Department of Musical Irony

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"Department of Musical Irony"


I’m watching the Packers-Rams game, and during some interstitial segment Fox was showing a montage of Brett Favre playing. The audio track was Pearl Jam’s “Better Man,” specifically Eddie Vedder intoning about the impossibility of finding a better man. In context, this really doesn’t seem like something one should be saying about a sports legend:

Waiting, watchin the clock, its four oclock, its got to stop
Tell him, take no more, she practices her speech
As he opens the door, she rolls over…
Pretends to sleep as he looks her over
She lies and says shes in love with him, cant find a better man…
She dreams in color, she dreams in red, cant find a better man…
Cant find a better man (2x)

I wonder if any thought goes into these things.

UPDATE: Next segment features “Here Comes Your Man”.

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