The Johns are Time LordsThey look exactly the same as they did in the '80s. Their titles? The Johns. They work in a pair.
"Experimental Film" and "Dr. Worm" are both from the point of view of the same personDrumming and film-making were both Fleeting Passionate Hobbies.
Kendra McCormick no longer lives in this dorm because TMBG killed herOh my god, they killed Kendra! You bastards!
"Particle Man" is a retelling of the Elric family tragedies from Fullmetal Alchemist.Inspired by this video, but while Particle Man is Ed, and Triangle Man is Envy, Hoenheim is Universe Man, as evidenced by his mastery over Alchemy and immortality (second hand is his life and family amongst the mortals, millenium hand is his immortality, and eon hand is the Truth), and Alphonse is Person Man, comparatively the normal observer, no special powers and not a very outstanding personality for most of the time, with his most noticeable feature is living his life as a garbage can.
"Particle Man" is the story of Terry Pratchett's Reaper Man.It warrants mention. Death is Particle Man, "doing the things a particle can" like being in two places at once, being two things at once, moving through walls. The Auditors, who hate Person-ness and Death after he gains a personality, as well as existing in threes, are Triangle Man. Azrael is Universe man (he's got a clock with a second hand, millenium hand, and an aeon hand) and is the only one not to be even temporarily defeated by, or even challenged by Triangle Man (the Auditors). And Person Man is people.
The singer in the first verse of "Turn Around" is an assassin (or the person who decides who dies), who knows he's about to die.Explains why he could say he was working in the office, and that he had recently (thought he) killed a man isn't a big deal. The man he talked to on the phone is also an assassin and is pointing a gun at the singer ("...the same obsequious manner which is the reason I had him killed").
The narrator of 'I'm your boyfriend now' killed the object of his affections.The song gets progressively more sinister, beginning with admiration and progressing to physical stalking and the singer confessing he listens to voices in his head. The particular verse "You don't have to say it, I can see it in your eyes, I can read it in your heart and I can hear it in your silence" is what convinces me. After that, the narrator continues to question why his beloved won't act like he's her boyfriend. The answer, whether he's rational enough to know or not, is because she can't; she's dead.
The Statues are Weeping Angels.The statue sent a beam into the narrator's eye and then he died. The Angel can imprint an image into your eyes and then an Angel will be in your mind. You die shortly after.
Nyquil Driver is now serving time.He obviously fell asleep at the wheel and ran someone over.
"Experimental Film," "Doctor Worm," and "Statue Got Me High" take place in the same universe.The narrator is in college, trying to decide between a medical career or an artistic one. He mentions that something in the film he's working on makes your face explode. He also mentions he doesn't know what makes your face explode. Then, he hears word of the eponymous statue of the second song. So, he films the statue. It doesn't work to the full effect, and when he watches it he finds that his head isn't splattered all over the dorm-room walls. It does, however, cause dementia, causing him to believe that he is a worm. What little remains of his old self is the fact he likes to play the drums, signifying his love for the arts.
Cake's song "Comfort Eagle" is the prequel to "Dirtbike" and The bird of the bee of the moth is one of the deities the cult worships, alongside cthulhu,and an ethnocentric american rocker who likes to smoke. While that doesn't SEEM very godly, remember the lyrics talking about him handling the money AND serving the food, all the while calling you dude. It takes either multiple bodies or psychic powers and teleportation to do that at a a party where people serve the food as apposed to the self-serve most parties employ. not to mention that his cigarette doesn't seem to ash. On the bird/bee/moth side, we have what seems to (as stated above) an eldritch abomination. The submarine was a sacrifice.
The third verse of "Upside-Down Frown" is a response to "Weird Al" Yankovic.Just look at the lyrics. "When I'm with you, the landscape goes all weird." "Black is white" (referencing Al's TMBG pastiche "Everything You Know Is Wrong"). And a few comments on his appearance: "the rainbow has a beard", referring to his colorful outfit and having grown a beard as of 2007, and harping on correcting bad eyesight, which Al had corrected with laser surgery shortly after the pastiche.
The "Intellectuals meet" that Gloria mentions in the spoken "Track 13"...Is a Mensa meeting.
Gloria is having an affair with the man on the phone.The background voice near the end of the recording is her real husband.
"Turn Around" is about Predator"Turn around" is one of the English phrases the Predator knows. Moreover, the Predator wears a pale mask and collects human skulls, and it's "a thing there that can't be found" when using its camouflage.
"I'm Your Boyfriend Now" and "Call You Mom" are about the same guy.Different girls, though. He's had a very troubled past.
"S-E-X-X-Y" is about a transvestiteA common enough interpretation to this song, given lines like these:
Universe Man is God.Speaks for itself.
The "Fingertips" suite is the story of one man's life from conception to the afterlifeSee a track-by-track breakdown here
"Reprehensible" is narrated by the subject of "When Will You Die"Both songs seem to be about the ultimate Complete Monster.
"Cloisonné" is about domestic abuse.It's not unlike TMBG to write a disturbing song with bright music, but the lyrics to this one are creepy even for them. "Don't go callin' law enforcement"? It definitely sounds like something illegal is going down. "Mind your business"? "Keep your voice down"? It's not much of a stretch to assume that that illegal act is abusive in some way, likely towards a child or spouse. (And it's about time Flans got his time to shine as the one to write dark lyrics, anyway!)