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"Professional Griefers" is the third single deadmau5 released from his sixth stuido album, > Album Title Goes Here <. It features the vocals of Gerard Way, and was released on August 14th, 2012.

Background

Around summer 2011, a song called 'Deer Bus' found its way onto the internet. "Deer Bus" was a working title for the demo of "Professional Griefers". Following 'Deer Bus' came a slightly different mix, which was called "Expert Griefers". This version of the song was the instrumental version of "Professional Griefers", which Zimmerman premiered at Lollapalooza. Following this, Zimmerman played the instrumental version of "Professional Griefers" during his Meowingtons Hax Tour, alongside something he called the Expert Griefing Machine. The song was commonly played with samples of Daft Punk's "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" while touring. After nearly a year of work, deadmau5 revealed through playing the new "Professional Griefers" during a livestreaming session that the song now featured vocals from Gerard Way.

Music Video

The video starts with a family in a trailer watching a UFC match, which features Zimmerman and Gerard battling with giant robots. It then shows various different people watching the match. In the match, Gerard is shown to winning, until a robot version of Meowingtons messes with Gerard's control by chewing the wires. This results in Gerard's robot not functioning, which Zimmerman takes advantage of and wins the match. The video ends with Meowingtons disabling Zimmerman's robot, which in turn makes it fall over, crushing the dome. Meowingtons then is seen walking on the remaining debris, until he pounces towards the viewer.

Lyrics

I like the sound of the broken pieces
I like the lights and the siren she says
We got machines but the kids got Jesus
We like to move like we both don't need this

God can’t hear you,
They won't fight you
Watch them build a friend just like you
Morning sickness, XYZ
Teenage girls with ESP

Give me the sound to see
Another world outside that’s full of all the broken things that I made
Just give me a life to bleed
Another world outside that’s full of all the awful things that I made

We like to dance but the dead go faster
Turn up the slam/hound/bar/code/blast/her
We want the cash or the junk you’re after
Rez-up control for the mix tape master

Cell-correction
Mass dissection
Death-squad brats are in detention
Morning sickness, XYZ
Boys with bombs in NM///

Carbon-lacing
Spent shell-casings
Photographs that I’m erasing
Bonus lives with pixel-screams
Girls with guns on LSD

Cell-infection,
Mass-destruction
Program for the final function
Lab-rat king, rescue team
Save me from the next life

Give me the sound, to see
Another world outside that’s full of all the broken things that I made
Just give me a life to bleed
Another world outside that’s full of all the awful things that I made

'Cause we are the last disease
Another broken life that’s full of all the awful things that I made
And we got the eyes to see
Another broken life that’s full of all the awful things that are made.


Trivia

  • The music video is the most expensive music video, regarding electronic music, to date. [1]
  • The instruemental was played during the official launch of Minecraft.[2]

Gallery

References

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Deadmau5 Singles
Vexillology "1981" • "Dr. Funkenstein"
Random Album Title "Faxing Berlin" • "Not Exactly" • "Arguru" • "Alone With You" • "Slip" • "I Remember"
For Lack of a Better Name "Hi Friend!" • "Ghosts 'n' Stuff" • "Word Problems" • "Bot" • "Lack of a Better Name" • "Strobe"
4x4=12 "Some Chords" • "Animal Rights" • "Sofi Needs a Ladder" • "Right This Second" • "Bad Selection" • "Raise Your Weapon"
> Album Title Goes Here < "Maths" • "The Veldt" • "Professional Griefers" • "Channel 42" • "Telemiscommunications"
While (1<2) "Avaritia" • "Seeya" • "Infra Turbo Pigcart Racer" • "Phantoms Can't Hang"
W:/2016ALBUM/ "Snowcone" • "Let Go"
At Play Mixes "Full Bloom" • "Reduction" • "Sex, Lies, Audiotape" • "Tau V1" • "Tau V2" • "Stereo Fidelity" • "Outta My Life" • "This Noise" • "Vanishing Point" • "I Like Your Music"
Other "The Reward is Cheese" • "Fifths" • "Move For Me" • "Clockwork" • "All You Ever Want" • "I Said" • "HR 8938 Cephei" • "Where My Keys"• "Aural Psynapse" • "Suckfest9001" • "Beneath With Me" • "Saved" • "Legendary"