The Dresden Dolls: Girl Anachronism Meaning
Girl Anachronism Lyrics
from the scars on my arms
and cracks in my hips
and the dents in my car
and the blisters on my lips
that i'm not the carefullest of girls
you can tell
from the glass on the floor
and the strings that're breaking
and i keep...
anonymous Aug 28th 2012, 02:59 report
This "anachronism" could mean something entirely different from the established meaning of the word. This anachronism she is singing about (or rather, whining about) could be that she is simply out of place in every way: out of place in her family, out of place in society, and out of place in humanity. Think about it. The lyrics implicate she has sociopathic tendencies--"there I go again, pretending to be you. Make-believing that I have a soul beneath the surface." Some would say psychopaths/sociopaths don't have souls; they are wolves, but they are constantly pretending to be one among the sheep. People are missing the point of this song completely. Read between the lines. Each lyric describes a sociopath (or at least a narcissist, which are often confused for sociopaths because they have similar characteristics) and hits everything on Hare's checklist: (for those of you who are educated enough to get that) the reckless behavior, the disregard for gravity or defeat, the numerous persuasive excuses. If sociopaths feel anything at all, it's the feeling of being out of place. Their lives are structured around lies and fake identities which they must maintain to save their lives. It's hard work.
anonymous Mar 30th 2010, 21:06 report
This song is my theme music. I dont go through one day without feeling like she does. I am manic deppressive and do feel"out of place" and "In the wrong time period." Peole think I am insane because of this... And well.. I guess I am.
anonymous Feb 20th 2010, 18:01 report
Hey, my name is Maxgiu...
I think that the thing between the anachonism and the insanity has to be with anachronism on people who is beelieved to be insane and things like that...
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kateandres Jun 6th 2009, 14:33 report
I think it's about bipolar disorder. When she talks about strings breaking and breaking more, and pills cpmeing too late and issues just seems like a mix of highs and lows. " and you can tell ... The attention just incurages her" that whole paragraph sounds like the deppression side of things. Not to mention the fact that by doctors have been saying for years not to give me attention whb I'm manic. It just incurages you and makes you more elevated.
anonymous Apr 2nd 2007, 16:28 report
I think it's Amanda saying that she's not as normal as some other people can be. The beauty of the song is that nearly everyone admires her for her honesty.
anonymous Mar 19th 2007, 16:43 report
The singer said that her mother had a c - section and the singer was born prematurely. The singer always thought that she should have been born in the 20's so she feels out of place.
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