History Music / PoetsOfTheFall

21st Jul '17 11:34:03 PM TropesForever
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* TuxedoAndMartini: While performing their live CoverVersion of ''{{Film/Casino Royale|2006}}'''s "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcjZZIRRBNA You Know My Name]]," for The Voice's ''Livenä Vieraissa'' compilation album, they engage in Film/JamesBond cosplay, in stereotypically immaculate tuxes and {{Bowties|AreCool}}.

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* TuxedoAndMartini: While performing their live CoverVersion of ''{{Film/Casino Royale|2006}}'''s "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcjZZIRRBNA You Know My Name]]," for The Voice's ''Livenä Vieraissa'' compilation album, they engage in Film/JamesBond cosplay, in stereotypically immaculate tuxes and {{Bowties|AreCool}}.bowties.
24th Mar '17 12:19:47 AM SutairuMasuta
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Shortly after the band was formed in 2003, Sami Järvi, a friend of Saaresto’s and a scriptwriter working at Creator/RemedyEntertainment, asked him to turn a poem Järvi had written into a song for ''VideoGame/MaxPayne2''; this would turn into "Late Goodbye", which serves as the game’s end credits theme and a recurring motif. Additionally, Kaarlonen had previously worked at a software company, which contacted them to use the song "Lift" in a benchmark program. Both of these helped expose the band to a wide audience. Their debut album, ''Signs of Life'', entered the Finnish charts in the number-one spot and remained in the Top 40 for over a year.

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Shortly after the band was formed in 2003, Sami Järvi, Järvi aka Sam Lake, a friend of Saaresto’s and a scriptwriter working at Creator/RemedyEntertainment, asked him to turn a poem Järvi had written into a song for ''VideoGame/MaxPayne2''; this would turn into "Late Goodbye", which serves as the game’s end credits theme and a recurring motif. Additionally, Kaarlonen had previously worked at a software company, which contacted them to use the song "Lift" in a benchmark program. Both of these helped expose the band to a wide audience. Their debut album, ''Signs of Life'', entered the Finnish charts in the number-one spot and remained in the Top 40 for over a year.
1st Nov '16 9:31:56 PM Doug86
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** "[[https://youtu.be/GLxb7m0j5Jg?list=PLjACqN5i5sDUo3MfGtqogz7P3u5JUm3c- The Poet and the Muse]]," ''VideoGame/AlanWake's'' folky MurderBallad by HeavyMithril FakeBand Old Gods of Asgard, which reveals the terrible fates of the protagonist's predecessors, and offers a way for him to escape their EternalRecurrance.

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** "[[https://youtu.be/GLxb7m0j5Jg?list=PLjACqN5i5sDUo3MfGtqogz7P3u5JUm3c- The Poet and the Muse]]," ''VideoGame/AlanWake's'' folky MurderBallad by HeavyMithril FakeBand Old Gods of Asgard, which reveals the terrible fates of the protagonist's predecessors, and offers a way for him to escape their EternalRecurrance.EternalRecurrence.
5th Oct '16 7:42:37 PM Aiguille
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* AnthropomorphicPersonification: MonsterClown Hamartia, the sinister jester mascot of ''Twilight Theater's'' [[http://www.poetsofthefall.com/discography/twilight_theater_cover/ album art]] and VillainProtagonist singer of "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di7NMssrqsE Daze]]," personifies the concept of the TragicMistake, and finds watching others make them a source of fun.

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* AnthropomorphicPersonification: MonsterClown Hamartia, the sinister jester mascot of ''Twilight Theater's'' [[http://www.poetsofthefall.com/discography/twilight_theater_cover/ [[http://poetsofthefall.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/PotF_-_Twilight_Theater-550x550.jpg album art]] and VillainProtagonist singer of "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di7NMssrqsE Daze]]," personifies the concept of the TragicMistake, and finds watching others make them a source of fun.



* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_8wYwvlmBE Drama for Life]]" describes struggling and reaching a détente with one's own potentially destructive creative impulses, represented alternately by an agitated "madman" or a rampaging bull running loose in the singer's head.

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* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_8wYwvlmBE "[[https://youtu.be/xfvtPTvuFTA Drama for Life]]" describes struggling and reaching a détente with one's own potentially destructive creative impulses, represented alternately by an agitated "madman" or a rampaging bull running loose in the singer's head.



* CasualHighDrop: In "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_8wYwvlmBE Drama for Life]]," this imagery is how the lyrics characterize the LeapOfFaith necessary to harness the creative impulse, including an in-context SingerNameDrop. The band is so good at managing this descent, they're ''Poets'' of the Fall.

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* CasualHighDrop: In "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_8wYwvlmBE "[[https://youtu.be/xfvtPTvuFTA Drama for Life]]," this imagery is how the lyrics characterize the LeapOfFaith necessary to harness the creative impulse, including an in-context SingerNameDrop. The band is so good at managing this descent, they're ''Poets'' of the Fall.



** The [[http://www.madsupply.com/binary-3516/binary_3516.png album art]] for ''Clearview'' features a silhouette of a knight piece filled with a [[UnmovingPlaid flat]] black marble texture.

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** The [[http://www.madsupply.com/binary-3516/binary_3516.png [[http://poetsofthefall.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/poets-clearview-hires-02-550x550.jpg album art]] for ''Clearview'' features a silhouette of a knight piece filled with a [[UnmovingPlaid flat]] black marble texture.texture, while the booklet maps out a chess game.



* {{Chiaroscuro}}: Directional contrast of light and shadow is heavily employed in the full video for "[[https://youtu.be/xfvtPTvuFTA Drama for Life]]" in the real world and the MentalWorld, where the "[[GhostInTheMachine madman]]" resides, figures are sharply shadowed from the right. In the mental world particularly, the madman spends time leaning out of or retreating into sharply defined shadows, and fussing over his paper-filled RoomFullOfCrazy by candlelight.



* ColorWash: In the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_8wYwvlmBE lyric video]] and full video for "[[https://youtu.be/xfvtPTvuFTA Drama for Life]]" colors shift between heavy washes of deep blue, purple and red.



** [[TragicMistake Hamartia]], the [[MonsterClown sinister]] jester mascot of ''Twilight Theater's'' [[http://www.poetsofthefall.com/discography/twilight_theater_cover/ album art]] and VillainProtagonist singer of ''Jealous Gods''' "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di7NMssrqsE Daze]]" is a Harlequin in black-and-red motley who's AdaptationalVillainy has him behaving far more like the devil of the character's roots than as than a mere {{Trickster}}. He's alternately depicted with a nasty SlasherSmile or moodily antagonizing the object of his jealousy as OrcusOnHisThrone.

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** [[TragicMistake Hamartia]], the [[MonsterClown sinister]] jester mascot of ''Twilight Theater's'' [[http://www.poetsofthefall.com/discography/twilight_theater_cover/ [[http://poetsofthefall.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/PotF_-_Twilight_Theater-550x550.jpg album art]] and VillainProtagonist singer of ''Jealous Gods''' "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di7NMssrqsE Daze]]" is a Harlequin in black-and-red motley who's AdaptationalVillainy has him behaving far more like the devil of the character's roots than as than a mere {{Trickster}}. He's alternately depicted with a nasty SlasherSmile or moodily antagonizing the object of his jealousy as OrcusOnHisThrone.



* CrazyPeoplePlayChess {{Implied}} in the album art for the radio edit of "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UX9UaCd_qI Drama for Life]]," which features a red king piece, and more explicitly [[https://www.facebook.com/poetsofthefall/photos/a.355174507895.159085.7555982895/10153815279552896/?type=3&theater detailed]] in promotional materials for the song itself. The song's subject is a BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind between the singer and his agitated, MadArtist GhostInTheMachine, described by WordOfGod as a game of chess.



* EnemyWithin: "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_8wYwvlmBE Drama for Life]]" has the singer doing [[BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind battle]] with his rampant GhostInTheMachine before deciding to TakeAThirdOption and "embrace" its chaotic influence.

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* EnemyWithin: "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_8wYwvlmBE "[[https://youtu.be/xfvtPTvuFTA Drama for Life]]" has the singer doing [[BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind battle]] with his rampant GhostInTheMachine before deciding to TakeAThirdOption and "embrace" its chaotic influence.



* EscapedAnimalRampage: In "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_8wYwvlmBE Drama for Life]]," the singer conceptualizes his creativity using bull imagery, and its depicted as running rampant.

