Bill Roper (billroper) wrote,
Bill Roper
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Genie In a Bottle

daisy_knotwise, more familiar with 90s music than I am, points out that Christina Aguilera's first big hit was a song with the above title. The song below is completely unrelated.

Gretchen notes that she doesn't want to see me dressed like Christina Aguilera. I suspect that opinion is unanimous. :)

Words and Music: Bill Roper
Copyright 2007

Genie In a Bottle

If you dream it, I can make it.
Just reach out your hand and take it.
Feel.
It’s very real.
Anything your heart desires
I’ll conjure from the magic fires
For you.
It’s really true.

I’m your genie in a bottle
And I wait for your command.
Yours the hand upon the throttle.
I, the engine, shape the land.

If you want it, you can have it.
Just reach out your hand and grab it.
See?
It’s all for free.
If in your mind some whim occurs
Just say the word and it is yours.
Like so.
And now you know.

There’s no limit to my power.
There is nothing I can’t do.
I can topple any tower
And I’ll do it all for you.

If you’d have it, just command it.
There’s no need for you to stand it.
There.
Sit in the chair.
Take the throne of one who rules
And you can save those other fools
From fate.
It’s not too late.

You are wiser than the others.
You were surely born to lead.
Watch now as the world discovers
We can give them what they need.

Your hand around my bottle curled,
You have the power to rule the world.
But wait!
You hesitate.
You order me go back within
And then you jam the stopper in.
It’s capped.
And I am trapped.

Now my bottle’s quite well hidden.
You were wiser than I thought.
So I must do as I was bidden
Till some other mortal’s caught.

If you dream it, I can make it.
Just reach out your hand and take it.
Feel.
It’s very real.
Anything your heart desires
I’ll conjure from the magic fires
For you.
It’s really true.

It’s all true.
It’s true.
Tags: filk, lyrics, musings
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