A gypsy, I always fascinated
To travel away, I always wanted
And now, that I am far far away from home, all I want is to be home again,
a golden cage is never better than a sky full of chances
” You were born to leave, your soul is hard to contain here”
“The more insecure I feel, the bigger my hair has to be.”
– Amy Winehouse
I was a child of 13 if my memory serves me right when I heard for the very first time a song by Amy, I remember the situation exactly as if it happened yesterday. I was walking towards the living room when I heard this song on the television, turned back and sat down to listen to it all, the bells rang at that time, because I remembered that this wasn’t the first time that I hear “Rehab”, but it was the first time I see the music video. My dad walked into me puzzled by my eyes sticking to the screen, he laughed and told me: Jazz isn’t it? I nod my head and told him: it sounds so beautiful, the way she sings it.
As I read about her unfortunate death all over facebook I felt extremely sad, I was not a hardcore fan, nor did I listen to her songs every single time, but she was a singer that really stole my heart and affected it, she was able to leave a print in my heart and soul. What was worst is that, she received hate and funny comments because of the way she died. People can’t stop saying how
fucked up her life was, her drug problems, her thin body, her smoking and drinking addiction, her performing while being drunk, looking bad most of the time.
But what people won’t admit is that Amy Winehouse, despite everything, is a legacy, a star, a one of a kind. Someone who we lost forever, a person with a beautiful voice, a dark personality and a very hard life. She was always beautiful to me, she was one of a kind, she had a rough time indeed and they tried to make her go to rehab but she said no. no. no
Winehouse will forever stay alive in the hearts of those who truly understood her, who saw only the best in her, I believe that only the good die young, and those who die because of an overdose are really good. We should try to let go of the bad things surrounding the dead, and remember them with how they made us feel.