Black (Song For Amy Winehouse)

by Rocker



On the afternoon of July 23rd 2011, when I heard the sad news of Amy's death, I sat down in front of the computer and wrote this song. She had perhaps the finest soul voice of any new artist in the last decade, and her death is doubly sad because it was so, so predictable, another victim of the great British tabloid press, as well as her own weaknesses.

This track is not really in a style that many of Amy's fanbase will like, but if you do like it, you can choose to download it for free for as long as my credits hold out, or alternatively feel free to contribute towards my recording costs!

A much improved full band recording of this track by The Drain On The Balcony will appear on their second album "The Dark Side Of The Drain", to be released in Summer 2012 on Local Underground.




The full band version of the track by The Drain On The Balcony is now available on the 'Dark Side Of The Drain' album, so this demo version is no longer downloadable.

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released July 24, 2011

Everything written and played by Rocker July 23rd and 24th 2011.


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Track Name: Black (Song For Amy Winehouse)
So you went back to black
There's no return, and no comeback
You took the trip, you chose to go
But in the end I think you lost control

You lived too fast - You're feet don't touch the floor
Preserved in wax - like those who went before
Fame and drugs were stronger than you
And so you did what you had to do

Black Black Black Black

An angel's voice from a mouth that sinned
You were like a blowtorch in the wind
You told it like it is and you can bet
Now you've got no time left to regret

Black Black Black Black

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