Ironic – level 1

20/04/2011 22:46

Alanis Morissette was born on 1st June 1974. She is from Canada. Her mother was Canadian. Her father was Hungarian. Her best song is Ironic. This song is from 1995. The album with this song was the best first album from a woman singer. We play this song for you. We don’t use the text in the video this time. Please read the text first. Then try to listen and hear the words. You will not understand all words. But you will understand some. This is the text:

An old man turned ninety-eight (turned = was)
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 (death row = place where prisoners are killed)
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 (it figures = it makes sense)

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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