''I've now learnt the definition of irony - but the dictionary now says that it's a coincidence and bad luck, too - not that I don't deserve a little slap on the wrist for my malapropism. I always tell people that I'm the smartest stupid person you'll ever meet." - Alanis Morissette
"Our process began with lunch at Emilio's trattoria over chopped salads and iced T. I recall her saying something like, 'Wouldn't it be ironic for an old man to win the lottery and die the next day?' We were fresh with this thought when we walked into the studio 10 minutes later. This was the beginning of the true magic between us." - Glen Ballard (songwriter)
"It was quite funny, because when Glen and I were in the studio writing it, we were just trying to make each other laugh. We weren't even thinking about ironies at all, which is probably the most ironic thing about the song." - Alanis Morissette
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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