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* EscapedAnimalRampage: In "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_8wYwvlmBE "[[https://youtu.be/xfvtPTvuFTA Drama for Life]]," the singer conceptualizes his creativity using bull imagery, and its depicted as running rampant.



* FaceFramedInShadow: Used throughout the full video for "[[https://youtu.be/xfvtPTvuFTA Drama for Life]]" with figures in both the real and MentalWorld, particularly with the GhostInTheMachine "madman" who lunges from, and retreats into the various sharply defined shadows while alternately {{Kubrick Star|e}}ing and pulling faces to spook the viewer.



* {{Flight}}: In "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_8wYwvlmBE Drama for Life]]," flying to absurd heights with the agitated "madman in [his] mind" is one of the ways the singer describes embracing his creativity.

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** In the full video for "[[https://youtu.be/xfvtPTvuFTA Drama for Life]]" black feathers are littered amidst the paper-filled RoomFullOfCrazy in the MentalWorld inhabited by the "madman" GhostInTheMachine who represents the rampant creativity of the singer.
* {{Flight}}: In "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_8wYwvlmBE "[[https://youtu.be/xfvtPTvuFTA Drama for Life]]," flying to absurd heights with the agitated "madman in [his] mind" is one of the ways the singer describes embracing his creativity.



* GhostInTheMachine: In "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_8wYwvlmBE Drama for Life]]," a "prolific designer" that personifies the singer's unrestrained creativity is [[MissionControlIsOffItsMeds off-leash]], alternately depicted as a madman or rampaging animal with which the singer is in conflict.

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* GhostInTheMachine: In "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_8wYwvlmBE "[[https://youtu.be/xfvtPTvuFTA Drama for Life]]," a "prolific designer" that personifies the singer's unrestrained creativity is [[MissionControlIsOffItsMeds off-leash]], alternately depicted as a madman or rampaging animal with which the singer is in conflict.



** {{Subverted}} with the hat sported by [[TragicMistake Hamartia]], the MonsterClown jester mascot of ''Twilight Theater's'' [[http://www.poetsofthefall.com/discography/twilight_theater_cover/ album art]]. While ''he's'' menacingly happy, his hat is far from jolly, ending not in bells, but the shadowy head of a [[SnakesAreSinister snake]].

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** {{Subverted}} with the hat sported by [[TragicMistake Hamartia]], the MonsterClown jester mascot of ''Twilight Theater's'' [[http://www.poetsofthefall.com/discography/twilight_theater_cover/ [[http://poetsofthefall.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/PotF_-_Twilight_Theater-550x550.jpg album art]]. While ''he's'' menacingly happy, his hat is far from jolly, ending not in bells, but the shadowy head of a [[SnakesAreSinister snake]].



** In "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_8wYwvlmBE Drama for Life]]," embracing and working with the rampant creative impulse in his head results in the creation of a "mental Versailles" for the singer.
* HearingVoices: In the opening seconds of "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_8wYwvlmBE Drama for Life]]," unintelligible vocalizations represent the singer's unstable creative impulse, a "madman in [his] mind," as a GhostInTheMachine nattering away from inside his head.

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** In "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_8wYwvlmBE "[[https://youtu.be/xfvtPTvuFTA Drama for Life]]," embracing and working with the rampant creative impulse in his head results in the creation of a "mental Versailles" for the singer.
* HearingVoices: In the opening seconds of "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_8wYwvlmBE "[[https://youtu.be/xfvtPTvuFTA Drama for Life]]," unintelligible vocalizations represent the singer's unstable creative impulse, a "madman in [his] mind," as a GhostInTheMachine nattering away from inside his head.



* HiddenEyes: In the full video for "[[https://youtu.be/xfvtPTvuFTA Drama for Life]]," the MoodSwinger "madman" occasionally lapses into a state of upset while having a FaceFramedInShadow, when not {{Kubrick Star|e}}ing into the camera with eyes concealed.



* ICantBelieveItsNotHeroin: In "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_8wYwvlmBE Drama for Life]]," engaging in the creative process itself is an "aggressively primal cultural high."

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* ICantBelieveItsNotHeroin: In "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_8wYwvlmBE "[[https://youtu.be/xfvtPTvuFTA Drama for Life]]," engaging in the creative process itself is an "aggressively primal cultural high."



* InItForLife: In "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_8wYwvlmBE Drama for Life]]," while the singer thrills to his BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind, embracing his inner creative impulse and embarking on a risky adventure, he acknowledges its not without tradeoffs, admitting he's "sentenced to [[TitleDrop drama for life]]."

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* InItForLife: In "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_8wYwvlmBE "[[https://youtu.be/xfvtPTvuFTA Drama for Life]]," while the singer thrills to his BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind, embracing his inner creative impulse and embarking on a risky adventure, he acknowledges its not without tradeoffs, admitting he's "sentenced to [[TitleDrop drama for life]]."



* InvoluntaryDance: {{Zigzagged|Trope}} in the full video for "[[https://youtu.be/xfvtPTvuFTA Drama for Life]]," where a singer is the PeoplePuppet of his MadArtist GhostInTheMachine, but as per the lyrics, the singer has resolved a BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind by striking a compromise and becoming a WillingChanneler, {{Exploit|ed Trope}}ing and refining his one-time EnemyWithin's loose choreography into something more precise.



* KubrickStare: {{Exaggerated}} in the full video for "[[https://youtu.be/xfvtPTvuFTA Drama for Life]]," as the madman GhostInTheMachine enjoys staring at the viewer while the downward angle of his head results in totally HiddenEyes due to a FaceFramedInShadow.



* MadArtist: {{Downplayed}} in "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfvtPTvuFTA Drama for Life]]," where the agitated "madman" of the song is a "prolific designer" GhostInTheMachine who has a BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind with the singer over who gets creative control. In the full video itself, they've reached a compromise of sorts, with the singer as a WillingChanneler who refines the madman's RoomFullOfCrazy lyrics and manic impulses into songs and performances.



* MentalStory: "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_8wYwvlmBE Drama for Life]]" is about a BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind where the singer attempts to grapple with and embrace his creative GhostInTheMachine, and its aftermath, never really leaving the symbol-filled confines of the singer's head.

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* MentalStory: "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_8wYwvlmBE com/watch?v=xfvtPTvuFTA Drama for Life]]" is about a BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind where the singer attempts to grapple with and embrace his creative GhostInTheMachine, and its aftermath, never really leaving the symbol-filled confines of the singer's head.



** The [[http://www.poetsofthefall.com/discography/twilight_theater_cover/ album art]] for ''Twilight Theater'' introduces [[TragicMistake Hamartia]], the SlasherSmile-sporting jester with a HappyHarlequinHat that terminates not in jingle bells, but a coiled serpent's head.

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** The [[http://www.poetsofthefall.com/discography/twilight_theater_cover/ [[http://poetsofthefall.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/PotF_-_Twilight_Theater-550x550.jpg album art]] for ''Twilight Theater'' introduces [[TragicMistake Hamartia]], the SlasherSmile-sporting jester with a HappyHarlequinHat that terminates not in jingle bells, but a coiled serpent's head.



** [[TragicMistake Hamartia]], the jester mascot of ''Twilight Theater's'' [[http://www.poetsofthefall.com/discography/twilight_theater_cover/ album art]], wears a typical Harlequin red and black diamond motley, but the flap of his HappyHarlequinHat terminates in a [[SnakesAreSinister snake head]] instead of bells, and he has a nasty SlasherSmile, both of which mark him as a MonsterClown.

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** [[TragicMistake Hamartia]], the jester mascot of ''Twilight Theater's'' [[http://www.poetsofthefall.com/discography/twilight_theater_cover/ [[http://poetsofthefall.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/PotF_-_Twilight_Theater-550x550.jpg album art]], wears a typical Harlequin red and black diamond motley, but the flap of his HappyHarlequinHat terminates in a [[SnakesAreSinister snake head]] instead of bells, and he has a nasty SlasherSmile, both of which mark him as a MonsterClown.



* RulesOfTheRoad: The [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/af/Jealous_Gods_cover.jpg album art]] for ''Jealous Gods,'' who's CentralTheme is JerkassGods, is a battered yellow road sign with a black lightning bolt against a clear blue sky, warning of a potential BoltOfDivineRetribution from out of the blue.

