Once upon a starry night
Still is dark but seems so bright
The way the world just disappears
Into your eyes into your fears
I know there’s more out there
So much to explore
So why is it i’m trapped on the thirtieth floor?
“It’s dangerous!” says mother
But that can’t be it
Mama’s outside, then back lickady split
There is no sound, but I can hear
The silence as the world spins
It draws me near
The window where I just stare outside
It turns light to dark as the days go by
I need to get out
It looks perfectly fine
Better do it now before I change my mind
The trees tempt me as the wind makes their leaves twirl
But mother says i’ll perish
She wouldn’t lie to her little girl
Dangerous or not, I need to get out
Mothers gone, maybe i’ll shout
Shout to who, my one true love?
Sure, some prince, sent from the heavens above
Hah! Right, like I need a man
To do for me what I know I can
I know what I want, I know who I am
No more dreaming… what’s my plan?
Mother would say “Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair”
That’s the only way up
No doors, no stairs
How would I use my own hair to get down
Well if it didn’t tear then, it wouldn’t tear now
Right, okay, so i'll tie my last lock
I just need to find the end of it
My! When does it stop?
Here it is, now to tie it around
My bedpost perfect, oh no what’s that sound?
Mother she’s home, kitchen, first floor
She’ll be here to bring me food, what if it's before...?
No, i’ll hurry, to late to quit now
“Hello! Oh princess! Why it is art thou.”
Really, a prince, he has finally showed?
“Thanks, but I am okay, you really can just go.”
I need a sharp object and i'll be on my way soaring
Of course, the plate left out from this morning!
I smash the plate and it breaks into pieces
I think “That must have been loud” and my heart rate increases
Shard between my teeth, I grab a strong hold
Out the window, clinging tightly to gold
I feel a tug on my head but my feet still don’t touch land
Fearlessly I reach for the shard with my free hand
Heart is pounding, I close my eyes
Take my shard and pray to the skies
I’m falling, and for a split second I think this will hurt
Then it was all over when my feet hit the dirt
I look over to my left and who do I see
Why it is the price, drop jawed, staring at me
“I’ve never seen anything like like that! At least not by a girl”
“A strong woman deserves a prince to give her clothes and pearls”
“Marry me, my dear Rapunzel, and I’ll show you the way!”
Holding my head high I reply “Maybe some day”
I believe in myself, i’ll be fine alone
As I take my first steps outside
All on my own