but like “Some Unholy War” love made you fight to the bitter end.
R.I.P. Ms. Winehouse – your music will forever live on.
Here are a couple of my favourite songs by Amy.
Just Friends – http://youtu.be/zzlzI3BnoGw
You know I’m no good – http://youtu.be/b-I2s5zRbHg
These tears dry on their own: http://youtu.be/ojdbDYahiCQ