A different, thoughtful spin on some fairy tales of long ago.
I saw a fireball early in the evening cascading across the sky
I witnessed a cow jumping over the moon and began to wonder why
Did Jack really play that fiddle and Little Boy Blue blow his horn
Was Humpty Dumpty really an egg or was that the way he was born.
I can see Jack and Jill going up the hill and wonder if they were related
Did Peter put his wife in the shell or was she a girl he just dated.
I wondered why grandmas lived in the woods and granddaughters would visit
I can't imagine a house that secluded or, anyone old living in it.
If the 3 little pigs built a house; I wonder what they used for hands
I can't imagine the dish running away with spoons and not taking pots or pans.
Why didn't Old Mother Hubbard know that her cupboard was bare?
Could she have been going through the hardest of times and, was used to no food being there?
When Jack climbed the beanstalk to the giant's house and broke in and took all his wealth
Why was Jack not convicted for his crimes? Why didn't these lead to his arrest?
Life is so full of fairy tales and the mind has hidden desires
Of wickedness, wealth, stealing and pain but mostly filled with liars.
What if Jack gave back and Humpty Dumpty never sat on that wall
What if grandmas lived closer to home and never endangered little girls at all
What if pigs were just for eating and eggs just for beating
Why didn't Peters wife used caution when they were meeting?
And mother Hubbard had plenty of food for eating.
What if little boy blue didn't blow his horn
and he met a fiddler early in the morn.
They could have worked together to form a band
And worked in the pasture as a helping hand.
That would have been better for Jack and Jill
I don't believe that old cow really jumped over the moon
I think someone drank too much before it was noon.
Fairy tales sometimes have cruel endings
Maybe that's the message they are sending.
Sometimes things cannot be faced
And fairytales are just the truth misplaced
Maybe a man lost his home and lived in a bare room
And was so hungry he said, the dish ran away with the spoon
Humpty could have been a fragile man that thought he was better everyone else
Maybe he thought he was better than the rest and put himself high upon a shelf
Those 3 little pigs could be about gluttony
And how only 2 were smarter of the 3
Little Red Riding Hood could have fallen in love with a mate
That deceived her and killed her while out on a date.
Maybe Jack had no backbone
And was tired of living broken and alone
Maybe he thought God wouldn't give him anything
So, he envisioned going to heaven to take back everything
Maybe he thought it was owed to him
And taking his blessing was anything but a sin.
Peter could have been an insecure and controlling man
That locked away woman and gave them demands.
He was an abuser, predator and rapist
Maybe he disguised these poems to be famous
Remember Wee Willie winkle running through the town
Upstairs and downstairs in his night gown
He could be tapping at your windows and breaking in your house
Waiting for you to go to bed and tape your hands and mouth.
So, be careful what you sing about and please don't sing these tunes
Or they may create a fairy tale, about murdering you real soon.