A Sorta Fairytale

Album: Scarlet's Walk (2002)
Charted: 41
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  • On my way up north
    Up on the Ventura
    Pulled back the hood
    And I was talking to you
    And I knew then it would be
    A life long thing
    But I didn't know that we
    We could break a silver lining

    And I'm so sad
    Like a good book
    I can't put this day back
    A sorta fairytale with you (a sorta fairytale with you)
    A sorta fairytale with you

    Things you said that day
    Up on the one-oh-one
    The girl come undone
    I tried to downplay it
    With a bet about us
    You said that you'd take it
    As long as I could
    I could not erase it

    And I'm so sad
    Like a good book
    I can't put this day back
    A sorta fairytale with you
    A sorta fairytale with you

    And I ride alongside you then
    And I rode alongside you then
    And I rode along side 'till you lost me there in the open road
    And I rode along side till the honey spread itself so thin
    For me to break your bread
    For me to take your word
    I had to steal it

    And I'm so sad
    Like a good book
    I can't put this day back
    A sorta fairytale with you (a sorta fairytale with you)
    I could pick back up whenever I feel

    Down New Mexico way
    Something about the open road
    I knew that he was looking for some Indian blood and
    Find a little in you find a little in me
    we may be on this road but
    We're just impostors in this country you know
    So we go along and we said we'd fake it
    Feel better with Oliver Stone
    Till I almost smacked him seemed right that night and
    I don't know what takes hold
    Out there in the desert cold
    These guys think they must
    Try and just get over on us

    And I'm so sad
    Like a good book
    I can't put this day back
    A sorta fairytale with you (A sorta fairytale with you
    A sorta fairytale with you

    And I was ridin' by
    Ridin' along side
    For a while till you lost me
    And I was ridin' by
    Ridin' along till you lost me
    'Till you lost Me in The rear view
    You lost me I said

    Way up North I took my day
    All in all was a pretty nice day and
    I put the hood right back where
    You could taste heaven perfectly
    Feel out the summer breeze
    Didn't know when we'd be back and I
    I don't, didn't think
    We'd end up like
    Like this Writer/s: MYRA ELLEN AMOS
    Publisher: Downtown Music Publishing
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 9

  • Music Lover from KsSomeone opened themselves up and let someone in and it ended up being only a sorta fairy tail, as most loves are. You remember the good times that eventually become something else. What you become is an imposter in your own life, until you put the hood back on and wait for romance to uncover you. Wash rinse repeat.

    Breaking bread is starting something. Stealing it is walking away with as much as you can. Seems like divorce to me. Just my take, I may be wrong.
  • Theresa from Murfreesboro, TnI love this song! Tori's music just hits me right in the gut.
  • Sunny from Stambaugh, MiThis song is packed with sexual inuendos and I feel that it is intentionally done based on Tori's comfort level with herself and her sexual being. The inflections in her voice while singing some of these words or phrases has a heavy hint of passion. "I pulled back the hood" "the girl had come undone" "and I ride along side and I rode along side" "till the honey spread" "break your bread" "I put the Hood right back where You could taste heaven perfectly"

    She's a very sensual lady and enjoys her body.




  • Prayerash from Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaHow sad... yet the song speaks for the truth. When it comes to love, it's never a fairytale no matter how it looked.
  • Scott from Los Angeles, CaOne more thing. When the girl in question (from my previous post) did finally come to L.A., the first time we heard this song together on the radio was when we were driving on the "101" or "Ventura". We both were freaking out as I pointed to the the freeway signs that read "101 freeway to Ventura as we headed up North..up on the Ventura. Ah....serendipidy.
  • Scott from Los Angeles, CaThis song has special meaning for me. I was just getting into a very special relationship with somebody right when this song came out. The person in question was from oversees and hadn't come over to the states with me yet. As it happens, I happened to live in L.A. where the story is taking place. IE "Things you said that day up on the 101" refers to the 101 freeway in L.A. Also, she says, "On my way up north, up on the Ventura". This is another reference to the 101 in that the another common name for the 101 freeway is "The Ventura Freeway" if you're heading north out of Los Angeles towards...you guessed it...Ventura. Anyway, this relationship was a sorta fairytale in that it was a cross Atlantic relationship and very passionate and magical. What's even more erie is that our relationship ended up not working out and it was very sad and unexpected. Like in the song Tori says, "You Lost me in the rearview", which is kind of what happened to us. She drifted away from me. Finally, in the end, like the song says, "I didn't think we'd end up like this." That song probably gets me more than any other song because it feels so autobiographical.
  • Claire from Oak Ridge, TnVideo for this was seriously strange.
  • Hayley from Albuquerque, NmAimee- that was great! I think your are absoulutely right! I never understood this song until I read your comment! Thanks!
  • Aimee from San Antonio, TxTori Amos describes her relationship with her "Mr. Wonderful" as a sort of fairytale. Love is nor ever been a real fairytale. Love has its ups and downs and its imperfection. She is simply describing a day spent with her lover doing everyday things. When you are with someone who you realy connect with real life can seem like a sort of fairytale for both parties. True makes life a special thing.
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