The Dresden Dolls The Mouse And The Model

Nothing is certain at this time of day

You could reverberate you could decay

The mouse and the model are laughing at us

We’ll risk it we’re desperate for someone to trust

Let’s start a new heart

The new charts are in

We’ll take we’ll break them

And make them give in

By counting your blessings you wind up in debt

It starts with your family and ends in your bed

You jekyll and hyded when you could have let

Your guard down your dress up you must be upset

Let’s start a new heart

The new charts are in

We’ll take them we’ll break them

And make them give in

It’s dark over here on the flip side of reason

The teaser could be something easy like

“They did it in a book”

You’re a crook

You’re a fake

You’re committed

If you did it say you did it

If you didn’t

Suck it up and say you did

Let’s start a new heart

The new charts are in

We’ll tax them relax them

And mate them for fun

The vote by a landslide

For jekyll and hyde

Mackenzie macavity

Bonnie and clyde

The Dresden Dolls Gravity

Gravity plays favorites I know it cause I saw

Honest to god officer it’s awful

Down at work I’m getting too familiar with the floor

Trading in my talents by the mouthful

Hate to break it to you but its out of my control

Forces go to work while we are sleeping

If I could attack with a more sensible approach

Obviously thats what I’d be doing

Now

Necks are cracking sideways

Hit me from the back side

I am on the white side

You are on the black side

Cut a piece thats bite size

Shoot me from my good side

If you got a straight line

This would be a good time

Gravity works slowly if you notice it at all

Some of us are getting mighty lucky

If you had to live with this you’d rather lie than fall

You think I can’t fly well you just watch me

Now

Necks are cracking sideways

Hit me from the back side

I am on the thin side

You are on the fat side

Cut a piece thats bite size

Shoot me from my bad side

If you got a straight line

This would be a good time

The sky is always falling down on me

So officer forgive me please!

The Dresden Dolls Boston

All the cities in the world

And so very little time and

So many different girls…

All you have to do is find them

There’s a wealth of opportunity you plan your trips accordingly

A pity but the pretty ones are usually more touristy

Say how’d you like to run away from these machines?

Everywhere the spies are printing out our dreams

Seven stops in seven different countries

Seven page itineraries memories thick as bloody marys jesus jospeh bloody hell

Right now were here in boston

In love with downtown crossing

New york will still be there in the morning

Come back to bed my darling

I had julian and steve

You had julia and jeanette

You wear your terror on your sleeve for all the men i haven’t met (yet)

I had oliver in potsdam you had elanor in amsterdam

We’re keeping track so carefully we’ve missed the state we’re in completely

Honestly your foot is out the door and i’ve got scores of offers elsewhere and keep both feet planted firmly in the air

And tomorrow you can totally erase me from your mind but trust me everything is fine

Because

Right now we’re her in boston

In my apartment in the south end

Forget your friends in london

Come back to bed my darling

You can put the details in a letter

The more embarrassing the better

Right now i can be happy if i choose to

I know that in the morning i will lose you….

And maybe you’ll be mad

And maybe i’ll be gray

Before we really understand or maybe it wont matter anyway

We’ll find out that your mom was right and you’ll admit you’re really gay

And maybe we’ll wake up

In a city far away

Or maybe we’ll make up

And buy a house and have a dozen kids who’ll move away it doesn’t matter anyway

Right now we’re here in boston

N I M B F R T O Feeling

Don’t worry who these jokes will all be lost on

Come back to bed my darling

There is nothing in the world that we can count on

Even that we will wake up is an assumption

But i know for a fact that i loved someone

And for about a year he lived in boston…

The Dresden Dolls Good Day

So you don’t want to hear about my good song?

And you don’t want to hear about how i am getting on

With all the things that i can get done

The sun is in the sky & i am by my lonesome

So you don’t want to hear about my good day?

You have better things to do than to hear me say

God its been a lovely day! everything’s been going my way

I took out the trash today and i’m on fire…

So you don’t want to hear about my good friends?

You don’t have the guts to take the truth or consequence

Success is in the eye of the beholder

And its looking even better over your cold shoulder

I’m not suggesting you get to line me up for questioning

But Jesus think about the bridges you are burning

And i’m betting

That even though you knew it from the start

You’d rather be a bitch than be an ordinary broken heart

So go ahead and talk about your bad day…

I want all the details of the pain and misery

That you are inflicting on the others

I consider them my sisters and I want their numbers

God its been a lovely day! everything’s been going my way

I took up croquet today and i’m on fire

I picked up the pieces of my broken ego

I have finally made my peace as far as you and me go

But i’d love to have you up to see the place

& i’d like to do more than survive i’d like to rub it in your face…..

Hey! its been a lovely day! everything’s been going my way

I had so much fun today and i’m on fire

God it’s been a lovely day everything’s been going my way

Ever since you went away hey i’m on fire…..

I’m on fire…

I’m on fire…

So you don’t want to hear about my good day?

