Fractured Fairytale

Verse 1

Jaded traded his cow
For some magic sprouts
His mother threw them out
And they grew into plants
Jack'll never know 'cause
He died a while back
Trying to earn some money
Working on the tracks
His mother ate for a day
But she soon died as well
That's what starvation does
Oh, what a fractured fairytale

Chorus

Whoa, won't you read me a fractured fairytale
How Cinderella fell down those stairs
That glass slipper never fitted her anyway
And Rapunzel never grew out her hair
The frog never turned into a prince
And the kids never got away
From the old witch in the gingerbread house
Who put them to work every night and day

Verse 2

When Snow White was born
Her mother died soon after
The new queen moved in
And put Snow in the rafters
Snow White grew pretty
And able to hold a tune
She plotted to kill the queen
And take the vast fortune
The queen learned of Snow's plot
She knew she would prevail
She used real poison on that apple
Oh, what a fractured fairytale

Chorus

Verse 3

Red went for a walk
In the woods one day
Up came a fork and
She went the wrong way
The woods grew thicker
But she ignored
The danger all around
And she fell to the floor
The hungry wolf pounced
And ate his fill
All that's left is her cape
Oh, what a fractured fairytale

Bridge

Feet too small and hair too short
Lying frogs and lazy kids
Magic sprouts and plotting princesses
A pretty red cape ripped to shreds
A spinning wheel to make her bleed
Fishing nets to catch the mermaid
Straw into gold never really works
Whoa, even more fractured fairytales

Chorus

Fractured fairytales, whoa
Fractured fairytales, whoa
Read me another one please

Chorus

Oh, won't you read me a fractured fairytale
Won't you read me a fractured fairytale
Won't you read me a fractured fairytale, please
Please, please
Won't you read me a fractured fairytale please.