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Ironic
Alanis Morissette Lyrics


Hey, I, I
Yeah, ah, ah
Yeah, I

An old man turned ninety-eight
He won the lottery and died the next day
It's a black fly in your Chardonnay
It's a death row pardon two minutes too late
And isn't it ironic, don't you think?

It's like rain on your wedding day
It's a free ride when you've already paid
It's the good advice that you just didn't take
And who would've thought? It figures

Mr. Play It Safe was afraid to fly
He packed his suitcase and kissed his kids goodbye
He waited his whole damn life to take that flight
And as the plane crashed down, he thought
"Well, isn't this nice"
And isn't it ironic, don't you think?

It's like rain on your wedding day
It's a free ride when you've already paid
It's the good advice that you just didn't take
And who would've thought? It figures

Well, life has a funny way
Of sneaking up on you
When you think everything's okay
And everything's going right
And life has a funny way
Of helping you out
When you think everything's gone wrong
And everything blows up in your face

A traffic jam when you're already late
A "no smoking" sign on your cigarette break
It's like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife
It's meeting the man of my dreams
And then meeting his beautiful wife
And isn't it ironic, don't you think?
A little too ironic, and yeah I really do think

It's like rain on your wedding day
It's a free ride when you've already paid
It's the good advice that you just didn't take
And who would've thought? It figures

And yeah, well, life has a funny way
Of sneaking up on you
And life has a funny, funny way
Of helping you out
Helping you out

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC
Written by: Glen Ballard, Alanis Nadine Morissette

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VJ4rawr2

Alanis... I retroactively respect her more.

What a talent!

Per Stenbäck

I really dislike myself for having to become an adult to appreciate her music.

THOMAZ FALCAO

I love you

James Joseph

@ΛLΣXΛПDΣЯ ЯӨJΛƧ it’s irony because it happened to you and you did the right / wrong thing but it worked out or crashed and burned, when the whole time you thought you were normal / extraordinary depending on the irony. You gotta look outside the box. It’s cosmic irony she’s talking about not literary.

PAULO PADUA

@ΛLΣXΛПDΣЯ ЯӨJΛƧ essa era a ironia kkkkkkkk

Alan Sampson

She is to much Women for you, I will ensure everything is okay

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Jorge Antonio Garnica

C m hace inevitable no escuchar,es genial lo q hace Alanis

Moody Me

How is this masterpiece SO timeless?! It's more than 25 years old and still feels brilliantly novel with every listen!..

Sparrow Hawk 🦅

Funny, all that time and I thought the lyrics.
1:00 1:51 3:11
"And who would've thought. . . .it figures"
Was really saying:
"And who is at fault? . . .it's the girls!

Pretty Ironic 🤣😅

Timothy Collins Guitar

She could have used some actual examples of irony.

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