With "Dark Side" Tim Minchin pokes fun at both the pretension of 'serious' rockers and his own comedic trifles. The verses, which depict Minchin having his emotional depth and musical marketability challenged, are performed in an exaggerated uptempo comic style. This is contrasted by a chorus in which he channels the likes of Eddie Vedder and Trent Reznor to prove he can be deep as well.
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