Want to know something ironic? Alanis Morissette wrote a new version of the song "Ironic." Wait, what? That's not what irony is? Well, too bad, nothing in the original song is ironic either.
Nobody actually knows what irony means. It's a vague concept. It's a mystery. It's ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife. It's rain on your wedding day. You get the point.
The one thing we do know about irony is that whether or not she knows the correct definition, it's the title of a 1995 song by Alanis Morissette and it slaps. And people love to make fun of it, even though nobody can resist singing along.
And now, it's been updated. Alanis Morissette (Otherwise known as God. No, seriously! She played God in the movie Dogma) went on The Late Late Show with James Corden and together they recorded a whole new version for today.
Spoiler alert: it's still not about ironic things.
Remember the original version of Ironic?Just in case you were living under a rock in 1995 (or weren't born yet or otherwise busy), check out the above video.
But if you were paying attention in 1995, you definitely rocked out to this.And you wanted those long, moody braids even though you definitely could not pull them off.
It included many memorable lines.Like, "It's a black fly in your Chardonnay" or "A traffic jam when you're already late, a no-smoking sign on your cigarette break."
Again, not exactly irony more like unfortunate circumstances.But then again, remember that nobody on earth actually knows what irony is and if they tell you they understand the concept, they're an undercover cop and they have to identify themselves if you ask.
Some people think that Alanis was making a statement with her song.She wrote a song about irony that contains no actual ironic situations. Was that the irony?
In any case, Alanis went on the 'Late Late Show' to update her classic song.It's been over twenty years since the original version came out!
Alanis and James Corden took the stage, both in her iconic red cap and braids.Not that the 90s one was out of date (we still use spoons and don't take good advice), but maybe we just deserved it.
The new version tackles all kinds of modern-day problems that weren't even a thing when Alanis wrote the 1995 version.Like racist Facebook friends and vaping.
You can watch their version here.It's pretty hilarious.
The new version goes like this:An old friend sends you a Facebook request You only find out they’re racist after you accept
There’s free office cake on the first day of your dietIt’s like they announce a new iPhone the day after you buy it And isn’t it ironic, don’t you think?
It’s like swiping left on your future soulmateIt’s a Snapchat that you wish you had saved It’s a funny tweet that nobody faves And who would’ve thought it figures.
It’s a traffic jam when you try to use WazeA no-smoking sign when you brought your vape It’s 10,000 male late-night hosts when all you want is just one woman, seriously! It’s singing the duet of your dreams, and then Alanis Morissette shouting at you
And isn’t it ironic, don’t you think?A little too ironic, and yeah I really do think It’s like your first class on a Southwest plane Then you realize that every seat is the same.
It’s like Amazon but your package never cameAnd who would’ve thought it figures It’s like Netflix but you own DVDs
It’s a free ride but your Uber’s down the streetIt’s singing “Ironic," but there are no ironies And who would’ve thought it figures.
Ah, this is too real.Except who has any DVDs anymore? And nobody who bought a ticket at Southwest prices thinks they're riding in first class.
The song made a lot of people laugh.And she finally acknowledged that her use of the word ironic, ironically, was incorrect. Was that irony?! We will never know
Alanis isn't the first person to parody her song.This CollegeHumor video updates the song to add actually irony to the situations she sings about.
And then this one.Which basically does the same thing.
Well, that fixes that!English teachers around the country can breathe a sigh of relief.
If you're an Alanis fan and you've been wondering what she's up to lately, you're in for a treat.There's a big Alanis-related project in the works.
A musical featuring the songs from her album "Jagged Little Pill" will be hitting Broadway soon.The musical isn't about Alanis, but it uses her songs to tell its story, which confronts issues such as rape culture and addiction.
Alanis is excited.
this fall.🤗#beyondexcited https://t.co/CFn3jbnv29— Alanis Morissette (@Alanis Morissette)1548711521.0
The show already ran in Boston and was a huge hit.It will be coming to Broadway in January 2019.
And it was co-written by Diablo Cody.The woman who wrote the movie Juno.
So you know it's going to be good.And probably really funny.
And you know who is excited for it?
@Alanis ☠️☠️☠️ OMG ❤️❤️❤️— Adam Rippon (@Adam Rippon)1548745901.0