The Curse of Curves

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"The Curse of Curves"
Single by Cute Is What We Aim For
from the album The Same Old Blood Rush with a New Touch
Released April 30, 2007
Format 7" vinyl, digital download
Recorded 2006
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:23
Label Fueled by Ramen
Cute Is What We Aim For singles chronology
"There's a Class for This"
(2006)
"The Curse of Curves"
(2007)
"Newport Living"
(2007)

"The Curse of Curves" is the second single and eighth track on Cute Is What We Aim For's debut album The Same Old Blood Rush with a New Touch. It was released in February 2007. The music video features a dinner party hosted by a married couple. The husband (played by Shaant Hacikyan) is shown in three different flashbacks, cheating on his wife with three other women who are currently attending the party with the other band members. The end of the video shows the husband drinking poisoned champagne courtesy of his wife. The ex bass player Jack Marin is featured in the video instead of recent ex-bass player Fred Cimato or current bass player Dave Melillo. This song is featured on DANCE! Online, a casual online multiplayer rhythm video game. The song charted at number 191 on the UK Singles Chart, on the week of 12/05/2007.

Music video and lyrics[edit]

"The Curse of Curves" is told from the cheating but charming husband's point of view. In the video, the husband and wife lead a charmed but empty life. The husband is convinced that his charm can get him out of trouble and that his wife is shallow.

"I want someone provocative and talkative / But it's so hard when you're shallow as a shower"

He considers himself charming and gifted while he looks at women's curves as a thing meant to plague him.

"I've got the gift of one liners / And you've got the curse of curves"

It becomes clear that his affairs have been no secret to the wife and that there may have been altercations between them in the past. He blames her jealousy and calls her greedy.

"It seems I'm too hip to keep tight lipped / And you're on the gossip team / You're making something out of nothing / And jealousy's the cousin, the cousin of greed"

The video shows a large dinner party and flashbacks to three times he has cheated on her with various female party guests. The dinner party guests seem happy and the three women look provocatively at the host while the hostess looks extremely fed up with her husband's obvious scandals. The husband appears smug throughout the party and toward the end of the video raises a glass in a toast to the party. The scorned wife raises her glass with a bittersweet look on her face. The husband raises his glass and drinks from it, makes a face and falls backward in his chair. The wife smiles. He is presumed dead.

The music video cuts out the last two seconds of the song, and it ends with the wife smiling.

Track listing[edit]

iTunes I
  1. "The Curse of Curves" – 3:22
iTunes II
  1. "The Curse of Curves" – 3:23
  2. "Risqué" (AOL Sessions) – 3:31
7" vinyl picture disc
  • A: "The Curse of Curves" (album version)
  • B: "Risqué" (AOL Sessions)