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Want It Back

Amanda Palmer on May 31, 2012 16:05

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    The song "Want It Back" from Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra's forthcoming album "Theatre Is Evil" (out September 2012)
    Sent out as a surprise exclusively to Kickstarter backers on June 2nd 2012.

    The cover image is a tiny snippet of a piece by David Mack from the forthcoming Grand Theft Orchestra art book.
    To see a series of "work in progress" shots of the Amanda-art visit http://on.fb.me/DMafpProcess or visit http://bit.ly/M1anN6 to learn more about David and his work.

    Released by: 8ft. records
    Release date: Jun 2, 2012

    78 Comments

    54 timed comments and 24 regular comments

    • Stephanie Roe
      Stephanie Roe at 3.43 on June 04, 2012 04:00

      My heart is SOOOOOO happy right now!! <3

    • DOJM
      DOJM at 0.21 on June 04, 2012 03:09

      @Matt Salvadore: I'm really very sure that it's "fate" listen to Chad sing it after the second verse, and Amanda sing it after that. Guess we'll all find out after the next backer update though...

    • DOJM
      DOJM at 0.05 on June 04, 2012 03:06

      Sorry for the spam, but I can’t delete my previous posts, so here’s the revised lyrics.

      WANT IT BACK

      Hearts on a string like an older fashioned phone can
      Bang! Ringy-ring and you think you’re gonna get some –
      Thing you can bring to a party at your wake not
      Thinking of the thing that you pay back when you take it, take it…
      Like rats in a cage, push the button got the shock trick
      Stick this in your bag, had your number but I lost it
      Bet’s all off, you’re a lily-livered-giver
      In the end the hidden cost, you’re a sucker and you win –

      It doesn’t matter if you want it back
      You’ve given it away, you’ve given it away
      It doesn’t matter if you want it back
      You’ve given it away, away, away, away, away, away-oh

      He’s already on the outskirts
      I’m still putting on his sweatshirt
      He says fate is not a factor
      I’m in love with every actor

      So! Once when you’re gone, now I wanna do it backwards
      Just like the song, we’re addicted to the L-word
      Up as your head, coming back around your ankles
      Ready for attack, you’re upstaged and now you’re strangled
      Creeps like a curse with your wrecking body necklace
      I saw it first and I crushed you in my ham fist
      Eye for the contest, who’s the better Nazi?
      Eye to eye to eye - now you’re blind and you can catch me, catch me… if you can!

      He’s already on the outskirts
      I’m still putting on his sweatshirt (if you can)
      He says fate is not a factor (if you can)
      I’m in love with every actor (if you can, hoh!)

      It doesn’t matter if you want it back (it doesn’t matter if you want it back)
      You’ve given it away, you’ve given it away (you’ve given it away, you’ve given it away)
      It doesn’t matter if you want it back (it doesn’t matter if you want it back)
      You’ve given it away, you’ve given it away (you’ve given it away, you’ve given it away)
      It doesn’t matter if you want it back (it doesn’t matter if you want it back)
      You’ve given it away, away, away, away, away, away-oh (you’ve given it away, you’ve given it away)

      He’s already on the outskirts
      I’m still putting on his sweatshirt
      He says fate is not a factor
      I’m in love with every actor

      He’s already on the outskirts (it doesn’t matter if you want it back)
      I’m still putting on his sweatshirt (you’ve given it away, you’ve given it away)
      He says fate is not a factor (it doesn’t matter if you want it back)

      I will let you go if you will let some (you’ve given it away, you’ve given it away)
      I will let you go if you will let somebody (it doesn’t matter if you want it back)
      I will let you go if you will let somebody love you (you’ve given it away, you’ve given it away)
      I will let you go if you will let somebody love you like (it doesn’t matter if you want it back)
      I will let you go if you will let somebody love you like (you’ve given it away, you’ve given it away)
      I do, like I do, like I do! (it doesn’t matter if you want it back, you’ve given it away, you’ve given it away, it doesn’t matter if you want it back)

    • GrumbleMumbles
    • applejesh
      applejesh on June 04, 2012 01:33

      This is my favourite song from the album yet. Turned it up as high as it would go.

