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ironic

it's a death-row pardon two minutes too late...


an old man turned ninety-eight
he won the lottery and died the next day
itís a black fly in your chardonnay
itís a death-row pardon two minutes too late
and isnít it ironic, donít you think?

itís like rain on your wedding day
itís a free ride when youíve already paid
itís the good advice that you just didnít take
and who wouldíve 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 isnít this nice"
and isnít it ironic, donít you think?

itís like rain on your wedding day
itís a free ride when youíve already paid
itís the good advice that you just didnít take
and who wouldíve thought it figures?

well life has a funny way of sneaking up on you
when you think everythingís okay and everythingís going right
and life has a funny way of helping you out
when you think everythingís gone wrong and everything blows up in your face

a traffic jam when youíre already late
a no-smoking sign on your cigarette break
itís like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife
itís meeting the man of my dreams, and then meeting his beautiful wife
and isnít it ironic, donít you think?
a little too ironic, and yeah i really do think...

itís like rain on your wedding day
itís a free ride when youíve already paid
itís the good advice that you just didnít take
and who wouldíve thought it figures?

and life has a funny way of sneaking up on you
and life has a funny, funny way of helping you out
helping you out


"the whole concept of things happening for a reason sometimes eludes me, so when i wrote that song it was a chance for me to step into the humorous side." alanis - pay-per-view special

"if i had realized how upset people would be, i suppose i might have given it a little more thought. i guess what people forget sometimes is that when i write songs, i write them in about twenty minutes, and that it was a snapshot of that moment. it's not something that i foresaw turning into a song, first of all, that i'd have to sing it every night for a year, or something that i thought millions of people would be listening to." alanis - sound and media 1996
 

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