Worse Than a Fairy Tale is the second album from Colorado band Drop Dead, Gorgeous. Worse Than a Fairy Tale is a concept album as well as an interactive experience for fans, telling the story of a serial killer who plies his trade in a small fictional town called Saylor Lake. Every song connects the pieces of the puzzle, and listeners will have the opportunity to decipher the mystery themselves through a multimedia experience on worsethanafairytale.com, which features postings and artwork related to the story. Each song is about one of the 11 murders carried out by the Saylor Lake Killer. It is the first of their albums to carry the Parental Advisory Sticker.
In the months leading up to the release of this album, the band posted a timer counting down to the 12:00 a.m. eastern time on July 6 release on their MySpace page. "They'll Never Get Me" was released on the MySpace when that timer stopped.
A single for "They'll Never Get Me (Word with You)" was released exclusively in Hot Topic and was also released on iTunes on July 24 along with the next track, "It Sounded Like an Accident".