A Bedtime Story

Our story is even more magical.

It’s a fascinating story about kings and love and glory
And when I was young like you I believed it true, and so will you
So now close your eyes and imagine just how tightly you’d hold a dragon
As it flew over the clouds and foamy sea, it sounds fun to me

Once upon a time in a land unlike yours and mine
There was a little girl left all alone, an evil witch had taken her from her home
The girl’s mom was blind and she could not find her little girl that day
So she called a council of the hidden castles and proceeded to make her case

She said, Kings, Noblemen, Knights, and Jesters, an evil queen has stolen my greatest treasure
There was nothing I could do, and now there’s nothing left to lose
In silver, bronze, and gold I am sorely lacking, I can make you this offer just in case you’re asking
Don’t just do it for love, do it for glory, and be the star of this bedtime story

One by one the kings walked away, the noblemen had only empty words to say
All that still remained was a little boy with a tiny shield and a sword much like a toy
He spoke in a whisper, said I know you miss her, I’m missing my mother too
I’m thinking that that same stinkin’ witch that took my mom took your girl from you

Said, I’m not a King, Nobleman, Knight, or Jester, but this evil queen has stolen my greatest treasure
There was nothing I could do, and now there’s nothing left to lose
In silver, bronze, and gold I am sorely lacking, I can make you this offer just in case you’re asking
Don’t just do it for love, do it for glory, and be the star of this bedtime story
Oooh, bedtime story

Bravely the misfit pair went on their way, they tracked that witch for 2 score and 14 days
Finally fickled fate found a fortunate break, that witch had committed a terrible mistake
A brash, rugged man had a sword at her neck, and she was begging for her wretched life
Our two cried out for mercy, and asked him if first he’d be willing to take their advice

They said, Mister King, Nobleman, Knight, or Jester, this evil queen has stolen our greatest treasures
There was nothing we could do, and now there’s nothing left to lose
In silver, bronze, and gold we are sorely lacking, but we’ll make you this offer just in case you’re asking
Don’t just do it for love, do it for glory, and be the star of this bedtime story
Bedtime story

It was a fascinating story, I’ll admit I rightfully worried
You’d fall asleep before our heroes resolved their plight, well, perhaps another night
I pray your dreams are full of wonder, and this meager roof you’re under
Keeps you safe and warm through this worst of winter storms, right here in my arms