FAIRY TALE PLAYLIST for IN A GILDED CAGE

“Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” G.K. Chesterton

 

Hello everybody!

Many Fairy Tales that we love bring to mind music– largely thanks to Walt Disney! Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Snow White-too many fairy tales to name- make you think of the songs that accompany them. In A Gilded Cage is an adult fairy tale that brings to mind some great song. So I made a playlist to go with my m/m Rapunzel story.

Because In A Gilded Cage is an adult fairy tale, the musical playlist focuses on fairy tale songs and the themes that make fairy tales so addictive–songs that put you in the right mood for reading my M/M Contemporary Dark version of Rapunzel.

  1. “A Place Called You” Emma Stevens

This song directly references the Rapunzel story. And like Rapunzel, Lucci has been cooped up in tower since he was twelve-years-old.

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Long ago and far away

You took me to a place I can’t forget

If you’re my knight in shining armor

Guess you just don’t realize it yet

 

Been cooped up in a tower

For hours and hours

But the wrong guys all try to rescue me

Why kiss another frog

You’re the only one I want

It’s obvious, Why can’t you see?

Wontcha Take me to the place we used to meet

 

It’s sunny and funny

And quirky and oh oh oh

A little piece of heaven

And I so wanna go

I know my happy ending

But you don’t have a clue

Cos where I wanna be is a place

A place called you

 

  1. “Love Story” Taylor Swift

This is a fairytale tune that refers to the guardian (the father) keeping the lovers apart. Star-crossed lovers…

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We were both young when I first saw you.

I close my eyes and the flashback starts,

I’m standing there on a balcony in summer air.

See the lights, see the party, the ball gowns.

See you make your way through the crowd

And say hello

Little did I know

That you were Romeo, you were throwing pebbles,

And my daddy said, “Stay away from Juliet.”

And I was crying on the staircase,

Begging you, Please, don’t go.

And I said,

“Romeo, take me somewhere we can be alone.

I’ll be waiting, all there’s left to do is run.

You’ll be the prince and I’ll be the princess

It’s a love story, baby just say yes.

So I sneak out to the garden to see you.

We keep quiet ’cause we’re dead if they knew.

So close your eyes; escape this town for a little while.

 

 

  1. “Let It Go” Demi Lovato

This fairy tale song references the isolation that Lucci feels in his life where he has to always be secluded from the world and his father’s perfect son.

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Let it go, let it go

Can’t hold it back anymore

Let it go, let it go

Turn my back and slam the door

The snow blows white on the mountain tonight

Not a footprint to be seen

A kingdom of isolation and it looks like I’m the queen

The wind is howling like the swirling storm inside

Couldn’t keep it in

Heaven knows I try

Don’t let them in, don’t let them see

Be the good girl you always had to be

Conceal, don’t feel, don’t let them know

Well now they know

Let it go, let it go

Can’t hold you back anymore

Let it go, let it go

Turn my back and slam the door

And here I stand

And here I’ll stay

Let it go, let it go

The cold never bothered me anyway

It’s funny how some distance makes everything seem small

And the fears that once controlled me can’t get to me at all

Up here…

 

  1. “Somewhere” West Side Story

Somewhere is another star-crossed lovers song; Lucci and Prin can only dream of a place where they can be someday together.

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There’s a place for us,

Somewhere a place for us.

Peace and quiet and open air

Wait for us

Somewhere.

 

There’s a time for us,

Some day a time for us,

Time together with time to spare,

Time to learn, time to care,

Some day!

 

Somewhere.

We’ll find a new way of living,

We’ll find a way of forgiving

Somewhere . . .

 

There’s a place for us,

A time and place for us.

Hold my hand and we’re halfway there.

Hold my hand and I’ll take you there

Somehow,

Some day,

Somewhere!

 

 

  1. “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” Judy Garland

This song reminds me of Lucci, sitting in his tower room and dreaming of the freedom and happiness he could find over the rainbow.

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Somewhere over the rainbow

Way up high

And the dreams that you dreamed of

Once in a lullaby

Somewhere over the rainbow

Blue birds fly

And the dreams that you dreamed of

Dreams really do come true ooh oh

Someday I’ll wish upon a star

Wake up where the clouds are far behind me

Where trouble melts like lemon drops

High above the chimney top

That’s where you’ll find me

Oh, somewhere over the rainbow bluebirds fly

And the dream that you dare to,

Oh why, oh why can’t I?

 

 

IN AN ENCHANTED MOOD SONG

 

  1. “Tonight’s The Night” Rod Stewart

This song is the ultimate love song and it makes me think of every night when Lucci and Prin show their love.

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Stay away from my window

Stay away from my back door too

Disconnect the telephone line

Relax baby and draw that blind

Kick off your shoes and sit right down

Loosen off that pretty French gown

Let me pour you a good long drink

Ooh baby don’t you hesitate ’cause

Tonight’s the night

It’s gonna be alright

‘Cause I love you girl

Ain’t nobody gonna stop us now

Come on angel my heart’s on fire

Don’t deny your man’s desire

You’d be a fool to stop this tide

Spread your wings and let me come inside ’cause

Tonight’s the night

It’s gonna be alright

‘Cause I love you girl

Ain’t nobody…

 

CONFLICT SONGS- ALL fairy tales have seemingly insurmountable problems…

 

  1. “Say Something” A Great Big World

When Lucci disappears from Prin’s life, Prin nearly loses hope.

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Say something, I’m giving up on you

I’ll be the one, if you want me to

Anywhere, I would’ve followed you

Say something, I’m giving up on you

And I am feeling so small

It was over my head

I know nothing at all

And I will stumble and fall

I’m still learning to love

Just starting to crawl

Say something, I’m giving up on you

I’m sorry that I couldn’t get to you

Anywhere, I would’ve followed you

Say something, I’m giving up on you

And I will swallow my pride

You’re the one that I love

 

  1. “Greensleeves” Loreena McKennitt

You’ve got to listen to the Loreena McKennitt version! It is as magical as a fairy tale and shows the pain of having loved and lost.

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Alas, my love, you do me wrong

To cast me off discourteously

And I have loved you oh so long

Delighting in your company

Greensleeves was all my joy

Greensleeves was my delight

Greensleeves was my heart of gold

And who but my lady greensleeves

If you intend to be this way

It does the more enrapture me

And even so I still remain

A lover in captivity

Greensleeves was all my joy

Greensleeves was my delight

Greensleeves was my heart of gold

And who but my lady greensleeves

Greensleeves, now…

 

 

Happily Ever After- It’s not a fairy tale without a HEA

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  1. “What a Wonderful World” Louis Armstrong

I see trees of green, red roses too

I see them bloom for me and you

And I think to myself what a wonderful world

I see skies of blue and clouds of white

The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night

And I think to myself what a wonderful world

The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky

Are also on the faces of people going by

I see friends shaking hands saying how do you do

They’re really saying I love you

I hear babies crying, I watch them grow

They’ll learn much more than I’ll never know

And I think to myself what a wonderful world

Yes I think to myself what a wonderful world

 

 

I hope you enjoyed my playlist for In A Gilded Cage and I hope you are tempted to read my grown up fairy tale.