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Postby katmetal » November 15th, 2007, 2:48 pm

Sorry if not in the correct forum, but I guess you could consider it a trivia question.

Ok, this might be well known to everyone else, but I don't know the answer, so...

"Who" is Amanda? Who are they singing about in this song?

I've searched all over the 'net, not really coming up with anything. Maybe someone should start a website about the meaning of songs. :)
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Postby Musenfreund » December 10th, 2007, 7:56 am

I'd guess it's just a name that fit the song and the mood. It's more than likely the song doesn't refer to any specific person.
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Postby hueseph » December 12th, 2007, 8:27 am

Uh is it Amanda Stevens from "Bewitched"? Who is Ninetynine from Toto?
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Postby Elecktrablue » December 12th, 2007, 9:59 am

hueseph wrote:Uh is it Amanda Stevens from "Bewitched"?


Ummmmm...... I think you're thinking of Samantha Stevens....... :?

And, I agree with Musenfreund. It doesn't necessarily HAVE to be about anyone. The name Amanda may have just fit the pentameter they were using. (Guess it could have been Samantha, as well! :D )
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Postby hueseph » December 12th, 2007, 10:35 am

Amanda. Samantha. They both end with an A don't they? :P
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Postby Musenfreund » December 12th, 2007, 2:43 pm

In that case, let's make it "Elvira". If that hadn't already been taken by the Oak Ridge Boys, think of the number of babies who might have been named Elvira that year after a Boston tune!
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Postby Elecktrablue » December 12th, 2007, 7:13 pm

Elvira made me think of Lucrecia (which would also work!)......... who did a song about Lucrecia? 60's or 70's era, I think.
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Postby Musenfreund » December 12th, 2007, 8:03 pm

Levon Helm maybe?
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Postby Elecktrablue » December 13th, 2007, 4:45 pm

Just figured it out...... it's "Lucrecia McEvil" by Blood, Sweat & Tears, circa 1970 while David Clayton Thomas was still part of BS&T.
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Postby 97reb » April 13th, 2008, 2:53 pm

There was also "Hollyann" from that album. Tom Scholz was just a "playa". Don't be hatin! :oops:
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Postby Ghost Rider » July 11th, 2008, 8:40 pm

On the album are two "bookend" songs: the first song was Amanda. The last song was Hollyann. I was always under the impression that Amanda was Tom Sholz (sp) girl at the time; and Hollyann was Brad Delp's (R.I.P. :( ) girl at the time. The album credits show TS as writing or co-writing all the songs, and that Sholtz and Delp were the only original band members on the album.

I could be wrong 8)

I don't think they were famous gals.

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