History Headscratchers / TheBirthdayMassacre

29th Aug '16 5:13:51 AM LiamR
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** Nope, synth pop is a pretty accurate term. They're not metal and they are definitely not gothic metal.
18th Jul '15 9:09:47 PM spirasen
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** Sometimes, musicians do that. A more well-known example is Led Zeppelin's "Houses of the Holy" not appearing on the album of the same name, but rather on the subsequent album ''Physical Graffiti''.

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** Sometimes, musicians do that. A more well-known example is Led Zeppelin's "Houses of the Holy" Music/LedZeppelin's "Music/HousesOfTheHoly" not appearing on the album of the same name, but rather on the subsequent album ''Physical Graffiti''.



*** That makes a lot of sense. I'm still disturbed by the 'to the bed / the left unsaid / crawl in from outside my window, hands red / and cold as the dead / a pity they're not pretty, like they used to be' bit, though... partially because I can't figure out how it relates to the song, and partially because I really don't want to know what it means...
* SynthPop/Alternative? To be honest I always thought they were GothicMetal. (At least the harsher parts of their songs... especially "Blue.")

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*** That makes a lot of sense. I'm still disturbed by the 'to the bed / the left unsaid / crawl in from outside my window, hands red / and cold as the dead / a pity they're not pretty, like they used to be' bit, though... partially Partially because I can't figure out how it relates to the song, and partially because I really don't want to know what it means...
* SynthPop/Alternative? To be honest I always thought they were GothicMetal. (At least the harsher parts of their songs... especially Especially "Blue.")
1st Feb '15 7:37:49 PM spirasen
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* How did the lover in ''Lovers End'' get from being 'in the cellar buried six feet deep' to 'underneath the cellar floor'?

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* How did the lover in ''Lovers End'' "Lovers End" get from being 'in the cellar buried six feet deep' to 'underneath the cellar floor'?



* Why didn't the song ''Nothing and Nowhere'' appear on the album ''Nothing and Nowhere''?

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* Why didn't the song ''Nothing "Nothing and Nowhere'' Nowhere" appear on the album ''Nothing and Nowhere''?



* Who actually writes TBM's songs? This troper's heard a lot of theories Chibi writes them, Rainbow writes them, everyone writes them... It's extremely confusing. Can anyone help?
** TheOtherWiki lists the songwriters for "Video Kid," "Nevermind" and "Violet" as Chibi/M. Falcore/OE/Rainbow.
* In the ''Blue'' video, in the bits with the dolls walking around the maze, what was with the chair that randomly got dragged around and the doll that ended up sitting in the chair? What was ''that'' about?
** Better question what was the ''entire video'' about?!

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* Who actually writes TBM's songs? This troper's heard a lot of theories -- Chibi writes them, Rainbow writes them, everyone writes them... It's extremely confusing. Can anyone help?
** TheOtherWiki lists the songwriters for "Video Kid," "Nevermind" "Nevermind," and "Violet" as Chibi/M. Falcore/OE/Rainbow.
* In the ''Blue'' "Blue" video, in the bits with the dolls walking around the maze, what was with the chair that randomly got dragged around and the doll that ended up sitting in the chair? What was ''that'' about?
** Better question -- what was the ''entire video'' about?!



* Does anyone have any ideas about what ''Pins and Needles'' (the song, not the album) is about?
** I'm not sure what it is officially about, but to me it seems to be about worries/fears about the future, the verses talk about how good everything used to be while the chorus could apply to just about anything, but again I think it's just reminiscing about a better past. The line "They live in the heartbeat and sleep 'til the light is gone", I think it makes sense to assume 'they' are worries or fears, that they always seem worse at nighttime. In fact the whole song sounds like someone was just lying awake at night stressing about the future.

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* Does anyone have any ideas about what ''Pins "Pins and Needles'' Needles" (the song, not the album) is about?
** I'm not sure what it is officially about, but to me it seems to be about worries/fears about the future, the verses talk about how good everything used to be while the chorus could apply to just about anything, but again I think it's just reminiscing about a better past. The line line: "They live in the heartbeat and sleep 'til the light is gone", gone," I think it makes sense to assume 'they' are worries or fears, that they always seem worse at nighttime. In fact the whole song sounds like someone was just lying awake at night stressing about the future.



* SynthPop/Alternative? To be honest I always thought they were GothicMetal. (At least the harsher parts of their songs... especially ''Blue'')
** [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly TBM laughs at this thing you call genre.]]

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* SynthPop/Alternative? To be honest I always thought they were GothicMetal. (At least the harsher parts of their songs... especially ''Blue'')
"Blue.")
** [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly TBM laughs at this thing you call genre.]]genre]].



