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Matilda – Naughty lyrics

Jack and Jill, went up the hill
To fetch a Pail of water, so they say
Their subsequent fall was inevitable
They never stood a chance, they were written that way
Innocent victims of their story

Like Romeo and Juliet
T'was written in the stars before they even met
That love and fate and a touch of stupidity
Would rob them of their hope of living happily
The endings are often a little bit gory
I wonder why they didn't just change their story?
We're told we have to do what we're told but surely
Sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty.

Just because you find that life's not fair it
Doesn't mean that you just have to grin and bear it
If you always take it on the chin and wear it
Nothing will change.

Even if you're little, you can do a lot, you
Mustn't let a little thing like, 'little' stop you
If you sit around and let them get on top, you
Might as well be saying
You think that it's okay
And that's not right!

Cinderella, in the cellar,
Didn't have to do much as far as I could tell.
Her Godmother was two-thirds fairy,
Suddenly her lot, was a lot less scary,
But what if you haven't got a fairy to fix it?
Sometimes you have to make a little bit of mischief.

Just because you find that life's not fair it
Doesn't mean that you just have to grin and bare it
If you always take it on the chin and wear it
Nothing will change.

Even if you're little, you can do a lot, you
Mustn't let a little thing like, 'little' stop you
If you sit around and let them get on top, you
Might as well be saying
You think that it's okay
And that's not right!
And if it's not right!
You have to put it right!

In the slip of a bolt, there's a tiny revolt.
The seeds of a war in the creak of a floorboard.
A storm can begin, with the flap of a wing.
The tiniest mite packs the mightiest sting!
Every day, starts with the tick of a clock.
All escapes, start with the click of a lock!
If you're stuck in your story and want to get out
You don't have to cry, you don't have to shout!

'Cause if you're little you can do a lot, you
Mustn't let a little thing like, 'little' stop you
If you sit around and let them get on top,
You won't change a thing!

Just because you find that life's not fair, it
Doesn't mean that you just have to grin and bare it!
If you always take it on the chin and wear it
You might as well be saying
You think that it's okay
And that's not right!
And if it's not right!
You have to put it right!

But nobody else is gonna put it right for me
Nobody but me is gonna change my story
Sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty



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  • Shadow55
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    Shadow55
    This basically is saying, yes 'we're all little people in a little world' but if we let people believe that, then they're only going to use that to their advantage to make you feel 'little'.

    It talks about getting revenge in the childish way possible by being 'naughty' (I imagine a water squirter) but whilst highlighting important things about getting your voice heard, even if you have to act innocent in order to do it. Deceive them because they'll believe it, because you're 'little' they will think you're 'small, innocent, something that you can ignore', until you give them a reason not to ignore you.

    It suggests that we make our lives seem worse than it is, for example, the story is that 'Cinderella' had to do lots of chores and work hard, but here it suggests that actually she didn't, but with the 2/3rds, it suggests that Cinderella had to do a little of the work. It suggests that we should do our part in society to make a difference, as the rest of society is already doing what they can.

    But it also talks about how you have to make that change, and nobody else is going to. It suggests that our future is pre-written unless you change it.
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