I am listening to Lana del Rey's song where she begins with:
Life is awesome, I confess
Using confess this way; I found it rather funny, like a play on words, and if that's the case, hope to know if there's any actual literary technique regarding this.
Genius says just this about it:
She has to confess her awesomeness because it's in spite of some other songs where she sings about the pitfalls of her career or her general 'summertime sadness.'
Also, in my quick googling I dug up a similar expression from The Great Outdoors:
Well, nobody ever accused you of having a grand vision
I'm sure there must be more of such usages, but I'm not sure how to actually look for them, even with a bit of Google Fu I already graduated in.
What is this usage called? Sarcasm, tongue in cheek, play on words? Or is there an actual literary device about this?