"Truce" by The Dresden Dolls is a fantastic song.

You can have Washington, I?ll take New Jersey
You can have London but I want New York City

I should get Providence ? I?ve got a job now
Los Angeles ? obvious ? that's where you belong now

You can have Africa, Asia, Australia,
As long as you keep your hands off Cafe Pamplona
We can split Germany right down the middle
You'd hate it there anyway
Take Berlin and we?ll call it even

You can take all of the carry-on baggage
I'll trade the saskia jokes for the alphabet language

And special occasions we'll split between parents
Who forced us to hate them on alternating weekends

You call it over and I call you psycho
Significant other?
Just say we were lovers and we'll call it even
We'll call it even


I am the ground zero ex-friend you ordered
Disguised as a hero to get passed your borders
I know when I?m wanted, I?ll leave when you ask me to
Mind my own business and speak when I?m spoken to


I am the tower around which you orbited
I am not proud, I am just taking orders
I fall to the ground within hours of impact

I hit back when hit
And attack when attacked

You get Route 2 between Concord and Lexington
I want Mass Ave from the square to my apartment

And if we should meet through some misunderstanding
I?ll be very sweet, very patient, and forgiving
(Now get off my side of the state)


And if we should see one another in passing
Despite these techniques, there is sometimes no avoiding
(There must be some kind of mistake)


We'll raise high the white flags and bow heads and shake hands
Declaring the land we're on un-American
We'll call it even
We?ll call it even

I am the tower around which you orbited
I am not proud I am just taking orders
I fall to the ground within hours of impact
I hit back when hit
And attack when attacked


And I am an accident waiting to happen
I'm laughing like mad while you strangle the captain
My place may be taken but make no mistake
From a little black box I can say without shame
That you've lost, that you?ve lost
Do you know what you've lost?


So take whatever you'd like
I'll strike like the States on fire
You won't sleep very tight
No hiding
No safe cover
Make your bed and now lie
Just like you always do
You can fake it for the papers but I?m on to you, I?m on to you

So take whatever you'd like
I'll strike like the States on fire
You won't sleep very tight
No hiding
No safe covers

Make your bed and now lie
Just like you always do
You can fake it for the papers but I?m on to you....
I?m on to you, I?M ON TO YOU, I?M ON TO YOU!

Amanda, You're telling me a fairy tale...

It has much more relevance right now than I think any other song might have. The lyrics work, but the sound... The way that she sings and the background music. It fits. You can't get the meaning of the song without hearing it.

I don't know how I feel about that.

I am not Amanda, and I wish it was a fairy tale.