By The Dresden Dolls
The Dresden Dolls are often described as much in terms of musical theatre as those of contemporary rock music with genres such as cabaret-rock and theatre-punk being coined for them alone. Whatever the critics may call them is irrelevant, Amanda Palmer denounces it in sing with "Life is no cabaret / we don't care what you say," the message is clear.
The rest of the song however, is devoid of lyrical comment resorting to the "sing for the XYZ" cliché. Musically, however, the track flows and swirls alluringly in the acoustic guitar, vocals and piano and is bright and upbeat but with typical The Dresden Dolls vocals tinged with sadness no matter how upbeat she tries to be. The drumming which begins in typical rock style comes into its own as it progresses and begins to add something rather than just keeping the rhythm. The continual movement of the instrumentation makes this song and this outweighs its flaws but even still, it's not stunning.