Happy Ever After

by Emily Yates

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Official Video: youtu.be/0frN-yRYEHs


happy ever after, that's a myth
I believed when I was six
watching princesses ride off into the sunset

jump from one disaster to the next
feeling permanently hexed
watching peace fall right between my fingers

there is no prince who is always charming
there is no witch who is evil through and through
there's no story with a happy ending that
ever gets there without a sad middle or few

wake up and the world is upside down
now the door has caught my gown
I can't see but I flee into the shadows

fumble in the darkness for a light
find my way out of the night
though I know it never fails to follow sunrise

Now I don't believe in fairy tales
They just put me to sleep
I don't believe in anything but me

i miss every forest for the trees
i've been brought down to my knees
all you have to do is touch me and i'll crumble

i pick up the pieces yet again
there's no reason to pretend
that they'll ever stay together more than sometimes


released February 14, 2019
Words/Music/Video by Emily Yates

Produced by Dango Rose and Evan Reeves (Rose-Reeves Productions) in association with Elephant Collective

Engineered by Evan Reeves

Mixed by Patrick Tracy

Additional mixing by Max Nordby

Recorded at Elephant Collective Studios, Boulder, CO

Emily Yates – Vocals, Ukulele
Darren Garvey – Percussion, Guitar
Mekenzie Solidago – Cello, Vocals
Erik Yates – Flute


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