The Dresden Dolls The Jeep Song

I’ve been driving around town

With my head spinning around

Everywhere i look i see

Your ’96 jeep cherokee

You’re a bully and a clown

You made me cry and put me down

After all that ive been through

You’d think i’d hate the sight of you

But with every jeep i see

My broken heart still skips a beat

I guess its just my stupid luck

That all of boston drives that same black fucking truck

It could be him or am i tripping

And i’m crashing into everything

And thinking about skipping town a while

Until these cars go out of style…

I try to see it in reverse

It makes the situation hundreds of times worse

When i wonder if it makes you want to cry

Every time you see a light blue volvo driving by

So dont tell me that you’re off to see the world

I know you wont get very far

Dont call me if you get another girl baby

Just call me if you get another car

The number of them is insane

Every exit’s an exboyfriend memory lane

Every major street’s a minor heart attack

I see a red jeep and i want to paint it black

It could be him or am i tripping

And i’m crashing into everything

I can’t wait til you trade that fucker in

By then they will have stuck me in the looney bin

It could be him my heart is pounding

Its just no use i’m surrounded

But someday i’ll steal your car and switch the gears

And drive that cherokee straight off this trail of tears

The Dresden Dolls Girl Anachronism

1, 2

1, 2, 3, 4

You can tell

From the scars on my arms

And the cracks on my hips [one version]

And the stains on my skirt [another version]

And the dents in my car

And the blisters on my lips [one version]

And the veins about to burst [another version]

That I’m not the carefullest of girls

You can tell

From the glass on the floor

And the strings that’re breaking

And I keep on breaking more

And it looks like I am shaking

But it’s just the temperature

And then again

If it were any colder I could disengage

If I were any older I could act my age

But I don’t think that you’d believe me

It’s

Not

The

Way

I’m

Meant

To

Be

It’s just the way the operation made me

And you can tell

From the state of my room

That they let me out too soon

And the pills that I ate

Came a couple years too late

And I’ve got some issues to work through

There I go again

Pretending to be you

Make-believing

That I have a soul beneath the surface

Trying to convince you

It was accidentally on purpose

I am not so serious

This passion is a plagiarism

I might join your century

But only on a rare occasion

I was taken out

Before the labor pains set in and now

Behold the world’s worst accident

I am the girl anachronism

And you can tell

By the red in my eyes

And the bruises on my thighs

And the knots in my hair

And the bathtub full of flies

That I’m not right now at all

There I go again

Pretending that I’ll fall

Don’t call the doctors

Cause they’ve seen it all before

They’ll say just

Let

Her

Crash

And

Burn

She’ll learn

The attention just encourages her

And you can tell

From the full-body cast

That you’re sorry that you asked

Though you did everything you could

(like any decent person would)

But I might be catching so don’t touch

You’ll start believing you’re immune to gravity and stuff

Don’t get me wet

Because the bandages will all come off

And you can tell

From the smoke at the stake

That the current state is critical

Well it is the little things, for instance…

In the time it takes to break it she can make up ten excuses…

Please excuse her for the day, its just the way the medication makes her…

I don’t necessarily believe there is a cure for this

So I might join your century but only as a doubtful guest

I was too precarious removed as a caesarian

Behold the worlds worst accident

I AM THE GIRL ANACHRONISM [x5]

I’m the girl… [x3]

I AM THE GIRL ANACHRONISM

The Dresden Dolls The Perfect Fit

I could make a dress

A robe fit for a prince

I could clothe a continent

But i can’t sew a stitch

I can paint my face

And stand very very still

Its not very practical

But it still pays the bills

I can’t change my name

But i could be your type

I can dance and win at games

Like backgammon and life

I used to be the smart one

Sharp as a tack

Funny how that skipping years ahead

Has held me back

I used to be the bright one

Top in my class

Funny what they give you when you

Just learn how to ask

I can write a song

But i cant sing in key

I can play piano

But i never learned to read

I can’t trap a mouse

But i can pet a cat

No i’m really serious!

I’m really very good at that

I can’t fix a car

But i can fix a flat

I could fix alot of things

But i’d rather not get into that

I used to be the bright one

Smart as a whip

Funny how you slip so far when

Teachers dont keep track of it

I used to be the tight one

The perfect fit

Funny how those compliments can

Make you feel so full of it

I can shuffle cut and deal

But i can’t draw a hand

I can’t draw a lot of things

I hope you understand

I’m not exceptionally shy

But i’ve never had a man

That i could look straight in the eye

And tell my secret plans

I can take a vow

And i can wear a ring

And i can make you promises but

They won’t mean a thing

Can’t you do it for me, i’ll pay you well

Fuck i’ll pay you anything if you could end this

Can’t you just fix it for me, it’s gone berserk…

Fuck i’ll give you anything if

You can make the damn thing work

Can’t you just fix it for me, ill pay you well,

Fuck ill pay you anything

If you can end this

Hello, i love you will you tell me your name?

Hello, i’m good for nothing – will you love me just the same?

The Dresden Dolls Thirty Whacks

Thirty licks with a belt; same old tricks on myself.

And I wonder: Does everyone else live this way?

A succession of tests, a triumphant success,

Each time, I’m still in-tact, at the end of the day.

Thirty drops in a glass, keep my temper and pass

With my breath held. You bastards, you lucked out again!

It’s not really so bad. There’s still mom, there’s still

Damage to do before they wrest the axe from my hands.

It’s no mystery: you should obviously go,

Before I break everything.

You’re always telling me that you’re dying to know;

But you’re not really listening.

How do I manage to station myself in harms way,

And only get hit with a ticket for loitering…

That I have no way to pay? And no strength to argue.

My personal demons can scheme with professional care…

Oh, god, they’re after me!

If I could shut them out just for a second,

I swear:

I could stop this catastrophe.

Thirty day guarantee,

But they can’t have meant me.

After all, I was born to a child-proof world.

No sharp corners, or glass,

Small objects, or plastic bags.

Please, these are death to a delicate girl.

It’s no mystery – you should obviously know

That I’ll destroy everything.

So don’t go telling me that you’re dying to know-

‘Cause you’ll get what you’re asking for.

And I still manage to station myself in harm’s way,

And only get hit with a ticket for loitering,

Stating I came the wrong day.

Now all the demons are screaming, their wages aren’t fair.

I’ve left a secret kept.

If I could shut them up just for a second, I swear:

It’ll look like an accident.

I could be decent yet!

The magnificent end:

I could be president….