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"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...
Released May 12, 2008
Format Digital download
Genre Piano rock, alternative rock, dark cabaret
Length 4:04
Label Roadrunner
Songwriter(s) Amanda Palmer
The Dresden Dolls singles chronology
"Shores of California"
(2007)
"Night Reconnaissance"
(2008)

"Shores of California"
(2007)
"Night Reconnaissance"
(2008)

Contents

ThemeEdit

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.

VideoEdit

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]

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

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