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

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