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The Dresden Dolls Mrs. O Lyrics

Last updated: 09/04/2010 11:00:00 AM

oh mrs. o
will you tell us where the naughty children go
will you show
how the sky turned white and everybody froze
heaven knows how they got into the fireplace
but everybody's saying grace
and trying to keep a happy face

and oh mrs. o
will you teach us how to keep from getting cold
out we go and you watch us as we face the falling snow
what a show with our hairdryers aimed heavenwards
and fifty foot extension cords
you really have a way with words

the truth won't save you now
oh oh oh
the sky is falling down
oh oh oh
watch the vultures count the hours
april trains may bring strange showers

oh mrs. o
will you tell about the time they made you go
all alone to the palace where they took your only clothes
we all know
there's no hell and no hiroshima
chernobyl was a cover up
the world is really all in love

and oh mrs o
will you leave us hanging now that we are grown
up and old
will you kill me if i say i told you so
we all know
there's no hitler and no holocaust
no winter and no santa claus
and yes virginia all because
the truth won't save you now
oh oh oh
the sky is falling down
oh oh oh
everything they ever told us
shakes our faith and breaks their promise
but you can stop the truth from leaking
if you never stop believing......

Thanks to Genuphobatastic for submitting Mrs. O Lyrics.

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The Story of O | Reviewer: Aroykos | 9/4/10

Yeah, this is from the 2nd most well-known erotic novel in France. In fact, when I read the whole of it, I was thrilled and looked up informations about it, so I found that Dresden Dolls have written a song about her that's called "Mrs. O". And I was also thrilled with the song, even if I only found it in live versions and youtubers' covers... lyrics rock, so does piano melody <3

Mrs. Ozone | Reviewer: Jacob | 3/21/10

This song is about the ozone layer deteriorating and the government trying to cover it up. Like how they allegedly are lying about the holocaust and Hiroshima. Read the lyrics again with this insight and see if you agree. I think it's pefectly plausible.

The story of O | Reviewer: Nelly | 3/4/10

Mrs. O is the main character from the Story of O, a french erotic novel from the 50's:

"oh mrs. o
will you tell about the time they made you go
all alone to the palace where they took your only clothes"

Read the wikipedia article.

Amazing song | Reviewer: alien | 9/28/08

I love this song. My first impression was actually that this 'Mrs O' person had taught the person singing about Santa Claus - which she now sees as a lie - and also about historical events like the Holocaust. So basically, she's now lumped the Holocaust in with things like Santa Claus, causing her to disbelieve everything that Mrs O has taught her.

(closer inspecting the lyrics has shaked my faith in that, but hey, nothing like extra interpretations)

The meaning | Reviewer: Stryx | 9/13/07

I d say, that this song is about things invisible and the change of paradigm and the consequences.

Further Meanings | Reviewer: Ookami | 6/8/07

Dear Editor-
I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, “If you see it in The Sun, it's so.” Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus?
-Virginia O'Hanlon

Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men's or children's, are little. In this great universe of ours, man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge.

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus! It would be as dreary as if there were no Virginias. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The external light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished.

Not believe in Santa Claus! You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if you did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that's no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world.

You tear apart the baby's rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived could tear apart. Only faith, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, Virginia, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding.

No Santa Claus? Thank God! He lives and lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay 10 times 10,000 years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.

(Printed as is, from the New York Sun, 1897)


The meaning of the song can be accurately derived from this letter - its' basically about denial of terrible events which have occurred throughout history - and childhood innocence.

Amanda Palmer truly is a lyrical genius.

i love this song | Reviewer: nick apodaca | 5/3/07

this song is about a lot of things mainly i believe it is stating facts about the holocaust.

what it means... | Reviewer: alicia | 4/20/07

the song is supposed to represent people's denial of the holocaust and hiroshima. it's meant to be sarcastic. when amanda palmer is singing about april trains she's refering to the trains that the nazis transfered the jews in in april. the jews were also forced to carry their belongings, which i'm assuming she is refering to when shes talking about hair dryers. it is a deep song though and i love what it represents.

Oustanding! | Reviewer: Tiffany | 2/16/07

This song is deep, I like it
I just wish I knew what was behind the lyrics!