And the last thing I'd recall
Her body standing on the stove
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 that they all knew it had to happen some time

I had rushed home from school
To see my favorite 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:
"Oh...God
Oh...God
Oh...well..."

And when I peered into that room
My little afternoon 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 the difference

And I thought about the joke
Where the man keeps up his rotting wife
She had maggots in her mouth
I wonder if what she thought right now

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?


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    General Commentoh my god... what a wonderful song. i have nothing to comment on, its meaning is obvious and self explanitory, but oh my god... beautiful
    atramentalityon January 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is actually a true story. amandas mom had a friend named sandy who came to live with them, and she killed herself.
    Nicola672on July 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI hear

    "And when I peered into that room
    My little abdomen took sick"

    Not "afternoon".

    Beautiful song, and very, very sad. Almost makes me cry every time I hear it. Just a poignant ending... it just sticks in your head.
    mangostaon September 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think that it is afternoon. that what i hear when i listen to it on project playlist, butt you know how amanda likes to play around with her lyrics, there always changing.
    Nicola672on September 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think that it is afternoon. that what i hear when i listen to it on project playlist, butt you know how amanda likes to play around with her lyrics, there always changing.
    Nicola672on September 10, 2007   Link
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    General Comment^Which is true for the songs that she actually, you know, plays.

    This transcription is from the only known recording which is a 10 year old demo, so no one has a version with different lyrics.
    iggy1110on August 02, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of my favourite amanda palmer songs, but i cant find it, can someone tell me where it is?
    Maidenizzyon October 15, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is a dresden dolls song.
    vermillionliaron March 13, 2009   Link

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