"Map of Tasmania" as written by Henry Ritson, Merrill Nisker, Amanda Palmer and Michele Balduzzi....
They don't play the song on the radio
They don't show the tits in the video
They don't know that we are the media
They don't know that we start the mania

Eyes don't want to see but I'm making you
Ass is off it's seat and I'm shaking you
Walking down the street I'm the lady, ja'
Showing off my map of Tasmania

Soft and sweet and shaped like a triangle
Some girls want no shape and they shave it all
That's so whacky, hurts with the stubble
Walking round, look like an eight year old

I say grow that shit like a jungle
Give 'em something strong to hold onto
Let it fly in the open wind
If it get too bushy you can trim

They don't play the song on the radio
They don't show the tits in the video
They don't know that we are the media
They don't know that we start the mania

Eyes don't want to see but I'm making you
Ass is off it's seat and I'm shaking you
Walking down the street I'm the lady, ja'
Showing off my map of Tasmania


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"Map of Tasmania" as written by Henry Ritson Amanda Palmer

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  • +4
    General Comment** Also "They don't know that we are the media/ They don't know that we start the mania" gives an air of rebellion against such laws. Palmer believes that the government can try to stop our publishing of materials but can not kill an idea once it is born in the public.
    BleedingBaroqueon February 01, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General Commentsome of the lyrics are wrong, these should be right (Y)

    They don't play the song on the radio
    They don't show the tits on the video
    They don't know that we are the media
    They don't know that we start the mania
    Your Eyes don't want to see what I'm making you
    Your ass is off its seat and I'm shaking you
    Walking down the street I'm the lady - ah -
    Showing off my map of Tasmania

    Soft and sweet and shaped like a triangle
    Some girls want no shape and they shave it all
    That's so whack, it hurts with the stubble
    Walking 'round and look like an eight-year-old
    Soft and sweet and shaped like a triangle
    Some girls want no shape and they shave it all
    That's so whack, it hurts with the stubble
    Walking 'round and look like an eight-year-old

    I say grow that shit like a jungle
    Give 'em something strong to hold onto
    Let it fly in the open wind
    If it get too bushy, you can trim

    They don't play the song on the radio
    They don't show the tits on the video
    They don't know that we are the media
    They don't know that we start the mania
    You Eyes don't want to see what I'm making you
    Your ass is off its seat and I'm shaking you
    Walking down the street I'm the lady - ah -
    Showing off my map of Tasmania

    <3
    No_One_Reallyon December 17, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPeople really need to give up on the "jumping the shark" comment. As someone else said, this song was something Amanda spun out at the last minute and it works, it's awesome and is actually a statement at the same time.

    The music style is something so different from Amanda's usual, true. But that shouldn't mean it's branded a last ditch effort. If you watch the live performance on YouTube where she played this song you can see she wasn't sure of the style, I can't guess why she chose this particular style but it works.
    Lycoon September 30, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFor me, this song is about freedom!
    We are the media!
    Sansa5on July 05, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationIt seems that you are disregarding a large portion of the song to simply focus on the feminist/pubic hair topic. It is also a comment on various obscenity laws both in the U.S. and worldwide. "They don't play the song on the radio...etc." It is atrocious that the U.S. has the a Constitution and yet is more difficult about what is considered obscene than other countries (i.e. the UK). Obscene materials are NOT protected by the First Amendment as decided in Roth v. United States, 354 U.S. 476.
    BleedingBaroqueon February 01, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General CommentWhat this song means to me is that Amanda Palmer has probably jumped the shark.
    emueyeson January 18, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI have mixed feelings for this song. I am all for singing the joys of choosing for yourself how you want your body to look & feel, and the music video represents it wonderfully. But the music itself is a real let down. The jumping of the shark, as emueyes would say.
    Goldaon February 11, 2011   Link
  • -2
    General CommentI used to love Amanda Palmer. This kind of stuff is making me not so sure. Like others say, it smacks of "jumping the shark".

    Also, I'm not sure I completely feel comfortable with the sentiment. Who made it her job to judge whether or not being shaved makes you any less of a woman? It certainly doesn't make you look like an eight year old. As far as I know Amanda makes a bit of a thing about body hair being about choice, so why rag on those of us who make the choice - sometimes - to shave?
    missimpossibleon March 16, 2011   Link
  • -3
    General Commentummmm.... its kind of obvious....

    but for those who are ten years old (and i congratulate you for getting into Amanda Palmer so early)
    its about PUBES and how people get Brazilian too much. Amanda Palmer is clearly a loud feminist and is trying to convey the message that women should be natural: 'I say let that shit grow like a jungle'

    Disgusting but amazing at the same time
    Thraximunderon October 20, 2010   Link

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