* Does the friend turn on the narrator at the end of "Happy Birthday", or am I totally misinterpreting the story?
** Honestly, nobody's sure. The line in question (I'm assuming you mean 'Now he chases me to my room / in my black and red dress') could mean a variety of things he could indeed be trying to kill her, or they could be racing to the bed, or they could be playing...

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* Does the friend turn on the narrator at the end of "Happy Birthday", Birthday," or am I totally misinterpreting the story?
** Honestly, nobody's sure. The line in question (I'm assuming you mean 'Now he chases me to my room / in my black and red dress') could mean a variety of things -- he could indeed be trying to kill her, or they could be racing to the bed, or they could be playing...
7th Jan '15 6:47:38 PM spirasen
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** Then what's with 'nails clawing splinters from the ceiling and floor/shrieking like the witches till his stitches are sore'?

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** Then what's with 'nails clawing splinters from the ceiling and floor/shrieking floor / shrieking like the witches till his stitches are sore'?



** Sometimes, musicians do that. A more well-known example is Led Zeppelin's "Houses of the Holy" not appearing on the album of the same name, but rather on the subsequent album ''Physical Graffiti''.
* Who actually writes TBM's songs? This troper's heard a lot of theories- Chibi writes them, Rainbow writes them, everyone writes them... it's extremely confusing. Can anyone help?

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** Sometimes, musicians do that. A more well-known example is Led Zeppelin's "Houses of the Holy" not appearing on the album of the same name, but rather on the subsequent album ''Physical Graffiti''.
Graffiti''.
* Who actually writes TBM's songs? This troper's heard a lot of theories- theories Chibi writes them, Rainbow writes them, everyone writes them... it's It's extremely confusing. Can anyone help?



** Better question - what was the ''entire video'' about?!

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** Better question - what was the ''entire video'' about?!



*** That makes a lot of sense. I'm still disturbed by the 'to the bed/the left unsaid/crawl in from outside my window, hands red/and cold as the dead/a pity they're not pretty, like they used to be' bit, though... partially because I can't figure out how it relates to the song, and partially because I really don't want to know what it means...

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*** That makes a lot of sense. I'm still disturbed by the 'to the bed/the bed / the left unsaid/crawl unsaid / crawl in from outside my window, hands red/and red / and cold as the dead/a dead / a pity they're not pretty, like they used to be' bit, though... partially because I can't figure out how it relates to the song, and partially because I really don't want to know what it means...



** Honestly, nobody's sure. The line in question (I'm assuming you mean 'Now he chases me to my room/in my black and red dress') could mean a variety of things- he could indeed be trying to kill her, or they could be racing to the bed, or they could be playing...
<<|ItJustBugsMe|>>

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** Honestly, nobody's sure. The line in question (I'm assuming you mean 'Now he chases me to my room/in room / in my black and red dress') could mean a variety of things- things he could indeed be trying to kill her, or they could be racing to the bed, or they could be playing...
<<|ItJustBugsMe|>>
14th Oct '11 5:10:40 PM nrjxll
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** Honestly, nobody's sure. The line in question (I'm assuming you mean 'Now he chases me to my room/in my black and red dress') could mean a variety of things- he could indeed be trying to kill her, or they could be [[IfYouKnowWhatIMean racing to the bed]], or they could be playing...

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** Honestly, nobody's sure. The line in question (I'm assuming you mean 'Now he chases me to my room/in my black and red dress') could mean a variety of things- he could indeed be trying to kill her, or they could be [[IfYouKnowWhatIMean racing to the bed]], bed, or they could be playing...
6th Jul '11 2:39:55 AM Zadia
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** Honestly, nobody's sure. The line in question (I'm assuming you mean 'Now he chases me to my room/in my black and red dress') could mean a variety of things- he could indeed be trying to kill her, or they could be [[IfYouKnowWhatIMean racing to the bed]], or they could be playing...
9th Jun '11 5:33:52 PM blg
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** Sometimes, musicians do that. A more well-known example is Led Zeppelin's "Houses of the Holy" not appearing on the album of the same name, but rather on the subsequent album ''Physical Graffiti''.
7th Jun '11 7:46:07 PM ElleWednesday
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* Does the friend turn on the narrator at the end of "Happy Birthday", or am I totally misinterpreting the story?
10th Mar '11 3:49:00 AM Zadia
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*** Oh. He's buried in a coffin. Now I feel like an idiot for not working that out quicker.
13th Feb '11 10:32:01 PM Windrays
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** I'm sure Chibi will be; This Troper just told her about this site.
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