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Oingo Boingo — Cinderella Undercover
Album: Anthology
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Released: 1999
Length: 4:34
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When I was young, my mind would always wander away
I couldn't talk; never had nothin' to say
But now I'm grown; nothing much seems to have changed
I think I'm going insane, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Is this a fairytale; are you the Seven Dwarves?
Did Snow White really die while fighting in the war?
They were the only friends I ever trusted
Now they're scattered and livin' in the city
Unlisted numbers, huh

Cinderella undercover
I say, better alive than dead

The war is coming, but there's nothing much that we can do
Stuck in a payphone, but the operator won't let me through
I close my eyes, but the memories burn in my brain
I think I'm going insane

I heard a rumor: They said it's gone nuclear
I stockpile cigarettes and double-bolt the door
A sanctuary for all my friends
We'll stay in bed until the world ends
So please don't wake me; I gotta get some sleep

Cinderella undercover
I say, better alive than dead
I think I'm going insane

Is this a fairytale? This can't be real
There's fighting all around
They're shooting in the fields
They say that values change when hunger or ambition strikes
Survival is essential at any cost or any price
The cartoon animals on Old McDonald's farm
Are nodding off in hotel rooms with needles in their arms
The Seven Dwarves
Well, there's only four alive today
Cinderella's working for the CIA

Cinderella, the fairytale's over
You should know; you got the scars to prove it
And your skin isn't as soft as it used to
But I don't care; come on, you said it, baby

Cinderella undercover
I say, better alive than—
Cinderella undercover
I say, better alive than dead
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This song sucks as much as the band. Who exhibited some of the worst music of the '80s.
As campy as Scoobie Doo.
Admire Elfman's film work, never "got" the band and hated that 80s New Wave "robot" style singing voice so many bands of that era employed.
Not one of their finest IMO.
this reminds me of the Rocky Horror Picture show, the creepy picture below is not helping.
This bit the big one then, it bites now. Can I give it a -1?
67nj wrote:
You almost have the animation beat-matched. That would be creepy.
leander37 wrote:
Beautiful transition from Waiting for the Sun. Thank you RP. :high-five:
Euphemism wrote:
Silky smooth segue.
Marvelous transition indeed.
67nj wrote:
zombietuxedoparty? that's lust; not the undead. they are watching the evil robot Hel dance ... from metropolis; awesome gif! oingo boingo kix ass.
Blech! :puke:
Silky smooth segue.
67nj wrote:
Awesome, 67nj! Thanks!!!!! :cheers: (How'd he do that??) :ask:
leander37 wrote:
Beautiful transition from Waiting for the Sun. Thank you RP. :high-five:
Do you really think? I can't follow why! :think:
Beautiful transition from Waiting for the Sun. Thank you RP. :high-five:
smilestoomuch wrote:
hahahaha! this just makes me laugh :roflol: ...about as good as it gets from the 80s!
Agreed, and, thankfully, it wasn't the one of the *other* songs we've already heard too much of..... One thing I always thought was sad is that Danny Elfman stated at the end of the band's era (90's) that he HATED Oingo Boingo. I thought that was mean, considering how much $$ they made him! :naughty:
this brings back memories, thanks bill :bananajam:
OK, anybody else remember seeing "The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo" on The Gong Show? Way back God knows when.
This song doesn't affect me emotionally at all. It only irritates...makes the forehead scrinch-up. Voice is a little reminiscent of Elvis Costello.
Whenever I hear this, it reminds me of ROCKY HORROR... Even sounds like Tim Curry at times... 7.
Marr wrote:
Even more amusing to me is that he also did all the vocals for the oompa loompas in the new "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory".
Which is by far the funniest part of an otherwise lame remake.
This is quite possibly the least interesting Oingo Boingo song I've ever heard. Which kind of makes it...interesting.
Oingo Boingo could be a nice change of pace for RP... just not this song. Dead Man's Party, Only A Lad, Weird Science, Wild Sex... hell even the Simpson's Theme all come to mind.
Odyzzeuz wrote:
Fans of Tim Burton's ''The Nightmare Before Christmas'' will recognize Danny Elfman as the singing voice of the main character, Jack Skellington. Yay!
Even more amusing to me is that he also did all the vocals for the oompa loompas in the new "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory".
Could've been one of the better Bond theme parodies with a little more work. "Missed it by *that* much."
horseplayer wrote:
We need new labels on the song-rating menu. For instance: "Good enough to get me to look up from what I was doing, but not so good that I'd want to hear too much of it." That's the one I'd hit for this baby.
Definately would ditto that
Fans of Tim Burton's ''The Nightmare Before Christmas'' will recognize Danny Elfman as the singing voice of the main character, Jack Skellington. Yay!
We need new labels on the song-rating menu. For instance: "Good enough to get me to look up from what I was doing, but not so good that I'd want to hear too much of it." That's the one I'd hit for this baby.
Hey, this is really wierd. I have a really cool Oingo-Boingo t-shirt with "Dia des Muertes" (sp?) that I got from someone I met in france in '89. I had almost forgotten all about Oingo Boingo, when I bumped into them again here on RP. The t-shirt was from someone close to Danny Elfman whom had come to france from LA to study the language for a few months. Aaah, to be 19 again.
I love Oingo Boingo and usually am delighted to hear something besides Dead Man's Party, but this song....not so much. MT
Almost thought that was Todd for a second...still waiting for that one!
masterhead wrote:
This is totally awsome.. you can feel the musical genius of Elfman..
So damn fun. More Boingo! :hungry:
Hannio wrote:
Oingo Boingo was one of the bands that rescued the world from the ponderous pomposity and artsy-fartsy affectations of Yes, King Crimson and post-Aqualung Jethro Tull, to name a few. I am so grateful.
oh please. it doesn't get artsy-fartsier than oingo boingo. :moon:
masterhead wrote:
This is totally awsome.. you can feel the musical genius of Elfman..
Yup. Ever since he did the theme to Pee Wee's Playhouse, Elfman's been doing movie & TV music. There is a good anthology of his movie themes called "Music for a Darkened Theater" that's great if you dig his soundtrack stuff--it's probalby five years old now and he's done a ton of more movie stuff since then. I think I even saw his name in the credits for "Desperate Houswives" for the music.
Oingo Boingo was one of the bands that rescued the world from the ponderous pomposity and artsy-fartsy affectations of Yes, King Crimson and post-Aqualung Jethro Tull, to name a few. I am so grateful.
hahahaha! this just makes me laugh :roflol: ...about as good as it gets from the 80s!
Love Boingo...
This is totally awsome.. you can feel the musical genius of Elfman..
nice segue from they might be giants !
Haha, I was just posting something about the CIA on Threadjacking (no, don't look there! and don't think of an elephant), and heard CIA in this song. I think I'm going insane. RP makes it happen.
noyou wrote:
Uploaded April 01, 2004
Whoop de friggin do!! You want a cookie??
archrrone wrote:
I love the Boingo double 'live' album...great stuff!
I like the original versions much better. The Fixx did the same thing. They re-recorded an album of past hits. I don't understand why bands do this. Everyone knows and loves the originals.
Uploaded April 01, 2004
The genious of Danny Elfman
Nice change! I love those mad Boingo dudes.
Really like this brand new transplant from the LRC--as recently as--today?
I love the Boingo double 'live' album...great stuff!