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* RulesOfTheRoad: The [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/af/Jealous_Gods_cover.[[http://poetsofthefall.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Jealous_Gods_cover-550x550.jpg album art]] for ''Jealous Gods,'' who's CentralTheme is JerkassGods, is a battered yellow road sign with a black lightning bolt against a clear blue sky, warning of a potential BoltOfDivineRetribution from out of the blue.



* SingerNamedrop: "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_8wYwvlmBE Drama for Life]]" has the singer explaining the ethos behind the band name, comparing struggling with one's rampant GhostInTheMachine to {{Flight}}, and how full embrace of the creative impulse turns a LeapOfFaith into a fulfilling CasualHighDrop.

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* SingerNamedrop: "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_8wYwvlmBE com/watch?v=xfvtPTvuFTA Drama for Life]]" has the singer explaining the ethos behind the band name, comparing struggling with one's rampant GhostInTheMachine to {{Flight}}, and how full embrace of the creative impulse turns a LeapOfFaith into a fulfilling CasualHighDrop.



* SlasherSmile: The [[http://www.poetsofthefall.com/discography/twilight_theater_cover/ album art]] for ''Twilight Theater'' gives us [[TragicMistake Hamartia]], the MonsterClown jester who finds perverse humour and joy in others' disastrous errors. No wonder he's smiling.
* SnakesAreSinister: [[TragicMistake Hamartia]], the MonsterClown SlasherSmile wearing jester mascot of ''Twilight Theater's'' [[http://www.poetsofthefall.com/discography/twilight_theater_cover/ album art]], sports a HappyHarlequinHat with a flap that turns into silhouetted, coiling head of a serpent.

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* SlasherSmile: The [[http://www.poetsofthefall.com/discography/twilight_theater_cover/ [[http://poetsofthefall.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/PotF_-_Twilight_Theater-550x550.jpg album art]] for ''Twilight Theater'' gives us [[TragicMistake Hamartia]], the MonsterClown jester who finds perverse humour and joy in others' disastrous errors. No wonder he's smiling.
* SnakesAreSinister: [[TragicMistake Hamartia]], the MonsterClown SlasherSmile wearing jester mascot of ''Twilight Theater's'' [[http://www.poetsofthefall.com/discography/twilight_theater_cover/ [[http://poetsofthefall.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/PotF_-_Twilight_Theater-550x550.jpg album art]], sports a HappyHarlequinHat with a flap that turns into silhouetted, coiling head of a serpent.



* TakeAThirdOption: In "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_8wYwvlmBE Drama for Life]]," when [[BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind battling]] with his EnemyWithin, an out-of-control creative impulse compared to a rampaging bull, the singer elects to stop fighting and take a chance on riding it out, seeing where it takes him.

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* TakeAThirdOption: In "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_8wYwvlmBE com/watch?v=xfvtPTvuFTA Drama for Life]]," when [[BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind battling]] with his EnemyWithin, an out-of-control creative impulse compared to a rampaging bull, the singer elects to stop fighting and take a chance on riding it out, seeing where it takes him.



** [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Personified]] in MonsterClown Hamartia, the sinister jester mascot of ''Twilight Theater's'' [[http://www.poetsofthefall.com/discography/twilight_theater_cover/ album art]] and VillainProtagonist singer of "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di7NMssrqsE Daze]]," who finds perverse humour and joy in others' disastrous errors.

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** [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Personified]] in MonsterClown Hamartia, the sinister jester mascot of ''Twilight Theater's'' [[http://www.poetsofthefall.com/discography/twilight_theater_cover/ [[http://poetsofthefall.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/PotF_-_Twilight_Theater-550x550.jpg album art]] and VillainProtagonist singer of "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di7NMssrqsE Daze]]," who finds perverse humour and joy in others' disastrous errors.
23rd Aug '16 2:25:26 PM Aiguille
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* BlackAndWhiteInsanity: {{Downplayed}} and {{Discussed}} in "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGWBGFZcKGE&index=11&list=PLjACqN5i5sDWoCTXHzphV5EZtNqPEmYaP Nothing Stays the Same]]," as the singer describes wallowing in absolutist thinking in darker moments.
-->And black and white thoughts have all bowed to me\\
As I’ve walked through their unlit corridors
* BlackBugRoom: {{Downplayed}} in "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGWBGFZcKGE&index=11&list=PLjACqN5i5sDWoCTXHzphV5EZtNqPEmYaP Nothing Stays the Same]]," as the singer says he's "walked through [the] unlit corridors" that are inhabited by his [[BlackAndWhiteInsanity black and white]] thoughts.



* ChessMotifs: The album art for the radio edit of "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UX9UaCd_qI Drama for Life]]" features a red silhouette of a king piece topped with the band's [[MacabreMothMotif Morpho]] logo instead of the usual cross-shaped finial.

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* ChessMotifs: ChessMotifs:
** The [[http://www.madsupply.com/binary-3516/binary_3516.png album art]] for ''Clearview'' features a silhouette of a knight piece filled with a [[UnmovingPlaid flat]] black marble texture.
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The album art for the radio edit of "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UX9UaCd_qI Drama for Life]]" features a red silhouette of a king piece topped with the band's [[MacabreMothMotif Morpho]] logo instead of the usual cross-shaped finial.


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* DrowningMySorrows: {{Implied}} in "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGWBGFZcKGE&index=11&list=PLjACqN5i5sDWoCTXHzphV5EZtNqPEmYaP Nothing Stays the Same]]," as the singer admits he's "been doused in elixir to numb my pains."


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* EmbodimentsOfVice: In the video for "[[https://youtu.be/MKk1u5RMTn4?list=PLjACqN5i5sDWIIpg-5EB4WcitMMqnXhFP Carnival of Rust]]," Mr. ''Greed'' is the [[CircusOfFear Carnival's]] brightly colored, nattily-dressed, creepily grinning barker, who happily takes the money of the gas-masked woman and gives her a prize for winning his game. He's also a [[{{Doppelganger}} dead-ringer]] for "Rust's" ''singer,'' the bedraggled, monochrome LoveHungry SadClown Zoltar, implying that the latter has some [[LiteralSplitPersonality issues]] he needs to work through about his idea of love.


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* GoodSamaritan: In "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGWBGFZcKGE&index=11&list=PLjACqN5i5sDWoCTXHzphV5EZtNqPEmYaP Nothing Stays the Same]]," the singer describes the listener as being his metaphorical Good Samaritan, finding him when he's feeling lost amidst all the gambles he's taken on life.


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* GuardianAngel: In "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGWBGFZcKGE&index=11&list=PLjACqN5i5sDWoCTXHzphV5EZtNqPEmYaP Nothing Stays the Same]]," the singer compares the listener to an angel who stays by him through his moments of weakness and rumination.


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* InItForLife: In "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_8wYwvlmBE Drama for Life]]," while the singer thrills to his BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind, embracing his inner creative impulse and embarking on a risky adventure, he acknowledges its not without tradeoffs, admitting he's "sentenced to [[TitleDrop drama for life]]."


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* MentalStory: "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_8wYwvlmBE Drama for Life]]" is about a BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind where the singer attempts to grapple with and embrace his creative GhostInTheMachine, and its aftermath, never really leaving the symbol-filled confines of the singer's head.


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* RichBoredom: In the video for "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di7NMssrqsE Daze]]," this appears to afflict OrcusOnHisThrone figure [[TragicMistake Hamartia]], as he seems thoroughly contemptuous of the decadent MasqueradeBall he's presiding over, only regaining interest at the prospect of wrecking vengeance on an absconder from the ball.


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* RobotClown: In the video for "[[https://youtu.be/MKk1u5RMTn4?list=PLjACqN5i5sDWIIpg-5EB4WcitMMqnXhFP Carnival of Rust]]," Zoltar the Fortuneteller is an automaton clown trapped in a glass case, albeit an exceptionally {{sad|Clown}}, decrepit one, with monochrome, flaking makeup and faded, tatty clothes. Playing the role of a [[CommediaDellArte Pierrot]] gone to seed, he attempts to free himself from the [[CircusOfFear Carnival]] by futilely begging for his latest customer's love via an ObsessionSong.


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* SignificantDoubleCasting: In the video for ObsessionSong "[[https://youtu.be/MKk1u5RMTn4?list=PLjACqN5i5sDWIIpg-5EB4WcitMMqnXhFP Carnival of Rust]]," vocalist Marko Saaresto plays both the decaying, monochrome SadClown automaton Zoltar, who sings the song, and the flamboyantly dapper, ever-grinning human barker Mr. [[EmbodimentsOfVice Greed]], underscoring that Zoltar's attitude towards love is dysfunctional.


