Cinderella's Midnight Surprise
Her father says, "Cinderella, the hour has come.
I'm giving you a bullet, you must go and find the gun
that has a barrel which this bullet fits.
It won't be easy, Cindy, because only one exists,
and the man who owns the gun,
no matter who or what he may be
will take you as his bride. Goodbye Cindy baby."
Cinderella says, "Oh, to leave you brings me sorrow,
but I know joy awaits me in the forests of tomorrow.
I trust in you, my father, as I trust in God above.
I shall find the gun. I shall find the man I love.
Eagerly I go into this unknown world so pray for me."
Her father sighs, "Things are as they shall be."
Meanwhile in the distance, in a sunset headed west,
two lovers argue over who loves the other best.
Cinderella rides in her silver wedding gown,
past the crippled drummer boy, to the battleground.
Her body trembles. Her knees go weak.
An arena full of soldiers are killing cheek to cheek.
The instant she arrives, the smoky cannons hush.
Tucking in their shirts, down the generals rush.
"Hello hello," she cries. "Everybody listen.
My name is Cinderella, I'm a princess on a mission.
I'm holding here a bullet and whoever has the gun
which this bullet fits is quite the lucky one."
The men fall into line. Cinderella searches
the weapons one by one, stepping over corpses.
Meanwhile in the bedroom, the lovers get undressed
and argue with each other who loves the other best.
The final soldier stands, infernos in his eyes,
clawing at his bandage like a lunatic, he cries,
"I see burning mansions. I see burning stairs.
I see love overcome the horror and despair."
She wraps her arms around herself, shattered by the misery.
Falling on his saber, he dies against her knees.
She picks up the gun from the dead soldier's hand.
The bullet fits perfectly. She says, "I understand
how love can overcome. I hear my true love call."
lays the gun against her breast,
and lets the hammer fall.
Her father back at home can hear the roaring wind
and mutters to himself,
"Things are as they have always been."
Meanwhile in the hall, echoes murmer as if ghosts,
and enemies argue who hates the other most.