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Remembering Amy Winehouse: 10 of Her Best Lyrics

Amy was a visionary, and her lyrics—always honest, always vulnerable and yet strong—were some of her finest contributions.

Amy Winehouse was a musical visionary, and she left behind an everlasting legacy through her artistic contributions.

Before she died at only 27 years old, she gifted the world with her talents, strength, and open-hearted honesty, which always shone through, particularly during her live performances.

She was exceptional in every sense—her performances, visual aesthetic, and musical compositions all wound together to make her the icon she is today. Through it all, her lyrics were always one of her most powerful tools. She had the ability to cut straight to the heart of extreme emotions with a few searing lines, making her songs the sort that can be played over and over. Here are some of her greatest lyrics.

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1. "This face in my dreams seizes my guts / He floods me with dread / Soaked in soul / He swims in my eyes by the bed / Pour myself over him / Moon spilling in / And I wake up alone."

These lyrics, from Back to Black's "Wake Up Alone," showcase Amy's ability to paint pictures with her words. Her lyrics told stories of late nights, private desires, and dreamlike sequences, and that's part of what made her songs feel almost mystical, though they're about relatively ordinary human experiences.

2. "I cheated myself / Like I knew I would, I told you I was trouble / You know that I'm no good."

"You Know I'm No Good" is one of Winehouse's most powerful songs. Its honesty and clarity paints the picture of a conflicted woman, tormented by her demons but at least clear-eyed enough to look them straight on. These lyrics are both strong and vulnerable at the same time, something that could also be said of Winehouse herself.

3. "I can't help ya if you won't help yourself."

These lyrics from the song "Help Yourself" show that some of Winehouse's most searing, powerful lines were her most straightforward. Though she was honest about her vulnerability, she was also perpetually strong and intelligent about her capabilities as a lover and healer.

4. "Over futile odds / And laughed at by the gods / And now the final frame / Love is a losing game."

"Love Is a Losing Game" finds Winehouse coming to terms with her unluckiness in love, comparing relationships to a rigged game. Lyrics such as these have long provided solace and strength to anyone who's found themselves lamenting the difficulty and transience of relationships.

5. "I died a hundred times / You go back to her / And I go back to black."

"Back to Black" is amazingly simple, elegant, and concise, and it showcases Amy's songwriting abilities at their absolute peak. Sassy, whip-sharp, and devastating, "Back to Black" is definitely one of the most iconic songs of the 21st century—in large part thanks to its shatteringly astute lyrics.

6. "Will you still love me tomorrow?"

The 1960 song "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?" tells the story of someone finding themselves happy in a relationship, feeling like it's all too good to be true and worrying it could all disappear in the morning. Winehouse delivers one of the best covers in the long history of the beautiful song, lifting up one stunning lyric after another, while always remaining simple and straightforward, tapping into the heart of an all-too-common human fear.

7. "Everything is slowing down / River of no return / You recognize my every sound / There's nothing new to learn."

These lyrics from "In My Bed" showcase the innermost thoughts of a woman who's growing tired or unhappy with her lover, and they express the sadness of the realization that a relationship has run its course.

8. "I cannot play myself again / I should just be my own best friend, not f**k myself in the head with stupid men."

These are words to live by for anyone who's spent too much time in unhealthy relationships. Winehouse's blunt delivery spends no time hiding in metaphor; instead, she shouts her revelations from the rooftops, proclaiming the magic of her own independence.

9. "The lights are on, but no one's home / She's so vacant her soul is taken."

These lyrics from "He Can Only Hold Her" depict a woman halfway in the world and half out of it, lost and detached because of too much hurt, trying to start again but still trapped in the past. It's a heart-wrenching admission of pain from a woman who would eventually lose the fight with her demons, but whose music remains a guiding light for everyone else looking to see that they're not alone.

10. "They tried to make me go to rehab but I said no, no, no / Yes, I been black / But when I come back, you'll know, know, know."

"Rehab" finds Winehouse's wit piercing through, changing a dark subject into an upbeat, joyful proclamation of independence. Amy never let anyone control her—if anything, she was too wild and free, but it was always on her terms. This song is the definition of bittersweet, as its lyrics are joyful and devastating at the same time.

BONUS: "Her name is Cherry. We've just met / But already she knows me better than you / She understands me / After eighteen years / And you still don't see me like you ought to do."

Nobody knows exactly who this early track is addressed to—some think it's Amy's mother, an early lover, her father or the general public—but "Cherry" definitely refers to Winehouse's beloved guitar. Any musician or artist can understand the feeling that your guitar or other instrument understands and knows you far better than any human being ever has. Winehouse may have struggled in her relationships with people, but she certainly was a master of her art, and she managed to connect to millions through her solitary relationship with her guitars and her lyrics. Because of that, she'll live on forever as one of music's most beloved sirens, and as an icon of heartbreak and of power.

Kelly Osbourne is getting sued for defamation and all we can say is it's about goddamn time someone called her out on her revolting behavior.

Kelly, as we know, is the big mouthed offspring of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne who has ridden to "fame" on her parents' coat-tails.

