Ke$ha LolitaWake up in the morning feeling like lolita
Grab my headband and I'm looking like one sweet senorita
Before I leave, brush my teeth, with a cup of tea
Cuz when I leave for the day, I'm coming back by three.
Covered in lace and bows, bows
Collar looks like a rose, rose
Trying out another sweet pose, pose
Pour another cup of tea, tea
Pretty to the highest degree, gree
Trying to look a little bit cla-ss-yyyy...
Got a parasol to boot
I'm gon' play
Til they take my dolls away
These white gloves
But when push comes to shove -
[more random howling]
Alright, that's okay, so I'm not a lolita,
Just another trashy popstar sucking down margaritas
And though my songs are really crappy, they're what everyone wants
So this is all you're going to hear at your after hours haunts.
I'm talking 'bout
Singing 'bout getting plastered
Using up people faster
So many tricks I've mastered
Na-na, I'm going til I'm out of ideas
Get a Move OnLet's get a move on
And waited forever
With fire in our eyes
But there's no light to turn green
Nor check'd flag to wave
Just a clock and a calendar
And a warning to behave.
And it's a long way to Heaven from here
But the sky that sails above us is clear
So let's get a move on
We've made our plans
We haven't a second
To wait in the stands.
There's nothing behind us
But gloom and malaise
And nothing ahead
But a fresh trail to blaze
The Night Prince - Chapter 12Chapter Twelve
In Which More Secrets Reveal Themselves
John looked up over Lucia's head just in time to see Margaret and Claudette filing into the room. They picked up their bowls and the four servants ate in silence. When they were finished, Claudette directed Lucia to clean up, and when Lucia spun around to see the basin piled high with dishes, Claudette insisted that John and Margaret were not to help. The three lower ranking servants nodded in acknowledgement. Lucia rolled up her sleeves. Claudette stayed to watch Lucia scrub the first few bowls, and when she was satisfied that the young girl was diligently following orders, she retired to her quarters. John and Margaret leaned idly against the counter, watching tiny bubbles fill the air.
"When I first arrived in town," said Lucia, "the people flew into a mad frenzy." She looked over her shoulder to see if the other servants were listening.
The Night Prince - Chapter 11Chapter Eleven
In Which The Mansion's Other Residents Cause Hardship For Lucia
As fate would have it, it was indeed Lucia who was to clean the Great Hall. She had not been to the immense stone chamber since she first arrived at the mansion, and she had forgotten how very large it was. As Claudette led her into the room, Lucia could not help but stare wide-eyed and horrified at the many tapestries that hung overhead. The large space with its many alcoves, the carpets, and all the furniture; that would merely be time consuming. But she had no idea how to even begin beating the dust out of the massive tapestries.
Upon hearing the news that it would be Lucia's responsibility alone, John and Margaret immediately offered their help. But Claudette forbade it. She said that it was Prince Julian's orders that Lucia undertake the task alone, and to go against such an instruction could only lead to worse consequences.
The Night Prince - Chapter 10Chapter Ten
In Which Lucia Meets John and Margaret In Earnest
The morning was overcast. Grey fingers of dreariness reached into the kitchen through its many windows. It was the sort of morning that would make anyone want to sleep a little longer, or at least, if they must be awake, then they should like to keep still somewhere. If Lucia could have done anything in that moment, it would be to sit by a fire and watch the endless grey wash by outside. From the place where she stood by the largest cooking pot, she had a view of a small piece of the world outside. The weather had at last caught up to its date in mid-autumn. This was the first morning past the turning point when there were fewer leaves on the trees than there were scattered on the ground at the base of the gnarled trunks. The space on the eastern side of the house offered little more than that; grass and part of a path and trees that had thro
The Night Prince - Chapter 9Chapter Nine
In Which Lucia Has A Vision By Night Of Her Beloved
The room was cool but not cold. A fine mist filled the air, thin enough to see through for much of the space, and yet much thicker plumes still snaked around Lucia's ankles. She was drawn inexorably forwards, as if the possibility of stopping or walking elsewhere had not occurred to her. Somewhere in the distance, the thick book fell from its shelf. A mechanical clicking could be heard. Once. Twice. Again and again as it echoed through the darkness. In the distance, coming from some unknown direction, was the round of a rolling chain. And then music.
It was the most beautiful music that Lucia had ever heard. Whoever was playing the piano was truly an expert, and played with more passion than one could imagine. Each note rang pure and clean. The sounds resonated together, minglin