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See Keith Urban Say ‘FML’ With Jimmy Fallon

‘Ripcord’ artist does his best to keep a straight face while singing about people’s very bad days

Keith Urban’s new pop-forward, electronica-flavored album Ripcord came out yesterday, but later that night the guitar-slinging star got back to his country roots with the help of Jimmy Fallon.

Appearing on The Tonight Show, Urban joined his host for a goofball musical segment, turning hilarious posts from the website into sad-sack country vignettes. For those not familiar with the phrase “FML,” here’s the Urban Dictionary definition — although you needn’t have to think too hard to figure it out.

Fallon broke out his black cowboy hat and old-timey country-star impression, while Urban did his best to play along with the joke on his ganjo — a six-string banjo tuned like a guitar. The Aussie probably won’t quit his day job anytime soon, but each took turns putting the better-you-than-me stories to song, and after four rounds they landed on a true gem of deadpanned country comedy: “Today, my ex stole my car keys,” it began. “Good news is she can’t drive stick. Bad news is she set my car on fire. FML.”

Watch the skit above, and Urban’s performance of “Wasted Time” below. 

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