I've gone against my sultan, the highest act of treason
but I had good intentions, I did it for a reason
They'll torture me if not
What made me think that I could get away with such a plot?
It's not too late to bring it back
perhaps I'll be forgiven
Am I not bound by duty to the people of this nation?
but if I were the sultan I should hate to be betrayed
whichever road I take I'll be incurring someones wrath
Til now I've always travelled on the straight and narrow path
temptation may have beckoned but I always have resisted
but which way do I turn?
when the roads become so... so...
Who are you?
A fellow traveler, down the twisted path
No, I know you, from Sherrezade's stories!
You think you know me,
as others think they know you
but! there are two sides to every story
I was benevolent and always kept my word
but my brother held the antiquated notion
that women should be seen and never heard
To the outskirts of the kingdom in a cave
Took my scepter and my crown
Though I tried to take him down
The truth and I now share a watery grave
But the version that is drawn is
(spoken) A pain I know all too well
both lion and hyena lived in perfect harmony
I brought an end to what had been a senseless age old feud
I was prepared for anything, except for what ensued
returned the segregation and the hateful ways we'd known
though I advocate for unity I always was denounced
so when I saw an opportunity to right the wrong
Ursula: No, they didn't hate you because of your ideas, they hated you because of
that evil looking scar on your face, fortune favors the beautiful
My only crime, was love...
but then, tragedy struck
she was taken hostage in a castle filled with demonic furniture
so, I did what anyone would do and I organized a rescue mission
But how was I to know that she had fallen in love with... her captor
to me that doesn't seem... entirely healthy, especially since he's a wolf-bear-thing?
But the heart wants what it wants
and sometimes what it wants is twisted
Scar: I only wished for equal rights for all!
Gaston: I only wished to save her!
Maleficent: I only wished to be invited to the party!
Scar: I only wished to improve relations between the races!
Hook: I only wished to teach the boy responsibility!
Ursula: I only wished to give the people a voice!
Hook: so he wouldn't end up like me!
Gaston: I only wished to love her!
Ursula: to help the miserable, lonely, and depressed!
Maleficent: to be included!
Scar: To live in harmony!
Maleficent: for once!
Hook: I never knew my father!
What remains of a man, when that man is dead and gone?
Only memories and stories of his deeds will linger on
Are the deeds that go unheralded his legacy as well?
If a war breaks out tomorrow, we'll all have hell to pay
Why protect my reputation? I'm a dead man either way
How will they tell my tale?
Will anybody even care?
The question then is whether it is nobler in the mind
To be well liked but ineffectual
Or moral but maligned
All the citizens adore
But if I hide to save my life
What has my life been for?
What has my life been for?
But I will never swerve
I'll give them all the unsung anti-hero they deserve
I've nothing left to lose
so the only path to choose is twisted
Let the people scorn me
Who cares if no one will ever mourn me?
Let them bury the signs of the story they'll never learn
Let the truth be twisted
Let my life be twisted
I'll be twisted it's my turn!
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