‘Butt Rock Girl’ MGK’s ‘Emo Girl’ Parody Is Just Perfect

Over a month ago, Machine Gun Kelly released “Emo Girl,” a collaborative track featuring Willow and painfully shallow lyrics that conformed directly to emo stereotypes. Cliffdiver, who delivered a cheeky rendition titled “Butt Rock Girl,” mixes things up with an all-too-perfect parody.

The pop-punk/ska band recently announced their new album, Exercise your demons, and released a music video for the opening track, “New Vegas Bomb”, which also featured Skatune Network. This will be the first from the Tulsa, Oklahoma act, who released EPs in 2018 and 2019, and they’re sure to get a big boost once news of their parody exploits starts circulating.

“When you order MGK with Willow on Wish…” says a computerized voice at the top of the “Butt Rock Girl” minute. Video clipteasing what’s to come.

The lyrics here touch on many of the tropes associated with hard rock/radio rock that is so often referred to as “butt rock”, a term that has become increasingly nebulous after it was derived as a sarcastic term based on a radio commercial at the late 80s (learn more about the origin of butt rock here). Hinder, Theory of a Deadman, Buckcherry, Trapt, Monster Energy Drinks and Confederate flags were all hailed.

The only crime here is that the parody of Cliffdiver only covers a verse and not the full song, but beggars can’t choose and we should all be thankful for the things we have and not lament what would have could be.

After hitting the “Butt Rock Girl” video, head down the page to check out Cliffdiver’s new single and get all the details on their upcoming album, due out May 6th on SideOneDummy Records. Pre-order your copy here.

“Butt Rock Girl” Parody Lyrics / (Original “Emo Girl” Lyrics)

She’s screaming Hinder in her bedroom mirror (Yeah, she got her makeup on in her bedroom mirror)
Probably hiding a Confederate tattoo (thigh-high fishnets and black boots)
Pierced Tongue of Cigarette Scent (Pierced Nose of Cigarette Scent)
Said a dead man’s theory is so cute (Half dead but she still looks so cute – yeah)
She drinks a monster every night (it’s a monster in disguise)
And she knows all the words to the Trap songs (and she knows all the words to the Trap songs)
Took a pic with Buckcherry’s guitar tech (Takes pics with cherry red lipstick)
She’s only sexy if you don’t talk politics (she says she only dates guys with a big mmm)

I fell in love with a butt rock girl (I fell in love with an emo girl)
I’m in love with a rock girl (I’m in love with an emo girl)
I’m in love with a butt rocker (I fell in love with an emo girl)
All I want is a rock girl (I’m in love with an emo girl)

Cliffdiver, “New Vegas Bomb” with Skatune Network

cliffdiver, Exercise your demons Album cover + track list

1. “New Vegas Bomb” with Skatune Network
2. “Who let out the Hawgs”
3. “Frankie Muniz doesn’t smoke psychics”
4. “We saw the same sunset”
5. “Death is a marriage (with eternity)”
6. “Super Saiyan Al Pacino”
7. “Dick Van Berk”
8. “I left my heart at Lemon Lake”
9. “IKEA Strikes Back”

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