Ironic Lyrics

Alanis Morissette


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 : 2735 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
percussion & drums: Rob Ladd
composer: Alanis Morissette, Glen Ballard
lyricist: Alanis Morissette

Cover Art

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