Amigone

Album: Dizzy Up The Girl (1998)

Songfacts®:

  • Amigone is the name of a chain of funeral homes in Buffalo, New York, where the band is from. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Chandra - Calgary, Canada
  • Goo bassist Robby Takac was both songwriter and lead vocalist for this fast-paced guitar tune that addresses feelings of guilt after the death of a loved one. Takac was the band's original singer until John Rzeznik took over as primary lead vocalist on their third album, Hold Me Up. Other Takac-led tunes from Dizzy Up The Girl include "January Friend," "Full Forever," and "Extra Pale."
  • This is a track from the Goo Goo Dolls' sixth studio album, which was a huge success thanks to the City Of Angels smash "Iris" and the hit single "Slide." The album sold more than 4 million copies in the US, making it the band's best-selling release.
  • The song opens with the old adage, "Every time you point your finger, three more point right back at you." The saying advocates taking responsibility for your part in a problem instead of solely placing the blame on others.
  • Takac couldn't sing and play this at the same time, so it was pulled off the set list for the original tour. For the album's 20th anniversary tour in 2018, he still didn't believe he could do it and almost enlisted someone else to play bass. Instead, he practiced the song every spare moment he could until he could successfully pull it off.
  • This was the first Goos album to feature drummer Mike Malinin, who replaced George Tutuska.

Comments: 3

  • Olga from Bat Yam, United StatesRobby's great ... I just caught myself thinking about this saying:"everytime you point a finger there are 3 more pointing back at you:" like the 3 more who point right back you - so there are 9 more pointing on them and so on, so on ,so on.... hhhh whatever
  • Leah from Humboldt, Iai really like this song, but i hate the saying everytime you point a finger there are 3 more pointing back at you.
  • Rick from Humboldt, Iasuch a neat little song
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