ok, so you know how the stuff she sings about in her song "Ironic" isn't ironic at all? well, why pigeonhole her? so, i listened to the lyrics this time:
It's the good advice that you just didn't take
i've been there, alanis. i feel your pain. as a matter of fact, i'm going through something right now that really sounds like what you're singing about.
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
whoa! stop reading my mind!
It's meeting the man of my dreams
And then meeting his beautiful wife
i wouldn't say "wife"...but there is something that's getting between me and what i want. that's like what you'e talking about, right? sure, the "ironic flub" sucked, but these lyrics scratch me right where i itch.
i seriously felt bad for her. when you've been denied happiness as much as she has, you'll get a special pass with the english language, too. it lets you use it incorrectly and still get your point across. we all knew what she meant. admit it. there is something ironic about failure. you don't even know what you're doing on this planet, but you think you should be able to judge what is "supposed" to happen in life. what is it that can give us such egos? you're just lucky when someone bumps into you in the never-ending fog and you realize that you can go the next leg of the journey with someone to talk to. why would anyone turn down a partner? that's what i want to know.
isn't it ironic that a person would listen to a song that they thought didn't make any sense and then learn something from it...doncha think?