Long-Forgotten Fairytale
The Magnetic Fields Lyrics

Someone told me you'd be here
Whispering these familiar things
Talking to my little pet, smoking the same old cigarettes
I would have laughed

I saw you last in summertime
You said you hated long goodby-y-yes
You said, "There's nothing to explain, in every life a little rain"
And a long-forgotten fairytale is in your eyes again
And I'm caught inside a dream world where the colors are too intense
And nothing is making sense
There's a floating town of ire down in a mist of mystery
There's an old enchanted castle and the princess there is me
Decked-out like a Christmas tree

I guess you've had your little joke
But I have lost my sense of hu-u-mor
My medication's wearing off, for it's just not strong enough
To cover this.

Then you kissed me like before
I found myself wanting more
And you tell that little lie that kept me hypnotized
Another kiss


If somebody told me I'd succumb
If someone said I'd be so dumb
After all the sleepless nights, when I turned on all the lights
I would have hit them

But I have turned the other cheek
My voice trembles, my knees are weak

And you beat me once again
And I know what happens then
You raise the ante



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Jfrog the Virus

pretty good huh


and you tell that little lie that keeps me hypnotize .... another kiss


this could be a new order song. love it!


I love how 1988 this tune is. I wish he'd do an entire album like it.

Ivan Clark

This song is too good!


Galaxie 500-4th Of July!

Jfrog the Virus

@ironkidVisual - magnificent isn't it

Alcides Ferreira


Katie Bean

been listening since I was 8. I'm 23 now 😂


@George I like comments like this, don't they make you thoughtful and reflective? Listening to this song is like being in 1999 for a little moment again - and how it was... just to mention the fear of the Y2K bug or the views on when the new millennium really began. It's incredible how time passes...20 years ... It might surely not be interesting to you but I was 23 when this great song came out.

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