Baker, Anita - Fairy Tales Lyrics

I can remember stories, those things my mother said
She told me fairy tales, before I went to bed
She spoke of happy endings, then tucked me in real tight
She turned my night light on, and kissed my face good night
My mind would fill with visions, of perfect paradise
She told me everything, she said he'd be so nice
He'd ride up on his horse and, take me away one night
I'd be so happy with him, we'd ride clean out of sight
She never said that we would, curse, cry and scream and lie
She never said that maybe, someday he'd say goodbye

The story ends, as stories do
Reality steps into view
No longer living life in paradise - of fairy tales - uh
No, uh - huh - mmm - mmm

She spoke about happy endings, of stories not like this
She said he'd slay all dragons, defeat the evil prince
She said he'd come to save me, swim through the stormy seas
I'd understand the story, it would be good for me
You never came to save me, you let me stand alone
Out in the wilderness, alone in the cold

My story end, as stories do
Reality steps into view
No longer living life in paradise - no fairy tales - yes

I don't look for pie up in the sky, baby
Need reality, now, said I
Don't feel the need to be pacified, don't cha try
Honey, I know you lied

You never came to save me, you let me stand alone
Out in this wilderness, alone in the cold
I found no magic portion, no horse with wings to fly
I found the poison apple, my destiny to die
No royal kiss could save me, no magic spell to spin
My fantasy is over, my life must now begin

My story end, as stories do
Reality steps into view
No longer living life in paradise - no fairy tales - eh,
Hey, hey, hey - eee - mmm, mmm

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Baker, Anita Fairy Tales Comments
  1. Jessie jane

    The song sounds like a dream but depicts a nightmare! True talent I love the contrast in which the writer created! Would not be what it is with out the Miss Queen Anita Baker vocals are irreplaceable!

  2. Miranda Mazyck

    Get n2ret!!!!!

  3. I ONLY Compete With The Woman I Was Yesterday

    Orgasm starts at 4:00....

  4. Sugar spice And everything nice

    I’m like 15 and this is probably my most favorite song ever from her

  5. Mario Bannister

    I love fairy tales.

  6. Damon Elsun

    Anita Baker has captured the soul of love. I recall having my daughters listening to this song, then when they met their boyfriends, their eyes were open to what could happen.

  7. The Duchess

    My life...

  8. Miss Washington

    Happy day

  9. Quest Barron

    This beat is so phenomenal

  10. Quest Barron

    I love me some Anita Baker!

  11. Est lhm

    Music that tells you the reality of love beyond a fairy tale. Timeless classic that continues to make you want to listen to this over and over again

  12. Alan Lear

    Only wish my father had talked to me about love (and life). Love u Anita

  13. M Pop

    Reality steps into view. It sure does. Yes ma'am Miss Baker❤

  14. Jason Palmer

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  16. Dori Farrish

    🎹 🎹 🔥

  17. Marcos Peres

    Canta muito Anita Baker

  18. Kachikikari 82

    I'm listening from 2020 till forever❤

  19. provpete's musak faves

    is that the great Bobby Lyle playin those ivories?

  20. Pearl Thomas

    Alive or not , messages worth remembering sometimes.

  21. Pearl Thomas

    Anyone can, still listening. I know they can. Or will if allowed. They want favorite stars safe too. Part of memories in lifetime when they lived.

  22. Natee Lambert

    Divorce is some sh1t


    Our world could learn from an artist like this on how to bring thing of great Beauty together - Peace ! ! ! 🌈 👏 👤 .

  24. Nzingha44

    This song helped me realize the reality of the bs that i was taught and what it really was, once I went through some stuff, I finally understood this song completely.. Thank you Anita Baker

  25. Mahasin Aqeel

    Killer song, lyrics, and the piano at the end! OMG!!!!!

  26. bnaicole32

    My story ends AS stories do....#REALITY steps into 👀😳🤪 *View* ...0 fair tales, and yet I still love, always WILL---whAt is life without it~~~{

  27. Rajhay Byrd

    I still listen to her🤷❤

  28. Beverly talley Harris

    You are so good sing

  29. boss 2


  30. Jermal Peoples

    The Greatest Poetesss of All Time!!!!

  31. kelvin ray

    Hey, Hey, Hey ANITA BAKER i LOVE your music!!!

  32. Hathor Denise HahRaSun

    Um NEVER came to save let me stand fantasy is over, my life must now begin....WHEW

  33. Jessie jane

    Sounds like a angel. They were gigging in that studio recording this NO DOUBT.

  34. Manjit Sanghera

    Who is the love sick puppy ???

  35. Pamela Zachary

    Love the piano

  36. Nyiko Shilubane

    I gotta thank YouTube and my phone

  37. Alex Wright

    Still loving this song. Never pay attention to the lyrics when i was young, but now i do!!!!

  38. youth uprise

    Fairytales 🧚🏿‍♀️🌬🌈here in 11/11/19🎼💋

  39. Bobby Linning

    When Anita stepped on the scene back in the mid 80’s she blew the doors off the music world. She just absolutely killed it y’all!!!!!

  40. Carolyn Starks

    Love it


    I am. Listen to this song all the time. When you turn 50 it will be your reality

  42. Timiko 'Miko' Blissitt

    Its a message in this song

  43. khadijah A hall

    Use to listen to this on the bus on the way to school

  44. Paul Capponi

    The greatest female singer in the world!!

