"A Cinderella Story" as written by Chad L. Gray, Ryan Martinie, Matthew Mcdonough and Greg Tribbett....
Hold me back and hold me down
Hold me close then push me around
Beat me up, beat me down to the ground
I'm sure I deserved it
Left my world, left me alone
Locked inside head becomes my home
Inside a hole buried bag of bone
I'm sure you had your reasons
Out of your sight
Are you out of your mind?
In my absence your heart
Never grew fonder

[Chorus]
You just leave me alone
Tell me, please tell me
It ain't so
I can't believe it so I walk the road
You just left me alone
Tell me, please tell me
It ain't so
Have to believe it so I walk alone
So I walk alone
By myself

Had my back then you turned around
Love by your fault but we're never proud
Ran away but I'm not aloud
So I suffered through it
Out of your sight
Are you out of your mind?
In my absence your heart
Never grew fonder

[Chorus]

You're not my family
Just nothing left for me you see
It's just like Cinderella
Locked up and hid away
You have no idea
What you've created
Why don't you take a look
And see through a hole without a key
And see what I've been missing
Goddamn you for what has

You're not my family
Just nothing left for me you see
It's just like Cinderella
Locked up and hid away
You have no idea
What you've created
Why don't you take a look
And see through a hole without a key
And see what I've been missing
Goddamn you for what has been done
(No one left, for me)

[Chorus]

[Repeat: x4]
It's just like Cinderella
Locked up and hid away
You have no idea


Lyrics submitted by aidanx, edited by ChubbyHuggs

"A Cinderella Story" as written by Greg Tribbett Chad L. Gray

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  • +1
    General CommentCorrections as I hear them:


    Out on your side
    Are you out of your mind?
    In my absence, your heart
    Never grew fonder.

    You just leave me alone
    Tell me, please tell me any so
    I can't believe this, so I walk the road.

    This should be:

    Out of your sight
    Are you out of your mind?
    In my absence, your heart
    Never grew fonder.

    You just leave me alone
    Tell me, please tell me it ain't so
    I can't believe it, so I walk the road.

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    also your ?? line here:

    Goddamn you for what I've (?)!

    This should be:

    Goddamn you for what I'm missing!

    ----------------------

    This part:

    You just left me alone.
    Tell me, please tell me any so
    I do believe it, so I walk alone.

    Should be:

    You just left me alone.
    Tell me, please tell me it ain't so
    Have to believe it, so I walk alone.

    -------------------------------

    This:

    Had my back, then you turned around
    (?????)
    Run away, but I'm not allowed
    So I suffer through it.

    Should be:

    Had my back, then you turned around
    Loved by default, but were never proud
    Run away, but I'm not allowed
    So I suffer through it.



    Awesome song by the way! :)
    jimcarrey363on December 05, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentEnough love for the family
    Just nothing left for me, you see
    It's just like Cinderella
    Locked up and hid away
    You have no idea
    What you've created
    Wanted to take a look
    And see through a hole without a key
    See what I've been missing
    Goddamn you for what I'm missing!--
    This part is a continuation of the child being cast aside. He watches the family that he cant be a part of but seeing them makes him realize what he doesnt have. This makes him bitter.
    Zarekon March 13, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNice work on those corrections, the comment above seems pretty accurate - no time to try to find an official site on it right at the moment.

    I'm pretty sure this song is about how a person's actions (specifically them leaving, or just being gone) has affected the singer.

    That's the general feeling I'm getting anyway. I may try to come back and break it down line by line - I might learn something else about it.

    Good song, Cud sounds both depressed and angry at the person who's affected him this way. Loving this new CD, its growing on me.
    TheMadBagon December 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is pretty obvious. Out of sight, out of mind. I love this song, sort of...beautiful for Mudvayne.
    TopCowon January 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this songs about someone's messed up childhood. It's actually really reminiscent of "A Child Called It".

    Hold me back and hold me down
    Hold me close, then push me around
    Beat me up, beat me down to the ground
    I'm sure I deserve it.

    This part is about the child getting physically abused, and his trying to justify it with a child's mentality.
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    Left my world, left me alone
    Locked inside, it becomes my home
    Inside a hole, buried like a bone
    I'm sure you had your reasons.

    This part is about him being cast aside in the family, and how a child becomes introverted when suffering physical and mental abuse. Or about literally being locked away like in a basement. And again justifying or it could be retrospective sarcasm.
    ------------------------------
    Out of your sight
    Are you out of your mind?
    In my absence, your heart
    Never grew fonder.

    This part is about that even though he was never around they didn't miss him.
    Zarekon March 13, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou just leave me alone
    Tell me, please tell me it ain't so
    I can't believe this, so I walk the road.

    You just left me alone.
    Tell me, please tell me it ain't so
    I do believe it, so I walk alone.

    This part is about how he didn't believe it was wrong, what was happening to him so he put up with it. And now later in life, the effects of it have caused him to feel alone and separated from everyone, perhaps because he cant trust anyone now.
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    Had my back, then you turned around
    Loved by default, but were never proud
    Run away, but I'm not allowed
    So I suffer through it.

    This part is about how parents can act like a family in public but behind closed doors it's a different story. And how his parents "loved" him because he was thier kid, but nothing he did was good enough, and he cant get away from it.
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    Zarekon March 13, 2010   Link

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