Album: Back to Black (2006)
Charted: 7 9
  • [Chorus]
    They tried to make me go to rehab
    I said, "no, no, no"
    Yes, I been black
    But when I come back, you'll know, know, know
    I ain't got the time
    And if my daddy thinks I'm fine
    He's tried to make me go to rehab
    I won't go, go, go

    I'd rather be at home with a Ray
    I ain't got seventy days
    'Cause there's nothing, there's nothing you can teach me
    That I can't learn from Mr. Hathaway

    I didn't get a lot in class
    But I know we don't come in a shot glass


    The man said, "why do you think you here?"
    I said, "I got no idea."
    I'm gonna, I'm gonna lose my baby
    So I always keep a bottle near
    He said, "I just think you're depressed."
    This, me, yeah, baby, and the rest

    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

    I don't ever want to drink again
    I just, oh, I just need a friend
    I'm not gonna spend ten weeks
    Have everyone think I'm on the mend

    And it's not just my pride
    It's just till these tears have dried

    [Chorus] Writer/s: AMY WINEHOUSE
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 24

  • Travler from West-by-godNot a BIG Joplin fan! Too many "Girls" to name from that era that were better vocalists and preformers......Janis just got the platform instead! Amy Winehouse was a tragedy! This "Girl" had the Chops and the Style that could have made her the Tony Bennett of the 21st Century! Now....she's just another member of the eternal "27" Club!
  • Dana from Woodbury, MnYeah, I would just like to say that a lot of people didn't read the lyrics in their entirety, just assuming that it's about not going to rehab. A lot of people missed the references to Ray Charles and 70's Soul Singer Donny Hathaway. It's partly autobiographical, but I also think there's a lot of dark, Monty Python-like humor, which I don't think necessarily translated to American audiences. One thing people overlook about Ms. Winehouse is her sense of humor. They tend to paint her as a tragic figure, which she really wasn't. She was no Kurt Cobain by any stretch of the imagination. If you knew her personally, you'd have fun hanging out with her. She was known to have cooked up some good chili. I think both John Belushi and Gilda Radner would have been some of her biggest fans. If you really think about it, she was a throwback to an earlier era, much like Brian Setzer or current country artist Miranda Lambert. I don't care who you are, when you hear her voice, you know it's her. Much like Kurt Cobain in the 1990's, she changed the course of popular music forever.
  • Lyn from Brooksville, FlOne of a kind, so much like Janis Joplins story.
  • Megan from Stevenson, AlVery great song and album. So sad to hear of her death. She will always be remembered. She was a great artist!
  • Joel from Columbia, ScThey wanted me to go to rehab but I said no, no, no.
  • Lara111 from Coimbatore, IndiaIts one of the nice song.She's very talented and nice voice.
  • Tiffany from Little Rock, ArThis has become Amy's signature song and IMO a social commentary (not quite a protest song) on out-of-control celebrities instead of simply being one woman's personal troubles with the idea of rehabilitating herself when she and her father believe she's okay, just sad. This was her introduction to the US and it's stuck to her image since. Great song, but it shouldn't be *the* Amy Winehouse song. There's too many others that are brilliant.
  • Pat from Hartofrd, CtI somewhat suspect that Mr. Hathaway is not soul American soul musician Donny Hathaway, but William Shakespeare. I know it seems absurd, but William Shakespeare was married to Anne Hathaway. If you know how to read Shakespeare you can learn more about life than you would ever imagine. Therefore I suspect, or like to give Amy Winehouse credit for saying that she looks to the philosophy of Shakespeare for life advice than the relavist moral teachings of today.
  • Sum Sum from New Delhi, -Certainly a good song. Could have been sung more beautifully. The video is good though.
  • Robert from Sweetwater, TxThe song is a great one. But its singer is troubled.
  • Angelina from La Jolla, CaListening to the Rehab song reminded of the "oldies" on the Quadrophenia soundtrack (remember Ronnie Spector?). History and human nature has proven since time began that many of the world's most brilliantly talented individuals have been tormented by alcohol and drug addiction as well as a host of psychological disorders too numerous to mention. (Edgar Allen Poe, Jim Morrison, Charles Bukowski, etc.) However I hope this will not prove to be the case for Amy Winehouse. She is lovely and so talented.
  • Violet from Santa Barbara , CaWhoops I mean personal life.
  • Violet from Santa Barbara , CaWow, I didn't know the story behind it. Love how it just came to her, and it worked. And I love the little details about the her daddy really thought she didn't need to go to rehab. I hope she is a legend in the making, she certainly is talented enough. It's a shame she seems to have made a mess of her personally life, but musically she sure has it right. Love AMY!!!
  • Nicky from Southampton, EnglandShe's very talented.
    She is wasting her life away, shame really.
  • Allox from Qld, AustraliaShe scares me but she can really sing. I like her motown taste.
  • Amy from Baltimore, MdI like this song a lot and I think that Amy Winehouse is awesome. She sounds just as good live as she does on her record.
  • Dave from Cardiff, WalesShe's sure making waves in the UK now, if you live in the UK you can't get away from Amy Winehouse (or her chart "rival" Lily Allen) these days!
  • Carla from Somewhere, MiThe references to Ray and Mr Hathaway are in reference to Ray Charles and Donny Hathaway. Both who have influenced her music. She has a great talent reminisent of the musicians she references in her song.
  • Sally from Danville, KyWhat I need to know I can learn from Mr. Hataway. A sentence in the song, who is Mr. Hathaway?
  • John from Flin Flon, CanadaI'm not crazy about this song, but the rest of the album is great. Reminds me of a funkified Dusty Springfield.
  • Rohan from Johannesburg, South AfricaA GREAT song and a huge talent... too bad she's such an extremely troubled person - sadly makes one wonder if she's going to last long...
  • Krissy from Boston, MaI really dislike this song and her voice.
  • Ben from Pensacola, FlI really like the 60's sound of this song. At first I thought it was the silliest song I ever heard but it kind of grows on you. It's quite catchy and I agree Laurent, very sexy artist.
  • Laurent from Paris, FranceA great song, by a most sexy artist!
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