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i wrote this song in one sitting in lisbon, portugal, thus proving for the first time that i could write a song on the road if i just got off my lazy ass, skipped lunch and DID it. and i did. and i'm very proud i did. the idea for the song came to me that morning on the bus. i was walking through the front lounge and i saw our monitor tech sitting on the couch and staring into space. and the line "no one can stare at the wall as good as you" came into my head with the melody. and it stuck there. and usually, those things come and go 23 times a day and i let them fly away. but this time i decided to skip lunch and write, since i had a dressing room all to myself in the huge government building we were playing that night. had i not had the room, i wouldn't have written the song. thank you, lisbon.

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from Who Killed Amanda Palmer [Alternate Tracks], released December 24, 2008
Written and performed by Amanda Palmer
The infamous alternate "Nashville" version

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performer, writer, giver, taker, listener, love-lover, rule-hater and co-founder of the Brechtian punk cabaret duo, The Dresden Dolls.

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