Alanis Morissette - Ironic Lyrics

Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill cover art
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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

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,l 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
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
Who would've thought, it figures

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


  • Credits
    publisher: ©THE BICYCLE MUSIC COMPANY , Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Alanis Morissette, Glen Ballard
    album: Track 10 in album Jagged Little Pill
    release date: 1995-6-9
    popularity : 10359 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Alternative Rock/Acoustic/Pop Rock
    length: 3:49
    producer: Glen Ballard
    vocal: Alanis Morissette
    mixer: Chris Fogel
    recorded by: Ted Blaisdell and Glen Ballard
    bass: Lance Morrison
    organ: Michael Thompson
    guitar: Glen Ballard and Basil Fung
    drums & percussion: Rob Ladd
    composer: Alanis Morissette, Glen Ballard
    lyricist: Alanis Morissette
    Album Information
    label: Reprise Records
    country(area): Europe
    format: CD
    barcode: 093624590125
    script: Latin