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* UnreliableNarrator: While interrogated by the police, the narrator of "Jenny Is a Friend Of Mine" deliberately downplays his relationship with the titular girl and claims he's innocent of her murder.

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* UnreliableNarrator: While interrogated by the police, the narrator of "Jenny Is Was a Friend Of Mine" deliberately downplays his relationship with the titular girl and claims he's innocent of her murder.


* BaitAndSwitch: The music video for "The Man" off of ''Wonderful Wonderful'' pulls one of these by depicting the protagonists doing stereotypically masculine things only to show the repercussions of those things in the modern age; the high-rolling gambler gets thrown out on his ass when his luck turns, the daredevil motorcyclist is only [[GloryDays reliving past glories]] because of a bad accident, the bar-crawler gets into a fight with a bigger man that he started by getting shitfaced, and the Vegas lounge singer is performing for a disinterested and sparse crowd due to a [[DiscoDan severe loss in interest for that sort of hokey performance]].

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* BaitAndSwitch: The music video for "The Man" off of ''Wonderful Wonderful'' pulls one of these by depicting the protagonists doing stereotypically masculine things only to show [[RealityEnsues the repercussions of those things in the modern age; age]]: the high-rolling gambler gets thrown out on his ass when his luck turns, the daredevil motorcyclist is only [[GloryDays reliving past glories]] because of a bad accident, the bar-crawler gets into a fight with a bigger man that he started by getting shitfaced, and the Vegas lounge singer is performing for a disinterested and sparse crowd due to a [[DiscoDan severe loss in interest for that sort of hokey performance]].

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* OneManSong: "Andy, You're A Star".
* OneWomanSong: "Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine".

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* UnreliableNarrator: While interrogated by the police, the narrator of "Jenny Is a Friend Of Mine" deliberately downplays his relationship with the titular girl and claims he's innocent of her murder.

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* RageQuit: During the music video for "Mr. Brightside", one of the band members is playing checkers with Eric Roberts, who is winning. Eventually the band member just [[FlippingTheTable flips the table]].

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* BadassBoast: The lyrics of "The Man", through and through.


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* ItsAllAboutMe: Besides being nonstop BadassBoast, the lyrics of "The Man" also include this part:
-->Them other boys
-->I don't give a damn.


* BaitAndSwitch: The music video for "The Man" off of ''Wonderful Wonderful'' pulls one of these by depicting the protagonists doing stereotypically masculine things only to show the repercussions of those things in the modern age; the high-rolling gambler gets thrown out on his ass when his luck turns, the daredevil motorcyclist is only [[GloryDays reliving past glories]] because of a bad accident, the bar-crawler gets into a fight with a bigger man that he started by getting shitfaced, and the Vegas lounge singer is performing for a disinterested and sparse crowd due to a severe loss in interest for that sort of hokey performance.

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* BaitAndSwitch: The music video for "The Man" off of ''Wonderful Wonderful'' pulls one of these by depicting the protagonists doing stereotypically masculine things only to show the repercussions of those things in the modern age; the high-rolling gambler gets thrown out on his ass when his luck turns, the daredevil motorcyclist is only [[GloryDays reliving past glories]] because of a bad accident, the bar-crawler gets into a fight with a bigger man that he started by getting shitfaced, and the Vegas lounge singer is performing for a disinterested and sparse crowd due to a [[DiscoDan severe loss in interest for that sort of hokey performance.performance]].


* BaitAndSwitch: The music video for "The Man" off of ''Wonderful Wonderful'' pulls one of these by depicting the protagonists doing stereotypically masculine things only to show the repercussions of those things in the modern age; the high-rolling gambler gets thrown out on his ass when his luck turns, the daredevil motorcyclist is only reliving past glories because of a bad accident, the bar-crawler gets into a fight with a bigger man that he started by getting shitfaced, and the Vegas lounge singer is performing for a disinterested and sparse crowd due to a severe loss in interest for that sort of hokey performance.

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* BaitAndSwitch: The music video for "The Man" off of ''Wonderful Wonderful'' pulls one of these by depicting the protagonists doing stereotypically masculine things only to show the repercussions of those things in the modern age; the high-rolling gambler gets thrown out on his ass when his luck turns, the daredevil motorcyclist is only [[GloryDays reliving past glories glories]] because of a bad accident, the bar-crawler gets into a fight with a bigger man that he started by getting shitfaced, and the Vegas lounge singer is performing for a disinterested and sparse crowd due to a severe loss in interest for that sort of hokey performance.


* ''[Don't Waste Your Wishes]'' (2016, a compilation of yearly Christmas themed singles released between 2006-2016)

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* ''[Don't ''Don't Waste Your Wishes]'' Wishes'' (2016, a compilation of yearly Christmas themed singles released between 2006-2016)


* ''[[Don't Waste Your Wishes]]'' (2016, a compilation of yearly Christmas themed singles released between 2006-2016)

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* ''[[Don't ''[Don't Waste Your Wishes]]'' Wishes]'' (2016, a compilation of yearly Christmas themed singles released between 2006-2016)

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* ''[[Don't Waste Your Wishes]]'' (2016, a compilation of yearly Christmas themed singles released between 2006-2016)


** Also present in "Flesh and Bone" and "Battle Born", on ''Battle Born''.

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** Also present in "Flesh and Bone" and "Battle Born", on ''Battle Born''. Born'', as well as "Wonderful Wonderful" from ''Wonderful Wonderful.''


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* YeOldeButcheredEnglish: Pops up in "Wonderful Wonderful" when the singer addresses the "motherless child".
-->Motherless child does thou believe\\
That thine afflictions have caused us to grieve?\\
Motherless child angels have closed\\
Their eyes, thou wast thrown away and exposed\\

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*** ...or about an accidental overdose.

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* BaitAndSwitch: The music video for "The Man" off of ''Wonderful Wonderful'' pulls one of these by depicting the protagonists doing stereotypically masculine things only to show the repercussions of those things in the modern age; the high-rolling gambler gets thrown out on his ass when his luck turns, the daredevil motorcyclist is only reliving past glories because of a bad accident, the bar-crawler gets into a fight with a bigger man that he started by getting shitfaced, and the Vegas lounge singer is performing for a disinterested and sparse crowd due to a severe loss in interest for that sort of hokey performance.



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* ''Wonderful Wonderful'' (2017)


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After another four year sabbatical following ''Direct Hits'', the band released their sixth album, ''Wonderful Wonderful''.

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