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* TookALevelInCynic: In "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGWBGFZcKGE&index=11&list=PLjACqN5i5sDWoCTXHzphV5EZtNqPEmYaP Nothing Stays the Same]]," the singer describes facing disillusionment after conversing with supposedly respectable people.
-->I've talked to the men of high regard\\
In rooms ever white and my soul grew dark by their words\\
Softly sweet as kissing lips\\
A kaleidoscope of no consolation at all


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* AWorldHalfFull: In "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGWBGFZcKGE&index=11&list=PLjACqN5i5sDWoCTXHzphV5EZtNqPEmYaP Nothing Stays the Same]]," the singer ends up forming the opinion that, on balance, the world is pretty decent, weighing the world's problems and his life dissatisfactions against good experiences and the presence of someone who cares about him.
-->When sorrow calls my name\\
I know [[TitleDrop nothing stays the same]].
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* ''Clearview'' (2016)



* CasualHighDrop: In "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_8wYwvlmBE Drama for Life]]," this imagery is how the lyrics characterize the LeapOfFaith neccesary to harness the creative impulse, including an in-context SingerNameDrop. The band is so good at managing this descent, they're ''Poets'' of the Fall.

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* CasualHighDrop: In "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_8wYwvlmBE Drama for Life]]," this imagery is how the lyrics characterize the LeapOfFaith neccesary necessary to harness the creative impulse, including an in-context SingerNameDrop. The band is so good at managing this descent, they're ''Poets'' of the Fall.



** In "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_8wYwvlmBE Drama for Life]]," embracing and working with the rampant creative impulse in his head results in the creation of a "mental Versailles for the singer."

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** In "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_8wYwvlmBE Drama for Life]]," embracing and working with the rampant creative impulse in his head results in the creation of a "mental Versailles Versailles" for the singer."



** Personified in MonsterClown Hamartia, the sinister jester mascot of ''Twilight Theater's'' [[http://www.poetsofthefall.com/discography/twilight_theater_cover/ album art]] and VillainProtagonist singer of "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di7NMssrqsE Daze]]," who finds perverse humour and joy in others' disastrous errors.

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** Personified [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Personified]] in MonsterClown Hamartia, the sinister jester mascot of ''Twilight Theater's'' [[http://www.poetsofthefall.com/discography/twilight_theater_cover/ album art]] and VillainProtagonist singer of "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di7NMssrqsE Daze]]," who finds perverse humour and joy in others' disastrous errors.
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* AnthropomorphicPersonification: MonsterClown Hamartia, the sinister jester mascot of ''Twilight Theater's'' [[http://www.poetsofthefall.com/discography/twilight_theater_cover/ album art]] and VillainProtagonist singer of "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di7NMssrqsE Daze]]," personifies the concept of the TragicMistake, and finds watching others make them a source of fun.



* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_8wYwvlmBE Drama for Life]]" describes struggling and reaching a détente with one's own potentially destructive creative impulses, represented alternately by an agitated "madman" or a rampaging bull running loose in the singer's head.



* CasualHighDrop: In "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_8wYwvlmBE Drama for Life]]," this imagery is how the lyrics characterize the LeapOfFaith neccesary to harness the creative impulse, including an in-context SingerNameDrop. The band is so good at managing this descent, they're ''Poets'' of the Fall.
-->Perfect near-fatal headlong dive\\
A blueprint for life
* ChessMotifs: The album art for the radio edit of "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UX9UaCd_qI Drama for Life]]" features a red silhouette of a king piece topped with the band's [[MacabreMothMotif Morpho]] logo instead of the usual cross-shaped finial.



* EnemyWithin: "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_8wYwvlmBE Drama for Life]]" has the singer doing [[BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind battle]] with his rampant GhostInTheMachine before deciding to TakeAThirdOption and "embrace" its chaotic influence.



* EscapedAnimalRampage: In "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_8wYwvlmBE Drama for Life]]," the singer conceptualizes his creativity using bull imagery, and its depicted as running rampant.
-->He tears a stampede through my head\\
Wild and horny



* ExpositoryThemeTune: "[[https://youtu.be/Ocqtd4SYo7M?list=PLIXpL9mz02mJS0ox-8Ll9lxlOzM8D6I7- Grinder's Blues]]," the {{Rockabilly}} ThemeSong of SciFi {{Platform|Game}}er ''VideoGame/{{Rochard}}.'' where the AsteroidMiner protagonist laments that he and his crew can't deliver on the quotas set forth by their boss, and he can't think of any solution.

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* ExpositoryThemeTune: "[[https://youtu.be/Ocqtd4SYo7M?list=PLIXpL9mz02mJS0ox-8Ll9lxlOzM8D6I7- Grinder's Blues]]," the {{Rockabilly}} ThemeSong of SciFi {{Platform|Game}}er ''VideoGame/{{Rochard}}.'' ''VideoGame/{{Rochard}},'' where the AsteroidMiner protagonist laments that he and his crew can't deliver on the quotas set forth by their boss, and he can't think of any solution.



* {{Flight}}: In "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_8wYwvlmBE Drama for Life]]," flying to absurd heights with the agitated "madman in [his] mind" is one of the ways the singer describes embracing his creativity.



* GhostInTheMachine: In "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_8wYwvlmBE Drama for Life]]," a "prolific designer" that personifies the singer's unrestrained creativity is [[MissionControlIsOffItsMeds off-leash]], alternately depicted as a madman or rampaging animal with which the singer is in conflict.



* HappyPlace: In the video for "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ompevuR1644&list=PLjACqN5i5sDWjx8wkdUyCl4MjctV4SE6o Lift]]," Poet County Jail inmate and MadDreamer Mark sometimes retreats to a mental house stuffed with framed and flapping [[MacabreMothMotif moths]], children's toys, and illusory band mates during his psych screening.

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* HappyPlace: HappyPlace:
**
In the video for "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ompevuR1644&list=PLjACqN5i5sDWjx8wkdUyCl4MjctV4SE6o Lift]]," Poet County Jail inmate and MadDreamer Mark sometimes retreats to a mental house stuffed with framed and flapping [[MacabreMothMotif moths]], children's toys, and illusory band mates during his psych screening.
** In "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_8wYwvlmBE Drama for Life]]," embracing and working with the rampant creative impulse in his head results in the creation of a "mental Versailles for the singer."
* HearingVoices: In the opening seconds of "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_8wYwvlmBE Drama for Life]]," unintelligible vocalizations represent the singer's unstable creative impulse, a "madman in [his] mind," as a GhostInTheMachine nattering away from inside his head.


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* ICantBelieveItsNotHeroin: In "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_8wYwvlmBE Drama for Life]]," engaging in the creative process itself is an "aggressively primal cultural high."


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* SingerNamedrop: "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_8wYwvlmBE Drama for Life]]" has the singer explaining the ethos behind the band name, comparing struggling with one's rampant GhostInTheMachine to {{Flight}}, and how full embrace of the creative impulse turns a LeapOfFaith into a fulfilling CasualHighDrop.
-->Higher and higher as we fly\\
We're Poets of the Fall\\
Perfect near-fatal headlong dive\\
A blueprint for life


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* TakeAThirdOption: In "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_8wYwvlmBE Drama for Life]]," when [[BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind battling]] with his EnemyWithin, an out-of-control creative impulse compared to a rampaging bull, the singer elects to stop fighting and take a chance on riding it out, seeing where it takes him.
-->Just one chance to kill it dead\\
But I will embrace it\\
Into the darkness on we ride\\
To gamble is all
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Shortly after the band was formed in 2003, Sami Järvi, a friend of Saaresto’s and a scriptwriter working at Remedy, asked him to turn a poem Järvi had written into a song for ''VideoGame/MaxPayne2''; this would turn into "Late Goodbye", which serves as the game’s end credits theme and a recurring motif. Additionally, Kaarlonen had previously worked at a software company, which contacted them to use the song "Lift" in a benchmark program. Both of these helped expose the band to a wide audience. Their debut album, ''Signs of Life'', entered the Finnish charts in the number-one spot and remained in the Top 40 for over a year.

