Sunday, December 1, 2013

Twisted (song)

TWISTED

Twisted


Lyrics: Kaley McMahon
Music: A.J. Holmes





  
Sung by:
Dylan Saunders,
Jaime Lyn Beatty, Nick Gage, Robert Manion,
Lauren Lopez, Alex Paul, Denise Donovan.

(GC15) Brian Saunders, Joe Walker, Meredith Stepien.

   Characters:   
Ja'far,
Ursula, Scar, Gaston,
Maleficent, Hook, Cruella, all.

Album:  iTunes / Amazon / Sheet
Bonus album: iTunes 
Demo by A.J. Holmes and Kaley McMahon
Karaoke: iTunes  

(Includes: 1001 Nights and Happy Ending)

LIVE: GeekyCon2015

   
LYRICS:

I've gone against my sultan, 
The highest act of treason
But I had good intentions, 
I did it for a reason

They'll kill me if I'm lucky
They'll torture me if not
What made me think that I could 
Get away with such a plot?
It's not too late to bring it back
Perhaps I'll be forgiven

But if my crime can help improve
The world we all must live in
Am I not bound by duty 
To the people of this nation?

How does the golden rule apply
In such a situation?

As a citizen, I think
I would be grateful for the aid
But if I were the sultan
I should hate to be betrayed

Whichever road I take 
I'll be incurring someones wrath
Til now I've always travelled
On the straight and narrow path

Temptation may have beckoned 
But I always have resisted
But which way do I turn?
When the roads become so... so..
Twisted?

(...)

I used to be the ruler of the oceans
I was benevolent and always kept my word
But my brother held the antiquated notion
That women should be seen and never heard

So he dethroned me then disowned me
And on top of that rezoned me
To the outskirts of the kingdom in a cave
Took my scepter and my crown
Though I tried to take him down
The truth and I now share a watery grave

The story lingers on
But the version that is drawn is
Twisted


A pain I know all too well

The pride had never seen
A more progressive king than me
Both lion and hyena
 lived in perfect harmony

I brought an end to what had been 
A senseless age old feud
I was prepared for anything, 
except for what ensued

My brother ate my heirs, 
my precious cubs and stole my throne
Returned the segregation
 and the hateful ways we'd known

Though I advocate for unity
I always was denounced
So when I saw an opportunity 
to right the wrong
I pounced

The pride came before my fall
In a fate that one might call
Well, twisted

(...)


Au contraire!
My only crime, was love...
(...)
but the heart wants what it wants
and sometimes what it wants is twisted

Twisted, twisted, twisted, twisted...

I only wished to reclaim what was mine!
I only wished equal rights for all!
I only wished to save her!
I only wished to be invited to the party!

I only wished to improve relations between the races!
I only wished to teach the boy responsibility!
I only wished to give the people a voice!
So he wouldn't end up like me!

I only wished to love her!
To help the miserable, lonely, and depressed!
To be included!
To live in harmony!
For once!
I never knew my father!
I only wished, I only wished, I only wished...

I ONLY WISHED TO HAVE
A COAT MADE OUT OF PUPPIES!
 Why would you do that?!
You're not helping, disregard that

It's an unfortunate situation but, you do have a choice...

What remains of a man, 
When that man is dead and gone?
Only memories and stories
Of his deeds will linger on

But if a man's accomplishments 
Aren't in the tale they tell
Are the deeds that go unheralded 
His legacy as well?

If a war breaks out tomorrow, 
We'll all have hell to pay
Why protect my reputation? 
I'm a dead man either way

How will they tell my story?
How will they tell my tale?
Will anybody even care?

The question then is whether
It is nobler in the mind
To be well liked but ineffectual
Or moral but maligned

I'll never be a hero!
All the citizens adore
But if I hide to save my life
What has my life been for?
What has my life been for?

The road ahead may twist
But I will never swerve
I'll give them all the unsung 
Anti-hero they deserve
I've nothing left to lose
So the only path to choose is twisted

And them twist my words
Let the people scorn me
Who cares if no one 
Will ever mourn me?

Let them bury the signs 
Of the story they'll never learn
Let the truth be twisted
Let my life be twisted
I'll be twisted, it's my turn

2 comments:

  1. * rezoned me
    * Let them twist my words
    * I'll be twisted it's my turn
    :)

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