Bareilles, Sara - Once Upon Another Time Lyrics




Once upon another time
Somebody's hands who felt like mine
Turned the key and took a drive
Was free
Highway curve, the sun sank low
Buckley on the radio
Cigarette was burning slow
So breathe

Just yellow lines and tire marks
And sun-kissed skin and handle bars
And where I stood was where I was to be

No enemies to call my own
No porch light on to pull me home
And where I was is beautiful
Because I was free

Once upon another time
Before I knew which life was mine
Before I left the child behind me
I saw myself in summer nights
And stars lit up like candle light
I make my wish but mostly I believed...

In yellow lines and tire marks
Sun-kissed skin and handle bars
And where I stood was where I was to be

Once upon another time
Decided nothing good in dying
So I would just keep on driving
Because I was free





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  1. Άννα Αθανασίου

    I don't want this played at my funeral. I want to be able to hear it every time it's played.

  2. mediamanny53

    I am on the curbing country roads of northern New Jersey, cruising relaxed and carefree as dear Paula smiling so sweetly drove. Life is not the same with out Paula.
    Rest in beautiful sleep 🙏

  3. Octavio Escarrega

    2020 and i still fucking love this song.

  4. rainy day

    Love this song

  5. Steve van Velvet

    Caste Rock brought me here. Apart from that... WOW! What a heartbreakingly beautiful song.

  6. Loki

    CASTLE ROCK 😊👍 The misfortunes and endurance of Annie Wilkes. Fascinating character.

  7. Cindy Pickering

    Such a beautiful song. xoxoxox. It’s been so long, I can’t remember what it feels like to be free. 😟

  8. CindyBear55

    Castle Rock anyone? Perfect song to the scene 💙

    leefu

    CindyBear55 I WAS LITERALLY ABOUT THE FUCKIN CRY THEN I WAS LIKE “hol up lemme rewind, that song is so beautiful I need to find out what it’s called”

  9. Nina Elizabeth Palattella

    Castle Rock brought me here, but I imagine I'll keep coming back. Beautiful song.

  10. Alec Toombs

    Freakin' Rita. Only true fans understand that statement

  11. Dream Master

    Castle Rock?

    Mochaskin Beauti

    Dream Master me too

  12. Elaine Dodson

    No porch light to pull me home. I've felt that way more than once. She says it so poignantly.

  13. Monster

    OMG!!!! I HAD NEVER HEARD THIS SONG BEFOREEEE!!! SUCH A MASTER PIECE....AMAZING!

  14. Elyssa Pesante

    There is a book called "Never Let Me Go" and this song seems like it was made for this book.

    TruthBeTold121212

    Wow...by one of my favorite authors Kasuo Ishiguro.
    Perhaps Kathy would listening to this song while thinking about her life and Tommy and Ruth at the end...

  15. Ted Day

    Better freeze this moment. Just played Sara singing OUAT. Its Aug 2, 2019. Peace and beauty, here at 3am. I've stopped to drink it in. Later, there'll be pain again. Stopping now to enjoy her voice. She owns a special blessed sound.

  16. RedRiddin Hood

    I re found this tune... much needed. Yoga 🧘‍♂️ free time. 7/09 selfless me time-temple time.

  17. Maura White

    When she started singing tears rolled down my cheeks. She has so much power in her voice.

  18. Anjana Das

    Is it a ballad song?

  19. Hillbilly Slim

    This song, for me, is one of those that might come along every 25 years or so. I place this song in the same category as Sam Cooke Change is gonna come. There is no higher complement I can give. No one should ever attempt to cover this song (or Sam Cooke) ever! You can not improve on perfection, don’t try.

  20. Aaron Breithaupt

    Freedom !!!

  21. Ivy flower

    My heart!!!!! (Tears)

  22. Violin 4 Ever

    Wow my name is Mina aziz too and iam male loool anyways i play titanic with my violin come listen ( sister ?)

  23. Carmen Peasley

    Oh Sara Bareilles, why aren't you constantly at the top of the music charts? You have the ability to see what's in other's hearts and and give it words. Masterful song writer.

  24. Bridget Taggart

    Listened to this then I heard my sister yell the dog is dead... my heart was broken...

  25. Nissmah Roshdy

    Thank you for your music Sara

  26. Dale Bell

    Haunting and beautiful.

