All Unicorns and Rainbows

Donna Devine's picture

All Unicorns and Rainbows

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Liner Notes: 

I read an interview a couple of hours ago, in which the person commented that life isn't all 'unicorns and rainbows'. It grabbed my fantasy, and I knew I had to create a story/scenario based on the image. A really quick write. I'll likely revisit it later, either to polish it up or salvage it for parts. (It occurs to me that the theme kind of touches on my previous lyric 'Because I Added Black'. Oh well.

Not sure of genre. Maybe singer-songwriter. Definitely FEMALE vocals.

UPDATE: Meanwhile, I've made the verses present tense. Also a couple of other minor adjustments.

Lyrics: 

V1
I can tell you mean so well
When you tease me sometimes
Don’t worry you say
It’s all moonlight and roses
Only good things will happen as long as you’re mine

Pre-chorus
But I don’t live in fairy-tale themes
Or make-believe dreams

Chorus
Although I might long to, I’m never gonna be
All unicorns & rainbows, that woman’s not me
I want a raging river to drown in now and then
All unicorns & rainbows would fade me
I need darker hues, the way Nature made me

V2
I feel sure your heart is pure
When you show me sometimes
The life you have planned
And it's hard to refuse you
I know how you’ll suffer when I draw the line

Pre-chorus
But I don’t live in fairy-tale themes
Or make-believe dreams

Chorus
Although I might long to, I’m never gonna be
All unicorns & rainbows, that woman’s not me
I want a raging river to drown in now and then
All unicorns & rainbows would fade me
I need darker hues, the way Nature made me

Bridge
Like a voodoo doll, my soul needs pins
To keep me sharp while I'm looking for shadows
Watching for ravens on the freezing winds

Chorus
Although I might long to, I’m never gonna be
All unicorns & rainbows, that woman’s not me
I want a raging river to drown in now and then
All unicorns and rainbows would fade me
I need darker hues, the way Nature made me

© 2017 Donna Devine



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Comments

cindyrella's picture

With that prompt of course you had to write something! So many great lines and I can just hear it in my head. The bridge is perfect too!

ChariotBaldwin's picture

The bridge is great, its a nice dark lyric, with that realist feel that we all need to adopt from time to time. I cannot fault this song and look forward to hearing a musicked version one day. Can't get past that raging river you wanna drown in, that's pretty profound.

French Cricket's picture

'I want a raging river to drown in' is an absolute belter of a lyric.

musicsongwriter's picture

Amazing lyrics Donna. Very strong, powerful and symbolic. Hope to hear them in a song.
Nadia