«Amanda» is a power ballad by American rock band Boston written by Tom Scholz. The song was released as the first single from the band’s third album, Third Stage, in 1986, six years after it was recorded.

Although the song did not have a promotional music video, «Amanda» became the band’s highest charting single in the United States and Canada. In the United States, the single topped the Billboard Hot 100 in November, 1986, for two consecutive weeks (the band’s only number 1 on the Hot 100),[1] and topped for three consecutive weeks on the Mainstream Rock chart, in October of the same year, while in the latter the single topped RPM magazine’s Top Singles and Adult Contemporary charts.

Lyrics:

Babe, tomorrow’s so far away
There’s something I just have to say
I don’t think I can hide what I’m feelin’ inside
Another day, knowin’ I love you
And I, I’m getting too close again
I don’t want to see it end
If I tell you tonight will you turn out the light
And walk away knowin’ I love you?

I’m gonna take you by surprise and make you realize
Amanda
I’m gonna tell you right away, I can’t wait another day
Amanda
I’m gonna say it like a man and make you understand
Amanda

I love you
And I feel like today’s the day
I’m lookin’ for the words to say
Do you wanna be free, are you ready for me
To feel this way
I don’t wanna lose you
So, it may be too soon, I know
The feeling takes so long to grow
If I tell you today will you turn me away
And let me go?
I don’t wanna lose you

I’m gonna take you by surprise and make you realize
Amanda
I’m gonna tell you right away, I can’t wait another day
Amanda
I’m gonna say it like a man and make you understand
Amanda

I love you
And I feel like today’s the day
I’m lookin’ for the words to say
Do you wanna be free, are you ready for me
To feel this way
I don’t wanna lose you
So, it may be too soon, I know
The feeling takes so long to grow
If I tell you today will you turn me away
And let me go?
I don’t wanna lose you

You and I
I know that we can’t wait
And I swear, I swear it’s not a lie girl
Tomorrow may be too late
You, you and I girl
We can share a life together
It’s now or never
And tomorrow may be too late

And, feelin’ the way I do
I don’t wanna wait my whole life through
To say I’m in love with you

🗽 Boston • 💖 Amanda • 👩 Jennifer Connelly • 👨 Jason Priestley • 🚘 I Drove All Night