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Shortly after the band was formed in 2003, Sami Järvi, a friend of Saaresto’s and a scriptwriter working at Remedy, Creator/RemedyEntertainment, asked him to turn a poem Järvi had written into a song for ''VideoGame/MaxPayne2''; this would turn into "Late Goodbye", which serves as the game’s end credits theme and a recurring motif. Additionally, Kaarlonen had previously worked at a software company, which contacted them to use the song "Lift" in a benchmark program. Both of these helped expose the band to a wide audience. Their debut album, ''Signs of Life'', entered the Finnish charts in the number-one spot and remained in the Top 40 for over a year.



* AmuletOfConcentratedAwesome: {{Ambiguous|Situation}}ly {{Implied}} in the video for "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biZpPNzt3II Choice Millionaire]]," with the [[TheMerch Hopecatcher]], a steel {{feather|motif}} pendant that the subversive DeusExMachina gives a labourer to facilitate escape from the Machine. Still, it is quite literally depicted as a MagicFeather.

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* AmuletOfConcentratedAwesome: {{Ambiguous|Situation}}ly {{Implied}} in the video for "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biZpPNzt3II Choice Millionaire]]," with the [[TheMerch [[OfficialCosplayGear Hopecatcher]], a steel {{feather|motif}} pendant that the subversive DeusExMachina gives a labourer to facilitate escape from the Machine. Still, it is quite literally depicted as a MagicFeather.



* ExpositoryThemeTune: "[[https://youtu.be/Ocqtd4SYo7M?list=PLIXpL9mz02mJS0ox-8Ll9lxlOzM8D6I7- Grinder's Blues]]," the {{Rockabilly}} ThemeSong of SciFi {{Platform|Game}}er ''VideoGame/{{Rochard}}.'' where the AsteroidMiner protagonist laments that he and his crew can't deliver on the quotas set forth by their boss, and he can't think of any solution.



** In the video for "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biZpPNzt3II Choice Millionaire]]," the DeusExMachina subversive against the Machine also wears black feathers on his armor, one of which he plucks off and transforms to gift an imprisoned labourer with a "[[TheMerch Hopecatcher]]," a steel feather pendant that functions as an {{Amulet|OfConcentratedAwesome}} to aid the labourers in escaping from the Machine.

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** In the video for "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biZpPNzt3II Choice Millionaire]]," the DeusExMachina subversive against the Machine also wears black feathers on his armor, one of which he plucks off and transforms to gift an imprisoned labourer with a "[[TheMerch "[[OfficialCosplayGear Hopecatcher]]," a steel feather pendant that functions as an {{Amulet|OfConcentratedAwesome}} to aid the labourers in escaping from the Machine.



* {{Hallucinations}}: In the video for "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ompevuR1644&list=PLjACqN5i5sDWjx8wkdUyCl4MjctV4SE6o Lift]]," Poet County Jail inmate and MadDreamer Mark suffers from persistent visions of [[MacabreMothMotif moths]] during his psych screening, even in an InkblotTest that's later revealed to have a very dissimilar shape. He pleads with them to make him fly, and they similarly feature heavily in his HappyPlace, from which they bleed into reality.

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* {{Hallucinations}}: {{Hallucinations}}:
**
In the video for "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ompevuR1644&list=PLjACqN5i5sDWjx8wkdUyCl4MjctV4SE6o Lift]]," Poet County Jail inmate and MadDreamer Mark suffers from persistent visions of [[MacabreMothMotif moths]] during his psych screening, even in an InkblotTest that's later revealed to have a very dissimilar shape. He pleads with them to make him fly, and they similarly feature heavily in his HappyPlace, from which they bleed into reality. reality.
** In "[[https://youtu.be/f0w_WYXPIMc?list=PLjACqN5i5sDWU8BGL5afu1ynDxAMPX2rH Psychosis]]," the chorus {{Discusse|d}}s the singer's hallucinations, which they frame as a source of fleeting inspiration until they decompensate again.
--->Revelation leading to my psychosis and inspiration\\
Digest another hallucination, psychosis by recreation\\
Happy till the next deterioration, psychosis



* OfficialCosplayGear: {{Invoked}} with the Hopecatcher, the steel {{feather|motif}} pendant AmuletOfConcentratedAwesome shown in the video for "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biZpPNzt3II Choice Millionaire]]." Co-designed by Poets and the video's sponsor, Finnish jeweler Kultajousi, the original was given away in a contest, while copies are sold at Kultajousi and the Poets [[http://www.madsupply.com/en/shop/band+merchandise/poets+of+the+fall/miscellaneous/hopecatcher+pendant webshop]].



* {{Pride}}: {{Discussed}} in "[[https://youtu.be/wwkWWwns_E8?list=PLjACqN5i5sDVe5s5ehe-4hWUb_lHbQ2Nd Hounds to Hamartia]]" as the singer warns the song's subject that the arrogance they display in their ruthless pursuit of fame will eventually cause them to make a fatal error.
-->Just like magic Hubris leads, leads its hounds, hounds to Hamartia



* UnpluggedVersion: Frequently in concert.

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* TitleTrack:
** ''[[https://youtu.be/MKk1u5RMTn4?list=PLjACqN5i5sDWIIpg-5EB4WcitMMqnXhFP Carnival of Rust]],'' an ObsessionSong where the singer laments that their life is a ruin without the listener's love.
** ''[[https://youtu.be/v7v8ZwWtNXY?list=PLjACqN5i5sDWU8BGL5afu1ynDxAMPX2rH Revolution Roulette]],'' a song that fatalistically talks about the odds of a FullCircleRevolution.
** ''[[https://youtu.be/KZQXv09w8hw?list=PLjACqN5i5sDXe-oj7szpVmMrZlXBpghuL Temple of Thought]],'' a love song that talks about how much the listener is valued and emphasizes that they're always on the singer's mind.
** ''[[https://youtu.be/qFqCBgT9DhM?list=PLjACqN5i5sDWoCTXHzphV5EZtNqPEmYaP Jealous Gods]],'' a love song that makes epic, grandiose romantic promises, and then wonders if this is the right attitude to take.
* TragicMistake:
** Personified in MonsterClown Hamartia, the sinister jester mascot of ''Twilight Theater's'' [[http://www.poetsofthefall.com/discography/twilight_theater_cover/ album art]] and VillainProtagonist singer of "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di7NMssrqsE Daze]]," who finds perverse humour and joy in others' disastrous errors.
** {{Discussed}} in "[[https://youtu.be/wwkWWwns_E8?list=PLjACqN5i5sDVe5s5ehe-4hWUb_lHbQ2Nd Hounds to Hamartia]]" as the singer warns the song's subject that their increasingly ruthless and arrogant self-interest will inevitably lead to a fatal mistake.
--->Just like magic {{Hubris}} leads, leads its hounds, hounds to Hamartia
* TrialBalloonQuestion: The opening verse of ObsessionSong "[[https://youtu.be/MKk1u5RMTn4?list=PLjACqN5i5sDWIIpg-5EB4WcitMMqnXhFP Carnival of Rust]]" asks the listener not only if the feelings the singer has are mutual, but in a twisted exercise in WishfulProjection, whether the listener has an equally warped outlook on their romantic feelings.
-->D'you breathe the name of your saviour in your hour of need\\
N' taste the blame if the flavor should remind you of greed,
* TuxedoAndMartini: While performing their live CoverVersion of ''{{Film/Casino Royale|2006}}'''s "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcjZZIRRBNA You Know My Name]]," for The Voice's ''Livenä Vieraissa'' compilation album, they engage in Film/JamesBond cosplay, in stereotypically immaculate tuxes and {{Bowties|AreCool}}.
* UnpluggedVersion: Frequently in concert.when performing live, but only a few have seen official release.


