Sing – The Dresden Dolls

“Life is no cabaret…”

Beautiful song by a beautiful duo I deeply love, The Dresden Dolls. Nothing but a set of drums, piano and voice (Amanda Palmer’s, always gorgeous). When it’s beautiful and it’s good, no other instruments are missed. To listen and sing in dark times, in times of rising global fascism Fascism is the death of song, the death of chant, and it can’t — it won’t — prevail!

There is this thing that’s like touching except you don’t touch
Back in the day it just went without saying at all
All the world’s history gradually dying of shock
There is this thing that’s like talking except you don’t talk
You sing
You sing

Sing for the bartender sing for the janitor sing
Sing for the cameras sing for the animals sing
Sing for the children shooting the children sing
Sing for the teachers who told you that you couldn’t sing
Just sing

There is this thing keeping everyone’s lungs and lips locked
It is called fear and it’s seeing a great renaissance
After the show you can not sing wherever you want
But for now let’s just pretend we’re all gonna get bombed
So sing

Sing cause it’s obvious sing for the astronauts sing
Sing for the president sing for the terrorists sing
Sing for the soccer team sing for the janjaweed sing
Sing for the kid with the phone who refuses to sing
Just sing

Life is no cabaret
We don’t care what you say
We’re inviting you anyway
You motherfuckers you’ll sing someday