Dance ‘Til You’re Dead

Grimm Tales Cover

Lyrics

You sent out the huntsman to take Little Snow White
Out into the woods and stab her with a hunting knife
Rip out her lungs and liver, bring them back home
So you could cook them in a broth and eat them whole

She was so beautiful, too beautiful, more beautiful than you
The envy grew like weeds, you could have no peace ’til her life was through
And now you’re in the courts, looking fancy
The jury’s out and the verdict’s guilty
Time to take the tongs, pull iron shoes from the fiery coals and then
You can step into the red, hot shoes and dance ’til your dead
Dance ’til your dead

You dressed as peddler woman, colouring your face
Pretended to be selling silk, bodice lace
Then when Snow White let you in and bought a piece
You pulled so tight ’round her precious ribs, she couldn’t breathe

She was so beautiful, too beautiful, more beautiful than you
The envy grew like weeds, you could have no peace ’til her life was through
And now you’re in the courts, looking fancy
The jury’s out and the verdict’s guilty
Time to take the tongs, pull iron shoes from the fiery coals and then
You can step into the red, hot shoes and dance ’til your dead
Dance ’til your dead

You dressed as an old woman, poisoned a comb
Went to visit Snow White in the seven dwarves home
Sold the comb to the beauty and when it touched her hair
She fell to the ground, slammed right down, like she was dead

She was so beautiful, too beautiful, more beautiful than you
The envy grew like weeds, you could have no peace ’til her life was through
And now you’re in the courts, looking fancy
The jury’s out and the verdict’s guilty
Time to take the tongs, pull iron shoes from the fiery coals and then
You can step into the red, hot shoes and dance ’til your dead
Dance ’til your dead

You poisoned an apple, but only on one side
You shouted you’d kill her if it costs you your life
You ate the clean half to prove you could be trusted
She ate the poisoned half and, before you, she dropped dead
Dropped dead, stayed dead, your cruel heart could have rest
But only for a little bit, before she was alive again

She was so beautiful, too beautiful, too beautiful for death
The envy grew like weeds, you could have no peace ’til your life would end
And now you’re in the courts, looking fancy
The jury’s out and the verdict’s guilty
Time to take the tongs, pull iron shoes from the fiery coals and then
You can step into the red, hot shoes and dance ’til your dead
Dance ’til your dead

Mirror mirror on the wall
Who in this land is fairest of all?
Can make even an assassin take pity
Free her from death for the sake of her beauty

Mirror mirror on the wall
Who in this land shall be loved by all?
Can invade a home, eat its food
And yet still be cherished for being beautiful

Mirror mirror on the wall
Who deserves to have it all?
Can woo a prince with her corpse
Become the queen without an ounce of work

Who wouldn’t dream to have it all?
Mirror mirror on the wall
Feel the burning need to be loved?
Taste the rot of hate when they have it not?

It’s a magic even stronger than yours
Mirror mirror on the wall
I can see it fading in every reflection
I become less important with every fatal imperfection

I can see it in people’s eyes, It’s choking at my soul
Mirror mirror on the wall
In this world where your beauty decides the value you hold
I’m becoming less and less significant, soon I’ll be nothing at all