Alanis Morissette's song is finally ironic

Two sisters have corrected the lyrics of the song to make the 1996 hit more accurate

By Prachi Gupta
July 17, 2013 9:15PM (UTC)
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Alanis Morissette's 1996 hit "Ironic," a catchy song that doubles as a true/false quiz for every middle school English teacher in America, is finally ironic.

Sisters Eliza and Rachael Hurwitz have righted all of Morissette's wrongs in a cover called "It's Finally Ironic," with lyrics like "He won the lottery, and died the next day/from a severe paper cut from his lottery ticket/It's a black fly in your chardonnay/that was specifically purchased to repel black flies."

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Thanks to them, "Ironic" is no longer ironically "not ironic."


Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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