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Because Nerds Are Sexy.


An alternative rock/'geek rock' group from St. Louis. Practitioners of Neoclassical Punk Zydeco Rockabilly and good old-fashioned Rock Opera. The Other Wiki classifies them as Pop Rock, Power Pop, and Alternative Rock.


Ludo provides examples of:

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    • Another great is example is "Battle Cry." And, boy is it awesome.
  • Rule of Cool: A lot of their songs run on this, especially those from Prepare the Preparations and their Rock Opera Broken Bride.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: the basis of the Broken Bride rock opera is the story of an unstable but brilliant man building a time machine to go back and stop his wife from dying.
  • Shout-Out: In "The Horror of Our Love"- "I'm your servant, My Immortal.."
  • Silly Love Songs: Even the played straight love songs are quite silly, and maybe all the sweeter for it. Straight examples (i.e. not Stalker with a Crush songs, for example) include "Anything for You", "Manta Rays"
  • Stalker with a Crush: Go-Getter Greg. "Haven't seen you at the pool since the barbeque! Not that I've been checking..."
    • Arguably, the narrator in "Hum Along", and for a much much darker example, "The Horror of Our Love"
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  Silent sleeper, I've been inside your bedroom/I've murdered half the town/left you love notes on their headstones...

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 But I realized you were right, we were never meant to be

And you know what? Thank God

'Cause you're the most vapid, whiny blah I've ever met

Always making fun of my clothes, telling me how hot other guys are, asking me to pay you gas money?!

Buy your own gas you bug-eyed mooch - it's your car and it costs more than my house

Oh and now you're going around trying to sleep with my friends

Hey good, that really makes you an empowered individual - no wait, did I say empowered individual? I meant two-cent gutter slut

Listen you tanning-bed-baked, broke-ass, goat-faced, oompa-loompa monkey problem

I am proud to shop at Target, I'll wear warm-up pants any day of the week

Yes, your ass did look fat in those jeans, your mom's a M.I.L.F.

And I plan to get on your little sister just as soon as I give her a call back

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  • Troperiffic: One review of You're Awful, I Love You pointed out that Andrew (who writes most of the lyrics) seems to write from the point of view of someone who learned everything they know about relationships from watching TV (if anyone recognizes this and knows a link to the review, please provide)
  • Tsundere: "Love Me Dead." Best summed in five words:
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    • Which was the name of the album, so they probably knew how iconic that phrase would be.
  • Unusual Euphemism: "I want it with Whipped Cream on it..."
    • "Mutiny Below" is about a man who's ex reappears and asks for one more night together, but his conscious says no. Considering that he allows her in, no points for guessing what exactly said mutiny is.
  • Urban Legend: Lake Pontchartrain, a 'first-hand telling' of a supernatural experience at the eponymous lake.
  • Villain Song : "Skeletons on Parade" plays like this.
  • Yandere: The Horror of Our Love.
  • Zombie Apocalypse: "Save Our City" is an epic metal ballad about a zombie invasion.
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