"Better Luck Next Time, Prince Charming" as written by and Shawn/lee Milke....
Shadows dance around me as I race alone
I will never rest until she's in my arms
So close and yet so far away
A simple kiss to bring her back, to make this story end

Not all knights in shining armor can make your dreams come true
He's not quite as charming as he may seem
Come and claim your queen, come and claim your queen
Come and claim your queen, come and claim your queen

The wild beasts are ravenous
They will soon devour you
Dark howls echo bitter cries
But they fall upon deaf ears

Not all knights in shining armor can make your dreams come true
He's not quite as charming as he may seem
Come and claim your queen

You're pathetic, what good do you do
She had faith in me, I was her only escape
A most deep and subtle poison
Welcomes her unblinking eyes to eternal sleep

If I had shown, she would be mine
Who is the fairest of all?
Tell me again, tell me again, you know its me
A simple kiss to bring her back, to make this story end

Not all knights in shining armor can make your dreams come true
He's not quite as charming as he may seem

We'll make your dreams come true
We'll make your dreams come true
Come and claim your queen


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"Better Luck Next Time, Prince Charming" as written by Jeremy Bryan Dennis Lee

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    General Commenti actually don't think this is about sleeping beauty, i think its about snow white.
    because..

    "The wild beasts are ravenous, they will soon devour you"
    when she is left alone in the woods and there were wild beast chasing after her.

    "A most deep and subtle poison welcomes her unblinking eyes to eternal sleep"
    snow white is given a poison apple and falls into a deep sleep

    "Who is the fairest of all? Tell me again! Tell me again! You know its me!"
    the queen is constanly asking the mirror 'who is the fairest of them all'
    stepphhon April 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song. this is one of the few alesana songs that you can take as something other than a story. it could be about abuse or just a bad guy having his girl. he's working really hard and fighting to get her back. he also blames himself for letting her go. a simple kiss to bring her back can just be his love for her. this is just my interpertation.
    jaberwakiion June 12, 2008   Link
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    General Commentits about a guy who loses his girl to a jackass... a false "prince charming" who is the knight in shining armor but in reality he will just let her down(not all knights in shining armor can make your dreams come true)

    the guy just needs to show his girl his feelings and he can save her.
    Ethos27on July 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think of this "knight in shining armor/prince charming" as a popped collar abercrombie wearing b!tch, haha :) The shinning armor is the glisten of his fake tanorexic skin. "The wild beasts are ravenous, they will soon devour you" they will only devour you after the roofie is slipped in your drink.

    Haha, that is just what i thought of upon hearing/reading this song, only cuz i see all sorts of these skycranes around campus, and by skycrane i mean, the biggest 'tool' in the world (lame i know, but kinda funny :) )
    rokndrmr11on August 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlesana tends to double face things. the obvious way to look at this song is that its about the concept of sleeping beauty
    hence the prince charming, the poison, blah blah. you get the point.
    but it also has an under side to the way you can look at it. like previously stated, it could also have a moral description such as abuse.

    just another reason to love the song writing.

    amazing song, amazing album.
    Iamthepuppeton December 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentand by the way, the false prince charming is talking about prince rupert, from the story.
    the other prince in the beginning that is thought to be a loser or false?

    and the followup with "come and claim your queen"
    is referring to the "kiss will end the spell" from the story.
    Iamthepuppeton December 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh man im in LOVE with their song writing
    agree with Iamthepuppet about how Alesana tends to put two sides on each song
    and i love it. their songs actually make u think. theyre amazing!
    VITAisKHAOSxon March 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentstepphh is right, it's definitely Snow White. Other than those reasons, there's also this:

    "A simple kiss to bring her back, to make this story end"
    Like Sleeping Beauty, Snow White also ends in a kiss.

    Sleeping Beauty's prince has a name, but Snow White's is refered to only as Prince Charming.

    Also, The Univited Thirteenth is clearly about Sleeping Beauty, and I doubt they'd have two songs about the same thing.
    synfulXvengeanceon April 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOk.... just to clear a few things up. the song is kind of an amalgamation of the two storys, but its if prince charming didnt make it. thats why its titled better luck next time prince charming. secondly and most importantly, Alesana writes solely based on the concept of what they are aiming for. No double meanings. However, they absolutely love the fact that people take their own interpretation to the song which is the main goal. So to make it easy, they write about a story, but are glad people take what they need/want out of the song for themselves. cant wait to tour with them again in the fall...
    PoisonSnakePiton May 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My Opinioni think the last line should be
    "we'll make your dreams come true"
    annarchion September 12, 2009   Link

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