Now I'm Ready To Be A Princess

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lyrics

The first job that I had I guess was being somebody’s son
The first few years were really good, we had a lot of fun
But after that, I took it for granted, I took but didn’t give
I took as an entitlement what should have been partnership
This time I’ll try my best
Now I’m ready to be a princess

Then I tried being a husband, again I started strong –
but got confused, and lost my way, and it all ended wrong:
‘Please dance,’ she said, ‘I can’t,’ I said. She knew what was in store
I know now as a husband, I owed her a lot more
I’ve been practising, more or less
Now I’m ready to be a princess

Now I’ve had a lot of other jobs, the kind that pay the bills,
But none of them have made me rich, and none have quite fulfilled;
I like to pretend it’s not my fault, just bad careers advice,
But I’ve always run from commitment, and I’ve always paid the price
I’m a setting sun, I’m going West
Now I’m ready to be a princess

My granny asked, when I was young, ‘What do you want to be
When you grow up?’ and kissed my head and sat me on her knee,
And I knew then that nothing grown-ups did really appealed
But I thought as I got older, something good would be revealed.
Yeah, my mind is quite a mess
Now I’m ready to be a princess

If all that kept me awake at night was a pea beneath the mattress
And the only choice I had to make was, ‘This dress now or that dress?’
If my castle had a drawbridge, and my gates had iron bars,
I could keep out the prime minister and practice my guitar
Here’s my plan, if you haven’t guessed
Now I’m ready to be a princess

I must have had my headphones on when opportunity knocked
And I went round to the church to pray but all the doors were locked
I’ve passed my ‘best before’ date – cue the tears, or cue the laughter?
All I know is I’ve got one last chance at Happily Ever After.
I just hope there’s no kind of test
Now I’m ready to be a princess

Yes, I think overall it’s best
Now I’m ready to be a princess

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from European Sun, released September 11, 2020

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