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Who Killed Amanda Palmer (lyrics)
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Another Year :

I tried to fall in it again
My friends took bets and disappeared
They mime their sighing violins
I think I'll wait another year

I want my chest pressed to your chest
My nervous systems interfere
Ten or eleven months at best
I think I'll wait another year

This weather turns my tricks to rust
I am a lousy engineer
The winter makes things hard enough
I think I'll wait another year

Plus I'm only 26 years old
My grandma died in '83
That's lots of time if I don't smoke
I think I'll wait another year

I'm not as callous as you think
I barely breathe when you are near
It's not as bad when I don't drink
I think I'll wait another year

I have my new Bill Hicks CD
I have my friends and my career
I'm getting smaller by degrees
You said you'd help me disappear
But that could take forever
I think I'll wait another year

It'll be the best year ever
I think I'll wait another year
Can't we just wait together
You bring the smokes
I'll bring the beer
I think I'll wait another year

* * *




The Point Of It All :

Oh, what a noble, distinguished collection
of fine little friends you have made
Hitting the tables without you again,
"No we'll wait, no we promise we'll wait."
Well, June makes these excellent sewing machines
out of common industrial waste
She spends a few months at a time on the couch
but she's safe, she wears shades, she wears shades

Oh, but no one can stare at the wall as good as you,
my baby doll,
And you're aces for coming along,
you're almost human, after all
And you're learning that just because they call themselves friends
doesn't mean they'll call
They made the comment in jest,
"But you've got the needle,
I guess that's the point of it all."

Maybe a week in the tropics would help
to remind you how nice life can be
We propped you right up in a chair on a deck
with a beautiful view of the sea
But a couple weeks later we came back
and you and the chair were nowhere to be seen
You had magically moved to the closet
eyes fixed to where the child had been

Oh, but no one can stare at the wall as good as you,
my baby doll,
And you're aces for coming along,
you're almost human, after all
Why would I keep you propped here
when you so love the fall
Patterns laid out on the bed
with dozens of colors of thread
But you've got the needle,
I guess that's the point in the end.

Well, it's better to waste a day
watching the scenery change at a comatose rate
Than to put yourself in it
and turn into one of those cigarette ads that you hate
But while you were sleeping, some men came around
said they had some dimensions to take
I'm not sure what they were talking about
but they sure made a mess of your face

But still no one can stare at the wall as good as you,
my baby doll,
And you're aces for playing along,
you're almost human, even now
And just 'cause they call themselves experts,
it doesn't mean "suite fuck all"
They've got the permanent press
and homes with a stable address
And they've got excitement
and life by the fistful
But you've got the needle
I guess that's the point of it all.

* * *

Melissa Mahoney :

When I went got to the party
They gave me a forty
And I must have been thirsty
Cause I drank it so quickly

When I got to the bedroom
There was somebody waiting
And it isn't my fault
That the barbarian raped me

When I went to get tested
I brought along my best friend Melissa Mahoney, who had once been molested
And she knew how to get there
She knew all the nurses
They were al really friendly
But the test came up positive oh oh

I've seen better days but I don't care
Oh I just sent a letter in the mail...

When I got my abortion
I brought along my boyfriend
We got there an hour, before the appointment
And outside the building
There were all these annoying fundamentalist Christians
We tried to ignore them oh oh

I've had better days but I don't care
Oasis got my letter in the mail...

When vacation was over
The word was all over
That I was a crack whore
Melissa had told them
And so now we're not talking
Except we have tickets to see
Blur in October and I think we're stil going oh oh

I've senn better days but I don't care
Oh I just got a letter in the mail...
Oasis sent a photograph
It's autographed and everything
Melissa's gonna wet herself I swear

* * *

Have To Drive :

I have to drive
I have my reasons, dear
It’s cold outside
I hate the seasons here

I suffer mornings most of all
I feel so powerless and small
By ten o’clock I’m back in bed
Fighting the jury in my head

You learn to drive
It’s only natural, dear
You drive all night
We haven’t slept in years

We suffer mornings most of all
We saw you lying in the road
We tried to dig a decent grave
But it’s still no way to behave

