am·phet·a·mine : (m-ft-mn, -mn) : n. : 1. A colorless, volatile liquid, C9H13N, used as a central nervous system stimulant in the treatment of certain conditions, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, and narcolepsy, and abused illegally as a stimulant. 2. A derivative of amphetamine, such as dextroamphetamine or a phosphate or sulfate of amphetamine
Or, Everclear's "So Much for the Afterglow", 1997. Track 9.
She came out west to find the sun, she lost her name but found a new one. At night in the neighborhood they call her Amphetamine.
She came out west just to break away clean from her family and her friends and a little girl's dream. All she wants to do every night is to sit beside my window and listen to the sirens.
She wakes up in the middle of the night just to tell me everything will be alright.
---------------------------- Let's just drive your car, we could drive all day... let's just get the hell away from here. For I am sick again, just plain sick to death of the sound of my own voice. We could leave behind another wasted year, get some cheap red wine and just go flying. We could do the things, all the things you wanted to - no one cares about us anyway.
I think I lost my smile, I think you lost yours too; we have lost the power to make each other laugh. Let's just leave this place and go to Summerland, just a name on the map, sounds like heaven to me. We could find a town, be just how we want to be... no one here really cares about us anyway. We could find a place, make it what we want it to be, no one really gives a fuck about us anyway. We could live just like we want to live, no one here really cares about us anyway. We could be everything we want to be, we could get lost in the fall -Glimmer sparkle and fade-
Fall glimmer sparkle and fade.
Forget about our jobs at the record store, forget about all the losers that we know. Forget about all the memories that keep you down, forget about them. We could lose them in the sparkle and fade, we could leave them behind in the sparkle and fade... Yeah sparkle and fade...