Ironic Lyrics - Alanis Morissette

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An old man, turned 98
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?

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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?
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

Life has a funny way of sneaking up on you
And life has a funny, funny way, of helping you out
Helping you out



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True life, so wake up and smell the coffee!!! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/5/14

Things like this happen everyday in every way. Some have it easy & of course some have it rough, meaning "life!" This song was great & truthful in every way. I loved this song from the beginning. To those who work harder at things, you will succeed in your goal & more power to you!!!!!

WHY IT ISNT IRONY... | Reviewer: EXPLAINED | 10/6/13

The reason none of the events in this song are ironic is because they are all just coincidences. Irony is when the opposite of what is commonly expected to happen occurs. Does it never rain on wedding days? No, it is completely possible for it to rain. Irony would be "Rain on your wedding day... to Ra, the Egyptian sun-god." He is a sun god so you wouldn't expect it to rain. That example is take for "Actually Ironic" by College Humor. Look it up for more examples.

life's funny way... | Reviewer: ai@nfa | 7/4/13

love this song so much,y?it obviously helps us realize that life's certainly unfair and evrything will not always turn out as expected.Things come when we least expect them,and do the answers to our questions.Blessings & limitations are always on our way,we can nver evade both.We just came to realize that evry single piece of experience either to make or break us,will teach us how to be humble & look forward for brighter days ahead.As there'll always be twisted path in evry road were taking.Life's not fair at times,but we must not just succumb to it,but surpass it.

Duh! | Reviewer: Silvia | 4/28/13

This song is all about irony, idiots! And in fact, she does say it's ironic. Near the end, she says
'And isn't it ironic?
Don't you think?
A little too ironic?
Yeah I really do think'

This Song is so True | Reviewer: Silvia | 4/12/13

Okay, first of all, all of the things mentioned ARE extremely ironic. Just wanted to say that, and also that everyone who said they weren't ironic are idiots. (sorry... nah, not really)
Second of all, I love this song because it is so true. Whenever I'm feeling sad that something worked out exactly opposite of what I wanted it to, I listen to it. It makes me feel better and reminds you that sometimes life really does have a funny way of screwing you over.

For the idiot who said this song isnt about irony | Reviewer: Anonymous | 4/1/11

heres teh definition for the moron who said this song isnt about irony at all. i think you neeed a dictionary.

the humorous or mildly sarcastic use of words to imply the opposite of what they normally mean
2. an instance of this, used to draw attention to some incongruity or irrationality
3. incongruity between what is expected to be and what actually is, or a situation or result showing such incongruity
4. See dramatic irony

Confused | Reviewer: Chelsea | 2/13/11

I"m just a little confused, a lot of people are saying that these occurrences aren't ironic, but I think they are very ironic. I was just wondering if someone could explain how they are not ironic? I'm not disagreeing with anyone, I'm just wondering if my understanding of the word Ironic is incorrect. Thank you (:

Not ironic | Reviewer: Matt | 11/25/10

Ooh ooh I got one alanis. It's like a song about irony when it's not even ironic. It's like everyone thinking a girls smart when she really moronic. Yea guys, I mean it's a good song, really catchy, but, it's simply incorrect.

Irony | Reviewer: Ashley | 6/28/10

I just had a cousin who left my family for a girl and he lives with her family and my cousin is a changed person in a bad way. "Well life has a funny way of sneaking up on you
When you think everything's okay and everything's going right. That line makes me think of the irony that I have and im only 15

Isn't it Ironic? | Reviewer: JonJaldi | 6/6/10

Hi

This song is actually really ironic in that none of the items in the song are ironic (hence the irony) and in any case, Alanis is only asking if it is (which the answer is obviously No). However, although Alanis and the writers may be aware of the irnony, I am not so sure about the 50,000 I've witnessed singing along to it.

apologies if this entry comes up twice as I am entering it again as it hasnt appeared yet.

Ironic - don't you think | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/5/10

This song is very ironic for the very reason that in that none of the things described in the song are ironic! Whether Alanis Morrisette - or the 50,000 people signing along with it at the Power to the Peaceful fetival last year realise it - is another question.

what to you... | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/10/10

I think you better analyze your definition of irony again and do not criticize the others, each one can feel what they wants with any song, and if it open his minds, good for them.

By the way, this songit is ironic, for example If the man was not afraid to fly, and he has not waited his whole life, it would not be an irony, just bad luck.


what?! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/2/10

May i say, i like this song and i don't mean to offend but reading the comments you people are idiots, not one of these things is ironic, it shows an example of cosmic irony, but never irony. people who say this opened my eyes, are idiots and don't really see any change in the world and if they do it's a misinformed accusation,anyone with sense can see it's not ironic and is just an example of unfair life!

Life has a funny way of helping u out... | Reviewer: monni | 10/10/09

I was little the first time I heared it.I didn't knew the words and meaning but the music and the voice have hipnotized me.This song will forever remain because this is a song for everyone.Especialy for me.Sometimes when u wont somthing too much u can;t have it ,but when u don;t think of it at all it comes right up to u in the right moment but you;re not awear of it...Ironical
It;s all in the mond,how we see things
thanx
kisses

song | Reviewer: nikky | 9/8/07

i love this song me and my sisters and mom just thought about the lyrics and we could not figure them out. i loved this song when i was little (9)and still do.


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