Sunday, August 14, 2005

isn't it ironic?

After a very long time, it's lyrics time! It probably befits as a sequel to my last post. :-) I am not posting the entire lyrics here; instead, I am just quoting the ones that I thought were really the epitome of irony. I mean, if you are trying to explain the meaning of the word 'ironic', you would succeed if you just quote these.

"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...dontcha think"

And, Alanis!! Ahh... she uses just the right intonation to express these ironies. Just amazing!! Absolutely amazing!


Meera said...

Alanis' first album 'Jagged Little Pill' is good, lyrics-wise. Of course, "Ironic" is a classic! :-) But it pales in comparison to some of the other songs in the album... The only problem with Alanis is the overkill of cynicism. After a point of time, it can get nauseating...
Anyways, glad u liked this number!

reNUka said...

hey meera! i didn't know that others were better than Ironic. i shall listen to them. also, i didnt know that this was her first (international) album as well--thanks for the info! :-)

Arvind said...


reNUka said...

welcome home, arvind!! :-)