The Song "Life" of the musician E-Type has following verse:

You tell me
There's gonna be a showdown somewhere
It's irit

I looked up the word irit in the web but couldn't find anything that could explain its meaning. Does someone know it?

Video is timed to verse in question

  • I found a word that sounds similar but it is spelled differently, could it be up to the listener?
    – Emil
    Nov 24, 2020 at 19:37
  • @Emil - What word did you find? I think these lyrics are incorrect. Apr 23, 2021 at 17:19

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I don't think that word is notated correctly, I don't hear any "t" sound at the end, and the sound at the beginning is closer to "eye" than to "ear," as you might expect if it was "irit."

My best guess is it's the word "irie," which is borrowed from Jamaican patois, and means "all right." It doesn't exactly match the immediate context, but it seems plausible in terms of the larger lyric.


The only word I can come up with that fits is that "irit" is short for "irritating", which means

causing displeasure, anger, or annoyance (Merriam-Webster dictionary)

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