So, what happens when a really good folkie turns her back on folk music and tries her hand at electronic music?
Pretty good, interesting electronic music. Suzanne went with a mechanical sound and a Metropolis feel to the video, but lyrically, it's as deep as anything she did as a folkie.
Since this time, Ms. Vega has, of course, returned to folkier ways. Here is a live version of this song, more punky and less electronic, but still interesting. This performance is from SxSW 2010. Note how bass-heavy, and not electronic, this song is. And yet it works well still.
Finally, here is a minimalist version of the song.