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Old December 8th, 2012 (02:19 PM).
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Quote originally posted by Counterfeit:
To use Alanis as an example again, after hearing her terrible misuse of the word ironic would you then go and avoid every song that has examples of irony in them on the basis that they're most likely incorrect?
I brought that up as an example of the idea of lyrics being objectively good or bad - something which I don't think many people agree with on principle - and like I said, I believe you can be objective when talking about good or bad lyrics. That was just my basis for saying then that you can talk about the artistic merits of explicit lyrics. I'm anti- bad music. I don't think all explicit lyrics are bad (which I had thought I'd gotten across with all the qualifiers I used), but that they tend toward bad because I think it's more limited than other language.

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