Cinderella
Paul Anka Lyrics


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Cinderella cinderella, pretty pretty pretty cinderella
It's late now
While your lips were kissin' mine
I forgot to watch the time

And I'm sorry
Cinderella cinderella, pretty pretty pretty cinderella
I promise
Promised we'd be home on time

I bet cha done think
It was just a line
Cinderella
Twelve o'clock, twelve o'clock

Was what we bargained for
What are we gonna tell your mom and dad
When we're at your front door

Cinderella cinderella, pretty pretty pretty cinderella
Have faith now
I am sure the one above
Will preserve our lasting love

Cinderella
It's late now
I promise
Twelve o'clock, twelve o'clock

Was what we bargained for
Now what do I tell
Your mother and dad
When were at your front door

Oh cinderella cindrella, pretty pretty cinderella
Have faith now
I am sure the one above
Will preserve our lasting love





Cinderella
Whoa such a oretty pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty cinderella

Overall Meaning

The song Cinderella by Paul Anka tells the story of a young couple who loses track of time while they were together. The singer, presumably a young man, apologizes to his girlfriend, Cinderella, for not taking her home on time. He talks about his promise to her to return home on time but forgot to watch the time while their lips were locked. He assures her that he will do whatever takes to preserve their love. The song refers to the well-known fairytale of Cinderella who has to return home from the ball by midnight, which underpins the importance of time in the song. The singer also contemplates what to tell Cinderella's parents when they arrive late, as if he is worried about their disapproval.


Furthermore, the song appears to praise Cinderella's beauty, emphasizing that the female protagonist is "pretty pretty pretty Cinderella." She seems to be the center of attention throughout the song, with the singer remorseful for anything that could have gone wrong, blaming himself for losing track of time with such a mesmerizing woman. The song's lyrics are a reminder of the innocence and naivety of first love, with the two protagonists believing that their preserved love will conquer everything else.


Line by Line Meaning

Cinderella cinderella, pretty pretty pretty cinderella
The singer addresses Cinderella and admires her beauty.


It's late now
The singer realizes that time has passed and they are running late.


While your lips were kissin' mine, I forgot to watch the time
The singer was distracted by Cinderella's affection and did not monitor the time properly.


And I'm sorry
The artist expresses remorse for causing Cinderella to be late.


I promise, Promised we'd be home on time
The artist assures Cinderella that they will arrive home on schedule.


I bet cha done think, It was just a line
The singer acknowledges that Cinderella may have doubted their earlier promise.


Twelve o'clock, twelve o'clock, Was what we bargained for
The agreed upon curfew was midnight.


What are we gonna tell your mom and dad, When we're at your front door
The artist is concerned about facing Cinderella's parents after arriving home late.


Have faith now, I am sure the one above, Will preserve our lasting love
The artist encourages Cinderella to trust in a higher power to protect their love.


Now what do I tell, Your mother and dad, When were at your front door
The artist repeats their worry about facing Cinderella's parents.


Oh cinderella cindrella, pretty pretty cinderella
The singer continues to praise Cinderella's physical beauty.


Whoa such a oretty pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty cinderella
The artist reiterates their admiration for Cinderella's appearance.




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Written by: PAUL ANKA

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Owais Khan

Cinderella cinderella, pretty pretty pretty cinderella
It's late now
While your lips were kissin' mine
I forgot to watch the time

And I'm sorry
Cinderella cinderella, pretty pretty pretty cinderella
I promise
Promised we'd be home on time

I bet cha done think
It was just a line
Cinderella
Twelve o'clock, twelve o'clock

Was what we bargained for
What are we gonna tell your mom and dad
When we're at your front door

Cinderella cinderella, pretty pretty pretty cinderella
Have faith now
I am sure the one above
Will preserve our lasting love

Cinderella
It's late now
I promise
Twelve o'clock, twelve o'clock

Was what we bargained for
Now what do I tell
Your mother and dad
When were at your front door

Oh cinderella cindrella, pretty pretty cinderella
Have faith now
I am sure the one above
Will preserve our lasting love

Cinderella
Whoa such a oretty pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty cinderella



All comments from YouTube:

Bluejeans0701

While "Diana" seems to be the most well-known song of Paul Anka, I love this song the best of all of his recordings.

Abdullah Ahmed

Bluejeans0701 for this century it’s “Put your head on my shoulder”. Most teenagers are fond to be known of this particular song just because girls love it and is ardently romantic by their claims, and tend to miss out his other hits. While me, I love his songs.

Marina Callebaut

love it 💕

Lucia Natalí

Cinderella, cinderella I promess ❤️
Saludos desde Perú 🇵🇪 Me encanta Paul Anka y esta es una de mis canciones favoritas. Algo atípico pues tengo 25 años 🤗

veronica salazar

Preciosa cancion

cléo souza

Beautiful music

Shrimati Bacchus

Love this song remember my party days.❤️

Lenon Nitcher Gore

El Verdadero Príncipe !!! Gracias!!!

javier guzman

Esta música es placer para los oídos...

Molly2022

Me encantaaa

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