This is Sara Bareilles’ take on fairy tales. It references many fairy tales, not just Cinderella, but I think it provides us a modern-day and feminist look at our common fairy tales.
She discusses the focus of every story being on the maiden and how really the maiden is just waiting on “the next best thing”. Could this be true? Is this a more modern and 21st century women’s perspective?
“Cinderella’s on her bedroom floor she’s got a crush on the guy at the liquor store cause mister charming don’t come home anymore” Is this pessimistic or realistic?
I think Sara Bareilles is just trying to present a sort of antithesis to the typical fairy tale story. Pretty interesting and a good song!