Girl Anachronism

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The Dresden Dolls are an American musical duo from Boston, Massachusetts. Formed in 2000, the group consists of Amanda Palmer (vocals, piano, harmonica, ukulele) and Brian Viglione (drums, percussion, guitar, bass guitar, vocals). The two describe their style as "Brechtian punk cabaret", a phrase i… more »

You can tell
From the scars on my arms
And the cracks in my hips
And the dents in my car
And the blisters on my lips
That I'm not the carefullest of girls 

You can tell
From the glass on the floor 
And the strings that're breaking 
And I keep on breaking more
And it looks like I am shaking 
But it's just the temperature 

And then again 
If it were any colder I could disengage
If I were any older I could act my age
But I don't think that you'd believe me

It's not the way
I'm meant to be
It's just the way
The operation made me

And you can tell
From the state of my room
That they let me out too soon
And the pills that I ate
Came a couple years too late
And I've got some issues to work through 

 There I go again  Pretending to be you
Make believing 
That I have a soul beneath the surface  Trying to convince you
It was accidentally on purpose 

I am not so serious 
This passion is a plagiarism 
I might join your century 
But only on a rare occasion 

I was taken out
 Before the labor pains set in and now
 Behold the world's worst accident
I am the girl anachronism 

And you can tell
By the red in my eyes
And the bruises on my thighs 
And the knots in my hair
And the bathtub full of flies 
That I'm not right now at all

 There I go again  Pretending that I'll fall
Don't call the doctors 
'Cause they've seen it all before 
They'll say just

Let her crash 
And burn
She'll learn 
The attention just encourages her

And you can tell
From the full-body cast
That you're sorry that you asked  Though you did everything you could 
Like any decent person would 

But I might be catching so don't touch 
You'll start believing
You're immune to gravity and stuff 
Don't get me wet
 Because the bandages will all come off

And you can tell
From the smoke at the stake 
That the current state is critical 
Well it is the little things, for instance 

In the time it takes to break it
She can make up ten excuses  Please excuse her for the day
It's just the way the medication makes her

I don't necessarily believe there is a cure for this
So I might join your century but only as a doubtful guest
I was too precarious removed as a caesarian  Behold the worlds worst accident 

I am the girl anachronism 
I am the girl anachronism 
I am the girl anachronism 
I am the girl anachronism 

I am the girl
I am the girl
I am the girl
I am the girl anachronism

Written by: Amanda Palmer

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