It is a delicate position
Spin the bottle
Pick the victim
Catch a tiger
Switch directions
If he hollers
Break his ankles
To protect him

We’ll have to drive
They’re getting closer
Just get inside
It’s almost over

We will save your brothers
We will save your cousins
We will drive them far away
From streets and lights
From all signs of bad mankind

We suffer mornings most of all
Wake up all bleary eyed and sore
Forgetting everything we saw
(I’ll meet you in an hour
at the car)

* * *

Guitar Hero :

I can’t get them up
I can’t get them up
I can’t get them up At all
Hey ho let go

good morning killer king you’re a star
that’s gorgeous hold it right where you are
the weathers kinda lousy today
so what oh what oh what’ll we play?

stratcaster strapped to your back
I’ts semi-automatic like dads
he taught you how to pause and reset
but that’s about as far as you get...

so what’s the use of going outside?
it's so depressing when people die in real life
I’d rather pick up right where we left
Making out to faces of death
Making out to faces of death

And i could save you baby But it isn’t worth my time
And i could make you chase me for a little price is right

It’s a hit but are you actually sure?
the targets in the crowd are a blur
people screaming just like they should
but you don't even know if you're good
you don't even know if you're good

so tie them up and feed them the sand
Ha! nigga! try hard to tell us using your hands
A pictures worth a million words
And that way nobody gets hurt
And that way nobody gets hurt

and I could save you baby but it isn’t worth my time
and I could make you chase me for a little price is right....

Woo-ah-oo
Woo-ooh-ah-oo
Woo-ah –ooh ah ohh ah oo

you’re my guitar hero
you’re my guitar hero
you’re my guitar hero
you’re my guitar hero

x marks the box in the hole in the ground that goes off at a breath
so careful don’t make a sound
x marks the box in the hole in your head that you dug for yourself
now lie in it

shut up about all of that negative shit
you wanted to make it and now that you’re in
you’re obviously not gonna to die
so why not take your chances and try....
why not take your chances and try...

do you turn this thing off
this isn’t at all like the ones back at home
you shut your eyes and flip the cassette
and that’s about the time that they hit
and that’s about the time that they hit

what the fuck is up with this shit?
It’s certainly not worth getting upset
His hands are gone and most of his head
And just when he was getting so good...
just when he was getting so good...

and I could save you baby but it isn’t worth my time
cos even if I saved you there’s a million more in line

Woo-ah-oo
Woo-ooh-ah-oo
Woo-ah –ooh ah ohh ah oo
you’re my guitar hero
you’re my guitar hero
you’re my guitar hero
you’re my guitar hero

* * *

Strength Through Music :
(Announcer’s Voice)

A peculiar thing happened to me this morning.
Just as I reached into my pocket to find it empty of any (… indecipherable),
I saw two broken twigs on the ground,
Shaped like the Greek letters “F” and “S”.
“F” and “S” Helium, “F” and “S”.
These are the chemical symbols for Iron and Sulfur.
It was a sign, I’m sure, for me to make gold from these two elements.
I have been working all day,
Over these hellish flames.

(Amanda)

Locked in his bedroom,
He saw the world,
A world of answers,
And gunshot girls.

Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick

Don’t bother blaming,
These games and guns,
He’s only playing,
And bullets just want to have fun.

He flicked a sound check,
And packed his bag,
He hung his Walkman,
Around his neck.

Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick

It’s so simple,
The way they fall,
The final impact,
No sound at all.

Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick

Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick…
Boom.

* * *

Blake Says :

Blake says no one ever really loved him
They just faked it to get money from the Government.
And, Blake thinks angels grow when you plant
Angel dust.
He shakes head and blinks his pretty eyes but, Trust me he's no valentine, though, he said he
Would be mine.
His heart is in Alaska all the time.


Blake stays underwater for the most part
He collects loose change for all tomorrow's
Parties.
And, when Blake dates girls with tattoos of the Pyramids he breaks their hearts by saying
It's not permanent
But in his velvet mind
He believes with all his might
We'll all go to Alaska when we die.


