Fairy Tale

from the album "and Other Marvelous Mysteries"

Words and Music by John Mark Cook
1980 Cancel and Eat (ASCAP)
When I was just a boy
All the grownups never had time for me
I had a friend who lived in a magical place
He was so strong and kind and real
Well, I can still see His face

My friend and I were so close
He never put me off
When I was scared, He would comfort me
All I had to do was call and there He would be

Lots of men in long black robes
Telling me I should know better
Time to grow up, face reality
A time to be a real go-getter

Now you say I'm a lucky guy
Got everything a man could want
You wouldn't understand,
It wouldn't penetrate
I gotta find my childhood friend
Before it's too late

Lots of men in long black robes
Telling me I should know better
You really can't believe
Everything that's in red letter

I'm as happy as can be
Fairy tales aren't always make believe
You may think my advice isn't worth a dime
But I found my one true friend
He was right there all the time

All the time.....you were right there
All the time....
Not always make believe