There's at least 3 versions of this song that have been played live in the past 9 months. Each contain noticable lyric/arrangement vairations.
May 2007(slow verse/fast verse with tambourine)
Sept 2007(all fast Toronto VFest)
Oct 2007(all fast L.A. myspace)
Oct 2007(all fast Seattle tour ending show)
**Forthcoming Youtube clip after 2 hour failed attempt this morning**
Feb 2008(all slow Toronto club show)
The 2/08 version seems to be missing any lyric relating to halos and panties or the Guess Who's Undun quote. for the some Americns and most Europeans who don't know the GW.
From May-August the song was known as "the Hooks". The Sept-Oct version omits the "stay away from the hooks" line that is still in the other versions. I still don't know if the official title is spelt "Give Me Sympathy" or "Gimme Sympathy", like the Rolling Stones song Gimme Shelter.