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

Published July 17, 2013 5:15PM (EDT)

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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."

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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