  45. Adonai Quaw

    I know one thing Fairytales When You Believe in someone embracing with full hearted and that is not what it seems to be it's really hurt what days are promised and you let down his hurt well some people say man pain to gain but they not all the time and why we had to go through so much pain in dreams that don't never come true living in misery well I would say this year Steve's everybody have the right to pursue happiness last Chevy Chase and dreams cause and develop mental diseases

  46. Calicos Groove

    You never came to save me....Wow powerful & true!

  47. I ONLY Compete With The Woman I Was Yesterday

    That poor piano.

  48. Steve Davis

    Anita Baker is no fairytale! Her vocals are under appreciated! Small framed songstress with a large voice! Always loved her music! Another classic!

  49. Darcy Barnett

    The One & Only 💋❤️💎👑

  50. Toni Allen

    The band tho love this song

  51. Est lhm

    Song that brings reality to the perfect story of a fairy tale. Who better to sing and tell you how it is than Anita

  52. Hathor Denise HahRaSun


  53. Jack Jones

    I just love her bottom line I decided!!!

  54. Sheryl Steele

    The best never go out of style. Classic!

  55. Creamus Jones


  56. Aaliyah Forney

    This my favorite song


    That piano solo is monster


    I love Anita Baker. I'm a true fan. Put her song on I can listen to her sing all night

  59. Watty 5001

    Just Dowm right Nasty on the piano!!!

  60. Michelle Walton

    Sing that song Anita☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️

  61. Soul


  62. Jada Drummond

    I'm 23 and this is my all time favorite song... going through tough times I'd always listen to this

  63. Panamanian Thing Scene

    This song really told a story... Fabulous 🥰💯

  64. Tshioa Mothlabi

    Love you mom... Rest ln Peace

  65. Murad Safee

    The ending🔥🔥🔥🔥

  66. Valencia Shelton

    The piano solo artist is Greg Phillingames!!! BADASS

  67. Lynette Quashie

    Am feeling sad sitting here at work listening to Anita Baker, just go word from a friend my ex passed away last Thursday the 23 /92019, RIP mounty🙏🙏❤️❤️you introduced me to her music,

  68. Angela Petta

    Likewise, this sums it up, the transition from fairy-tales to reality. Painful, but in the end; when you grow you up, you learn you get to choose. Thank you for this powerful anthem. Blessings 💕

  69. john b.

    🎶 "No living life in paradise..."🎶 🎙🎹

  70. Marcus Sincere

    She is talking about the happiness she had in the beginning of her music career and then it showed its true face. So she turned to God because her mom told her he would always save her from the evils of the music business but he was no where to be found, "Fairy Tale".

  71. knight44441

    Two best female vocist ever!! Patti Labelle and Anita baker!!!!! Enough talk.

  72. maddman18210

    CD 101.9 in New York killed her music. Classy, sultry, sexy with never lasting love. Till this day some of the Smoothest jazz second to none by a very classy Woman! A story in every song! Reality comes into view, no fairytales🖤🎷🖤🎺🖤🎸🖤🎻🎶🎵

  73. Eddy G

    the brother exploding on the 88s in the last 3 1/2 minutes is Greg Phillaganes

  74. Mickey Newson

    Vary vary nice

  75. rita 215

    I never knew how deep this song was until i became older. WOW!

  76. the lego masters

    A friend yesterday said her kids keep sayin to each other: THAT'S NOT FAIR. And she said where they get that? Sometimes life just aint fair.

  77. Logan Micheals

    My Lord,my God......who's playing that "PIANO" !!!!!????

  78. Kris Rowell

    True story my mother sang this to me as a baby & a kid & it would put me to sleep. No lie 30 something years later still has the same affect. I love this song. I also can't listen to it in the car because I will get sleepy lol!!!

  79. Chunguloo Monroe

    “The story ends, as stories do. Reality steps into view”. I feel those two lines so much.

  80. Ingrid Smith

    I can remember my mister wonderful .His lost

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  82. Kasheena Watson

    Song of the day

  83. Quinta Seagle

    Anita Baker. Her music gets me through this journey called life💛💛💛💛💛💛💛

  84. Rozella

    The ending is cold, this is my Jam!

  85. Darryl Samuel

    Among the best songs ever!

  86. SandZ Academy

    The piano player kills it, and Anita saaaaaang it, but whoever wrote this is a genius. I remember this song made me sad when I was a little girl, but now I understand it. I've lived it. "My fantasy is over; my life must now begin!"

  87. Sonia Vargas Schonheit

    Fairy tales go nicely with popcorn and champagne

  88. Tiffany Morris

    Who ever wrote these lyrics is brilliant

  89. 777worldwide

    Anita Baker is an all time favorite around the globe, most articulate with word and range, tho as a title to every song written in respect to expression and experience to such (title) for the most part warranted, I prefer to never give up on love, disappointments are okay fairy tales are part of Hope and Faith with love being the strongest, this listener believes with love being the strongest, fairy tales are real, just as Love is... we love you GUYS ...

  90. Garcel

    You never came to save me you let me stand alone!! Out in the wilderness! Alone in the cold! I felt that

    Tiffany Morris

    Realest part of the song....

  91. lhdollbaby l

    The realist song ever wrote, spoke for women across the world and for thousands of years of voices silenced,eons ago, this is our story!!!!

  92. Jay Breedon

    Seriously can't live no fairytales. Must know thy worth

  93. Dex P

    Who’s still listening late 2019?

    Lalamoetot lovelife

    Me. Ms. Baker is timeless.


    I damn sure is! lol

    james render

    @M Pop here again, lol.

  94. Isis Isis

    100 Anita, beautiful music 🎶

  95. Jacob Obadiah

    The piano is the star

  96. Kimberly Tibbs

    I love this song!

  97. Robert Smith

    Rip Doug enjoy heaven