From the album Amerika

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Lyrics

CINDERELLA'S BABY
(Tonio K.)

cinderella's baby
what you gonna do when the six o'clock
news gets real
what you gonna do
honey how you gonna feel
how you gonna handle it
your mommy and your daddy
didn't teach you what you really need
to know
but your mommy and your daddy had
problems of their own

cinderella's baby
they will dress you
suggest every purchase and every step
there's a rulebook been written for you
by the video set
and unless you just turn it off
and figure out what you want
they're gonna program what you find
because they work so hard at making
up your mind

but don't you believe it
when they tell you that your face won't do
and you've got to make one up
when they try to sell you the latest
miracle drug
don't you believe it
all your sisters before you fell victim
to fictional love upon love upon lover
but you just take your time
and try to figure out some kind of truth
and try to find someone who's tryin' to
figure it out
just like you

cinderella's baby
we've been bought and sold
and we don't even know their names
we've been caught and thrown to the lions
don't look for the cage
you can't see it--it's everywhere
got a feelin' that really there's only one
road left to choose
so if you'll cover for me
i'll cover for you

and don't you believe it
when they tell you that your life won't do
and you've got to make one up
don't you believe it ...

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