Barenaked Ladies/Tear Jerker
- "Tonight is the Night I Fell Asleep at the Wheel", which plays a tune that sounds like it belongs on a cheerful carnival calliope, but whose lyrics tell the story of a car crash and the futile attempts to save the titular driver whose love is the "last thing on my mind". The narrator? Ed Robertson's brother, who died in a motorcycle accident.
- In the same vein, "Am I The Only One" and "Leave". The former was originally going to be about Ed's (at the time) fiancée, but changed.
- "War On Drugs" being another big one.
"She likes to sleep with the radio on
- "Celebrity" is somewhat of a downer, too. The narrator talks about his goal in life, and then (presumably) achieves it and realizes how horribly hollow being a celebrity is.
- Then there is "What A Good Boy".
- For a song about a window washer who's afraid of heights, "When I Fall" does a great job at cuing the waterworks.
"I look straight in the mirror
- Common consensus on singing along to "Break Your Heart" is impossible because of two things.
- The Incredibly Long Note
- The inevitable tears.