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    It's about the city in Europe, and specifically about the marijuana cafe's there.
    A little zen....... Headed your way.......

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    I have studied this song. It definitely is one of my fav Sammy era songs.

    Try these links to "get into" this great song:

    "The bulldog" - (The staff are allways stoned, allong with most of the patrons)
    http://www.bulldog.nl/home.htm

    "Panama Red" - http://www.fortunecity.com/marina/co...y/273/hash.jpg

    "Don't have to worry 'bout the man" - (Sammy is saying that the police are very liberal, and they won't arrest you for smoking the bud.)

    Light 'em up! -
    Yeah!

    Lookin' good through the window
    Shinin' red and blue light, yeah
    A little thick in the bottom
    But still lookin' alright, yeah

    Got a pocket full o' money
    Got me a long night ahead
    Quick stop by the Bulldog
    Score me some Panama Red, yeah

    Oh, wham bam, oh Amsterdam (Yeah yeah yeah)
    Stone you like nothin' else can (Yeah yeah yeah)
    Woo! Hot damn, roll an Amsterdam (Yeah yeah yeah)
    She can't then nothin' else can

    Uh! Caught a plane outta Moscow
    Spent one cold night in Berlin, yeah
    It's a long hard way but I'm a-comin'
    Back again, yeah

    Oh, wham bam, oh Amsterdam (Yeah yeah yeah)
    Stone you like nothin' else can (Yeah yeah yeah)
    Yeah, come on up, roll an Amsterdam (Yeah yeah yeah)
    If she can't then no one else can

    Yeah!
    Yeow!

    (Guitar Solo)

    Ohhh!

    (Yeah yeah yeah) Woo-hoo
    (Yeah yeah yeah) Ooo-hoo
    (Yeah yeah yeah) Ooo-hoo

    Yeow!

    Oh, wham bam, oh Amsterdam (Yeah yeah yeah)
    Will stone you like nothin' else can (Yeah yeah yeah)
    Yeah, hot damn, roll an Amsterdam (Yeah yeah yeah)
    If she can't then no one else can (Yeah yeah yeah)
    Woo! Wham bam, oh Amsterdam (Yeah yeah yeah)
    Don't have to worry 'bout the man (Yeah yeah yeah)
    Woo! Hot damn, uh, burn an Amsterdam, yeah (Yeah yeah yeah)
    Stone me like nothin' else can (Yeah yeah yeah)

    Hope this helps!

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    Great tune! One of my all-time faves!!!!! [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]

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    The first stanza is about visiting the Redlight District where you can window shop for hookers.
    "I forgot the f#cking words..."

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    Sending this over to the Songs Forum folks. [img]smile.gif[/img]

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    It's about 4 or 5 minutes
    too long.

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    Ok, just humor me, alright...I'm an 18 y/o chick (who's from Aust)...I don't know much about things in rock "n" roll but I'm learning..
    [img]redface.gif[/img]

    so,

    what is "Amsterdam" about?

    I have more...but man, I can't remember them....

    Listening to VH will make me remember...


    [ January 16, 2003, 12:55 AM: Message edited by: journeyrocks ]
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    Nothing to do with the lyrics but
    The feel of Alex's drumming kicks ass on this song [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]

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    Great song, absolutely love it. When I first heard it, I had no idea it was about drugs, and then when I was listening to it again, I got the idea. The whole Amstredam thing (A kind of weed)
    Don't have to worry 'bout the man (cops)
    Panama red (another mary Jane reference)
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    How to make a “Mad Anthony”

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    A generous dollop of Mad Anthony’s Hot Sauce
    Combine in a shaker full of ice and shake it up
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    a dab of salt
    a small slice of lime
    a slice of Serrano or Jalapeno chili pepper

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    never cared for the lyrics on this one, but the band did a heavy breakdown in concert on it, where they just grooved like hell. sammy's always been lyrically passionate about the chronic.

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    Light 'em up! Yeah, great song. One of my favorites on Balance. The video's good too.
    "It's so damn hot... milk was a bad choice." --Ron Burgundy, Anchorman

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    if i remember correctly you can see that they are smoking some joints in the vid...
    "Who are you tryin' to get crazy with, ese? Don't you know I'm loco?" - Hansel, Zoolander. <br /><br />"You're talking loco and I like it!" - Hansel, Zoolander.<br /><br />"Sting. Sting would be another person who's a hero. The music he's created over the years, I don't really listen to it, but the fact that he's making it, I respect that."<br />Hansel, Zoolander

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    Hey Journeyrocks-can't help but agree with your name...anyway, Sammy once said that an Amsterdamn is a big, fat joint. Of course, it's also about the city, and their liberal weed laws, but when he says, "roll an amsterdam," he's talking about a big joint. Also, the first stanza, like that other user said, is about hookers, which Eddie wanted the whole song to be about. In fact, this song was a big source of contention between Ed and Sam, because of the lyrics.

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    definately talkin 'bout bein in amsterdam and gettin blazed...btw if you've never tried Panama Red...do yourself a favor

    A little thick in the bottom, but still lookin alright yeah
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