"Glass Slipper" as written by and Amanda Palmer....
No one's asking to go dancing its not like that anymore
Its romantic if they mean it when they shut your fingers in the door
Its a gory sort of story that's been told a hundred times before
It gets tricky don't be picky if the slipper fits you wear it whore


How many tips can I take home tonight without them getting mad
How many stitches do you think it takes to fix a cut that bad
How many minutes until midnight and you get your eyesight back

not to knock it I've been off it never moving very much at once
Its been awkward I still offer it when its that time of
Other girls shower but I give out flowers
To curious strangers who throw dollars at my feet

how many crimes can I try spotting dry before it leaves a stain
How many times say that I love you til it doesn't mean a thing
How many fittings must I sit through with my big feet blistering
How many times until it strips me and my big mouth strikes again

I'm not asking to go dancing I'm not that dumb anymore
Its exhausting to keep smiling when your toes are bleeding on the floor
Its a gory sort of story that's been told a hundred times before
Don't be sorry just ignore me because honestly
I'm too sore from fitting exactly to ride into setting suns aching to
Stand on my own two feet

how many wishes do I still have left to fix the way it ends
How many princes do you think
It takes to put a girl like this back together again
How many instances can you point out where I was less than kind
How many happy endings do you need to change your fucking mind
And how much time do we have left before it's midnight and
You see that I was never the right size?








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"Glass Slipper" as written by Amanda Palmer

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    General CommentThis is on one leverl, like a kind of anti-Cinderella Story,

    The fairy godmother puts the slipper on Cinderlla, she puts on a happy face "its exhausting to keep smiling when your toes are bleeding through the floor", and afterwards, the slipper fits leading to a happy ever after.

    In glass slipper, the show is too small, and though, metaphorically she tries to fit it time and time again it never works.

    A lot of dresden dolls have a kind of childlike wonder to them, his one simply because of the reference to the fairy tale; it asks the questions "Why didn't my prince charming come?" "why didnt the shoe fit me?"

    Very Similar to Perfect fit.
    The_Lovecatson May 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentits kind of ike cinderella but like i think its like the "prince" doesn't like her at the end. or something. i dont know. i like this song though.
    thisrainwontlaston February 21, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of my favorite songs of dresden dolls, and tiz a shame that so many people don't know of it. tiz similar to perfect fit in many ways (just look at the similar lyrics). i think that she is just trying to push everyone away because she knows nothing will work out right because it is too late to save herself, but she is still secretly hoping that one day she find her prince charming... even if she won't admit it. however, she has been used by so many men in the meantime (and there are lines to show that she may be a prostitute or stripper) and she has given up all hope. it's very sad :( her entire life has become a lie
    namelessnoelon March 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think it's a sort of resignation to not having better....? The girl knows that she's good for nothing (a whore or something similar) and she's not going to wait around for her prince and fairygod mother. And there are lines referring to abuse, so maybe abusive relationships are the only kind she can get involved in. I also think it could be a girl (the whore/stripper) telling someone who is trying to help her that it is no use... and that the person cannot be a prince if she is not Cinderella.
    pen.in.handon May 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI really like this...I took it to be about the beginning of a relationship, where the first impressions are all you have, and they're usually much better than the person actually is. It struck me as talking about the stage where you get past the honeymoon phase, and the mask slips; she cant go on pretending to be better than she is, so the other half has to realise that she "was never the right size"
    InvaderFromWithinon September 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of Fight club when Marla says

    "A condom is the glass slipper for our generation. You slip one on when you meet a stranger. You dance all night, and then you throw it away. The condom, I mean, not the stranger. "
    saint_anonymouson January 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTo me this song means that she's trying to hide her ego to someone (feet=ego because they're ugly) and when she says that they're blistering, and to me that just that she's cracking and it's getting harder and harder to hide who she is and she's worried the person will find out that she wasn't who she said she was
    trashflavoredon February 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTo me this song means that she's trying to hide her ego to someone (feet=ego because they're ugly) and when she says that they're blistering, and to me that just that she's cracking and it's getting harder and harder to hide who she is and she's worried the person will find out that she wasn't who she said she was
    trashflavoredon February 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentShe's from Boston. There is a strip club called the glass slipper. I'm fairly sure it influenced this song. Not telling why!
    chaoticeroticon April 06, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"How much time do we have left before it's midnight and you see that I was never the right size?"
    Maybe she's so used to people finding fault with her that she can't stop anticipating it now - that it would be impossible for anyone to like her because so many people have misunderstood her.
    xXxTeenSpiritxXxon June 27, 2006   Link

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