"Backstabber" as written by and Amanda Palmer....
The record goes from blue to gold, so thank you for all your help
I know you want to jump around but try to contain yourself
You always struck me as the type to take it lightly
But now you're gonna have to shut your mouth when you fight me

Ohh, backstabber, backstabber

you're all alone, you're all over the popular magazines
Will never care, what do you care? you're down with the Japanese
But she got no right to sit there saying, "I abuse it"
When you only sleep with girls who say they like your music

Ohh, backstabber, backstabber, backstabber, backstabber
Backstabber, backstabber, backstabber, backstabber
Backstabber, hope grabber, greedy little fit haver, God, I feel for you, fool
You shit lover, off brusher, jaded bitter, joy crusher
Failure has made you so cruel, you

Rotten to the core, rotten to the core
Rotten like a crack whore, backing out the backdoor
Show us what you're good for then stick to the noise board
Come on join the bloodsport, show us some support
Still working in the drugstore, is it because you're a fucking?

Backstabber, hope grabber, greedy little fit haver, God, I feel for you, fool
You shit lover, off brusher, jaded bitter, joy crusher
Failure has made you so cruel

So, don't tell me what to write and don't tell me that I'm wrong
And don't tell me not to reference my songs within my songs, oh oh

You, backstabber, you backstabber
Backstabber, hope grabber, greedy fucking fit haver, backstabber, oh, oh



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"Backstabber" as written by Amanda Palmer

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  • +2
    General CommentRegarding what I've read so far, this song seems to be a criticism of the singers who leave their groups in order to gain personal fame... The likes of Robbie Williams, Justin Timberlake, Gwen Stefani or Fergie... We all know the late abuses of Japanese in videos and how the singers target them togain commercial success. She's prolly referring to the rock groups though, but I do not know any example from them so you name it;)
    serkovicon December 05, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI dont really know because it sounds like amanda was really being specific about somebody when she wrote this song.i just cant figure out who
    imadRESDEnDoLlon November 27, 2004   Link
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    General Commentto me this song's about somebody who she've played with...maybe a member of an old band...cause she say's 'the record goes
    from blue to gold
    so thank you for all your help' i think the backstabber used to write songs or play an instrument with the band but he became a fucking backstabber...

    i luv this song
    the_perfect_fiton November 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI still prefer the original lyrics:

    "The record goes from blue to gold,
    so thank you for all your help,
    Oh-ah-ah-ah
    I know you want to jump around,
    but try to contain yourself

    You always struck me as
    the type to take it lightly,
    but now you're gonna have to
    shut your mouth and fight me,

    Oh, backstabber, backstabber!

    You're all alone,
    You're all over the popular magazines,
    You'll never care, what do you care?
    You're down with the Japanese
    But you've got no right to sit there
    saying I abuse it,
    when you only sleep with girls
    who say they like your music,

    Oh, backstabber (x8)

    Backstabber! Hope grabber!
    Greedy fucking fit-haver!
    God, I feel for you, fool,
    You shit-lover!
    Off-brusher!
    Jaded, bitter joy-crusher!
    Failure has made you so cruel...

    So don't tell me what to write,
    And don't tell me that I'm wrong!
    And don't tell me not to reference,
    my songs within my songs!

    So, here you go,
    The open road,
    Is covered with taco stands,
    Oh-ah-ah-ah
    And you can stop.
    We'll drop you off,
    and write to you when we land...you...

    Backstabber (x8)
    Backstabber!!!!!!!!

    You, backstabber! You are-
    -you!-Backstabber,
    Hope-grabber,
    Greedy, fuckin' Fit-haver,
    Backstabber! "
    Echolalia0on November 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentherself?
    plasticwonderon December 06, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti got the vauge impression that it was about her ex-boyfriend who she used to be in a band with, but i dunno.
    errky39on December 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentre: Mistoffelees? ouch. No!!!! bad correlation. Failure has made you so cruel. j/k.
    theriteofspringon April 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell, it's just that when I heard Mr. Mistoffelees I was reminded of the chorous. Eh...
    americanmusicon April 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthere's a version where she sings another bridge before: "so don't tell me what to write.." it goes something like this (I couldn't really make out what she was saying since it was a whole jumble and such but anways..) "So I bet you did things. I can bet you did things. You could be so hopeless. FUCK! there used to win us. If you got the answer tell it, share it through last through the glass. Anyway I caught you didn't so. Isn't it because you're.. fu-cking-blind? BACKSTABBER hope grabber..."
    Perfect_Scarson August 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTo me that sounds like.. ''??? difference, I can tell the difference, if you'd be so hopeless, why are you still with us? ?? you're so much better, if you got the answer, why you sleep much you do, why don't you open it? You, fuck, it.. Backstabber.'' I've been searching for lyrics from it, but untill now I haven't found anything yet. =) But I think your piece is better, I'm not very good at English and all. ^__^
    FxckedUpDollon August 31, 2005   Link

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