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** For their live performance at Radio Nova's Nova Stage, they performed acoustic versions of ''Jealous Gods'' songs "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQ8GDgqq7qA Daze]]" and "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQnO7m5L8e0 Love Will Come to You]]" as well as a CoverVersion of Music/{{Adele}}'s "[[https://youtu.be/GBrzryFr-G8 Rolling in the Deep]]".
* VillainSong: "[[https://youtu.be/BAh6ay9QDtE?list=PLjACqN5i5sDUEienDV52g85W6J7chzLXV The Happy Song]]," the BraggingThemeTune for Mr. Scratch, HumanoidAbomination antagonist of ''VideoGame/AlanWakesAmericanNightmare.'' In it, an AxCrazy singer exults in his own psychopathy, while in-universe, Mr. Scratch is shown happily dancing to it as SourceMusic after murdering the people who were partying and playing the song too loudly in the room next to his.
* VisualPun: In the video for "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ompevuR1644&list=PLjACqN5i5sDWjx8wkdUyCl4MjctV4SE6o Lift]]," during his psych screening, MadDreamer Mark sometimes retreats to a HappyPlace which takes the form of rooms in a mental house, one of which seems to be an attic [[http://www.grammarphobia.com/blog/2011/11/crazy.html filled with toys]].
* WanderlustSong: DrivingSong "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di7NMssrqsE Daze]]" is about the highs and lows of touring, dealing with both the thrill of travel and the exhaustion that comes with it.
-->Rolling down the freeway, master to the speed of light\\
Screaming up in the air, bursting through the night\\
No rest, I've stayed here too long, it's time to move on
* WishfulProjection: In ObsessionSong "[[https://youtu.be/MKk1u5RMTn4?list=PLjACqN5i5sDWIIpg-5EB4WcitMMqnXhFP Carnival of Rust]]," the LoveHungry singer is depicted as LovingAShadow from the outset, but it isn't enough that the object of his affection should love him back. He's also insistent they share the same dysfunctional, guilty level of fixation that he does, and telegraphs this via a loaded TrialBalloonQuestion.
-->D'you breathe the name of your saviour in your hour of need\\
N' taste the blame if the flavor should remind you of greed,\\
Of implication, insinuation and ill will, 'til you cannot lie still
* WordSaladLyrics: {{Inverted}} in-universe in the video for "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ompevuR1644&list=PLjACqN5i5sDWjx8wkdUyCl4MjctV4SE6o Lift]]," MadDreamer Mark's speech, which consists of entirely coherent lyrics from a nervous, ambivalent love song, is transcribed and treated by prison psychologists evaluating him as evidence of his schizophrenia and criminal insanity.
* WordSaladPhilosophy: {{Subverted}} in "[[https://youtu.be/f0w_WYXPIMc?list=PLjACqN5i5sDWU8BGL5afu1ynDxAMPX2rH Psychosis]]," where a chorus that confesses the singer's insanity and opening lines that seem like nonsensical ranting eventually gain context as cynical and bitter musings on fame's superficiality, until they give up and begin to plot sinister ways to exploit it.
-->It's like I'm a welcoming freak show doormat\\
Held in awe while growing fat in the head\\
This is where we all should see red
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* AxCrazy:
** {{Implied}} in the video for "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ompevuR1644&list=PLjACqN5i5sDWjx8wkdUyCl4MjctV4SE6o Lift]]." Taken together, MadDreamer Mark smiling and manifesting BlackEyesOfEvil when presented with an evidence bag containing a straight pin, a photo of a woman with moth wings that figures prominently in both his psych hearing and his HappyPlace, and his fixation on pinned moths all suggest that Mark has done very, very bad things to end up in Poet County Jail and deemed a "menace to society."
** {{Implied}} in "[[https://youtu.be/BAh6ay9QDtE?list=PLjACqN5i5sDUEienDV52g85W6J7chzLXV The Happy Song]]," wherein a LaughingMad singer engages in EvilGloating about how they're going to kill the listener. In ''VideoGame/AlanWakesAmericanNightmare,'' it serves as the VillainSong for Mr. Scratch, a sadistic KnifeNut.



* BlackEyesOfEvil: In the video for "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ompevuR1644&list=PLjACqN5i5sDWjx8wkdUyCl4MjctV4SE6o Lift]]," MadDreamer and jail inmate Mark manifests matte black eyes briefly during his psych screening when the female psychologist evaluating him confronts him with an evidence bag containing a red ball-head straight pin. Though his mouth is out of frame, his expression implies that he's ''smiling'' at the sight of it.



* BoltOfDivineRetribution: The cover of the album ''[[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/af/Jealous_Gods_cover.jpg Jealous Gods]]'' alludes to vengeful dieties when paired with the title, showing a [[RulesOfTheRoad road sign]] with a lightning bolt.

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* BoltOfDivineRetribution: The cover of the album ''[[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/af/Jealous_Gods_cover.jpg Jealous Gods]]'' alludes to vengeful dieties deities when paired with the title, showing a [[RulesOfTheRoad road sign]] with a lightning bolt.bolt.
* BraggingThemeTune: "[[https://youtu.be/BAh6ay9QDtE?list=PLjACqN5i5sDUEienDV52g85W6J7chzLXV The Happy Song]]," a VillainSong for Mr. Scratch, HumanoidAbomination antagonist of ''VideoGame/AlanWakesAmericanNightmare.'' In it, the singer rants about his madness with a kind of twisted pride, engaging in EvilGloating about the listener's impending death.
-->I told you I'm a psycho, psycho, PSYCHO, yeah!



* EvilGloating: The point of "[[https://youtu.be/BAh6ay9QDtE?list=PLjACqN5i5sDUEienDV52g85W6J7chzLXV The Happy Song]]," particularly in context as a VillainSong for Mr. Scratch, HumanoidAbomination antagonist of ''VideoGame/AlanWakesAmericanNightmare,'' as the singer sounds self-satisfied, even when maniacally threatening the listener.
-->Violent schizophrenia\\
You know I'm gonna get ya



* IWarnedYou: A repeated sentiment in "[[https://youtu.be/BAh6ay9QDtE?list=PLjACqN5i5sDUEienDV52g85W6J7chzLXV The Happy Song]]," as a form of EvilGloating, ranging from whispered to screamed.
-->You knew I'm a psycho\\
I told you I'm a psycho\\
Really, I'm a psycho, heh heh heh heh heh heh\\
I told ya, I told ya!



* InteractiveNarrator: In the video for "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di7NMssrqsE Daze]]" [[MonsterClown jester]] Hamartia is narrating the thoughts of an absconder from a MasqueradeBall, (which includes punctuating a particularly wishful lyric with a hard eyeroll) the twist being its ''his'' ball she's fled, and, as OrcusOnHisThrone, he's feeling jealous enough to retaliate.

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* InsaneEqualsViolent:
** ZigZagged in the video for "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ompevuR1644&list=PLjACqN5i5sDWjx8wkdUyCl4MjctV4SE6o Lift]]." Evidence from his psych hearing combined with imagery from his HappyPlace [[ImpliedTrope suggests]] MadDreamer Mark, diagnosed with schizophrenia, delusional parasitosis and dissociative identity disorder, is genuinely AxCrazy. But in his more stable moments, it takes very little {{troll}}ing on his part to provoke varying degrees of violent responses from frustrated staff, whether the psychologists are breaking pencils and scattering papers in rage, or a guard is attempting assault.
** In "[[https://youtu.be/BAh6ay9QDtE?list=PLjACqN5i5sDUEienDV52g85W6J7chzLXV The Happy Song]]," this is the opinion of the AxCrazy ''singer'' as he [[EvilGloating smugly]] admonishes the listener for failing to realize that referring to himself as a "psycho" was NotHyperbole.
* InteractiveNarrator: In the video for "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di7NMssrqsE Daze]]" Daze]]," [[MonsterClown jester]] Hamartia is narrating the thoughts of an absconder from a MasqueradeBall, (which includes punctuating a particularly wishful lyric with a hard eyeroll) the twist being its ''his'' ball she's fled, and, as OrcusOnHisThrone, he's feeling jealous enough to retaliate.



* LaughingMad:
** The singer of "[[https://youtu.be/f0w_WYXPIMc?list=PLjACqN5i5sDWU8BGL5afu1ynDxAMPX2rH Psychosis]]" opens and punctuates his bitter ranting with nasty chuckling.
** The AxCrazy singer of "[[https://youtu.be/BAh6ay9QDtE?list=PLjACqN5i5sDUEienDV52g85W6J7chzLXV The Happy Song]]" punctuates his open admissions that he's "a psycho" with husky chuckles or shrieky laughter depending on whether his EvilGloating takes the form of a mock-conspiratorial whisper or an enthusiastic scream.



* ObsessionSong: "[[https://youtu.be/MKk1u5RMTn4?list=PLjACqN5i5sDWIIpg-5EB4WcitMMqnXhFP Carnival of Rust]]" has its LoveHungry singer advertising his deeply dysfunctional, passive-agressive fixation on his listener via an opening verse that takes the form of a TrialBalloonQuestion ''lathered'' in WishfulProjection.

