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Uploaded on May 2, 2011

"Cardboard is everywhere" - Amanda Palmer

Lyrics: Neil Gaiman
Vocals & Piano: Amanda Palmer
Drums: Ben Folds
Bass & Synth: Damian Kulash

Music video by David Smart, Rhiannon Riley, Josie Doig, Craig Chalmers, Jack Brissenden and Ben Hayward.

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Lyrics:

I met Nikola Tesla in a diner in New York
He was eating cotton candy in the dark
I sat down at his table and I asked him for a light
When his eyes met mine I thought I felt a spark

His glance was like an X-Ray and he looked me to the bone
A touch from him my blood began to boil
It was the 24th of March he had a really cute moustache
and then he kissed me in an alley and I felt my insides coil

Nikola Tesla
I wish you'd invent a
Current that could activate my heart
Mysterious Jester
I do not expect you
Come back from 1932
I'll always burn a light for you

Sweetheart...

I'd dreamed of someone like you ever since I was a girl
A mystery man inventing something new
Just a guy with a transformer who could make me something warmer
Who could open up my circuitry and make me someone new

When Edison got angry my Nikola only grinned
And explained that wireless power was the way
He'd overturn the system there was no way to resist him
And he kissed me one more time and told me he'd come back one day

Nikola Tesla
I wish you'd invent a
Current that could activate my heart
Mysterious Jester
I do not expect you
Come back from 1932
I'll always burn a light for you

Sweetheart...

Edison's enemy,
Man who gave us AC,
He'll always be to me
My little Serb
Voice on the radio
I'm looking high and low
Here in the afterglow
Send me a word...

So I waited while the valves inside my heart all dimmed and chilled
He had secrets that he stored inside eight chests
And he took his many mysteries and walked off into history
And he left me with a fading sort of feeling in my breast

I've been waiting here for decades, just a dusty afterthought
I've been waiting for Nikola to come back
It is painful and ironic not to mention electronic
That he'd vanish in a crackle, into air and fade to black

Nikola Tesla
I wish you'd invent a
Current that could activate my heart
Mysterious Jester
I do not expect you
Come back from 1932
I'll always burn a light for you

Sweetheart...

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