[Several years ago I tried to write a musical based on the fairy tale "The Twelve Dancing Princesses". This fragment is what's left.]
The road is long, and many a song
I've sung to lighten the weary way,
But my favorite one, when day is done,
Sings of a lady clad in grey.
Here I roam, far from home,
Yet my song is of a wondrous land
Where by toil and dragon's coil
A knight may win a lady's hand.
Lady in grey, well you may
Smile on the knight who sets you free.
Smile on me: hind though I be,
Somewhere a lady waits for me.
Stargazer! Gazing at the stars,
They say I'm very far away.
Perhaps I am: far from them,
But not so far from everyday.
Stargazer! They chuckle when they say
I'm living in a world apart.
Perhaps it's so, but they don't know
A world is hid inside my heart!
Why cannot life be a fairy story?
(Seek for wonder! You've found glory.)
Each life a quest to find the holy Grail,
And we're all living in a fairy tale.
Stargazer! They laughed at me for calling
This old earth a falling star.
Laugh they may; I still say
A fairyland is where we are!
Why cannot life be a fairy tale?
(If you seek, seek the Grail!)
Each soul guided by an unseen hand,
And all these stars shine down on Fairyland.