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* NotHyperbole: The EvilGloating in "[[https://youtu.be/BAh6ay9QDtE?list=PLjACqN5i5sDUEienDV52g85W6J7chzLXV The Happy Song]]," makes a point of {{Impl|ied}}ying that the listener ought to have taken the singer's admissions about his mental state more seriously.
-->You knew I'm a psycho\\
Yeah, [[IWarnedYou I told you]] I'm a psycho\\
Why, why, why, why?!\\
Cause really, I'm a psycho\\
I told you I'm a psycho, psycho PSYCHO!
* ObsessionSong: "[[https://youtu.be/MKk1u5RMTn4?list=PLjACqN5i5sDWIIpg-5EB4WcitMMqnXhFP Carnival of Rust]]" has its LoveHungry singer advertising his deeply dysfunctional, passive-agressive passive-aggressive fixation on his listener via an opening verse that takes the form of a TrialBalloonQuestion ''lathered'' in WishfulProjection.



* SlasherSmile: The [[http://www.poetsofthefall.com/discography/twilight_theater_cover/ album art]] for ''Twilight Theater'' gives us [[TragicMistake Hamartia]], the MonsterClown jester who finds perverse humour and joy in others' disasterous errors. No wonder he's smiling.

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* SlasherSmile: The [[http://www.poetsofthefall.com/discography/twilight_theater_cover/ album art]] for ''Twilight Theater'' gives us [[TragicMistake Hamartia]], the MonsterClown jester who finds perverse humour and joy in others' disasterous disastrous errors. No wonder he's smiling.


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* SpokenWordInMusic: After a spate of static at the end of "[[https://youtu.be/wwkWWwns_E8?list=PLjACqN5i5sDVe5s5ehe-4hWUb_lHbQ2Nd Hounds to Hamartia]]" a tinny, muted lo-fi commentary can be heard as Marko Saaresto explains that "Hounds" is a polished rehash of the first version of their earliest song, "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzsiE44Lz_w&list=PLjACqN5i5sDXHRWcD9Xpy-xI8eB_PWfJu Late Goodbye]]."


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* ThemeTune:
** "[[https://youtu.be/AzsiE44Lz_w?list=PLjACqN5i5sDVBPJGHevomO4YZd9wwVLkS Late Goodbye]]," the country-flavored, melancholic DrivingSong that serves as RecurringRiff and SolemnEndingTheme of [[FilmNoir Noir]] ThirdPersonShooter ''VideoGame/MaxPayne2TheFallOfMaxPayne,''
** "[[https://youtu.be/Ocqtd4SYo7M?list=PLIXpL9mz02mJS0ox-8Ll9lxlOzM8D6I7- Grinder's Blues]]," the {{Rockabilly}} ExpositoryThemeTune of SciFi {{Platform|Game}}er ''VideoGame/{{Rochard}}.'' where the AsteroidMiner protagonist complains that he and his crew are at the ends of their economic ropes.
** "[[https://youtu.be/BAh6ay9QDtE?list=PLjACqN5i5sDUEienDV52g85W6J7chzLXV The Happy Song]]," the BraggingThemeTune[=/=]VillainSong for Mr. Scratch, AxCrazy HumanoidAbomination antagonist of ''VideoGame/AlanWakesAmericanNightmare''. The singer screams and rants with considerable relish about his own madness so repetitively it borders on [[MadnessMantra Mantra]].
* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness:
** In the video for "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ompevuR1644&list=PLjACqN5i5sDWjx8wkdUyCl4MjctV4SE6o Lift]]." its a given that MadDreamer Mark is actively having {{Hallucinations}} of flying [[MacabreMothMotif moths]], but a final reveal that an InkblotTest which he also saw as a moth shape is actually totally dissimilar throws even the less fantastic imagery he was shown at his psych hearing into doubt.
** ZigZagged in "[[https://youtu.be/f0w_WYXPIMc?list=PLjACqN5i5sDWU8BGL5afu1ynDxAMPX2rH Psychosis]]," the chorus makes a point of confessing the singer's psychosis, even as other verses that initially sound like WordSaladPhilosophy resolve into relatively coherent expressions of rage and frustration at the superficial nature of fame, before the singer eventually decides to exploit it and start a CultOfPersonality.
--->Revelation leading to my psychosis and inspiration\\
Digest another hallucination, psychosis by recreation\\
Happy till the next deterioration, psychosis
4th Jul '16 6:03:49 PM Aiguille
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* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: The opening verse of ObsessionSong "[[https://youtu.be/MKk1u5RMTn4?list=PLjACqN5i5sDWIIpg-5EB4WcitMMqnXhFP Carnival of Rust]]," implies that the speaker has been unhealthily fixating on the object of their affection for so long they've been losing sleep, while the lyrics pivot from a passive, WishfulProjection-fueled TrialBalloonQuestion to a line that {{Deconstruct|ed}}s the declaration itself as predatory in nature.
-->Of implication, insinuation and ill will, till' you cannot lie still\\
In all this turmoil, before red cape and foil come closing in for a kill?



* AudienceParticipationSong: In concert, "[[https://youtu.be/CiOZe5wQcC0?list=PLjACqN5i5sDV-vl7PcNKmeMiivkLiHE2x The Happy Song]]," with its minimal, repetitive lyrics, may be reworked into a closing number that serves as an opportunity for the audience to sing along, with the addition of genially menacing new MadnessMantra lyrics to thank them for coming.
-->'''Singer''': 'Cause really, we love you!
-->'''Audience''': 'Cause really, we love you!
-->'''Singer''': LOVEYOULOVEYOULOVEYOU!
-->'''Audience''': LOVEYOULOVEYOULOVEYOU!



* BreakUpBonfire: {{Exaggerated}} in the video for "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di7NMssrqsE Daze]]," where [[TragicMistake Hamartia]] the MonsterClown reacts to a female attendee leaving his MasqueradeBall like a villain scorned, setting fire to her car, with her in it ''and'' the ball as a whole.



* DrivingSong:
** "[[https://youtu.be/AzsiE44Lz_w?list=PLjACqN5i5sDVBPJGHevomO4YZd9wwVLkS Late Goodbye]]," the ThemeSong of ''VideoGame/MaxPayne2TheFallOfMaxPayne,'' is a melancholy country tune implying a never-ending SternChase
--->Lonely street signs, power lines, they keep on flashing, flashing by\\
And we keep driving into the night
** WanderlustSong "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di7NMssrqsE Daze]]" is as much about the highs and lows of touring as it is driving itself, but the video makes a point of emphasizing the latter, as an absconder from a MasqueradeBall glories in driving her car.
--->Rolling down the freeway, master to the speed of light\\
Screaming up in the air, bursting through the night



-->D'you breath the name of your saviour in your hour of need\\

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-->D'you breath breathe the name of your saviour in your hour of need\\



* PerformanceVideo: Several.
** The video for "[[https://youtu.be/IHTKxRjAjqI Fire]]" filmed live at Finland's Ankkarock festival.
** The video for BreakupSong "[[https://youtu.be/y3rYhyIk8jM?list=PLjACqN5i5sDV1jkUkrNCzytFOlYdQN8rM The Ultimate Fling]]" shot by fans with cellphone cams.
** The video for their CoverVersion of "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcjZZIRRBNA You Know My Name]]," for The Voice's ''Livenä Vieraissa'' compilation album, performed live in studio, in Bond {{Tuxedo|AndMartini}}s.
** Their second video for "[[https://youtu.be/7lg6ro_CEnw Dreaming Wide Awake]]," filmed live at Finland's Provinssirock Festival.
** The video for the UnpluggedVersion of "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfVGvY7p1sU Temple of Thought]]," filmed live in studio.
** The video for "[[https://youtu.be/wlVIp6rKYAQ Running Out of Time]]" filmed live in concert in Moscow.



* {{Rockabilly}}: "[[https://youtu.be/Ocqtd4SYo7M?list=PLIXpL9mz02mJS0ox-8Ll9lxlOzM8D6I7- Grinder's Blues]]," the ThemeSong of SciFi {{Platform|Game}}er ''VideoGame/{{Rochard}}.''



* SadClown: The video for "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKk1u5RMTn4 Carnival of Rust]]" {{Deconstruct|ed}}s this with singer Zoltar, a ragged fortunetelling automaton with peeling paint and a [[CommediaDellArte Pierrot's]] black and white makeup. He's become so warped by playing his role at the [[CircusOfFear frightening Carnival]] where he works that all that's left of his clownishness is his decaying facade. In desperation, he sings an ObsessionSong pleading with his latest customer to love him so he can be free, but its sentiment is so LoveHungry that it frightens her off, and he weeps a SingleTear as she leaves.
* ScareChord: An electric guitar variation precedes the chorus in "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKk1u5RMTn4 Carnival of Rust]]." In its video, it accompanies Zoltar the fortuneteller pulling "The Nine of Swords" (anguish, entrapment) after declaring his customer a "savior," and she staggers backward in startlement as he begins his LoveHungry demand that she love him to set him free from the [[CircusOfFear Carnival]].

