Alanis Morissette Ironic Lyrics

Jagged Little Pill Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 All I Really Want
  • 2 You Oughta Know
  • 3 Perfect
  • 4 Hand in My Pocket
  • 5 Right Through You
  • 6 Forgiven
  • 7 You Learn
  • 8 Head Over Feet
  • 9 Mary Jane
  • 10 Ironic
  • 11 Not the Doctor
  • 12 Wake Up
  • 13 You Oughta Know (Jimmy the Saint blend) / Your House (a cappella)
  • 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
    Isn't it ironic, don't you think

    [Chorus]
    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
    Who would've thought, it figures

    Mr. Play It Safe was afraid to fly
    He packed his suitcase and kissed his kids good-bye
    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

    [Chorus]

    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

    [Chorus]

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

    Written by: Glen Ballard, Alanis Nadine Morissette
    Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, THE BICYCLE MUSIC COMPANY

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