    • Tiffany Jennings
      Tiffany Jennings at 3.26 on June 03, 2012 23:14

      Every song I hear from this album makes me think "OK, *THIS* is my favorite." You have out done yourself, AFP. Keep making fabulous fucking music. Love you madly!!

    • lilifinn
      lilifinn at 3.09 on June 03, 2012 22:13

      Musicgeekgasm. Amanda, this is the best thing you have ever done and I cannot wait to hear the rest of the album. Last time I was so floored is when I first heard "Kiss me Kiss Me Kiss Me" by the Cure. SRSLY. Love you so much!

    • Akyho
      Akyho at 0.57 on June 03, 2012 18:11

      I have been watching the youtube pledge video just to here the snippets of album over and over and now I get to hear the full song! They are just as good! Cant wait for the CD So I can here them all now!

    • the_blue_haired_one
      the_blue_haired_one on June 03, 2012 17:56

      AMAZING!! im literally dancing around my living room!

    • mlaine
      mlaine at 3.03 on June 03, 2012 15:26

      @StuHenderson: Seriously, awesome little giggle here! It made me smiling listening to it.

    • mlaine
      mlaine on June 03, 2012 15:19

      Honest to God, this was my very first ever song by AFP+GTO. I backed the Kickstarter on a whim. I was impressed by the message of the video you guys created, so I backed it. But since I'd never actually HEARD you guys, I only backed it for $1... Now, after the awesome updates, parties, pictures, blog posts and 'happenings' that are occurring on a daily basis - I feel like a pathetic loser/moocher that I didn't back this at a LOT higher level.

      But I'd never heard your music before this very moment - and it's terrific. In Amanda's own words "HOLY FUCK!!!!!!"
      I'm downloading this and everything else, and will be playing it all morning while I prepare a NASA proposal. Who knows, maybe you're gonna help me get to the Moon!

    • Antinomian
      Antinomian on June 03, 2012 14:43

      Namaste Motherfucker! LOVE IT!

    • Matt Salvadore
      Matt Salvadore at 0.21 on June 03, 2012 13:54

      @Félix Marqués: I think it's "He says fame is not a factor" instead of fate

    • StuHenderson
    • RiverVox
    • CATHYCANE
      CATHYCANE on June 03, 2012 12:33

      AWESOME, AWSOME, AWEESOME. Boy does this track ROCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK, I love everything about it, Amanda's voice, the lyrics and that amazing drum beat, It has the sound and feel of a record that should be number one in every country in the world. You are such a class act Amanda and I am so proud to a backer. Thank you.xxxxxx

    • RiverVox
      RiverVox at 0.08 on June 03, 2012 12:31

      Welcome to 1983 ladies and gentlemen!

    • haleygeek
      haleygeek on June 03, 2012 12:26

      Love it! I think "Not the Killing Type" is my fave, but this is a close second. Thank you!

    • alexmarteen
      alexmarteen on June 03, 2012 12:05

      amazing. I've been playing it on a loop for the whole morning and still can't listen to anything else...

    • Félix Marqués
      Félix Marqués at 0.21 on June 03, 2012 11:14

      @DOJM: The lyrics are generally very well, but in the end it's “I will let you go if you will let somebody love you like I do”, which is my favourite line in the song as it reminds me of things and it makes me sad.

    • aearhodes
      aearhodes on June 03, 2012 10:12

      I was just sitting at my desk and then all of a sudden I was dancing and crying. Never done those two things at the same time before....

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    • Sturnus Canus
      Sturnus Canus on June 03, 2012 09:30

      Great! :-) proud to be a backer :-)

    • Runadas Formación Idiomas
      Runadas Formación Idiomas on June 03, 2012 09:29

      Wow to the new track!!!
      Buggles + Brian Eno + Wendy Carlos + Soft Cell + Philip Oakly & Giorgio Moreder + Daft Punk... All rolled in to one by Amanda FUCKING Palmer...
      Video Killed the Radio Star + Spinning Away (or Another Green World) + Tron 1982 + Tainted Love + Electric Dreams + One More Time...
      Oh My God!!! It is a musical orgasm... Talk about walls of sound...
      Imagine this blasting out at Glastonbury 2013!!!

