Cinderella

 She spins and she sways

To whatever song plays

Without a care in the world

And I’m sitting here wearing

The weight of the world on my shoulders

 

It’s been a long day

And there’s still work to do

She’s pulling at me

Saying “Dad, I need you

 

There’s a ball at the castle

And I’ve been invited

And I need to practice my dancing

Oh, please, Daddy, please?”

 

So I will dance with Cinderella

While she is here in my arms

‘Cause I know something the prince never knew

Oh, I will dance with Cinderella

I don’t want to miss even one song

‘Cause all too soon the clock will strike midnight

And she’ll be gone…

 

She says he’s a nice guy and I’d be impressed

She wants to know if I approve of the dress

She says, “Dad, the prom is just one week away

And I need to practice my dancing

Oh, please, Daddy, please?”

 

So I will dance with Cinderella

While she is here in my arms

‘Cause I know something the prince never knew

Oh, I will dance with Cinderella

I don’t want to miss even one song

‘Cause all too soon the clock will strike midnight

And she’ll be gone

 

Well, she came home today with a ring on her hand

Just glowing and telling us all they had planned

She says, “Dad, the wedding’s still six months away

But I need to practice my dancing

Oh, please, Daddy, please?”

 

So I will dance with Cinderella

While she is here in my arms

‘Cause I know something the prince never knew

Oh, I will dance with Cinderella

I don’t want to miss even one song

‘Cause all too soon the clock will strike midnight

And she’ll be gone

 

I love that feeling when you discover some really amazing songs that come with meaningful lyrics. Above was what I found this afternoon. This song was written by Steven Curtis Chapman for his daughter (adopted) Maria Sue Chunxi Chapman who was killed in a tragic accident (2003-2008). It happened just 10 days after her 5th brithday.  I couldn’t hold back my tears as I read the lyrics word by word. I don’t know. I just thought this song is beautiful. The melody isn’t excessively extravagant but it really brings out that melancholic feel yet gives the listener a sense of assurance as it introduces a father’s deep love for a daughter. A song may not mean anything to you, untill you know the story behind that song.  They are not usually pretty.

I am a sucker for fairy tales and yes I grew up with Cinderella, Snow White and other great princesses besides Goldilocks and the 3 Bears, my favorite bedtime story. heehee! Growing up in a surrounding where love comes to you quite instantly and conveniently, I’ve always thought that things in life are going to be similar to I was introduced to when I was young. Expectations were instilled in me and I was and am still naïve than a 10 year-old regarding this. Never a moment thought my hopes would be taken away from me and I never once doubted how things are going to turn out for me. What about knight in shining armour and the princes that would go to great lengths in search for their princesses? Those do not exist in reality or were they just made up to stir up the hearts of many girls?

We know exactly how this works and no we won’t be fooled. I am not sure how to say this but I still, very much believe in fairy tales. It hasn’t happened to me yet but I believe as time reveals I will have my own story to tell. I spin and I sway, never giving up that trust in my Provider. Beautiful promises secure the fact that your life could be greater and grandeur than all fairy tales put together, if only you wait and search at the right places.

Anyway,

Counting down the days till I leave sitiawan, my comfort zone. Initially, I was looking forward to it (picking my sister and Andrew up from the airport) but now, the feeling of emptiness and fears suddenly overwhelms me as I started packin. I will be going back to unilife, workloads, assignments, educational talks and an empty room. On the other hand, I will also be going back to dinners and lunches with friends, movies, shopping, dancing, events and lots of lots of mcD and Starbucks. Even out eh. .

4 Responses to “Cinderella”

  1. Yes, the song becomes so meaningful after knowing the story behind it…. so meaningful…

    oh, KL welcomes you back!!

  2. yeah it stirs up alot of emotions in me too =P
    thanks, i will try to look forward to go back to kl =(

  3. haha i know the song to..lol

  4. haha you do?
    thats nicee =)

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