Cinderella Undercover

by Insane Ian

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Oingo Boingo is one of my all time favorite bands. Their music is iconic and lyrically story-driven. While not "funny" per se, the idea of Cinderella as an undercover operative always struck me as cool and very clever, and that's something I like to pretend my music is.

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When I was young, my mind would always wander away
I couldn't talk, never had nothin to say
But now I'm grown, nothing much seems to have changed
I think I'm going insane yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Is this a fairy tale, are you the seven dwarves
Did Snow White really die while fighting in the war?
They were the only friends I ever trusted
Now they're scattered, and livin' in the city
Unlisted numbers, Huh

Cinderella undercover
I say, better alive than dead

The war is coming, but there's nothing much that we can do
Stuck in a pay-phone, but the operator won't let me through
I close my eyes, but the memories burn in my brain
I think I'm going insane yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

I heard a rumor, they said it's gone nuclear
I stockpile cigarettes, and double bold the door
A sanctuary for all my friends
We'll stay in bed until the world ends
So please don't wake me, I gotta get some sleep

Cinderella Undercover
I say, better alive than dead
I think I'm going insane, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Is this a fairy tale, this can't be real
There's fighting all around, they're shooting in the fields
They say that values change when hunger or ambition strikes
Survival is essential, at any cost or any price
The cartoon animals on Old McDonald's farm
Are nodding off in hotel rooms with needles in their arms
The seven dwarves, HA!, there's only four alive today
Cinderella's working for the CIA

Cinderella, the fairy tale's over
You should know, you got the scars to prove it
And your skin isn't as soft as it used to
But I don't care, come on you said it baby

Cinderella undercover
I say, better alive than --
Cinderella undercover
I say, better alive than dead

credits

released March 21, 2017
Originally performed by Oingo Boingo (written by Danny Elfman)
Music performed by Bonecage
Guitar solo written and performed by Bonecage
Lyrics performed by Insane Ian
Single cover image by Adam Hughes from the cover of "FAIREST vol 4: Of Mice And Men" (a spin-off of the FABLES comics)
Mixed by Bonecage

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