Not the Villain

from by S. J. Tucker

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about

Sometimes the best intentions make for the best villains of all. But they'll never admit it, not even to themselves.

lyrics

True names, stopped clocks, wildest dreams
Time's up, darling; let it be

Who's the wicked queen and who's the princess here?
The truth is far from plain, or how you think it should appear
I tell you there’s a spindle that is sure to prick my hand.
Who is good and who is wicked all depends on where you stand.

You may call my truest name and fling it to the floor,
but ticks and tocks from broken clocks can't hurt me anymore.
Let’s be done with fairytales and how they’re meant to end.
The truth is that I lost my way and found it here again

I never meant to hide behind a clock no longer chiming.
Fairyland will have its due, regardless of the timing,

But I am not the villain in this tale!
I am not the villain in this tale!

Call me what you like. I’ve been as kind as I can be.
Set off the alarms and bring the sky down upon me.
You’d think this was the ending; we both have come so far.
It’ll break your heart how very much alike we are.

I never meant to hide behind a clock no longer chiming.
Fairyland will have its due, regardless of the timing.
But I am not the villain in this tale!
I am not the villain in this tale!

If you'd want the very truth,
I'll lay it down before you:
everybody's got a story.
If you want the very truth
it's here before your eyes:
Every witch was someone's princess
in some other once upon a time.

Mustn't try to hide behind a clock no longer chiming.
Fairyland will have its due, regardless of the timing.
I fed you all my sweetness but it wasn’t to your taste.
I may have lost this battle, but I will not be erased!

No, I am not the villain in this tale!
I am not the villain in this tale!

I wish you your wildest dreams
as I go to mine
May we meet again within
a better story line

I wish you your wildest dreams
as I escape to mine
May we meet again within
The perfect storyline

credits

from Wonders, released October 1, 2013
Music, lyrics, vocals, guitars, bass, keys, programming, tracking and mixing by S. J. Tucker at the Pixie House

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