The song is speculated to have many meanings, ranging from Delilah (the subject of the ballad) being a woman who continues to come back to a man who doesn't treat her right, to Delilah being a prostitute who has fallen for one of her clients. In the song, Amanda is saying that Delilah is 'an unrescuable schizo' or else 'on the rag', blaming either of those for Delilah's actions.[original research?] The line, "lets see how fast this thing can go" may be a reference to Thelma and Louise.[original research?]
In an interview with Songfacts, Amanda Palmer said: "Delilah's like a human mash-up. I didn't have an actual friend named Delilah. She just creeped into my consciousness. But she's as many parts me as she is all of the down-and-out friends I've had over the years." 
Where you slammed
Down your hand
And said, 'Amanda, I'm in love',
No you're not.
You're just a sucker
For the ones who use you
And it doesn't matter
What I say or do;
The stupid bastard's gonna have
His way with you...