Night Reconnaissance

"Night Reconnaissance" is a song by American dark cabaret duo The Dresden Dolls. It was released as the only single from their album No, Virginia....

"Night Reconnaissance"
Single by The Dresden Dolls
from the album No, Virginia...
ReleasedMay 12, 2008
GenrePiano rock, alternative rock, dark cabaret
Songwriter(s)Amanda Palmer
The Dresden Dolls singles chronology
"Shores of California"
"Night Reconnaissance"


The song centers around a girl who lived in a rich suburban neighborhood as a child, and was a victim of bullying. The song implies that she has become an aspiring script writer, basing her films' characters on the personas and prejudgments assumed to her by the bullies, which she hopes will be directed by Steven Spielberg. She attempts to get back at all the people who had done her harm by stealing garden gnomes and other various lawn ornaments from the homes in her old town.[1] Soon however, she develops a strong emotional attachment to the stolen ornaments.


The video mostly follows the storyline summarized above. It was directed by Michael Pope and filmed mostly on Amanda Palmer's parents' front lawn.[citation needed]



  1. ^ "The Dresden Dolls – "Night Reconnaissance"". Stereogum. 22 April 2008. Retrieved 2 October 2011.

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