First on our screens in 2002 as the epitomy of a vile teenager, Kelly shouted, swore and flounced around her dysfunctional family life on The Osbournes as the spoiled little brat that she had been raised to be.

31 year old Kelly literally sums up every stereotype of a kid who has never heard the word "no". But you know what? It was totally her parents' prerogative to raise her that way and it's her continued prerogative to carry on behaving as an obnoxious and nasty member of the human race.

Using the springboard of her father's fame, she moved into music (!) and then settled into being a professional loudmouth. With stints on Fashion Police (which she quit in a complete overreaction of moral outrage), to The View (on which she famously managed to offend Mexicans with her attempt at Trump humor), she has more recently been working down under appearing as a judge on Australia's Got Talent. We hoped to God she was going to stay there, but no, she's popped up on Project Runway Junior.


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Kelly stuck her lavender head above the parapet in May when it was revealed that her 67 year old father had been having an affair with celebrity hairdresser Michelle Pugh and that her mum had kicked him out (Sharon subsequently took him back and is now claiming Ozzy's sex addiction caused the affair).

In a petulant Twitter rant, Kelly gave out Ms Pugh's personal telephone number suggesting users should call her for a blow job and even further, suggested Ozzy had been the victim of 'elder abuse' at the hands of his mistress.

Pugh sent Osbourne a cease and desist letter in May, but the offending Tweets weren't deleted for nearly a month.

Michelle Pugh decided enough is enough, and has now filed a lawsuit against idiot Kelly. The lawsuit reveals that the affair was actually going on for four years and claims that Ozzy was the one who initiated it. Pugh is claiming defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress and public disclosure of private facts.

F Edie Mermelstein, her (fantastically named) lawyer told People;

"In the age of social media, reality TV and the internet, anyone, especially a celebrity can launch a global attack leaving an indelible and permanent stain on a chosen target, while inciting masses to demean, degrade, comment and harass.

Kelly Osbourne, with over four million followers and a strong media presence, intentionally did exactly that to Michelle Pugh on Twitter."

The suit goes on to allege that the hairdresser has lost business due to the cyber-attacks by Kelly and says;

"Not only had Plaintiff begun to be slut-shamed, bullied, and harassed for allegedly breaking up a marriage, but was wrongfully accused of a crime that further held her up to ridicule, hate, and shame,"

We say, good for Michelle for standing up for herself.

The only cheating going on was on Ozzy's side. Whilst it's obviously not very nice to have an affair with someone's husband—the main fault lies with the married man who is doing the cheating.

Plus, slut-shaming, especially between women, is never ok. The fact is that it's only ever women who get shamed, men get congratulated. Calling out a woman for engaging in and enjoying sex just reinforces the message that women who want sex are sleazy and bad.

Michelle Pugh (by her account) fell in love with a man and had a lengthy affair with him. HE was married, HE cheated on his wife, HE lied to his wife, HE deceived his family.

Kelly Osbourne's issue was with her father, but no, she stamped her foot and erupted at the easy target—completely in character.



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As Popdust previously reported, Kelly's dad, Ozzy Osbourne has been having an affair with a hairdresser named Michelle Pugh.  It was said to be the last straw for Sharon Osbourne who kicked her straying husband of 33 years out of the house and been reportedly shopping around for a lawyer to file for divorce.

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Apparently though, Ozzy has now returned home, ended the affair and is begging his wife for forgiveness. He is said to be doing everything he can to save his marriage. There was a very awkward appearance by the married couple together at the launch of Ozzfest and they have been pictured sharing a ride in Beverly Hills together, so they're obviously talking at least.

Clearly there's still trouble at home though, and last night Kelly Osbourne planted herself firmly in the middle of it when she tweeted Michelle Pugh's phone number together with a message stating that users should call that number if they want a blow job!

https://twitter.com/KellyOsbourne/status/734891505509400576

Talk about not maintaining a dignified silence!

Twitter users were quick to respond, calling Kelly a bully and pointing out that Michelle wasn't the only one in the relationship—that Ozzy is to blame too. Kelly fought back though, rather unwisely.

She can't be serious surely? The definition of elder abuse is;

Elder abuse is a term referring to any knowing, intentional, or negligent act by a caregiver or any other person that causes harm or a serious risk of harm to a vulnerable adult.

So Kelly is saying that Ozzy is a vulnerable adult and in need of protection?

Who says Ozzy Osbourne is a vulnerable adult?

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The general consensus was that Kelly should butt out and STFU.  Also some felt that young, angry Kelly needed reminding that people in glass houses....

Not very nicely put, but they kinda have a point there.

Kelly still hasn't taken down the offending tweet, although the number, unsurprisingly, is now out of service. Bearing in mind Sharon's notoriously vindictive streak it's unlikely she'll find Kelly's actions anything other than funny.

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Ozzy seems to be keeping his head down at the moment and hoping to get Sharon back on side (presumably as a vulnerable adult he needs the care she provides),  Page Six report;

"His family really is very important to him and he's come to his senses.  Sharon is Ozzy's whole life; he can't manage without her."

