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    Ironic (capo 4th)

 

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1.                             An old man turned ninety-eight,

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    he won the lottery and died the next day.

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    It's a black fly in your Chardonnay,

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    it's a death row pardon two minutes too late

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    And isn't it ironic,      don't you think?

 

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It's like ra...in   on your wedding day,

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it's a free ri...de when you've already paid.

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It's the good adv...ice that you just didn't take,

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and who would have thought, it figures?

                     

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2. Mr. Play-It-Safe       was afraid to fly,

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    he packed his suitcase and kissed his kids goodbye.

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    He waited his whole damn life just to take that flight,

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    and as the plane crashed down he thought, "Well, isn't this nice?"

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    And isn't it ironic,      don't you think?           

 

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It's like ra...in   on your wedding day,

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it's a free ri...de when you've already paid.

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It's the good adv...ice that you just didn't take,

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and who would have thought, it figures?

 

             Em                                                        Bm

    Well, life has a funny way of sneaking up on you,

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    when you think everything is okay, and everything's going right.

 

 

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    And life has a funny way of helping you out when you think

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    everything's gone wrong and everything blows up in your face.

 

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3. A traffic jam when you're already late,

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   a no-smoking sign on your cigarette break.

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    It's like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife,

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    it's like meeting the man of my dreams,

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    and then meeting his beautiful wife.

 

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    And isn't it ironic,      don't you think?

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    A little too ironic,      and, yeah, I really do think.

 

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It's like ra...in   on your wedding day,

                 D-G                       D          Em

it's a free ri...de when you've already paid.

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It's the good adv...ice that you just didn't take,

          F                         C            D

and who would have thought, it figures?

 

Em - Bm   Em                                                          Bm

                 Life has a funny way of sneaking up on you.

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    Life has a funny, funny way of helping you out, helping you out.

 

    (Alanis Morissette)