Amsterdam

Album: Writer's Block (2006)
  • A track from Peter Bjorn and John's breakout album Writer's Block (the one with "Young Folks), this song is about a guy whose girl goes off to Amsterdam for a few days, and he can't stop thinking about it. He finds it hard to be alone, but knows he must deal with it.
  • In our interview with Björn Yttling, he said that this song was inspired by the 2000 Lou Reed song "Modern Dance," where Reed sings:

    Maybe I should go and live in Amsterdam
    in a side street near a big canal
Please sign in or register to post comments.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Dean Friedman - "Ariel"They're Playing My Song

Dean's saga began with "Ariel," a song about falling in love with a Jewish girl from New Jersey.

Jello BiafraSongwriter Interviews

The former Dead Kennedys frontman on the past, present and future of the band, what music makes us "pliant and stupid," and what he learned from Alice Cooper.

Song Titles That Inspired MoviesSong Writing

Famous songs that lent their titles - and in some cases storylines - to movies.

Timothy B. SchmitSongwriter Interviews

The longtime Eagle talks about soaring back to his solo career, and what he learned about songwriting in the group.

Julian LennonSongwriter Interviews

Julian tells the stories behind his hits "Valotte" and "Too Late for Goodbyes," and fills us in on his many non-musical pursuits. Also: what MTV meant to his career.

Keith Reid of Procol HarumSongwriter Interviews

As Procol Harum's lyricist, Keith wrote the words to "A Whiter Shade Of Pale." We delve into that song and find out how you can form a band when you don't sing or play an instrument.