No Fairy Tale

Written by Lisa Loeb and Maia Sharp

A prince in the summer
was a drag in the spring
how could you know
that he took off his ring

Everything you wanted
behind the castle wall
and a hundred white horses
stuck in the stall

It’s no fairy tale
there’s no bread crumb trail
to lead you back but it’s just as well
and that’s a better one to tell

You tried but you can’t bear the weight of the glitter and the glue
so you lie down to dream of a kiss that’ll wake you
once upon a time can lead to a hapless ever after
when the tears are real, so is the laughter

It’s no fairy tale
there’s no bread crumb trail
to lead you back but it’s just as well
you can close the book
curse the turn it took
and tell the true story of how you fell
and that’s a better one to tell
And when it’s told
the leaves are turning red and gold
and no one had to come along and cast a spell

It’s no fairy tale
there’s no bread crumb trail
to lead you back but it’s just as well
tell the true story of how you fell
that’s a better one to tell
that’s a better one to tell

Lisa Loeb: Vocals, Electric and Acoustic Guitars
Chad Gilbert: Guitar and Bass
Colin Strahm: Drums