"Fairytale" as written by and Sara Bareilles....
Cinderella's on her bedroom floor she's got a
Crush on the guy at the liquor store
'Cause Mr. Charming don't come home anymore and she forgets why she came here.

Sleeping Beauty's in a foul mood for shame she says
None for you dear prince, I'm tired today.
I'd rather sleep my whole life away than have you keep me from dreaming

I don't care for your fairytale
You're so worried 'bout the maiden,
Though you know she's only waiting on the next best thing

Snow White is doing dishes again cause what else can you do
With seven itty bitty men?
Sends them to bed and she calls up a friend, says will you meet me at midnight.

The tall blonde lets out a cry of despair says
Would have cut it myself if I knew men could climb hair
I'll have to find another tower somewhere and keep away from the windows.

I don't care for your fairytale
You're so worried 'bout the maiden,
Though you know she's only waiting on the next best thing

Once upon a time in a faraway kingdom, man made up a story
Said that I should believe him
Go and tell your white knight that he's handsome in hindsight
But I don't want the next best thing
So I sing and hold my head down and I break these walls 'round me
Can't take no more of your fairytale love

I don't care for your fairytale
You're so worried bout the maiden,
Though you know she's used to waiting spent her whole life being graded on the
Sanctity of patience and a dumb appreciation
The story needs some mending and a better happy ending
'Cause I don't want the next best thing no no I don't want the next best thing.


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"Fairytale" as written by Sara Bareilles

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    General Commentits about how she's grown up with these stories of women that spend thier whole life searching for the right guy and once they find him they live happily ever after, but life doesn't happen that way and this is her theory on what happened after the fairy tale ended.

    "cause i don't care for you fairytales
    you're so worried bout the maiden though you know
    she's only waiting on the next best thing" means that everybody watches the woman in the story, but she thinks that she's just settling for prince charming and that she really doesn't want to be with him, but instead is looking for the "next best thing".

    "once upon a time in a faraway kingdom
    man made up a story said that i should believe him
    go and tell your white knight that he's handsome in hindsight
    but i don't want the next best thing
    so i sing and hold my head down and i break these walls round me
    can't take no more of your fairytale love" means that men make up these stories and tell people to accept that this is how society should be, but sara says that you should go tell you man that "you love him" and "he completes you" and other clique things like that but she doesn't want that sort of thing, so she breaks those walls down (meataphor for those expectations) and goes to find what she wants.

    "worry bout the maiden though you know
    she's only waiting spent the whole life being graded on the sanctity of patience and a dumb appreciation
    but the story needs some mending and a better happy ending
    cause i don't want the next best thing" means that those sort of women are being constantly watched and judged by how patient they are and that's how they get apprectiated, but sara thinks that the story needs some work done and a different ending, because she doesn't want that sort of thing.

    :D
    fersheron August 12, 2007   Link

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