The Pegasus Awards

Snow White, Red Road

Cheshire Moon

Pegasus Award

Award Year Category
Pegasus 2014 Best Filk Song
 

 

Snow White, Red Road

Music & Lyrics: © Lizzie Crowe & Eric Coleman
Lyrics posted by permission of the author 

The queen would have her head
For she could not have her power
But the queen would keep the crown all the same
A child lighting candles
with a touch and a thought
Followed when the winds called her name

Her courage as dry
As the leaves beneath her feet
No princes, just seven new friends
They ask, "You would wander
In this place of winter roses
in a realm that your Will can bend?

"Innocence is never white, little witchling
It's black and shining as raven eyes
White is for fire,
Red is for sacrifice."
And so they took her hand and showed her why

The Castle is on fire tonight
With no one to rescue, the prince is gone
The mirror is broken, the pieces grow cold
The fairest one has gone

Seven dwarves, seven teachers
A glass coffin's just a cage
For nothing heals until it bleeds
Seven voices
refuse to keep her tame
A poisoned apple is just another lie (to leave)

A mirror left alone
in empty chambers
Cracked and let a piece fall away
She keeps the shard safe
And tucked away beside her nightshade
As a legacy that nothing stays the same

The Castle is on fire tonight
With no one to rescue, the prince is gone
The mirror is broken, the pieces grow cold
The fairest one has gone

She cannot be a princess when she's living
She cannot be a queen when she's dead
And in between she's just a girl
There's no such thing as just a girl…

The castle walls have crumbled
But the garden still lives
And sunset is her favorite harvest time
She tends to the lily
And the rose and the bittersweet
But smiles as the belladonna shines

Blackthorn wand in her hand
Wolfsbane in her hair
Magic is the only love she knows
A pretty poison all her own
And in her wake a rusty throne
The queen is dead - Long live the Snow!

The Castle is on fire tonight
With no one to rescue, the prince is gone
The mirror is broken, the pieces grow cold
The fairest one has gone

The Castle is on fire tonight
With no one to rescue, the prince is gone
The mirror is broken, the pieces grow cold
At last, the fairest has won!

 

 
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