It's not the first time Ozzy has strayed from his 63 year old wife who is his whole life.  He allegedly hooked up not only with a woman he met in AA but also a member of his tour staff. Sharon is still undecided as to whether she'll pull the trigger on the divorce, but is happy to play the long game;

"She'll wait months.  It's a huge decision with a lot of moving parts, so she's going to see how everything shakes out before deciding what she wants to do and what is best for their kids."

One thing Sharon is not, is dumb.  She'll know exactly how to spin this to her advantage, plus she's been in charge of Ozzy's career since they met, so he needs her more than she needs him. Hell, there's even speculation that the whole drama could be a PR stunt by Sharon just to drum up interest for the upcoming Black Sabbath tour!

Nothing would surprise us!

 

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Kelly Osbourne just can not let it go when it comes to her former friend and Fashion Police co-host, Giuliana Rancic.

As Popdust previously reported,  the two fell out majorly back in April, following the uproar over Rancic’s Oscar red carpet comments regarding singer Zendaya’s hair.

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The 41-year-old was forced to apologize after she found herself on the wrong end of a social media shit storm for commenting on camera, “Zendaya is more high-fashion. The hair to me on her is making her a little more boho. Like I feel like she smells like patchouli oil. Or weed.”

Osbourne really got her knickers in a twist over Rancic’s poor choice of words, ranting on Twitter, and threatening to quit her hosting position at E!—which she eventually did after everybody refused to go along with her threats.

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Here’s two examples of her (very badly spelled) rants:

Im giving everyone involved 24 hours to make it right or the world will hear how I really feel. contactually Im not allowed to speak!

I DID NOT MAKE THE WEED COMENT. I DO NOT CONDONE RACISM SO AS A RSULT OF THIS IM SEREIOULSY QUESTIONONIG STAYING ON THE SHOW!

For her part, Rancic has taken the high ground, refusing to publicly slam Osbourne, even after the 30-year-old unwittingly found herself embroiled in her own racism controversy,  after jumping feet first into the Donald Trump Mexican furor, by asking, “If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who  is going to be cleaning your toilet, Donald Trump?”

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Sadly however, Osbourne refuses to do the same, and continues with her very best Mean Girls impression.

"I will never admit to liking Giuliana because I don’t. I don’t think she’s a good person and I think she’s a liar," Osbourne bitched to The Wrap at the 4th Annual NYX FACE Awards.

And, when asked if she would ever return to Fashion Police, Kelly sniffed, "If certain people weren’t there."

Jeeze Louise, just get over it already Osbourne.

Giuliana Rancic had every opportunity to take a shot at Kelly Osbourne over her flippant racist remark on Tuesday, but took the dignified high road.

Osbourne was appearing as a guest host on The View yesterday and tried to take a pot shot at Donald Trump over his recent anti-Latino remarks.  The women were discussing Trump's inflammatory comments about Mexicans, with Rosie Perez agreeing that there is an immigration problem in the US  and that many Latinos agree it does need to be addressed, however Trump's racists remarks don't help.

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Enter Miss Kelly Osbourne,  She quipped in a most spectacular display of misjudgement;

"If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who  is going to be cleaning your toilet, Donald Trump?"

There was an awkward silence and a gasp of shock, Perez objected to the comment and the other co-hosts scrabbled to clarify the point, including Osbourne who quickly realized she had fucked up.

There were reportedly tears backstage during the break, but the ladies had made up by the end of the show and Perez apologized to Osbourne on air for being "overly sensitive" saying;

"Kelly Osbourne is on our side...my disdain should go to only Donald Trump, so I'm sorry darling."

Kelly ended the mutual love in by saying;

"No, you don't have to apologize to me, I love you Rosie."

Barf!

Others on social media weren't so quick to show Kelly the love and forgiveness though;

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Osbourne release this statement to make it clear she is not a racist;

"I want to start by saying I ALWAYS take responsibility for my actions. In this particular case I will take responsibility for my poor choice of words but I will not apologize for being a racist as I am NOT. I whole-hearted f--ked up today. I don’t want to bulls--t anyone with lame excuses. Although, I was stopped mid-sentence by Rosie and couldn’t finish my point I will not let Rosie take responsibility for my words. I should have known better as I was on The View and it was live. I’ve learned a very valuable lesson. It is my hope that this situation will open up a conversation about immigration and the Latin community as a whole. By the way I clean my own f--king toilets."

Conspicuously quiet was former Fashion Police co-star, Giuliana Rancic.  Bearing in mind Kelly completely threw her under the bus during the whole Zendaya-racist-hair-remark debacle, she must have been champing at the bit to dole out some karma.  Remember how Kelly threatened to leave the show unless Giuliana "made it right" and even though Rancic publicly apologized for the remark, Osbourne quit the show anyway? This was her chance for revenge!

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Well Giuliana was at Craig's in West Hollywood on Tuesday night and there were a load of paparazzi there asking her about Kelly's cock up.  She didn't rise to it though, she just gave them a dazzling picture.

Sometimes you say more by just staying silent and classy...