Amanda Palmer celebrates her freedom with a new and totally free song

A few days ago Amanda Palmer screamed in ecstasy when she re-gained her freedom after splitting with her former label Roadrunner Records. Alas, the long legal battle has finally paid off and Palmer is now completely freed from her contract and ready to start being her bad self again. In fact she’s celebrating her new freedom right now. And to show you she means business she has decided to send her fans a brand new and previously unreleased song from her house to yours legally and free of charge for the first time since 2003.

The new poppy folk ballad dubbed “Do You Swear To Tell The Truth The Whole Truth And Nothing But The Truth So Help Your Black Ass” is a poetic song about running through life doing what other people want you to do and how it simply never pays off no matter what they tell you. Sound familiar? You got that right! With this song Palmer openly admits with balls the whole truth and nothing but the truth while venting about past mistakes (Roadrunner Records) in a cheery and quirky manner that’s unmistakably Palmer. She sings, “If I want to smoke crack and slash tires/make jokes you don’t like/or paint ducks and retire/you can bet your black ass that I’m going to”. How uplifting is that?

So hurry up and head over here for a free download where you can also choose to donate money that will directly go to Palmer herself and sing along to “The Truth” using the provided lyrics. (We also provided a stream below). For more detailed information on the whole fiasco and some information about the significance behind the song from Palmer herself, check out her full blog entry about the whole affair. And don’t miss her latest “discovery” with Jason Webley and Evelyn Evelyn on their first U.S. tour. Dates can be found here.


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