It's like rain ... -- It only takes those three words to strike up some mid-'90s nostalgia in most of us. "Ironic," Alanis Morissette's best-known song to date, is one of those rare pop anthems that transcends simple distinctions like "good or bad music."

That's good, because the lyrics also go beyond the, well, traditional definition of irony. And if you haven't listened since the track debuted on 1995's Jagged Little Pill, note that the lyrics have changed to include a nod to same sex-marriage advocates ("It's meeting the man of my dreams / And then meeting his beautiful husband").

Nonetheless, Morissette herself (now 38 years old), is still willing to perform the track. She recently performed the tune as part of "Guitar Center Sessions." Morissette's episode -- which promises a behind-the-scenes look into her career -- will air on DirecTV at 9 p.m. on June 29.

Morissette has a new album, Havoc and Bright Lights, due out August 28. The effort will be her seventh studio album and is preceded by 2008's Flavors of Entanglement. Though Morissette had said she wrote over thirty songs for Havoc, it will be a standard 12-track disc. The first single, "Guardian," will be available for purchase on May 15.

Watch her performance and the "Ironic" music video and relive other hits (including "Guardian") in the gallery below.


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  • Alanis Morissette - Ironic (Video)

    2008 WMG Ironic (Video)

  • Alanis Morissette - Thank You (Video)

    2008 WMG Thank You (Video)

  • Alanis Morissette - You Oughta Know (Video)

    2008 WMG You Oughta Know (Video)

  • Alanis Morissette - Uninvited

    Concert live - Liryc Like anyone would be I am flattered by your fascination with me Like any hot blooded woman I have simply wanted an object to crave But you you're not allowed You're uninvited An unfortunate slight Must be strangely exciting To watch the stoic squirm Must be somewhat heartening To watch shepherd meet shepherd But you you're not allowed You're uninvited An unfortunate slight Like any uncharted territory I must seem greatly intriguing You speak of my love like You have experienced love like mine before But this is not allowed You're uninvited An unfortunate slight I don't think you unworthy I need a moment to deliberate.

  • Alanis Morissette - "Guardian" Lyric Video

    Here is the full lyric video for "Guardian", which will be part of the album "Havoc and Bright Lights" coming out this August 2012.

  • Alanis Morissette - Hand In My Pocket

    1995

  • Alanis Morissette - Uninvited

    Like anyone would be I am flattered by your fascination with me Like any hot blooded woman I have simply wanted an object to crave But you, youre not allowed Youre uninvited An unfortunate slight Must be strangely exciting To watch the stoic squirm Must be somewhat heartening To watch shepard meet shepard But you, youre not allowed Youre uninvited An unfortunate slight Like any uncharted territory I must seem greatly intriguing You speak of my love like You have experienced love like mine before But this is not allowed Youre uninvited An unfortunate slight I dont think you unworthy I need a moment to deliberate

  • Alanis Morissette - Everything (Video)

    2005 WMG Everything (Video)

  • Alanis Morissette - All I Really Want

    The video to Alanis' 'All I Really Want'!

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