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* SadClown: The video for "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKk1u5RMTn4 "[[https://youtu.be/MKk1u5RMTn4?list=PLjACqN5i5sDWIIpg-5EB4WcitMMqnXhFP Carnival of Rust]]" {{Deconstruct|ed}}s this with singer Zoltar, a ragged fortunetelling automaton with peeling paint and a [[CommediaDellArte Pierrot's]] black and white makeup. He's become so warped by playing his role at the [[CircusOfFear frightening Carnival]] where he works that all that's left of his clownishness is his decaying facade. In desperation, he sings an ObsessionSong pleading with his latest customer to love him so he can be free, but its sentiment is so LoveHungry that it frightens her off, and he weeps a SingleTear as she leaves.
* ScareChord: An electric guitar variation precedes the chorus in "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKk1u5RMTn4 "[[https://youtu.be/MKk1u5RMTn4?list=PLjACqN5i5sDWIIpg-5EB4WcitMMqnXhFP Carnival of Rust]]." In its video, it accompanies Zoltar the fortuneteller pulling "The Nine of Swords" (anguish, entrapment) after declaring his customer a "savior," and she staggers backward in startlement as he begins his LoveHungry demand that she love him to set him free from the [[CircusOfFear Carnival]].
* SecondLawMyAss: {{Downplayed}} in the video for ObsessionSong "[[https://youtu.be/MKk1u5RMTn4?list=PLjACqN5i5sDWIIpg-5EB4WcitMMqnXhFP Carnival of Rust]]," where the [[CircusOfFear Carnival]]'s LoveHungry automaton Zoltar the Fortuneteller has no problem turning a customer's {{Tarot|Troubles}} reading into a jarringly abrupt AnguishedDeclarationOfLove, with the implication that he's stacked the deck to make his pitch.
* SerenadeYourLover: {{Deconstructed}} in the video for "[[https://youtu.be/MKk1u5RMTn4?list=PLjACqN5i5sDWIIpg-5EB4WcitMMqnXhFP Carnival of Rust]]," where the [[CircusOfFear Carnival]]'s automaton Zoltar the Fortuneteller, when activated, treats his customer to a sudden ObsessionSong with such indiscriminately LoveHungry overtones that it frightens her off, and makes it painfully clear he's LovingAShadow instead of a person.



** Zoltar the Fortuneteller, the SadClown automaton singer from the video for "[[https://youtu.be/MKk1u5RMTn4?list=PLjACqN5i5sDWIIpg-5EB4WcitMMqnXhFP Carnival of Rust]]," is named for the Zoltar Speaks machine in ''Film/{{Big}}.''



* SingleTear: In the video for ObsessionSong "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKk1u5RMTn4 Carnival of Rust]]," fortunetelling automaton and SadClown Zoltar cries a black, make-up stained tear when he realizes his customer is leaving the [[CircusOfFear Carnival]] and will never return his affections.

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* SingleTear: In the video for ObsessionSong "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKk1u5RMTn4 "[[https://youtu.be/MKk1u5RMTn4?list=PLjACqN5i5sDWIIpg-5EB4WcitMMqnXhFP Carnival of Rust]]," fortunetelling automaton and SadClown Zoltar cries a black, make-up stained tear when he realizes his customer is leaving the [[CircusOfFear Carnival]] and will never return his affections.



* SolemnEndingTheme: '"[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzsiE44Lz_w Late Goodbye]]," a melancholic, country-inspired tune implying a never-ending SternChase, is the end credits music and RecurringRiff of ''VideoGame/MaxPayne2TheFallOfMaxPayne.''

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* SnakesAreSinister: [[TragicMistake Hamartia]], the MonsterClown SlasherSmile wearing jester mascot of ''Twilight Theater's'' [[http://www.poetsofthefall.com/discography/twilight_theater_cover/ album art]], sports a HappyHarlequinHat with a flap that turns into silhouetted, coiling head of a serpent.
* SolemnEndingTheme: '"[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzsiE44Lz_w "[[https://youtu.be/AzsiE44Lz_w?list=PLjACqN5i5sDVBPJGHevomO4YZd9wwVLkS Late Goodbye]]," a melancholic, country-inspired tune implying a never-ending SternChase, is the end credits music and RecurringRiff of ''VideoGame/MaxPayne2TheFallOfMaxPayne.'' ''
* SomethingBlues: "[[https://youtu.be/Ocqtd4SYo7M?list=PLIXpL9mz02mJS0ox-8Ll9lxlOzM8D6I7- Grinder's Blues]]," the {{Rockabilly}} ThemeSong to ''VideoGame/{{Rochard}},'' where the AsteroidMiner protagonist laments that he and his crew are barely skating by.
* TheSomethingSong: "[[https://youtu.be/BAh6ay9QDtE?list=PLjACqN5i5sDUEienDV52g85W6J7chzLXV The Happy Song]]" an ode to psychopathy, and VillainSong of Mr. Scratch, HumanoidAbomination antagonist of ''Videogame/AlanWakesAmericanNightmare.''



* SternChase:
** DrivingSong "[[https://youtu.be/AzsiE44Lz_w?list=PLjACqN5i5sDVBPJGHevomO4YZd9wwVLkS Late Goodbye]]" has a couple chased endlessly by "the Devil" though its unclear whether its literal or metaphorical.
--->The devil grins from ear to ear when he sees the hand he's dealt us\\
Points at your flamin' hair, and then we're playin' hide and seek\\
I can't breathe easy here, 'less our trail's gone cold behind us\\
'Til in the john mirror you stare at yourself grown old and weak
** {{Driving|Song}}[=/=]WanderlustSong "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di7NMssrqsE Daze]]" has the singer complaining "IJustWantToHaveFriends" but being compelled to drift from place to place by a pursuer
--->With constant companions, would that I could\\
Further afield my nemesis on stilts is gaining on me



* TarotTroubles: The video for "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKk1u5RMTn4 Carnival of Rust]]" has Zoltar the fortune-telling automaton give his [[PostApocalypticGasMask gas-masked]] customer a tarot reading via a pair of trivision-style prismatic signs flanking his case. He considers her "The Star," a good-hearted MessiahFigure, but the second card he pulls (complete with electric guitar ScareChord) is one of its opposites, "The Nine of Swords", symbolizing anguish, despair and being trapped. On doing this, he begins the song's chorus, a blatant demand that she love him or he'll be stuck there, all but confirming he's tainting the reading with his desperate WishfulProjection.
* UnpluggedVersion:

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* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: One of their draws. Vocalist Marko Saaresto learned English from a young age, and affects an American delivery at will, with remarkably few tells.
* TarotTroubles: The video for "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKk1u5RMTn4 "[[https://youtu.be/MKk1u5RMTn4?list=PLjACqN5i5sDWIIpg-5EB4WcitMMqnXhFP Carnival of Rust]]" has Zoltar the fortune-telling automaton give his [[PostApocalypticGasMask gas-masked]] customer a tarot reading via a pair of trivision-style prismatic signs flanking his case. He considers her "The Star," a good-hearted MessiahFigure, but the second card he pulls (complete with electric guitar ScareChord) is one of its opposites, "The Nine of Swords", symbolizing anguish, despair and being trapped. On doing this, he begins the song's chorus, a blatant demand that she love him or he'll be stuck there, all but confirming he's tainting the reading with his desperate WishfulProjection.
* UnpluggedVersion: Frequently in concert.



** ''Temple of Thought Bonus Edition'' has unplugged live studio versions of love song "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfVGvY7p1sU Temple of Thought]]" and LoveNostalgiaSong "[[https://youtu.be/YEa8dgcQAc8 Skin]]."

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** ''Temple of Thought Bonus Edition'' has unplugged live studio versions of love song "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfVGvY7p1sU Temple of Thought]]" and LoveNostalgiaSong "[[https://youtu.be/YEa8dgcQAc8 be/YEa8dgcQAc8?list=PLjACqN5i5sDUEienDV52g85W6J7chzLXV Skin]]."
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