What Was I Thinking
Label: Roadrunner Records
Earnest and serious, post-grunge bands generally lack a sense of humor. Or, if they do, it's well hidden. Nickelback pals Theory of a Deadman are one of the rare ones that attempt to inject their riff-ragers with satire and irreverence. The results are always mixed. The Truth Is... kicks off with a fairly humorous ode to the "Lowlife." Tyler Connolly sings, "I got an '82 Fiero with a car seat in the middle." It's a pretty funny image. On the follow-up track, however, the group descends into abject misogyny when they turn "The Cat Came Back" into the utterly tasteless "Bitch Came Back."