Sunday, June 12, 2011

Fairytale

If you don't know this song, you should check it out. It's called "Fairytale" by Sara Bareilles and I like it because it gives a different take on "fairytale love." Whether consciously or subconsciously, I think that girls desire this idealized version of romance from movies and stories that is unrealistic. This points out some things that girls may not think about when they watch a Disney movie.
(I do have to say that some Disney princesses are more positive role models than others, such as Belle who values education and inner beauty.) :)

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."

'Cause I don't care for your fairytale
You're so worried about 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 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

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
I don't care
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
No no I don't want the next best thing

1 comment:

Cara Joy said...

That's really cute. I love her because both of her songs that have gotten big on the radio have pretty much included her refusing to submit to males. "I'm not gonna write you a love song cuz you ask for it cuz you need one..." and then there was "Who care if you disagree, you're not me. Who made you king of anything. And you dare tell me who to be? Who died and made you king of anything?" Very empowered!