Fairytale Girl Enters CBC's Searchlight

Voting has begun for CBC's Searchlight comptetion and you can help us with your vote each day.  Just go to our home page and click on the Searchlight banner to get directly to our artist page to vote for us. You can vote for up to 10 bands per day, so be sure to check out the other great indie music of our great nation while you're at it!

Yesterday CBC sent us an email asking us what inspired the song we entered and here was our answer...

 

"Oats wrote the lyrics for Fairy Tale Girl in the ski lodge at Red Mountain in Rossland, BC.   The poem came out as a stream of consciousness, illustrating the struggle she faced with the realization that she was falling in love with a woman after a lifetime of exclusively dating men. Although Oats presented these lyrics to Motes believing that they were not about their ensuing relationship, but about someone struggling with their uncharacteristic attraction and changing identity, Motes could see that this was an unconscious confessional.

Many fans find comfort in the honesty of this song.  It confronts the discord between fairy tales that often shape a girl’s relationship expectations and an inevitable reality that doesn’t include prince charming.  It also illustrates the fears involved when one takes a giant step away from mainstream culture.

This coming of age story speaks to people who are struggling with a new identity that creates conflict within their public and self-concept. The line “My proud sense of reality was never meant to be” echoes in the minds of those rising out of cognitive dissonance and living their lives beyond the measures of societies’ norms." 

 

 

 


I see your smile it's so vivacious

My thoughts are wild it seems outrageous

I know they never would suspect

The normalcy I would reject

 

Future holds a great climax

Anxieties can relax

All this chaos in my head

Brings all impending sense of dread

 

Outside this I'm a fairy tale girl

Deep inside I find twirls to unwhirl

My thirst grows stronger by the day

I never thought I'd be this way

 

Perceptions fighting for the chorus

Your touch falls deep in me, I'm porous

You offer me space to relax

I'll never find my own way back

 

My secret's hiding in the closet

It's getting harder to ignore it

Feelings flying out the window

It's beautiful,  but it's not a peepshow

 

Outside this I'm a fairy tale girl

Deep inside I find twirls to unwhirl

My thirst grows stronger by the day

I never thought I'd be this way

 

You and me could never be

I'm fighting so hard to be free

My proud sense of reality was never meant to be

Was never meant to be

We'll see, we'll see

Come and find me

Come and find me