Monday, February 25, 2013

"Good Night" The Roches


 From the album, Will You Be My Friend? by The Roches, 1994. One of the best children's records ever made.

"Once upon a time there was a very friendly princess who was captured by a big, grumpy, invisible wizard.
He locked her in the tippy top of his tower and late at night when she was very tired, getting ready to fall asleep on her bed of stones, she would look out the window, up into the sky, and twiddle her thumbs and sing a song that she just made up. She didn't know why. it was just about a feeling that she had. And it sounded something like this...

I love you from far away
like I love the moon
You are the brightest star in my cartoon
Someday I'll find you whoever you are
I know youpre out there (but where?)
You couldn't be far.

Now this princess got very very smart after years of thinking in the tower and it began to dawn on her that perhaps the invisible wizard wasn't even there! So, she approached the gigantic door that kept her locked into the tower and she OPENED it!
Then tiptoed carefully down the stairs to the bottom where, lo and behold! she walked into a clearing in the woods and she was free! And, you'll never believe it, but there was an entire village of forest animals, and people dancing and singing. They had been waiting for her, all these years! They sang together...

I love you from far away
like I love the moon
You are the brightest star in my cartoon
Someday I'll find you whoever you are
I know you're out there (but where?)
You couldn't be far

Well, that's the end of the story. I'm getting kind of tired. I think I'll go to sleep now. Goodnight!"

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