And wise and ambitious
And angry and free
And smart and available
And sexy
And soft and appealing
And wearing pajamas
And twisted and willing
And crazy

And this is the story of the death of Cinderella
She grew to be a maid 'cause she couldn't find a fella
That could please her
And it's all they could do not to throw her on the floor

And thought-provoking
And opinionated
Cultured and funny
And experienced
Fearless and tender
And sweetly innocent
Uninhibited
Likes a good debate

And this is the story of the death of Cinderella
She grew to be a maid 'cause she couldn't find a fella
That could please her
And it's all you could do not to tie her to the bed

I could fall in love a million times before I die
You could draw me a bubble bath
We could walk into the sunset

This is the story of the death of Cinderella
She grew to be a maid 'cause she couldn't find a fella
That could please her
And it's all they could do not to shake her shoulders

And this is the story of the death of Cinderella
I'm gonna grow to be a maid 'cause I'll never find a fella
That can please me
And it's all you can do not to kick me in the ass


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Death of Cinderella Lyrics as written by Alanis Morissette Glen Ballard

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    i found this song on a lyric site and i really like the words. i would love to hear how it goes and try and get a copy of my own but i cannot find it on any of her albums - is it on any of them? where can i hear it?!?!?!?!

    pabloredfoxon March 03, 2003   Link
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    i got this song off of winMX..finally! it took like 3 days to actually get a transfer started! i got a live version, it's pretty awesome..there's a squeaking mic, but i learned to ignore it..i really like this song! "i could fall in love a million times before i die." <--sexy.

    1_night_as_foreveron May 04, 2003   Link
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    i now believe that this is my song... i've never even heard it and i could not love it any more. i have always loved alanis, but this is amazing.

    zoe1286on June 26, 2003   Link
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    i cant find it either ........yet

    dutch_angel_moion June 24, 2005   Link
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    i think this is the recording that 1 night as forever was talking about but you can listen to it here die66.free.fr/zic/Alanis%20Morissette%20-%20Death%20Of%20Cinderella%20(live).mp3

    sami09on August 24, 2005   Link
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    Love it.

    MusenMollyon March 09, 2006   Link
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    this could be my theme song...i love alanis

    paper_hearts13on March 22, 2006   Link
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    If anyone still wants this song IM me on aim crazypoundpupp

    renthead4on May 14, 2006   Link
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    Alanis writes a lot of her lyrics from two conflicting perspectives. As in later song called "Precious Illusions," she is both the dizzy, lovestruck, culturally brainwashed, romance addict and (then) the (in this case, somewhat ruthless) commentator.

    The lyrics here are as somewhat inaccurate as they are everywhere else, btw. She wrote DoC for Jagged Little Pill but cut it from the master; she often did it in concert in the mid '90s.

    naughtmoseson September 09, 2009   Link
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    An afterthaught (heh): Al's repertoire is full of indications of her ability to contain her internal diversities, but perhaps nowhere else in all those tunes is her flapdoodle, exploration-obsessed inner three-year-old dancing so well with her present state of perspective. At 35 (as of '09), this combination of discovery-bent rug rat and muted sex-bomb sophisticate is utterly disarming when observed from five or ten feet away.

    naughtmoseson October 01, 2009   Link

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