A Cinderfella Fantasy

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about

This song was written in London. I had coached a wonderful singer who went on to win the Finnish Idol competition. We had had a Skype session during the day just before the final. I got inspired by her innocence and energy and wrote the music for her. I ended up liking it myself so much that I decided not to offer it to her after all. Rory Winston then wrote lyrics for the music. For me the song is about expectations and dreams and how they change. Maybe you wanted something so badly but wouldn’t have if you knew what it brought with it. You can draw parallels to so many young people nowadays wanting to be celebrities just for the sake of it. Even though the song is very happy and naive there is still a sense of tragedy in it.

lyrics

My fairy tale is at the gate and I’m on track - packed,

Better not delay, I’ve been late before

The path is clear, the past unfurls 

The moon reveals my ‘happy ever laughter’

Not a shadow of a doubt about how high I’ll climb – I fly!
Rainbows stole the clouds from my eyes

It’s plain to see, It’s more than words

The change in me will have no mornings-after

Forget about security

Leave behind those wait-and-see’s

Don’t you know that nameless to famous

Was meant for me
Forget about reality

How I hate ‘patiently’

Maybe I’m clueless but if the shoe fits

Then ‘One day, yes ’Some day’ is here

Never had a backup plan, can’t understand

Why I’d learn to land when I can soar

What’s on TV? Celebrities

I’m free to dream my Cinder-fella Fantasy

Forget about security

Leave behind those wait-and-see’s

Don’t you know that nameless to famous 

Was meant for me
Forget about reality

How I hate ‘patiently’

Maybe I’m clueless but if the shoe fits 

Then ‘One day, yes ’ Some day’ is here

Once upon a life I watched the sky 
‘Someday’ was wonderful
Now I wonder why

One day - Once upon a lie.....

Forget about security

Leave behind those wait-and-see’s

Don’t you know that shameless, insane, yes 

Was what I’d be
Forget about reality

How I hate ‘patiently’

Maybe I’m clueless but if the shoe fits

Then ‘One day, yes ’ Some day’ is here

credits

from Spaces Between Memories, released May 8, 2015
Composed & arranged by Ville Laaksonen
Lyrics by Rory Winston

All instruments and voices by Ville Laaksonen
except violin by Tommi Asplund
Bratislava Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Hernando Rico

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Boy With Strings Helsinki, Finland

Born in Helsinki, the northern capital of cold and cool, Boy With Strings is the musical alter ego of Ville Laaksonen. His powerful and emotional vocals are combined with looped violins, string orchestra, subtle beats and warm ambient synths. His story is a musical fantasy written in the form of ear-catching pop songs, chasing after moments that were not, spaces between memories. ... more

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