Blake makes friends but, only for a minute.
He prefers the things he orders from the
Internet.
And, Blake's been having trouble with his head
Again.
He takes his pills but, never takes his
Medicine.
He tells me that he's fine.
And, the sad thing is he's right.
And, when it's two o' clock it feels like nine.


Blake says he is sorry he got through to Me.
If it's ok, he'll call right back and talk to the
Machine.
Blake says it looks like acid rain today
He takes the fish inside
He's very kind that way
But, just like Caroline
He doesn't seem to mind
The globe is getting warmer all the time.


It's still cold in Alaska
It's still cold in Alaska

* * *

Leeds united :

We watch you, your expert double exes.
It's just like you to paint those whiter fences

It's so polite, it's so polite its offensive its offensive
It's so unright, it's so unright its a technical, accept it

But who needs love when there's law & order
And who needs love when there's southern comfort
And who needs love at all

We stalk you your expert double exes
We oxidize you in your sleep there's no exit, there's no exit

You're on a roll, you're on a roll no one gets it, no one gets it
Your honor, no. your honor, can't you protect us, protect us

But who needs love when there's law & order
And who needs love when there's southern comfort
And who needs love
when the sandwiches are wicked and they know you at the Mac store

uh uh uh uh oh oh oh oh oh uh oh - I'm so excited
uh uh uh uh oh oh oh oh oh uh oh - the blacks and beat kids
uh uh uh uh oh oh oh oh oh uh oh - I'm getting frightened
uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uh - someday someday Leeds united

Bugsy Malone came to carry you home and they're taking you all to the doctor
Burberry vices all sugary spices its nice but its not what I'm after
Sure, I admire you
Sure, you inspire me but you've been not getting back so
I'll wait at the Sainbury's countin' my change making BANK on the upcoming roster

And we'll stop you your expert double exes
Oh yeah, a big stock holder extra cold with 2 X's
That 'never talking' thing you do is effective its effective
Your shoulders icy colder-oh than a death wish than a death wish

But who needs love when there's law & order
And who needs love when there's dukes of hazard
And who needs love
when the sandwiches are wicked and they know you at the mac store

uh uh uh uh oh oh oh oh oh uh oh - I'm so excited
uh uh uh uh oh oh oh oh oh uh oh - the blacks and beat kids
uh uh uh uh oh oh oh oh oh uh oh - they're so excited
uh uh uh uh oh oh oh oh oh uh oh - when i think about Leeds uniting
uh uh uh uh oh oh oh oh oh uh oh - I'm getting frightened
uh uh uh uh oh oh oh oh oh uh oh - the blacks, the blacks, the blacks, and beat kids
uh uh uh uh oh oh oh oh oh uh oh - its so exciting
uh uh uh uh oh oh oh oh oh uh oh - someday, someday, someday, someday, someday, someday

* * *

Ampersand :

I walk down my street at night
The city lights are cold and violent
I am comforted by the approaching sound of trucks and sirens.
Even though the world's so bad
These men rush out to help the dying
And though I am no use to them
I do my part by simply smiling

The ghetto boys are cat calling me
As I pull my keys from my pocket
I wonder if this method of courtship has ever been effective
Has any girl in history said
"Sure. You seem so nice, let's get it on."
Still I always shock them when I answer
"Hi, my name's, Amanda."

And I'm not gonna live my life
On one side of an ampersand
And even if I went with you
I'm not the girl you think I am
And I'm not gonna match you
'Cause I'll loose my voice completely
No I'm not gonna watch you
'Cause I'm not the one that's crazy

I have wasted years of my life
Agonizing about the fires
I started when I thought
To be strong you must be flame retardant
And now to dress the wounds called into question
How authentic they are
There is always someone criticizing me
She just likes playing hospital
Lying in my bed
I remember what you said
There's no such thing as accidents

But you've got the headstones all ready
All carved up and pretty
Your sick satisfaction
Knows his and her matching
The daisies all push up
In pairs to the horizon
Your eyes full of ketchup
It's nice that you're trying
(x2)

