Life Has A Funny Way Of Helping You Out

Life Has A Funny Way Of Helping You Out

Jim’s theme for Song Lyric Sunday includes life and death, both of which are mentioned in my song choice for today.

I was obsessed with the album “Jagged Little Pill” from Alaniz Morissette and I loved her track “Ironic”. I don’t think I was the only one. My friends and I loved the lyrics, it was one of the big tunes of our student days. This is just one of those songs that created a sensation (and a huge debate on grammar) and will forever be part of our conscientiousness.

Credits: Glen Ballard and Alanis Nadine Morisette

Hey, yeah, yeah
Yeah, ah-ah-ah, yeah

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

And 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
And who would've 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, isn't this nice?"

And 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
And 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

It's 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
And who would've thought? It figures

And yeah, life has a funny way of sneaking up on you
And life has a funny, funny way of helping you out
Helping you out

6 thoughts on “Life Has A Funny Way Of Helping You Out

  1. This song starts off nice and slow and then it explodes. I have always liked this Lady A. great choice. That would be terrible to die the day after you win the lottery. The video had a weird ending.

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