"Fairytales Tell Tales" as written by Gretta Mindy Cohn, Tim Kasher, Matthew Ryan Maginn, Clint Frederick Schnase and Ted James Stevens....
Lets pretend were not needy
Lets pretend our hearts still beat
Lets pretend we fall in love tonight
Clumsy enough to fall for anything
Well stumble on our words
Well spill our guts on creaking bar stools
Below the neon blue
Low lives hiding in dives there's no feeling in drinking sleeping with strangers
Ghosts passing through bedrooms unaware
A faint reflection on the barbacks mirror
A face I never knew whispering,
Please don't be a stranger to me. who are you if you're alone'
You're no good at pretending
All my plays have tragic endings
You wish I was a fairy tale
This frog will never change anything
Just pretend that you're in love
That scolding sun is bound to come up eventually
So who is it that whispers in your ear
A haunting voice blows in through the window
There's no feeling floating over beds
A needy pleading apparition
Crying 'who am I if I'm alone?
I hardly exist at all.
Lets pretend that we don't need anything anymore from anyone.
I don't want to feel anything anymore lets just pretend'
Well live happily ever after


Lyrics submitted by toyarmy, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"Fairytales Tell Tales" as written by Gretta Mindy Cohn Clint Frederick Schnase

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    General CommentBeautiful...the only words to describe this song...Let's pretend that we don't need anything anymore from anyone...I don't want to feel anything anymore...let's just pretend...we'll live happily ever after
    Sweetygal16on May 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentcursive is amazing. absolutely.
    rxqueenon June 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love how near the end the music stops and he just whispers, "so who is it that whispers in your ear
    a haunting voice blows in through the window "
    a beeauatiful song.
    silverpuppiezon June 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this whole song.
    crying 'who am i if im alone? i hardly exist at all. lets pretend that we dont need anything anymore from anyone. i dont want to feel anything anymore lets just pretend'
    well live happily ever after

    Those lyrics just describe me though. I loovve Cursive.
    midnighton June 20, 2002   Link
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    General Commentok. i just... i had to say that this song is my favorite and the lyrics send chills.
    rxqueenon July 20, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"a face i never knew whispering, 'please dont be a stranger to me. who are you if youre alone' "

    wow...that's all i can say.
    ixheartx311on August 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think this is my favorite cursive song.
    shootthestarson September 16, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is by far the best cursive song. it reminds me of a person who doesn't want to feel or need anything. they just want the comfort of belonging to someone and not being lonely.
    lunch box angelon March 16, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis is in my top 5 by far, fucking amazing.
    LoXishon March 30, 2003   Link
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    General Comment"you're no good at pretending, all my plays have tragic endings. you wish i was a fairy tale this frog will never change anything. just pretend that you're in love."
    this song is oh-so-great. it makes you feel every word.
    magical.
    raddestxthingxeveron April 05, 2003   Link

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