And the last thing I'd recall
Her body standing on the stone
Sandy wiping her grey eyes
I was pleased and frightened
To see a grownup woman cry
She blamed her housemaid for her mind
But I think they all knew it had to happen - some time.

I had rushed home from school
To see my favourite show
And as it happened, it was deadly cold that day
And as I peeled my mittens frozen to my wrists with snow
I swore I heard a voice come from the living room
And say:

And when I peered into that room
My little abdomen took sick
Sandy hanging from the light
Her Levis wrapped around her neck

It was a sight to see
Old Sandy finally seeing me
And though she couldn't speak
I had a sinking feeling that she would have said:
"Oh, darling....more mascara?"

She looked so peaceful in the air
The lightbulb shining in her hair
Her face was free
It frightened me
She looked happy
I guess she found a difference

And I thought about the joke
Where the man keeps up his rotting wife
She had maggots in her mouth
I wondered if I would sleep that night

And then the car drove up
And then the car drove up
And I remember sleeping
And I remember sleeping...

And they wrapped her up and drove away
And now I have this crazy fantasy...

What if Sandy died in front of me?

Lyrics submitted by Airyca

Sandy's Song song meanings
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  • +1
    General Commenthave never heard this song before, but would love to. where are all these unreleased dolls songs??
    the lyrics are incredibly sad. i think the narrator heard sandy dying, but is grateful she didn't see it, although the thought has always haunted her.
    mixitupon April 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIn the version I have, Amanda introduces the song.

    "This song is about... well, when I was young and in grade school, my mother had this friend named Sandy (last name, sounds like Swing or Swane?) and she was crazy... (light) chemically. Or so they said. She ate nothing but condiments... I don't know why. But, she came to live with us for a little while, and she killed herself. This is a song about that."
    DaftPenguuon July 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHey hoshimoshi, try

    There are a lot of live Dresden Dolls songs as well as Amanda Palmer solo songs, including this one. I'm pretty sure you just have to right click/save target as to save the song to your computer. ^__^

    Also, can someone help me out? What is the joke Amanda is talking about? "And then I thought abot the joke/where the man keeps up his rotting wife/she had magots in her mouth." I don't think I've heard of that joke/story, and I'd like to read it.
    LuciaArdenon July 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI get most of my Dolls songs off of Someone just posted a thread on there with ALL of the Dolls songs that are downloadable, there are tons, including this one.

    [And it's Sandy Swaine/Swane]
    WhereIsJF?on December 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh...God

    I hear "oh woe." Maybe because that is what I want to hear.
    shutitoffon May 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSorry to be incredibly picky,
    but I am 90% sure this is actually Amanda Palmer, rather than The Dresden Dolls.

    I suppose it doesn't matter.
    sirMouseon October 13, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General Commentif someone has a copy of this song or could point me in the right direction i would love you forever ^.^
    the lyrics for this song are song fascinating and id love to hear it
    hoshimoshion February 19, 2007   Link

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