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Post by Ben Reilly on Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:49 pm

By now, everybody knows that her song actually contains no accurate examples of irony. They're all pretty much bad luck.

But what if she did that intentionally?

What could possibly be more ironic than a song called "Ironic" that contains no actual irony?

Maybe she's a genius!

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Post by Cass on Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:36 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:By now, everybody knows that her song actually contains no accurate examples of irony. They're all pretty much bad luck.

But what if she did that intentionally?

What could possibly be more ironic than a song called "Ironic" that contains no actual irony?

Maybe she's a genius!

She’s great. Her lyrics are hysterical, wonderful and very true to life.

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Post by eddie on Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:57 pm

Hmmm. Not sure. But I do know it’s not one of her best songs by far.

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Post by Ben Reilly on Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:59 pm

I prefer "One Hand in My Pocket." Underrated song! It just occurred to me that a really smart way to write a song about irony would be to have no irony in the song Smile

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Post by Cass on Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:02 pm

eddie wrote:Hmmm. Not sure. But I do know it’s not one of her best songs by far.

You Outta Know has always been my favorite of hers but I pretty much like all of her stuff.

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Post by Cass on Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:03 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:I prefer "One Hand in My Pocket." Underrated song! It just occurred to me that a really smart way to write a song about irony would be to have no irony in the song Smile

I think she thought along the same lines.

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Post by eddie on Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:17 pm

Cass wrote:
eddie wrote:Hmmm. Not sure. But I do know it’s not one of her best songs by far.

You Outta Know has always been my favorite of hers but I pretty much like all of her stuff.

I do a mean mean version of that.

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Post by eddie on Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:19 pm

Well I did read that she didn’t know the meaning of the word “ironic” before she wrote it.

Now that’s ironic.

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Post by Ben Reilly on Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:32 pm

eddie wrote:Well I did read that she didn’t know the meaning of the word “ironic” before she wrote it.

Now that’s ironic.

A woman who didn't understand irony tried to write a song about it, ironically writing one of the most ironic songs ever. This is twisting my brain up!

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