Tear Jerker: The Residents

  • Demons Dance Alone was chock full of this. Standouts include the "Loss" section and "Make Me Moo."
  • Animal Lover. From "What Have My Chickens Done Now?" and "Two Lips" (in which a mad rush to buy tulips leaves everyone with tulips and nothing else) to pieces like "Dead Men," My Window," and "Inner Space," in which a woman recounts her visits to a bitter, detached father spending his last days in a hospital, this is considered one of the band's more depressing pieces, from a time when they were at their most pessimistic.
  • The group's rendition of "Bury Me Not," from the Cube-E show.
  • The last two tracks from Freak Show. "Lillie" is about a young member of the audience who's so screwed-up mentally that she gives the performers the creeps, while "Nobody Laughs When They Leave" is comparatively, quite a Dark Reprise of "Everyone Comes To The Freak Show."
    Everyone comes to the freak show
    to laugh at the freaks and the geeks
    Life is a lot like the freak show
    nobody laughs when they leave.