    Lauren Vachon

    Thank you for your help to understand🎵🎵 why .....and what but most importantly ......where is🕹️🕹️🕹️ you needed to be ........👩‍👧‍👦🎆🆓🎆🆓🎇🆓🕯️👂👁️👋🙏🙏🙏🗣️🆓🎵🎶👼....💙

  27. zoe. esp

    Once upon another time
    Somebody’s hands who felt like mine
    Turned the key and took a drive
    Was free
    I recall the sun sank low
    Buckley on the radio
    Cigarette was burning slow
    So breathe
    Just yellow lines and tire marks
    Sun-kissed skin and handle bars
    And where I stood was where I was
    To be
    No enemies to call my own
    No porch light on to pull me home
    And where I was is beautiful
    Because I was free
    Once upon another time
    Before I knew which life was mine
    Before I left the child behind
    Me
    I saw myself in summer nights
    And stars lit up like candle lights
    I made my wish but mostly I
    Believed
    In yellow lines and tire marks
    Sun-kissed skin and handle bars
    And where I stood was where I was
    To be
    Once upon another time
    Deciding nothing good in dying
    So I would just keep on driving
    Because I was free

  28. Katrina Torres

    I'm in love with this song and Her voice!!!!

  29. Gabriel Diaz

    Somebody knows if is it possible to use this song in a shortfilm?
    I'm a filmmaking student ánd I want to use this song in a shortfilm about violence ánd abuse in relationships I would thank any information

  30. Clare Mattingly

    if you want a beautiful performance of this song look up Lexis 2017 - WGI Midsouth Finals. This group of performers creates such a touching show

  31. NAVA BAHRAMPOUR

    imagine sitting on a peaceful park bench with your eyes closed, Sara Bareilles putting her hand on your shoulder and singing this to you

  32. Jenn Rat

    Another of my favs...☺️

  33. Lala Rudge NotSoOfficial

    every time I listen to this song, I feel nothing but emptiness.

  34. 12 year old me was not good at picking usernames

    I need answers on which Buckley she is talking about.

    Rough Rider02

    12 year old me was not good at picking usernames Most likely Jeff Buckley.

  35. Danielle M

    Oof get yourself a pair of good headphones and listen to the way that one instrument behind the strings is panning from left to right once all the instruments come in. Such a simple yet cool effect

  36. Rachel Gibson

    I feel like I am listing to a song from the 1930s

  37. 매이침침

    Sounds goods on my eulogy

  38. Maria Victoria Perez

    Amazing song... A whole new different Sara, which I enjoy very much... Deep meanngs and feelings transmited almost only by singing...

  39. ravin

    Such an angelic voice 😍😍

  40. Grace

    Slow songs will always have a special place in my heart.

  41. Lenina Lopez

    More people need to hear this. I love every second of this song. For me there are few songs that can pull you in have you hanging on every word and evoke peace and beauty. It is truly a stunning work of art and treasure.

  42. Miss Paulina1PSuguitan-SLSO LLopez

    THAT BAR A WHY WHY WHAT WHY TOO TALK OF TOWN THATS NOT TRUE. WE HAD DINNER AND A POOH AND A PLATE THROWN TO DC HOMES BLACKHAWKDOWN STAIRS AIRPOCKETS NONmmm. ???? Let us pray for all aàas as if that cray gracefully ASFULLYS GOAL IT

  43. Susie Frades-White

    I think I will (have) to open a
    can of whopp ass" on 356 people... :0 They must be "Sociopaths..

  44. Tiki Stanford

    This is everything.

  45. pom biswas

    I could fall asleep to this song everyday for the rest of my life

  46. RudeModel Tv

    Her songs bring me to tears..she is definitely a Healer 🙏🐦💙

  47. aquasun3

    I love this

  48. gypsy rose

    She had me at, "...Buckley on the radio..." One angelic voice giving a shout-out to another. Freaking beautiful.

  49. HARMONY fidow

    LOVE THIS SONG SINCE FOREVER. p.s: asmr since forever lol dayyyum

  50. Edmond Campbell

    How many lonely nights has her beautiful voice gotten me thru?

  51. feronia

    If I'm going to die, I want this song to be the last song they would hear with me still here unburied. This is freedom.

  52. JR Gelpe

    such a huge fan of sara forever. filipino fans???

  53. emme!

    This song strikes me as this generations both sides now(joni Mitchell) it has such a nostalgic and sad quality to it and tbh I'd be lying if I havent cried along to this song before

  54. Achmaa Ariuntemuujin

    Unintentional ASMR in the beginning

  55. Elizabeth Love

    this is literally the most beautiful song I have heard in forever I love this so much. I think I may die

  56. Madison Tobin

    I could listen to Sara bareilles hum 24/7

  57. shubhangi borgohain

    this song has a different vibe to it......in the whole industry i find sara's songs are the most beautiful and unique and most importantly artistic...i wish all the people out there in the world could see that....every lyrics has its own feeling...

  58. marcel san

    what a voice!!! this is just one of my many favorites song of yours.

