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Song Parodies -> "Irony"

Original Song Title:

"Let It Be"

Original Performer:

The Beatles

Parody Song Title:


Parody Written by:

Mike Armstrong

The Lyrics

I'm simply tired of people misusing the word irony. Hopefully this can help clear things up for the unenlightened masses.
When I think of misconceptions in this world the first must truly be
Misinterpretaions, Irony.
And aided by pop culture with Alanis there insulting me
Those things, in fact, aren't, irony.

Isn't it Ironic?

Betwixt what's expected and occurs there's an incongruity
That's the definition. Irony.
And though those things may suck and they are unfortunate I agree
That does not constitute irony.

Yeah people cannot define

Isn't it Ironic?

*Instrumental Break*

Yeah Irony
Cannot believe all stu

When deaf Ludwig Beethoven published another great symphony
There's a prime example. Irony.
When Romeo and Juliet kill themselves when they'd planned to be
meeting for forever. Irony.

Now you know the answer

Yeah Irony
Now you're filled with wisdom

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Pacing: 4.5
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Overall Rating: 4.5

Total Votes: 27

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Schoolmarm - July 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Great parody, but I'm said to say that one of my pet peeves is the misuse of "hopefully," as, regrettably, your top comment exemplifies. 5s for the enlightening parody, though.
Kristof Robertson - July 12, 2005 - Report this comment
This is great, Mike...and if you're American, you get double points! 555
Paul Robinson - July 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Very, very clever...and apt, as well...5's ~ ~ ~
Adam Eccleshall - July 12, 2005 - Report this comment
Great song, although I'd have to disagree with you on Alanis' efforts... a song about irony that doesn't give a single valid example? Is that not the very definition of the word? 5's :-D
Michael Pacholek - July 12, 2005 - Report this comment
A great idea not quite well executed. And yet...
Stuart McArthur - July 12, 2005 - Report this comment
ha - very clever comment, Adam!
Yes, Alanis, saying it's ironic that it rained on your wedding day is NOT ironic, but if you were marrying a weather-forecaster, it would have been

nice idea, Mike - as Kristof suggested, In Australia, there's an oft-stated belief that Americans don't get irony, and when Alanis's song came out, our whole nation rolled its collective eyes - 555
Dominic L. - July 12, 2005 - Report this comment
How weird, I was just listening to Ironic today! Irony? Nope, just coincidence. I always got bugged by this too. Greatest parody today! Except maybe "My Aroma", and I always thought that Romeo and Juliet was an ironic story.
Johnny D - July 13, 2005 - Report this comment
Got my Recommended Daily Allowance of Irony!
Kat - July 13, 2005 - Report this comment
Michael Pacholek - July 13, 2005 - Report this comment
The whole nation? That explains why John Howard keeps getting elected.
Red Ant - July 13, 2005 - Report this comment
I love this parody and have always thought of that song as "Pathetic" ( for her misuse of irony ) instead of "Ironic".
Steve Parsons - July 14, 2005 - Report this comment
I'll show you irony.
Dumb Ass Kid - August 05, 2005 - Report this comment
[SOTM] Nothing ironic about my vote 555
Adagio - August 08, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Good parody, although I have no examples. 5's
Charlie Decker - August 09, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Actually, Alanis' song is highly ironic. Unless I am very much mistaken, it is ironic that a song called "Ironic" has nothing ironic contained in it.

BTW, Stuart, you Ozzies mistakenly rolled your eyes at America when the song came out...Alanis is Canadian. Silly hosers not understanding irony!

Great parody, by the way, Mike!
Scathe - August 09, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Pretty good.
Agrimorfee - August 10, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Song opf the Month...isn't it iconic? 555
Jeff Reuben - August 12, 2005 - Report this comment
SOTM: This is one of my wife's biggest pet peeves, so I got a kick out of this.
Tim Mayfield - August 19, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I can say that irony was defined to me as 'an unwanted and strange coincidence'. As in "I just placed all of my chips on #27 and it ended up on #26. How Ironic." The focus is on things that don't match your 'desired' result.
Red Ant - August 20, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Has an entry before inspired so much talk about a different OS? Her song is "Ironic", her examples are not irony though as correctly mentioned here. Great job guys.
Peter Andersson - August 21, 2005 - Report this comment
SOTM - I heard the other OS we talk about here just the other day; isn't it acoustic (now)?
Johnny D - August 21, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) See above
Rick C - August 22, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) What Paul Robinson said...555
Melhi - August 24, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) No irony here -- I expected this to be good and it was. :)
Stuart McArthur - August 26, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) In Oz, we're said to be too ironic - to the point where we're mistakenly taken seriously, and sorry Charlie - I had no idea she was a Canook, and great comment about a song about irony without a single example of it - and Tim, I dunno but I think your definition coincides with Alanis's

great idea for a parody Mike, although I think your second stanza definition should incude the inherent black humour that must be involved, and of fate having a private laugh at one's expense
Phil Alexander - August 27, 2005 - Report this comment
Super- I was half hoping this would get the definition wrong... 'cause that would be truly ironic ;-)
Arwen - August 28, 2005 - Report this comment
SOTM--excellent in every way...not only was your pacing perfect, but your message was FABulous...and definitely after my own heart...=)
Adam Eccleshall - August 28, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Yeo.. still great :-D
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - August 30, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I just ate an anvil. Isn't that ironic? Witty parody, man, I read this a while ago but didn't comment... and yet I'm commenting now! Man, isn't that iro-*is pummelled to death*
The American British driver - December 02, 2007 - Report this comment
That is true irony
Jay - January 12, 2008 - Report this comment
Great parody.

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