Ironic Covers

i-ro-ny
a. the use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning.
b. an expression or utterance marked by a deliberate contrast between apparent and intended meaning.
c. a literary style employing such contrasts for humorous or rhetorical effect.
d metal covers of gerry rafferty’s “baker street”.

cover #15: all the things (s)he said

song: all the things she said cover band: hurra torpedo original: t.A.t.U comments: i imagine some old man pining after a young girl, like a lolita situation. except dude’s singing about a dude. lolito situation? first song is cover, second is original. where can you get it? t.A.T.u. – all the things she said hurra torpedo – all the things (s)he said lyrics: all the things she said all the things she said running through my head running through my…

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cover #14: spaceman

song: spaceman cover band: kovenant original: babylon zoo comments: wow, this song is a lot darker than i remember. holy crap. even the original. first song is cover, second is original. where do you get it? your guess is as good as mine; despite being a rather popular song in the 90’s, you can’t either version on amazon. so you will have to look deep into the web of pain and sorrow. lyrics: spaceman i always wanted you to go…

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cover #13: send me an angel

song: send me an angel cover band: zeromancer original: real life comments: dude, you really must see the music video for the original: first song is cover, second is original. where do you get it? real life – send me an angel zeromancer – send me an angel lyrics: do you believe in heaven above do you believe in love don’t tell a lie don’t be false or untrue it all comes back to you open fire on my burning…

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cover #12: firestarter

song: firestarter cover band: gene simmons original: prodigy comments: i’m pretty sure in any situation where gene simmons /= irony, he = hilarity. (there, THAT’S my function) first song is cover, second is original. where can you get it? prodigy – firestarter gene simmons – firestarter lyrics: i’m the trouble starter punking instigator i’m the fear addicted danger illustrated i’m a firestarter, twisted firestarter you’re the firestarter, twisted firestarter i’m a firestarter, twisted firestarter i’m the bitch you hated filth…

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cover #11: bullet with butterfly wings

song: bullet with butterfly wings cover band: frida snell original: smashing pumpkins comment: there are songs out there that i call “songs for the rain”. they don’t necessarily have to have tinkly pianos, but there is just some underlying… iunno. it’s hard to explain, ryan adams’ “everybody knows” and massive attack’s “teardrop” are songs for the rain. so’s this one. first song is cover, second is original. where can you get it? smashing pumpkins – bullet with butterfly wings unfortunately,…

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cover #10: get ur freak on

song: get ur freak on cover band: the eels original: missy elliot comment: dude, WTF is up with some of the lyrics for hip hop and rap songs? i just… this shit is hard to type out, ok? i applaud those on the internet who have done it for me, because this is strictly a cut-and-paste situation. first song is cover, second is original. where can you get it? the eels – get ur freak on missy elliott – get…

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cover #9: iron man

song: iron man cover band: the cardigans original: black sabbath comment: it’s official, the cardigans can make ANYTHING cute. first song is cover, second is original. where can you get it? black sabbath – iron man the cardigans – iron man lyrics: has he lost his mind can he see or is he blind can he walk at all or if he moves will he fall is he alive or dead has he thoughts within his head we’ll just pass…

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cover #8: peanut butter jelly time

song: peanut butter jelly time cover band: triggered impulse original: buckwheat boyz comment: nonono my shniggies, i just had a strizoke in my brizain… thanks for noticing that, thank you very much. first song is cover, second is original. where can you get it? buckwheat boyz – peanut butter jelly time unfortunately, triggered impulse’s cover of peanut butter jelly time isn’t on amazon. to the internet with you! lyrics: it’s peanut butter jelly time peanut butter jelly time peanut butter…

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cover #7: scarborough fair

song: scarborough fair cover band: queensryche original: simon and garfunkel comments: i actually think this version is more beautiful than the original. it’s richer. and that guy sure can sing. first song is cover, second is original. where can you get it? simon & garfunkel – scarborough fair queensryche – scarborough fair lyrics: are you going to scarborough fair parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme remember me to one who lives there she once was a true love of mine tell…

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cover #6: losing my religion

song: losing my religion cover band: graveworm original: rem comments: we now have a vague idea of what to expect from a dethklok cover album. cover song expert dr. meltefort vonrothenburgersteinson can tell us more. first song is cover, second is original. where can you get it? rem – losing my religion amazon fails to have graveworm’s version of losing my religion. they really need to work on getting more obscure crazy shit on there. until then, there’s always google.…

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