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Once upon a time somebody ran
Somebody ran away saying fast as I can
I got to go
I got to go
Once upon a time we fell apart
You holding in your hands
The two halves of my heart
Oh oh
Oh oh

Once upon a time we're burning bright
Now all we ever seem to do is fight
On and on
And on and on and on
Once upon a time on the same side
Once upon a time on the same side in the same game
And why'd you have to go
Have to go and throw it all in my face

I could've been a princess, you'd be a king
Could've had a castle and worn a ring
But no, you let me go
I could've been a princess, you'd be a king
Could've had a castle and wore a ring
But no, you let me go

You stole my star, lalala la lala, lalala la lala, lala la lala
you stole my star, lalala la lala

Cause you really hurt me
Oh you really hurt me
Cause you really hurt me
Oh you really hurt me
Cause you really hurt me
Oh you really hurt me oh
Cause you really hurt me
Oh you really hurt me



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    UnregisteredOct 19, 2011 at 6:42 am
    If you've read the articles recently in which the band states this is a love story between mylo and xyloto, this song makes a lot of sense; it is the pinnacle of the strife in their journey of love, and i could think of no better way to exemplify that than with a male and female duet. The lyrics then take on an enhanced meaning in the bigger context, and you can just sense the power and emotion of the song in the larger concept album. I think it's a beautiful collaboration with great instrumentals, and to me it all structurally makes sense... Chris starts it off (mylo), rihanna answers (xyloto), and to conclude they both lament the tragic turn their relationship has taken. It's emblematic of a chapter in the album as well as a chapter in the band's musical careers and sound.
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    UnregisteredJul 22, 2012 at 8:43 am
    Its about the possibility of the guy and the girl getting married, living happily ever after like a prince and princess in a castle. But what happened was quite the opposite of it, fighting and misunderstandings lead to the breaking apart of their relationship. She only proved to be a princess of china, who only breaks.
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    UnregisteredJul 19, 2012 at 4:40 am
    My name is ndubuisi from nigeria and this is sweet song. I love that part they knelt down facing each other singing " cause you really hurt me,no,you really hurt me. Very lovely song. Their costume is tight and rihanna is so sexy there
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    UnregisteredJul 6, 2012 at 10:18 pm
    I love this song there is so much meaning in the lyrics♥ they are some of my farvorites atrist♥ jeg eller harry style og luis tamilson og emil zachariassen og hjalmar thulstrup hansen♥
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    UnregisteredJul 4, 2012 at 8:53 am
    I like this song, my favourite part is when they sing you stol my star:) i live in china now, rihanna looks more like a japaniese rather than chinese princess lol

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