Girl Anachronism

"Girl Anachronism" is a song by American dark cabaret duo The Dresden Dolls, released as a promo single from their self-titled debut album. The lyrics, alternately angry, apologetic, and full of complaint, deal with Amanda Palmer, the band's lead singer, as a "problem child", a trait which she blames on the fact that she was born a few days premature, by Caesarean section. As the song grows, the lyrics split into various subplots, all of which are related to feeling out of place or out of time.

"Girl Anachronism"
Single by The Dresden Dolls
from the album The Dresden Dolls
GenreDark cabaret
Label8ft., Roadrunner
Songwriter(s)Amanda Palmer
The Dresden Dolls singles chronology
"Good Day"
"Girl Anachronism"
"Coin-Operated Boy"

This song was used at the end credits of season three, episode five of the Showtime television series Weeds.[1]

The song ranked at number 30 on the 2004 Australian national music chart, Triple J's Hottest 100.


In The Dresden Dolls Companion, Amanda Palmer, born in 1976, explains that she "always felt like the twenties or the sixties would have made more sense [to be born into]", thus prompting her to write this song in an attempt to express those feelings.[2]

Music videoEdit

The video for this single was shot, cut, and directed in 2003 by Michael Pope.[3] It is focused mostly on the subplots of the song with shots of the band interposed. Like the song itself, it deals mainly with feelings of ill-belonging.

Track listingEdit

  1. "Girl Anachronism" – 3:03
  2. "The Jeep Song (LB/JM – Radio Edit)" – 4:19
  3. "Bad Habit"

Some copies contained only the first track.



  1. ^ "S3E5: Bill Sussman - Weeds Soundtrack | Tunefind". Tunefind. Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  2. ^ Amanda Palmer (June 2006). The Dresden Dolls Companion. eight foot music publishing. ISBN 978-1-57560-888-4.
  3. ^ [dresdendolls]. (2007, January 3). The Dresden Dolls 'Girl Anachronism' Music Video [Video file]. Retrieved from

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