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Nothing to Prove - Geek Girls & The Doubleclicks

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    I entered this scene through rejection and honesty.
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    Nerds weren't mean they were weird and that worked for me.
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    After 10 years of teasing when social skills failed me
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    Dungeons and Dragons cured all that ailed me.
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    We read books, we played games,
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    we made art, we watched Lost,
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    we said things like d20, shipping and mana cost.
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    It felt good to be myself.
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    Not being mocked.
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    Still self-concious though, we whispered things about jocks.
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    But one day you grow up, come into your own.
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    Now geek's not rejection, it's a label I own.
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    Then ignornant haters come to prove me wrong.
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    Tell me I'm not nerdy enough to belong.
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    (rising music)
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    I've got nothing to prove.
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    I've got nothing to prove.
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    I've got nothing to prove.
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    (rising music)
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    Fake geek girl test, that's a funny one,
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    go ahead, how many comic books are there I haven't read?
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    I know it feels good to have a contest you win.
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    It would feel even better, if I wanted in.
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    So women aren't geeks, is that your conclusion?
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    That this is some secret club based on exclusion?
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    12 year old dorks would say "you're being selfish",
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    and then they'd go write in their journals in Elvish.
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    (rising music)
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    I've got nothing to prove.
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    I've got nothing to prove.
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    I've got nothing to prove.
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    (instrumental)
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    I've got cred but honestly I shouldn't need it.
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    This world needs all kinds of folks to complete it.
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    You've got gamers and artists and comic subscribers,
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    cos-players, crafters and fan-fiction writers.
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    You can stop: never say "fake geek" again.
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    Our club needs no bouncers, all who want in get in.
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    But go ahead if you want to own that role fully.
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    I ain't got nothing to prove to a bully.
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    (rising music)
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    I've got nothing to prove.
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    I've got nothing to prove.
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    I've got nothing to prove.
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    (rising music)
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    I've got nothing to prove.
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    I've got nothing to prove.
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    I've got nothing to prove.
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    (rising music)
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    Haters are gonna hate!
Title:
Nothing to Prove - Geek Girls & The Doubleclicks
Description:

This song is "Nothing to Prove" by the Doubleclicks: http://thedoubleclicks.com.
You can submit your own sign at http://geekgirlvideo.tumblr.com.

We took submissions for this project on our last nationwide tour, & online. We received somewhere between 150-250 geek girl videos, as well as some from some awesome prominent geeks: Kelly Sue Deconnick, Amy Berg, John Scalzi, Josh A. Cagan, Adam Savage, Paul & Storm, Wil Wheaton, Marian Call & more. Thank you to EVERYONE who made this possible!

The video concept is by Josh A. Cagan and the Doubleclicks, and the video was directed and edited by Angela Webber (of the Doubleclicks.) The concept was inspired by the book trailer for "Dear Teen Me."

Find the Doubleclicks online!
http://twitter.com/thedoubleclicks
http://facebook.com/thedoubleclicks
http://thedoubleclicks.com
E-mail list! http://thedoubleclicks.fanbridge.com
Tour dates! http://thedoubleclicks.com/upcoming

This album can be downloaded on iTunes & Bandcamp:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/lasers-and-feelings/id666068444
http://thedoubleclicks.bandcamp.com/album/lasers-and-feelings

We aren't reading the comments, so if you want to get in touch with us please contact leftclick at thedoubleclicks.com

Lyrics:
I entered this scene through rejection and honesty
Nerds weren't mean, they were weird and that worked for me
After 10 years of teasing when social skills failed me
Dungeons & Dragons cured all that ailed me

We read books, we played games, we made art, we watched Lost
We said things like "D20", "shipping" and "Mana cost"
It felt good to be myself, not being mocked
Still self-conscious, though, we whispered things about jocks

But one day, you grow up, come into your own
Now geek's not rejection - it's a label I own
Then ignorant haters come to prove me wrong
Tell me I'm not nerdy enough to belong

I've got nothing to prove
I've got nothing to prove
I've got nothing to prove

Fake Geek Girl test - that's a funny one, go ahead
How many comic books are there I haven't read?
I know it feels good to have a contest you win
It would feel even better if I wanted in

So women aren't geeks, so is that your conclusion?
That this is some secret club based on exclusion?
12-year-old dorks would say you're being selfish
And then they'd go write in their journals in Elvish

I've got nothing to prove
I've got nothing to prove
I've got nothing to prove

I've got cred but honestly, I shouldn't need it
This world needs all kinds of folks to complete it
You've got gamers, and artists and comic subscribers
Cosplayers, crafters and fan-fiction writers

You can stop - never say "fake geek" again
Our club needs no bouncers - all who want in get in
But go ahead, if you want, to own that role fully
I ain't got nothing to prove to a bully!

I've got nothing to prove
I've got nothing to prove
I've got nothing to prove

Haters are gonna hate

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Video Language:
English
Duration:
04:19

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