    • Makayla Arnold
      Makayla Arnold on June 03, 2012 09:22

      My favorite thing about AFP songs is that hint of delighted laughter at the edge of her voice, like here is an artist overflowing with the pure joy of their medium.

    • Michael Sullivan 14
      Michael Sullivan 14 at 0.51 on June 03, 2012 09:09

      Wow, what a wonderful birthday present -- a new song from Amanda Palmer and the GTO! Thank you from a grateful backer.

    • AKX
    • DOJM
      DOJM at 0.20 on June 03, 2012 07:48

      @DOJM: Won't let me remove this! Proper lyrics follow, hover to read while song plays.

    • saintdoriangray
      saintdoriangray on June 03, 2012 07:40

      it's like you took your old stuff, and then just became MORE than just a singer and a piano and i love it. i love what you're doing with this album, with kickstarter, with kicking ass and taking names as a musician. i fucking love you.

    • DOJM
      DOJM at 0.21 on June 03, 2012 07:38

      LYRICS:

      Hearts on a string like an older fashioned phone can
      Bang! Ringy-ring and you think you’re gonna get some –
      Thing you can bring to a party at your wake not
      Thinking of the thing that you pay back when you take it, take it…
      Like rats in a cage, push the button got the shock trick
      Stick this in your bag, had your number but I lost it
      Bet’s all off, you’re a lily-livered-giver
      In the end the hidden cost, you’re a sucker and you win –

      It doesn’t matter if you want it back
      You’ve given it away, you’ve given it away
      It doesn’t matter if you want it back
      You’ve given it away, away, away, away, away, away-oh

      He’s already on the outskirts
      I’m still putting on his sweatshirt
      He says fate is not a factor
      I’m in love with every actor

      So! Once when you’re gone, now I wanna do it backwards
      Just like the song, we’re addicted to the L-word
      Up as your head, coming back around your ankles
      Ready for attack, you’re upstaged and now you’re strangled
      Creeps like a curse with your wrecking body necklace
      I saw it first and I crushed you in my ham fist
      Eye for the contest, who’s the better Nazi?
      Eye to eye to eye - now you’re blind and you can catch me, catch me… if you can!

      He’s already on the outskirts
      I’m still putting on his sweatshirt (if you can)
      He says fate is not a factor (if you can)
      I’m in love with every actor (if you can, hoh!)

      It doesn’t matter if you want it back (it doesn’t matter if you want it back)
      You’ve given it away, you’ve given it away (you’ve given it away, you’ve given it away)
      It doesn’t matter if you want it back (it doesn’t matter if you want it back)
      You’ve given it away, you’ve given it away (you’ve given it away, you’ve given it away)
      It doesn’t matter if you want it back (it doesn’t matter if you want it back)
      You’ve given it away, away, away, away, away, away-oh (you’ve given it away, you’ve given it away)

      He’s already on the outskirts
      I’m still putting on his sweatshirt
      He says fate is not a factor
      I’m in love with every actor

      He’s already on the outskirts (it doesn’t matter if you want it back)
      I’m still putting on his sweatshirt (you’ve given it away, you’ve given it away)
      He says fate is not a factor (it doesn’t matter if you want it back)

      I will let you go if you will listen (you’ve given it away, you’ve given it away)
      I will let you go if you will listen, but I (it doesn’t matter if you want it back)
      I will let you go if you will listen, but I love you (you’ve given it away, you’ve given it away)
      I will let you go if you will listen, but I love you like (it doesn’t matter if you want it back)
      I will let you go if you will listen, but I love you like (you’ve given it away, you’ve given it away)
      I will… like I do, like I do! (it doesn’t matter if you want it back, you’ve given it away, you’ve given it away, it doesn’t matter if you want it back)

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