24 (Sakamoto Maaya)

Performed by: Sakamoto Maaya
Lyrics: Someya Kazumi
Music: Kanno Yoko

24

See what happened to the girl
‘Round the midnight
When she lost a crystal shoe
I don’t need no spell on me
Or bell to tell me
You better go, you better say good bye

Doesn’t take that much for me
To feel alright now
And to knock, knock on your door
Maybe just a sip or two
Of good espresso
And my nails painted two times or more

Too bad she gave it all away
When the magic’s gone astray, hey hey
I’d never let it be
Whatever may come to me
When it turns to be twenty-four

Running up and down the stairs
As she used to
I’ve been searching for your face
In a pair of platform boots
I may stumble
Oh what a pain, or what a shame on me

Too bad if I’m not fancy enough
But I’m so happy just for being so tough
I’d never hide away
Whatever may come my way
Whenever it turns to be twenty-four

Too bad she gave it all away
When the magic’s gone astray, hey hey
I’d never let it be
Whatever may come to me
When it turns to be twenty-four

When it turns to be twenty-four

Notes

“When it turns to be twenty-four” in this song is referring to it becoming midnight (24:00). This may be obvious, but I sure didn’t get it for a while, despite all the other Cinderella references!

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