And I'm not gonna live my life
On one side of an ampersand
And even if I went with you
I'm not the girl you think I am
And I'm not gonna match you
'Cause I'll loose my voice completely
No I'm not gonna watch you
'Cause I'm not the one that's crazy

As I wake up to a cough
The fire burned the block
But ironically stopped at my apartment
And my housemates all are sleeping soundly
And nobody deserves to die but you
Were awful adamant
That if I didn't love you
Then you had just one alternative

And I may be romantic
And I may risk my life for it
But I ain't gonna die for you
You know I ain't no Juliet
And I'm not gonna watch you
While you burn yourself out, baby
No I'm not gonna stop you
'Cause I'm not the one that's crazy

* * *

Runs In The Family :

My friend has problems with winter & autumn.
They give him prescriptions & shine bright lights on him.
They say it's genetic, they say he can't help it, they say you can catch it - but sometimes you're born with it.
My friend despite he gets shakes in the night & they say that there's no way that they could have caught it in time takes his toll on him.
It is traditional.
It is inherited.
Predispositional
Day I've been wondering what is inside of me, who can I blame for it?
I say it runs in the family

This family that carries me to such great lengths to open my legs up for anyone who'll have me. It runs in the family, I came by it honestly, do what you want who knows it might fill me up
me up
me up
me up
me up
me up
me up
fill me up
me up
me up
me up
me up
me up
me up

My friend's depressed she's a wreck, she's a mess.
They've done all sorts of tests & they guess it has something to do with her grandmother's grandmother's grandmother saving war soldiers who probably infected her.
My friend has validation in some allergies that she dates back to the 17th century.
Somehow she manages in her misery.
Strips in the city and shows all her best tricks.
I mean well, I'm well well I mean I'm in hell well I still have my healthy at least that's what they tell me.
If wellness is this what in hells name is sickness?
But business is business and business runs in the family.

We tend to bruise easily.
Mad in the blood.
I'm telling you cuz I want you to know me - know me & my family.
We're wonderful folks, but don't get to close to me cuz you might knock me up
me up
me up
me up
me up
me up
me up
knock me up
me up
me up
me up
me up
me up
me up

Mary have mercy now look what I've done but don't blame cuz I can't help where I come from.
Running is something that we've always done well & mostly I can't even tell what I'm running from.
Run from their pity, from responsibility.
Run from the country & run from the city.
I can run from the law, I can run from myself.
I can run from my life, I can run into debt.
I can run from it all, I can run til I'm gone.
I can run for the office & run for my cause.
I can run using every last ounce of energy.
I cannot, I cannot, I cannot run from my family.

They're hiding inside of me.
Don't change my life.
Help me if you might but don't tell my family.
They'd never forgive me.
They'd say that I'm crazy.
But they would say anything if it would shut me up......Shut me up.....Shut me up
me up
me up
me up
me up
me up
Shut me up
me up
me up
me up
me up
me up
me up
me up

* * *

Astronaut :

Is it enough to have some love
small enough to slip inside a book
small enough to cover with your hand
because everyone around you wants to look

it is enough to have some love
small enough to slip inside the cracks
the pieces don’t fit together so good
with all the breaking and all the gluing back

and i am still not getting what i want
i want to touch the back of your right arm
i wish you could remind me who i was
because every day I’m a little further off

but you are, my love, the astronaut
flying in the face of science
i will gladly stay an afterthought
just bring back some nice reminders

and is it getting harder to pretend
that life goes on without you in the wake
and can you see the means without the end
in the random frantic action that we take

and is it getting easy not to care
despite the many rings around your name
it isn’t funny and it isn’t fair
you’ve traveled all this way and it’s the same

but you are, my love, the astronaut
flying in the face of science
i will gladly stay an afterthought
just bring back some nice reminders
and i would tell them anything to see you split the evening
but as you see i do not have an awful lot to tell
everybody’s sick for something that they can find fascinating
everyone but you and even you aren’t feeling well

yes you are, my love, the astronaut
crashing in the name of science
just my luck they sent your upper half
it’s a very nice reminder
it’s a very nice reminder

and you may be acquainted with the night
but I have seen the darkness in the day
and you must know it is a terrifying sight
because you and i are living the same way

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