A Good Night's Sleep (The Princess and the Pea)

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I released an album where I reinterpreted fairy tales.  This one is based on "The Princess and Pea."


Here are the lyrics:


Ich bin ein einfaches Mädchen,
Ich frage nicht nach viel
Wenn ein Mann nach mir fragt
Würde ich sagen dies...


He doesn't have to be perfect
Just your everyday prince
I was told as a child nothing's perfect
I haven't expected it since


Ich bin...


He doesn't have to be perfect
Just sweet and gentle and kind
Loves me without condition
Respects me for my mind


And I expect it's okay to want
A man as handsome as Cary Grant
With kisses so tender that I weep
For him, I'd give up a good night's sleep


I'm a simple girl
Who wants simple things
When a man comes my way
I say


And I think I don't ask too much
For him to have Casanova's touch
With...


Any godmother understands
A prince should know how to use his hands
With...


I surmise that I could do worse
Than a man who makes sure that I come first
With...


No matter how perfect my bed may be
For him, I'd give up a good night's sleep



He doesn't have to be perfect
Just fluent in German and French
Italian, Russian and Swedish
Knows Mandarin in a pinch


He doesn't have to be perfect
Just more well-read than most
Can bake a six-layer cake
Not that he'd ever boast

Created: Feb 23, 2014

Tags: german, fairy tale, emma wallace, perfectionist, iamemma, princess and the pea, song, high standards, vocals, piano

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