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  1. Fairy Tale

From the recording Fairy Tale

  Too many folks chase the ‘fairy tale’ all their life and let silly books, movies, and TV shows convince them that “perfect” is out there.  I don’t think I’m being a cynic to assert that “perfect” doesn’t exist.  I think a closer examination of the “perfect” situation or life would reveal people who work at it, sacrifice and learn to adjust to life’s normal pitfalls and disappointments without allowing it to make them dissatisfied with what they do have.
  The original concept was to end a bit more darkly with a tale of love tried and lost where life’s realities didn’t live up to the fantasy.   But a positive or more hopeful outlook prevailed as the story turned to the more admirable side of human nature in many – the strength and ability to get past difficulties and hang in there for the reward that comes from giving up some of the things we thought we needed in order to obtain something better we eventually recognize when we come to wisdom.
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Lyrics

A Fairy Tale
( R. P. Maddox © - 2014)                           
 
Cinderella lost a slipper at the ball
Persistent fella went out and found her after all
Then all her dreams came true - at least that’s what they say
‘Cause fairy tales always turn out that way . . .
 
Geeky glasses camouflaging sea-green eyes
What were the chances she would see through his disguise ?
Crowded bus – an empty seat;  you have to try before you fail . . .
Beginnings of a brand new fairy tale ?
 
HOW TO EXPLAIN THE MYSTERY OF OUR ATTRACTIONS ?
PHEROMONES TRIP OBSCURE CHEMICAL REACTIONS . . .
THE THINGS WE LIKE SOMETIMES WILL MAKE NO SENSE
SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO KISS A FROG TO GET A PRINCE
ON THE BUS, ACROSS THE ROOM, OR IN A BOOTH IN THAT CAFÉ
REAL FAIRY TALES SOMETIMES STILL START THAT WAY
 
Pickett fences – 2.3 kids – SUV
What’s the consensus – ain’t that the way it’s ‘sposed to be ?
When do your dreams come true ?  When do you know just what to do ?
Disney doesn't cover those details . . .
 
SOMETIMES IT’S BETTER NOT TO TRY TO UNDERSTAND . . .
LIFE’S WHAT’S HAPPENING WHILE YOU'RE STILL MAKING PLANS
THE PERFECT AND IDEAL ONLY EXIST
IN THE IMAGINATION’S FANTASY OF ‘BLISS’
A HANDSOME PRINCE AND A PERFECT MARRIAGE WHERE THE SUN SHINES EVERY DAY
REAL FAIRY TALES DON’T ALWAYS GO THAT WAY
 
Life is fraught with complications – don’t let it wreck your dreams and expectations
 
Looking back on twenty anniversaries
It hasn’t always been what she thought that it would be
Life is precious and it’s short – she learned to value what’s important
And that’s the way she made her dreams come true
 
HOW TO EXPLAIN THE MYSTERIES OF AN ATTRACTION ?
VISUAL CUES TRIP INTENSE PRIMITIVE REACTIONS . . .
SOUND REASONING AT TIMES WILL MAKE NO SENSE
HOW A FROG EVENTUALLY BECAME A PRINCE
ON THE BUS, ACROSS A ROOM, A CORNER BOOTH IN A CAFÉ
REAL FAIRY TALES SOMETIMES STILL START THAT WAY
AT LEAST THAT’S WHAT THEY SAY . . .
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