The smell of a candle
Freshly blown out;
The light of the clock
Shines on my skin
Like a sickly green moonlight
On a pale white day's decay.
I try to wipe you from my memory,
But your face won't fade away

Another boy kissed me today
I laughed in his mouth.
It's not funny that I'm not kissing you,
I'm not laughing because we fell through.

It's the stories they told us when we were younger
About life and love;
How our happiness lies in the hands of another
Who'd fly in on the wings of a dove.
'Cause that's the way the fairy tale goes—
Boy meets girl and they wed with roses.
But that's not the way it seems to be,
And i'm pissed that they lied to me.
'Cause boy meets boy, and boy runs away
Or girl meets girl, and she's afraid to stay.
We end up home alone watching Court T.V.,
Not living ever after happily.

You're right;
You are Prince Charming,
On to the next princess when he's bored with the last.
He's the hero of every story,
He's got his chapter in every girl's book.
He walks away with all the honor and glory,
But I wonder what else he took.

Goodbye, Prince Charming,
And drown Sleeping Beauty.
Shove Cinderella's slipper where the sun don't shine,
Toss the Little Mermaid back out to sea.
'Cause the fairy godmother had to perform another abortion today,
And the seven dwarves live in the forest, of course, 'cause they were driven away
But that part of the story could spark a cultural rage,
So at the sound of the tone, we just turn the page.

'Cause that's the way the fairy tale goes—
Boy meets girl and they wed with roses.
But that's not the way it seems to be,
And i'm pissed that they lied to me.
'Cause boy meets boy, and boy runs away
Or girl meets girl, and she's afraid to stay.
We end up home alone watching Court T.V.,
Not living ever after happily.

Starting today,
We'll tell the story my way.
The King of Imperfection
Takes back the Prince of Mistakes.


Lyrics submitted by xthatxkiddx, edited by Parksborn, stad90

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    General CommentI love the smell of disillusionment in the morning...

    No, but seriously. Really awesome song.
    bandersnatch42on October 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love it.
    It is the story of a great disillusionment from all of the things people tell you when you are young.

    it's especially fitting if you turn out in a way that puts you in the minority.

    it speaks very strongly to me and my journey to find myself and understand what i should do.
    emilieloveon August 10, 2008   Link
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    General Commentdamn it >:[
    automaticlovrron April 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHaha I remembered when I started to realize this too. I've always been a hopeless romantic. But growing up I slowly began to realize it wasn't really that way.

    Especially resonant in the gay community. Where growing up we had to go through being alone in the most horrible sense of the word. Just kids wondering why we felt that way, wondering why the God of our parents and friends could do this to us, and why people hate us so much. All of that are dealt with alone, there was no one to talk to about it. We come of age earlier, having to deal with the facts of life and the general insanity of the world at a younger age, something most people only go through later in life.

    Anyway, end result: we almost always end up either being bitter or retreating into ourselves. Becoming introverts, we took comfort in those fantasies of that magical 'someday' when we will meet that perfect guy/girl who'll take us away from this shitty world and live happily ever after.

    Boy could we be so wrong, haha. The gay community is just as prejudiced, just as f*d up as straight relationships. Maybe even more so with our obsession on physical perfection. If you don't look like a movie star, you'll almost certainly be shoved to the sidelines.

    I think this can be linked with one of Brannan's earlier songs (which he admitted he doesn't believe in anymore) - Housewife. Which says perfectly what most of us felt like when we were younger. I bet he wrote that in his mid-teens haha. It's sad, but from having hopes like 'Housewife' you end up with songs like this sooner or later. 'Happy ever afters' happen, but only to a very few people. And frankly I'm not holding my breath anymore.
    S14on March 07, 2010   Link

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