I walked into the room then I heard you had arrived
From then on it was going to be a glorious night.
I hoped you'd think I was beautiful
I wanted you as mine with love bountiful
I couldn't get you on the floor, but when Cinderella walked through the
You held her close to you, slow-dancing, what was I to do?
Ophelia's crying tonight, Cinderella came to the ball,
and the prince is holding her tight, Ophelia's crying tonight.
Ophelia's crying tonight, she's not dancing at all
the prince is in sheer delight, but Ophelia's crying tonight.
What do you expect of me? You act mercilessly
You know how I feel, but it doesn't seem real.
I've tried, I've done all I can to show you
I've told you, they've told you that I love you.
My heart broke as I saw her there, laughing and playing with your hair
It was as if you didn't care, you broke my heart, it isn't fair!
Ophelia's crying tonight, her silver tears do fall,
the prince wasn't holding her tight, Ophelia's crying tonight.
Ophelia's crying tonight, she's not slow-dancing at all,
the prince just can see the light, so Ophelia's crying tonight.
My tears fall away, I pray I won't wake up to see the light of day.
and I blame myself for what happened that night, although I know it's
And I just have to let you go, this friendship wounds me so
maybe someday you'll see, what it's like to be me...
Ophelia's crying tonight, baby, baby
Ophelia's dying tonight, baby, baby
Ophelia's lying tonight, baby, baby
Ophelia's trying to make it seem alright baby, baby, now
Ophelia, Ophelia's crying.*
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