Ever After Happily

Jay Brannan
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ever after happily
music and lyrics by jay brannan

the smell of a candle
freshly blown out
the light of the clock
shines on my skin
like a sickly green moonlight
on a pale white day's decay
i try to wipe you from my memory
but your face won't fade away

another boy kissed me today
i laughed in his mouth
it's not funny that i'm not kissing you
i'm not laughing because we fell through
it's the stories they told us when we were younger
about life and love
how our happiness lies in the hands of another
who'd fly in on the wings of a dove

chorus
well, that's the way the fairy tale goes
boy meets girl and they wed with roses
but that's not the way it seems to be
and i'm pissed that they lied to me
cuz boy meets boy and boy runs away
or girl meets girl and she's afraid to stay
we end up home alone watching court tv
not living ever after happily

you're right
you are prince charming
onto the next princess when he's bored with the last
he's the hero of every story
he's got his chapter in every girl's book
he walks away with all the honor and glory
but i wonder what else he took

goodbye, prince charming
and drown sleeping beauty
shove cinderella's slipper where the sun don't shine
toss the little mermaid back out to sea
cuz the fairy godmother had to perform another abortion today
and the seven dwarves live in the forest, of course, cuz they were driven away
but this part of the story could spark a cultural rage
so at the sound of the tone we just turn the page

chorus

outro
starting today
we'll tell the story my way
the king of imperfection
takes back the prince of mistakes

© 2004 Great Depression Publishing (BMI)

12 comments

so dude I have to tell you..You are aaaaaaabsolutely incredible!!! Like seriously I listen to your song "Ever After Happily" EVERY single day!!! You are my idol :)
By tuck3289 4 years ago
after ever happily :)
By VJnet 5 years ago
dude ur fucking amazing singing and guitar playing
By Daniel Stafford 6 years ago
it's very beautiful congratulation i see that you have a lot of french fan your voice it's amazing !! if you can try to sing in french it will be wonderful ;)
By kevin-2001 6 years ago
You know, it's quite amazing! I love this song, I enjoy the way you sang it, I appreciate a lot your style. The softness enhances the lyrics richness. Such a great song!
By JFRakster 6 years ago