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SONG
Strength Through Music
Artist Amanda Palmer
Written by Amanda Palmer
Length 3:29
Album(s) Who Killed Amanda Palmer

Strength Through Music is a song by Amanda Palmer.

HistoryEdit

MeaningEdit

Strength Through Music is primarily about school shootings and the psyche of the shooters. The music video for the song reinforces this as Amanda is seen walking through a high school corridor full of dead bodies and running, scared students. During live performances, instead of the opening monologue, somebody (usuall either Steven or Lyndon of The Danger Ensemble) will read out the names, ages and injuries sustained by many of the victims of the Columbine High School massacre.

Other NotesEdit

  • The monologue at the beginning of the song is taken from 'Strindberg + Helium: With Iron and Sulphur', an episode of a flash video series abou the Swedish playwright, August Strindberg. The voice of Strindberg is that of James Bewley.
  • The chemical symbol for iron is not 'F', it's actually 'Fe'. 'F' is the symbol for fluorine
  • The alternate version of the song does not include the opening monologue. Other differences include:
    • a web of action
    • why are you blaming
    • and boys they want to have fun, boys just want to have fun

LyricsEdit

A peculiar thing happened to me this morning
Just as I reached into my pocket to find it empty of any sou,
I saw two broken twigs on the ground,
Shaped like the Greek letters “F” and “S”.
“F” and “S” Helium, “F” and “S”.
These are the chemical symbols for Iron and Sulfur.
It was a sign, I’m sure, for me to make gold from these two elements.
I have been working all day,
Over these hellish flames.

locked in his bedroom
he saw the world
a web of answers
and cumshot girls

tick tick tick tick tick
tick tick tick tick tick

don't bother blaming
his games and guns
he's only playing
and boys just want to have fun

he picked a soundtrack
and packed his bag
he hung his walkman
around his neck

tick tick tick tick tick
tick tick tick tick tick

it is so simple,
the way they fall
no cry, no whimper
no sound at all

tick tick tick tick tick
tick tick tick tick tick
tick tick tick tick tick
tick tick tick tick tick
tick tick tick tick
boom

ReleaseEdit

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