Hear Green Day’s Amy Winehouse Tribute Song “Amy”

Aug 15th, 2011 // 7 Comments
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Count California rockers Green Day among those moved by the death of 27-year-old Amy Winehouse last month. The trio served up a brand new song called “Amy” at a gig in Costa Mesa last Thursday. And while muffled clips of the tribute tune have made their way online, the band themselves posted the lyrics — which contain lines like “Did you tattoo a lucky charm to keep you out of harms way?” — on their official site yesterday. Hear Green Day’s “Amy” after the jump.

“We have been in jamming and writing new songs for the last few months,” the band noted on their site. “It felt great to play these new Green Day songs live and share our ‘work in progress’…”

Lyrics for “Amy,” as posted on GreenDay.com:

Is your heart singing out of tune
Are your eyes just singing the blues
Dirty records from another time
Some blood stains on your shoes
No one really knows about your soul
And I barely even know your name
Burning rhythms and posting lies
For a bunch of fools drown in shame
Amy don’t you go
I want you around
Singin’ woah please don’t go
Do you wanna be a friend of mine?
Did you tattoo a lucky charm
To keep you out of harms way?
Warding off all evil signs
But it never really kept you safe
You’re too young for the golden age
Cause the record bin’s been replaced
27 gone without a trace
And you walked away from your drink
Is your heart singing out of tune
Are you eyes just singing the blues?
Dirty records from another time
Some blood stains on your shoes
May I have this last dance
By chance if we should meet?
Can you write me a lullaby?
So we can sing you to sleep

There’s no word yet on whether or not a studio version of “Amy” will make the cut for Green Day’s 21st Century Breakdown follow-up, though we’re guessing that if the response is positive, there’s a strong chance the song will be on there.

What did you think of the band’s Amy Winehouse tribute?

  1. I think it sucks ass.

    Sorry Green Day. This is a no-go.

  2. Green Day can do no wrong. This song has potential…

  3. Angel

    Love it~it’s timeless, catchy, and I found myself humming it later in the day. I think it would be a hit whenever it came out, and it’s as timeless as Amy’s music was. Good music is good no matter what!

  4. Michelle

    I love it and them! So sweet.

  5. Donna Poag

    I loved it! Had a bit of the “beatle’s” sound & they can’t be anything but great:)

  6. Brian ZoSo

    Oh Donna!
    you heard it to
    great tribute that sonds like an old beatles song..wonderfull..thanx Billy..miss Amy..Bwaaaaaa!!

  7. I love green day there my favorit band every and there hella hot :)

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