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Things that Alanis Morissette Finds "Ironic"

Complete the missing lyrics to the song "Ironic" by Alanis Morissette.
Note: Don't use these as examples of irony in your English class!
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Last updated: May 5, 2016
First submittedApril 23, 2016
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Lyric
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
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
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
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level 72
Apr 23, 2016
Thanks for the note! I once saw comedian Ed Byrne having everyone in stitches by tearing this song apart... Ironic? What's f---ing ironic about rain on your wedding day? That's just f---ing inconvenient! and so on and so on.
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level 73
Apr 25, 2016
Or is it ironic that song is actually called ironic and is not in fact...ironic? You know what IS ironic? Something made of iron...
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level 64
May 6, 2016
Wouldn't that be ferrous rather than ironic?
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level 47
May 4, 2016
While comedians have been making gold off of this for a while... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nb0YoRMXIY0#t=10m3s Just thought I'd throw this out there. You'll need to watch for a few minutes to get the full point, but that's the world we live in. The whole video is great though. tl;dw: The song's lyrics are about irony, just not situational irony, which is everyone's favorite kind.
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level 70
May 4, 2016
Hooray for Vsauce!
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level 61
May 9, 2016
Well the fifth and eighth lines seem ironic. But that's it.
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level 50
Jul 21, 2018
I doubt she really cares, she made like a billion dollars on the album.
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level 24
Jan 9, 2019
Yes, the song is called "Ironic" yet none of the lyrics describe irony. Which is the ironic part. In a song called Ironic, you would expect irony in the song
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level 69
Apr 28, 2016
Nice quiz. Love the song!
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level 72
Apr 29, 2016
Ed Byrne eventually signed off this routine by summing up, the only thing that's ironic about the song 'Ironic' is that it's sung by a woman who doesn't know the meaning of the word!
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level 80
May 4, 2016
I don't think that word means what she thinks it means.
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level 69
May 4, 2016
Exactly!
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level 49
May 4, 2016
And she spoofed it with James Corden a month or so ago!
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level 32
May 5, 2016
Inconceivable
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level 64
May 4, 2016
One of the modern classics! Slight error in one clue - it's *a* death row pardon. Also, on the 10 year anniversary acoustic version, she sings that she meets the man of her dreams 'And then meeting his beautiful husband'. Should accept 'beautiful husband' as an answer on that last one.
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level ∞
May 4, 2016
Fixed the mistake
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level ∞
May 5, 2016
and p.s., we will allow variations with husband now
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level 47
Jan 9, 2019
I got it using "Husband", I put it as a laugh as I remember the lyrics inside the CD cover....glad someone else remembered that!
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level 67
May 4, 2016
If I had ten thousand spoons, I'd invite 10000 Maniacs over for soup.
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level 73
May 4, 2016
It's comments like these that are just crying out for a "like" option
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level 75
Jul 8, 2018
And now we do.
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level 21
May 4, 2016
I'm pretty sure this was my idea on my "music things" quiz but I didn't know how to format a fill-in-the-blanks quiz in the quizmaker so I failed...
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level ∞
May 5, 2016
To do fill in the blanks put the {missing} {words} in brackets!
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level 66
May 6, 2016
Huh, I've been hearing these lyrics as:

It's a black fly in your blue Chardonnay
It's a free ride when you're already there
It's the good advice that you just can't take
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level 45
May 7, 2016
cn you make lottery also lotto
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level 62
May 8, 2016
But that's not the lyrics?
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level 75
Jul 8, 2018
It's ironic Alanis Morissette's lyrics are parodied when she's more unintelligible than Bob Dylan. I'm not sure I've understood anything she's ever sung.
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level 80
Oct 1, 2019
Maybe if she was less angry, she'd be easier to understand.
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level 71
Jan 8, 2019
I had Cabernet stuck in my head...
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level 73
Jan 8, 2019
Garibaldi biscuit would have been quite ironic
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level 47
Jan 8, 2019
What an awful song. Not one thing is ironic. Just all bummers.
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level 73
Jan 11, 2019
The no smoking sign is quite ironic
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level 47
Jan 9, 2019
The guy whose plane went down, she insinuates the flight was being taken to conquer his fear of flying. If that's the case, then that ONE example is ironic...the rest? Nope.
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level 56
Aug 19, 2019
ahh what a beautiful song!!! great quiz, i love it