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Old 05-24-2003, 05:26 AM
Tim Robinson Tim Robinson is offline
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Lori says:

The music/beat and subject matter are so contradictory to each other.
Yes indeed.
In most songs, the tune has the same mood as the lyrics.
When they don't match, the result is usually comical, eg "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" by the Beatles, a charming little ditty - almost a nursery rhyme - about a serial killer.

The contrast in "Miranda" is not so stark, so it is ironic rather than funny. The effect is one of detatchment, as if Lindsey doesn't care that Miranda is going to die.

(Confession of prejudice: Lindsey is a great musician, but I do not like him as a person. )
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