Ironic

Alanis Morissette
Chords used in this song: C, D, Em, F, G
C
D
Em
F
G

Capo IV

[Verse]
    D  G   D              Em
An old man turned ninety-eight
            D   G      D            Em
He won the lottery and died the next day
       D     G          D        Em
It’s a black fly in your Chardonnay
       D         G          D           Em
It’s a death row pardon two minutes too late
          D    G  D
Isn’t it ironic
              Em
don’t you think


[Chorus]
         D   G         D       Em
It’s like rain on your wedding day
            D  G             D       Em
It’s a free ride when you’ve already paid
              D  G            D           Em
It’s the good advice that you just didn’t take
    F          C
Who would’ve thought
         D
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[Verse]
   D        G       D         Em
Mr. Play It Safe was afraid to fly
   D          G            D              Em
He packed his suitcase and kissed his kids good-bye
              D          G       D         Em
He waited his whole damn life to take that flight
           D             G
And as the plane crashed down he thought
D                 Em
"Well isn’t this nice"
              D    G  D
And isn’t it ironic
              Em
don’t you think


[Chorus]
         D   G         D       Em
It’s like rain on your wedding day
            D  G             D       Em
It’s a free ride when you’ve already paid
              D  G            D           Em
It’s the good advice that you just didn’t take
    F          C
Who would’ve thought
         D
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[Bridge]
      C                      D
Well life has a funny way of sneaking up on you
                            C                           D
When you think everything’s okay and everything’s going right
     C                      D
And life has a funny way of helping you out when
                                       C
You think everything’s gone wrong and everything blows up
         D
In your face


[Verse]
  D       G              D         Em
A traffic jam when you’re already late
     D       G            D        Em
A no-smoking sign on your cigarette break
          D            G                  D         Em
It’s like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife
                  D        G
It’s meeting the man of my dreams
                     D         Em
And then meeting his beautiful wife
              D    G  D
And isn’t it ironic
              Em
don’t you think
        D     G
A little too ironic
           D        Em
and yeah I really do think


[Chorus]
         D   G         D       Em
It’s like rain on your wedding day
            D  G             D       Em
It’s a free ride when you’ve already paid
              D  G            D           Em
It’s the good advice that you just didn’t take
    F          C
Who would’ve thought
         D
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[Outro]
C                       D
Life has a funny way of sneaking up on you
C
Life has a funny, funny way
   D         C
of helping you out