The Tower

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Sora
Andrea Hunt

Story

At some point, we are all locked in a tower of our own making and can see no way out.  Sometimes it just takes a change of perspective to dissolve the real and imaginary walls holding us in.  This is a song for my three beautiful daughters, a call to them to not wait for the prince to save them, to reject ideas of saviors and rather be the protagonists in their own quirky and beautiful stories.   And sometimes, just sometimes I think it’s a song I wrote to sing to my teenage self, to say “one day, little bird, you will soar”.  

I have known many teenagers in my life, and so vividly remember being one. It is as yesterday to me, all the drama, the struggle for independence and sense of self. Most of all I remember the yearning, oh how I yearned. It is a time as if possessed, highly emotive and bewitched almost. Somehow it just all makes sense to me that Rapunzel is the one to give voice to such longing to become.

Written in July of 2011

The Tower - Scorpion Moon

Lyrics

Rapunzel, Rapunzel let down your golden hair
Tumbling, fumbling from your fairy tale

Hold through these witching years
A tangle of fragile tears, so lost
You thought that I could not hear
Your lonely song
Oh I know your fears
For you’re locked in this tower of feeling
With no key
No door
You’ve waited all twisted and plaited
To become so much more

You wait for a prince to come
But who shall he save you from, yourself?
No one can gift you freedom
It’s a window cut through beauty’s ransom
Oh you’re locked in this tower of feeling
With no key
No door
You’re waiting all twisted and plaited
To become so, so much more

Rapunzel, Rapunzel let down this hurting cage
Rapunzel, Rapunzel let go this binding gauge
Rapunzel the tower is yours to change

One day these shadows long
Will fall to your brilliant song, I swear
We all wander blind for years
Only to open and see so clear
No longer this tower of feeling
With no key
No door
Don’t wait all twisted and plaited
To become so much more

You are more.

Rapunzel, Rapunzel let down your golden hair

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