Hitler and
Napoleon
Fought thirty years
To have her hand

Bitter ends
Thy will be damned
Disney magic
Kingdom come

After all we've won, is this
The state we are reduced to?
It might make you sick at first
It takes some getting used to

Her nails are polished
But her hands are tied

You make us thrive

Court
Is on
The secret show
The ?

And when we bomb
The foreign towns
Will she smile
Upside down?

Walk her through an aisle soon
With cigarettes and needles
In the face of this devotion
We are merely equals

Take her in your
Arm like cyanide
A long black car
Is parked outside

To take away the bride

A tisket, a tasket
A green and yellow basket
A tisket, a tasket
A green and yellow basket

Attract it, attack it
Strike first and ask it after
Attract it, attack it
Strike first and ask it after

In the ruins
Of this brave new
World we have
Uncovered

Remains the vestige
Of the bride
Who stared aghast
And wondered

Who'd have thought
We'd lose this easy fight
It seems she's sleeping
But her eyes are wide

Won't someone wake the bride?



Goth!


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    General Commentthe "A tisket, a tasket
    A green and yellow basket" part is from a children's song.
    "A tisket, a tasket, a green and yellow basket,
    I wrote a letter to my love,
    and on the way I dropped it.
    I dropped it, I dropped it,
    The green and yellow basket
    A little child picked it up and
    Put it in his pocket."
    Sindrion January 06, 2009   Link
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    My Interpretationhitler and
    napoleon
    fought thirty years
    to have her hand

    bitter ends
    thy will be done
    disney magic
    kingdom come

    after all we've won
    is this the state we are reduced to
    it might make you sick at first
    it takes some getting used to

    her nails are polished
    but her hands are tied

    you may kiss the bride

    court
    is on
    the secret show
    the liver time

    and when we bomb
    the foreign town
    will she smile
    upside down

    walk her through an isle strewn
    with cigarettes and needles
    in the face of this devotion
    we are merely equals

    take her in your arm
    like cyanide
    a long black car is
    parked outside

    to take away the bride

    a tisket a tasket
    a green and yellow basket
    a tisket a tasket
    a green and yellow basket

    attract it attack it
    strike first and ask it after
    attract it attack it
    strike first and ask it after

    in the ruins
    of this brave new world
    we have uncovered

    remains the vestige
    of the bride
    who stared agahst and wondered

    who'd've thought
    we'd lose this easy fight
    it seems she's sleeping
    but her eyes are wide

    won't someone wake the bride
    iggy1110on January 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe line is

    "Cold, his hand
    The secret show
    The little dame"

    From what I can hear. It makes the most sense given the title.

    I think the Bride is representative of the pride of a country in the aftermath of a terrible war. An abundance of words associated with war and destruction is present, as well as an uneasy alliance with another country.

    My first thought was that the country is France or Russia. The whole whatnot with the Fatherland (Germany) and Mother Russia.
    sheela_lon March 15, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about how women, throughout history, have been victims of sexist ideals and sexist social structures.
    muskyisdeadon March 16, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOn her website she posted other song demos in which she originally wanted to use on WKAP with a little description as to the meaning, memory, or other tidbit about it. This is what she said about it:

    can you hear me saying "goth!" at the end of this song? you can? i can. i left that in there on purpose. sorry. i had to. ben really liked this tune because it was very different in structure to the rest of them, but i squirmed at the gothiness of it. i wrote this one when i was about 18 or 19 and though i liked the melody, the lyrics were just too gloom and doom to put on the record. so there you have it. it does, aside from it's gothiness, contain some of my favorite lyrics, so i don't mind having it out in the world.

    You can find this song and direct quote at : amandapalmer.bandcamp.com/track/…
    atticforgetmenoton June 04, 2009   Link

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