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[GALLERIA:]
When I was just a little girl,
My mama used to tuck me into bed,
And she'd read me a story.

[CHANEL:]
It always was about a princess in distress
And how a guy would save her
And end up with the glory.

[DORINDA:]
I'd lie in bed
And think about
The person that I wanted to be,

[AQUA:]
Then one day I realized
The fairy tale life wasn't for me.

[CHORUS – ALL:]
I don't wanna be like Cinderella,
Sitting in a dark, cold, dusty cellar,
Waiting for somebody to come and set me free
I don't wanna be like someone waiting
For a handsome prince to come and save me
On my own I will survive
Unless somebody's on my side
Don't wanna be
No, no, no one else.
I'd rather rescue myself.

[Chanel:]
Someday I'm gonna find someone
Who wants somebody's soul heart and mind
Whos not afraid to show that he loves me

[Gallaria:]
Somebody who will understand I'm happy just the way I am
Don't need nobody taking care of me

[Dorinda:]
(I will be there) I will be there for him just as strong as he will be there for me

[Aqua:]
When I give myself then it has got to be an equal thing

I don't wanna be like Cinderella,
Sitting in a dark, cold, dusty cellar,
Waiting for somebody to come and set me free (Come and set me free)
I don't wanna be like Snow white waiting
For a handsome prince to come and save me
On my own I will survive
Unless somebody's on my side
Don't wanna be
No, no, no one else.
I'd rather rescue myself.

[ALL:]
I can slay my own dragons. ( MY own dragons)
I can dream my own dreams (my own dreams)
My knight in shining armor (shining armor) is me
So I'm gonna set me free

[CHORUS – ALL:]
I don't wanna be like Cinderella,
Sitting in a dark, cold, dusty cellar,
Waiting for somebody to come and set me free.
I don't wanna be like someone waiting
For a handsome prince to come and save me
On my own I will survive
Unless somebody's on my side

I don't wanna be like Cinderella,
Sitting in a dark, cold, dusty cellar,
Waiting for somebody (oh -Oh) to come and set me free.
I don't wanna be like someone waiting
For a handsome prince to come and save me
On my own I will survive
Unless somebody's on my side
Don't wanna depend
On, no one else.
I'd rather rescue myself.

I don't wanna be like Cinderella,
Sitting in a dark, cold, dusty cellar,
Waiting for somebody (oh -Oh)to come and set me free.
I don't wanna be like someone waiting
For a handsome prince to come and save me
On my own I will survive
Unless somebody's on my side
Don't wanna depend
On, no one else.
I'd rather rescue myself.



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  • dogzrule
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    dogzruleAug 6, 2008 at 5:30 pm
    This song means that girls can take care of themselves and dont always need a guy in shining armor to save them. We arent totally helpless!
  • MusicCrazy411
    +2
    MusicCrazy411Jul 6, 2008 at 3:40 am
    I agree! I mean, I want a man who protects me, but not all the time, and I can take care of myself too.
  • i
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    isabel724Jun 14, 2008 at 9:27 pm
    i like this song. and its true. i dont need a man doing everything for me. i can do it myself. though it would be nice!!!
  • a
    +1
    AKoolKat925Sep 30, 2008 at 11:49 pm
    This song means that girls arent like completely helpless and they dont need to depend on guys all the time to protect them...
  • l
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    Lizetty93Jan 18, 2012 at 4:29 pm
    This song talks about a girl who doesn't want to be the stereotypical female in distress being rescued by a man. In contrast to the song, she doesn't want to be like cinderella.

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