In a courtyard
Used to sing as loud as she could
Locked away here
She's been quiet, lovely and good
But no one listens now
She lost her voice
She had no choice

[Chorus]
If you sing loud and clear
Someone passing by will surely hear you
No you can't be afraid
If you ever want somebody near you
If you sing loud and clear
Someone passing by will surely hear you
No you can't be afraid

Tore the curtain
Put her hand outside of the frame
Let her hair down
Sat all day and nobody came
But when the sun went down
The stars came out
She heard them shout

[Chorus]

But when the sun went down
The stars came out
She heard them shout

[Chorus]



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"Rapunzel" as written by Carlinhos/tavares Brown

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    General Comment:ermm just one question...I read rapunzel but i don't recall anything about her singing...
    Sparkle_motionon January 19, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:A pretty straightforward meaning, really - I just wanted to say how much I love the violin's melody.
    dragonflyeyeson November 08, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:It's basically the story of Rapunzel. XD More so about a girl who was in distress and afraid to do anything about it. Then came encouragement. Very nice and calming. :D
    Poisoned desireson January 13, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:'...One day a prince rode through the forest and heard Rapunzel singing from the tower. Entranced by her ethereal voice, he went to look for the girl and found the tower, but no door leading in, and no stairway leading up. He then returned often, listening to her sing, and one day saw the enchantress visit, thus learning how to gain access to Rapunzel....

    ...For months he wandered through the wastelands of the country. During this time, Rapunzel gave birth to the prince's twin children, a boy and a girl. One day, while Rapunzel sang as she fetched water, the prince heard Rapunzel's voice again and were reunited.'

    Excerpts of the Rapunzel story in books by the Brothers Grimm, found on Wikipedia. Her singing's one of the main concepts of the story.
    Halissaon March 27, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:O.o WHAT THE... I must've read some kiddy version then because I could'nt have missed that!
    Sparkle_motionon March 31, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:I think that this song illustrates the importance of people to express their own "melody." By melody, I mean a person's individuality, personality--anything that just defines who you are. The chorus explains that a person has to "sing loud and clear" to be certain that someone else will hear and that he or she can't be scared to do that or no one will ever get close to the person. In a way, this is true; if you can't be yourself, no one will truly be "near" you.

    The first verse describes how she used to sing to her pleasure when she was younger, but once she was confined within the walls of the tower, she lost her openness and instead was merely just "quiet, lovely and good." There's nothing wrong about having those characteristics, but she is no longer who she was before and her "voice", her passion, has disappeared.

    After the somewhat inspiring chorus, Rapunzel tries to free herself from her imprisonment. She lets her hair down, but no one comes. However, when evening comes, she hears the stars cry out the chorus.

    Although the song never truly finishes the story, it does not have to, because most of us already know the rest of the story, and because the song emphasizes the need for people to have the ability to express themselves, rather than the actual fairy tale. The prince finds Rapunzel, the enchantress finds out, the prince gets blinded, the prince searches for Rapunzel and eventually finds her again after hearing Rapunzel's song, and they live happily ever after. Because the prince could recognize Rapunzel by her song, he was able to reunite.

    ...This might be just a tad of over-analysis. Oh well. I really enjoy this song, especially the violin.
    figurativeon June 27, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:Definately agree with figurative on this one. Very beautiful song.
    TheCircusFolkon August 22, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:I think that this is only based on Rapunzel, a version without the prince...
    Thesayaon October 09, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:It's very beautiful. I didn't know the story of Rapunzel very well, but I like the song even more now.
    I love the violin and her voice in this song, I think it's my favorite.
    Laafjeon October 10, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:i love this song.....and for EA its acctually quite positive not much of a dark side here....i love the celtic melody and sound it realy embrases her heratage and its quite playfull and soft...i love it
    Kyrii65on July 21, 2008   Link

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