  59. cheryl eldridge

    Wow!...This is my first time hearing this song. Does anyone else think Sara is way underated??

    Timothy Holcomb

    cheryl eldridge she is both an incredible singer and song writer

  60. Pibly

    Awesome

  61. Rahul Loves'ThePayne

    Back here, I was in search of peace.

  62. Donny R

    another songs for my lullaby

  63. Karl Wang

    My boyfriend/bestfriend/life partner of a year and two months and I have recently broken up for good. We were on and off for the last six months... But, this time we both had to come to terms and face reality that we're just not compatible anymore. I took a walk to the nearby park from my apartment and had this song on repeat, crying and bawling like no one's business... The memories came back to me in so many ways, and it really hurt. The relationship that we built and decided to bulldoze down hurts even more. There is a huge ditch in my soul and heart. Pain in inevitable. I see him everywhere I go, everything I do, everything I eat, everything I cook, everything I listen too, everything I watch/read.

  64. May May

    beautiful voice 💖

  65. Jose Hernandez

    I like the sound at the beginning.

  66. Rachel Feliciano

    Could you imagine if a duet with Mr Jeff Buckley and Ms Sara B was even possible??? Be still my beating heart!!! Insane!!!!! 💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💜❣❣💜❣😢😢😢😢

  67. marcel san

    I find a lot of her songs hopeful, encouraging, & inspiring; I am a self-diagnosed major depression & mild ocd human.

  68. marcel san

    profound lyrics & I love the rhythm

  69. Maria Elena Noriega

    Total perfection!

  70. Chanel no.3

    I now imagine running through a field of tall wheat on a clear day the sun shining brightly and in the middle of the field is a tree and there's no building around just the field and I'm so stress and problem free a better world shows how this song is so beautifully layered.🌾🌾🌾

  71. Chanel no.3

    When I listen to this song it makes me want to run away to a mystically wonderful land where everything is right and leave all my worries and problems , stress behind to start off ... Better

  72. Jher Ciey

    It's 2018, and I havent heard this song for months and now I'm back. What a nostalgic feeling.

  73. 29lmh

    Hauntingly beautiful.  I was only recently introduced to this song when my daughter's dance teacher choreographed a beautiful routine for her senior competition group.  No words to describe the emotion it evokes.

  74. nina vida

    oh good old days..

  75. Regina Rycroft

    Beautiful ~.

  76. Valerie Lindner

    Favorite song of hers.

  77. aruna jasmine

    my teacher played this song and now I'm here

  78. wizardwarrior713

    This is so soothing. It makes me feel nostalgic, but for the future...

  79. Jirah Angie Lopez

    She sounds like a mom singing her baby to sleep 😍

  80. K Clark

    Sara...I wish more of your music would make it to the radio. However, I understand that the way the industry is, they won't recognize your talent. I can totally see a broadway production around this song. Your gift as a songwriter is astonishing because you are able to create so many images and emotions with your lyrics and melodies. I hope that you are able to find the success you deserve. Keep writing and singing. You are an angel.

  81. Theao Klinicke

    I adore this song, it's so touching and full of passion. <3

  82. Ron Grottanelli

    If kristen likes it then it must be good

  83. ice bee

    i always refer back to this when i just feel trapped in my emotions and cry to this. it releases everything in me. thank you sara.

  84. decusq

    wow... i didn't know what to expect but i feel like i just listened to the prologue of an epic story about to be told.

  85. Nanani

    Ice skating to this is pure magic

  86. Tailless Jay

    2nd Christmas I Listen Myself to Sleep to this! LOVE YOU Sara! :-* <3 & Merry X-Mas

  87. Mama On A Budget

    Driving through santa rosa, ca with my now husband.
    we havent been back for 5 years. its where we met. where we lived. Where our daughter was born.
    where his brothers house once stood. Where my aunts house once was. Where we first said, "I love you". where we got married. Where my dad first called him, "son".
    thats the feeling of this song.
    freedom. beauty. no loss. pure love. happiness.

  88. Tina Gill

    Ohhhh Sara sublime x

  89. george reid

    This woman is a GIFT to the WORLD X

  90. best comments on Youtube

    If you want another song similar to this listen to Lana del rey "once upon a dream" thank me later

  91. Summer Black

    I'm not free

  92. Summer Black

    I'm not free

  93. Paul Willis Jr.

    Ambedo in song form

  94. Kate Dennis

    As I lay dying I want this too be playing. Transformative.

  95. Candy Crush

    2017 and taking me back , I can feel him. Thank you Sara❤️

    Rachel Feliciano

    Fan Girl 💓💓💓💜

  96. Karen C.

    It took me five years to discover this beautiful and amazing song

  97. Potatoslice

    the sun sets, and I still feel empty inside.