"Will" as written by and Amanda Palmer....
I won't try to explain what I cannot understand
It's a bird it's a plane it's a one night stand
If I only we could ride far enough
I'd forget you altogether
It's a bluff
There is no way I could not remember

don't ask me what I came here for
It is too delicate for words
I used to want to make you talk
Now I would rather you did not

I don't mind if you read while I'm coming
It's alright if you need the t.v.
To keep from noticing my mind going blank
What's the worst thing that could happen?
Is my back all that bad?
Strike the match and watch the doll come open

don't ask me what I want from you
It is not something you could purposely do
I used to want to make you mine
Now I have better things in mind...







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"Will" as written by Amanda Palmer

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    General Commentomg why havent people commented on this song? this is a great song! its really sad but it still great.

    i think its about this girl who used to like this guy and then he stopped noticing her and then she realized that he stopped so she stopped liking him but she still has hope for him to come back to him.
    xrancidxrainbowxon February 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commentok everybody this isnt me its my sister she just wanted to write what the sogn emeans:

    Ok, I think this song is about a girl...ok, woman now who loved this guy and she got married to him. They didn't get along and were fighting and didn't have a good marriage. This song leads to her desire for a divorce.
    xrancidxrainbowxon February 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think it's the willing and wanting.. well, the urge, actually... to have an orgasm. She can't get one from the one she loves, so she's decided to go for it with a one night stand. Maybe his name is Will? Maybe she doesn't even know his name? Maybe the only way she can "get off" is when she's with a stranger? Or maybe... she and her lover have grown dull with each other, or perhaps it's just her lover that is bored with her. That's what it sounds like to me.
    dedgrrlsdanceon July 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti dont know... but whenver i hear this song i always think of a prostitute..

    "i won't try to explain what i cannot understand
    it's a bird it's a plane it's a one night stand"

    The sex has become so routine its like what a normal perosn would consider brushing thier teeth in the morning...

    but i dont know... i know thats kind of a weird interpritation of the song...
    Poop_Faceon March 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is a self reference, to a relationship seeing as "doll" is used. But just open enough for almost anyone to relate to. I can see where the prostitution stems from too, but to me not all of it would fit to that.
    This is an amazing song, I have fallen into musical love with it after only just having heard it today. Where would I be without the Dresden Dolls? No where quite as beautiful.xx
    blackskieslullabyon July 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of my favourites, i love the violin !

    i think this song is about some kind of relationship.. a rare one... because maybe for him was something unimportant and for her dont.

    Its like they were in that together and suddenly realize that there is something wrong and he is like "forget what happen, it must not happen " and she is like." how im going to forget everything??" but also she realizes the worth of that guy..and the mediocrity of the relationship and says " imbéeeeeecil tengo mejores cosas que hacer" jejeje
    Nayahon August 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is more along the lines of two people that normally don't like each other but have a physical attraction. They're just in it for the sex. It seems like the girl, at first, tried to get with the guy but then they try or something and she realizes its not working anymore...

    "if i only we could ride far enough
    i'd forget you altogether"

    She seems like she wants to stop. She just wants to run away. She used to want to stay and try to get them together so they won't have to go behind people's backs.

    "don't ask me what i came here for
    it is too delicate for words
    i used to want to make you talk
    now i would rather you did not"

    This part makes it sound like the girl is ashamed of what she and the guy do. When she says not to ask why she came she means that she doesn't quite understand herself. She can't tell if they are actually doing it for love or for lust.

    Also the very first line "I won't try to explain what I cannot understand" makes me think that she isn't certain of herself.
    Glass_slipperon December 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI kinda love and hate this song
    I think it's about a girl/woman who had fallen in love with a guy (so she tought) and she started to imagine how nice would be her life by his side, but after spending some time with him he started to get colder towards her and more distant ,thing wich she does too finally (i used to want to make you talk/now i would rather you did not ; i used to want to make you mine now i have better things in mind...). After seeing the reality of what that "love" is she gets confused not understanding it anymore but also not having the energy (anymore)/the interest to find out what it means at that point (i won't try to explain what i cannot understand/it's a bird it's a plane it's a one night stand). As the illusional world from her mind comes crashing she gets repulsed toughts about trying to remember the original feeling.
    The lines i like most are:
    i don't mind if you read while i'm coming
    it's alright if you need the t.v.
    to keep from noticing my mind going blank..
    In the end i think i love this song.. well in a weird way (:
    treizeciaprilieon February 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song's beautiful.
    & tragic.
    InkBleedsDeeperon May 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI would have to agree with treizeciaprilie. Throughout the song, I believe her sanity is declining, and the man she thought she loved still does not notice it.

    Somehow reminds me of Nny/Devi, but that's not important.
    popadee203on June 24, 2007   Link

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