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"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.
|Single by The Dresden Dolls|
|from the album The Dresden Dolls|
|The Dresden Dolls singles chronology|
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.
The video for this single was shot, cut, and directed in 2003 by Michael Pope. 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.
- "Girl Anachronism" – 3:03
- "The Jeep Song (LB/JM – Radio Edit)" – 4:19
- "Bad Habit"
Some copies contained only the first track.