"Sing" as written by and Amanda Palmer....
there is this thing that's like fucking except you don't fuck
back in the day it just went without saying at all

all the worlds history, gradually dying of shock
there is this thing that's like talking except you don't talk


sing for the bartender, sing for the janitor , sing
sing for the cameras, sing for the animals, sing
sing for the children, shooting the children, sing
sing for the teachers who told you couldn't sing


there is this thing keeping everyones lungs and lips locked
it is called fear and its seeing a great renaissance
after the show you can not sing wherever you want
but for now lets just pretend we're all gonna get found

so sing

sing 'cause it's obvious, sing for the astronauts, sing
sing for the president, sing for the terrorist, sing
sing for the soccer team, sing for the janjaweed sing
sing for the kid with the phone who refuses to sing

just sing

life is no cabaret
we'd don't care what you say
we're inviting you anyway

Lyrics submitted by Nicola672

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    General CommentThis Song Is a DRESDEN DOLLS song.
    Whom are equally awesome.
    This is HOWEVER, NOT a red paintings song.
    Juston September 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentActually, Just, while you are correct in asserting that The Dresden Dolls wrote this song, The Red Paintings covered this song on their latest CD, "Feed The Wolf".

    And the cover is amaaaazing. You should get the album if you can.
    braille16on September 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe first line is actually:
    "There's this thing thats like touching except you dont touch"
    Motherwar_xxon September 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWait, these lyrics are wrong..
    Trash changed them when TRPs covered it.
    Motherwar_xxon September 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah

    this is a song written by the incredible and beautiful amanda palmer of the dresden dolls.

    she said she's always been unsure about the kids at shows singing along to her songs, so this song is a reaction to that.
    djbctclon September 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti know the red paintings are one of amanda's favourite bands though, which is probably why she let them cover it.

    i haven't actually heard this cover yet though.
    djbctclon September 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentRight, exactly. The Red Paintings opened for The Dresden Dolls when they toured the States - it was TRP's first time in America.

    As for this song, the version that's on the Feed the Wolf EP has the lyrics that Motherwar_xx has.

    You can stream the cover of this song here:

    The strings on this cover are insanely beautiful.
    theblackdoveon September 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commenttrue Braille! but... it's still not their song. ^.^
    some people might get confused.
    maybe if it had (cover) in brackets or whatever.
    anyways I do plan on getting the FTW cd eventually.
    Juston October 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOh my god!!!
    "Sing", by the Dresden Dolls who i love with all of my Heart and Soul, covered by this band who i am really warming to... i feel a new obsession coming on...
    mixitupon October 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti enjoy the red paintings' cover more than the original.
    howz_gon November 05, 2007   Link

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