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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
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
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
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

Life has a funny way of sneaking up on you
Life has a funny, funny way of helping you out
Helping you out



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    crazychickAug 29, 2008 at 6:58 pm
    isnt it ironic we love the ones who ignores us, ignore the ones who love us get hurt by the ones we love and hurt the ones who love us?
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    bushaJun 23, 2008 at 11:59 am
    this song is wonderful... i can relate to this when I think of falling inlove to a person who will never be yours.. falling in love and keeping it inside...
    whaahhaa its really ironic.. isn"t it
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    snickers1010Nov 25, 2008 at 9:38 pm
    this is a really good song! =)
    my teacher played this song for out music project and the
    lyurics are really, IRONIC!! LOL
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    UnregisteredDec 27, 2013 at 4:17 pm
    Life never goes as planned. Just gotta go with the flow, right? We love the ones who ignore us, ignore the ones who love us, get hurt by the ones we love and hurt the ones who love us? We need to look at our live a little bit closer don't we?
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    RIPmonica3152011Dec 30, 2011 at 6:04 am
    Life's too ironic. Everything is mesed up and it doesnt need to me. Do we need to have these problems or take extreme measures for no reason...? I dont think sooo

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