Below the seas that humans sailed
live the mermaids of myths and tales
They lived in secret, scared, afraid
of being stolen, and sold for a trade.
So below the surface of the sea
the mermaids lived in harmony
Not wanting, needing anything
except peace, and voices to sing.
Ariel was different, though
she wanted more, life was too slow
And so she went to the surface one day
and watched a young man sail her way.
He smiled down at her sweetly
and her heart melted completely
And not knowing what else to do
she sand of love and what she knew.
He listened, enchanted, to her song
a they stayed there in the hours long
but as he held out to her his hand
with a flick of her tale, she went back to her land.
Not to run, but to find a way
to be a human, and to stay
up a land of ground and earth
to give up her tail, to have a rebirth.
Only one mermaid knew what to do
But to loose her tail would loose her voice too
But Ariel nodded, she had made up her mind
love was a once in a lifetime find.
The next morning she was found on shore
He picked her up from the sandy floor
And waited for her to wake
Thinking she was the one from the giant lake.
But as her eyes opened and she went to speak
she started to frown, and he started to freak
this was not the singer from the water
This girl was not even a talker.
With a growl he turned away
trying to think back to that day
It looked like her beneath his sail
the girl that day...had a tail!
“You were a mermaid, am I right?”
she nodded shyly, but full of fright
And the man realised he could make a plan
to gain money, fame, to be a man.
And so he smiled and pretended to love
the sweet ex-mermaid, his silent dove
she fell for it, his perfect charm
that when it happened, she could not raise alarm.
The day she woke up, she knew something was wrong
the silence in the house was far too strong
so she ran down to the shore front
in time to see her humans new hunt
Ariel watched and Ariel cried
as the bodies of her loved ones rose and dried
Because she gave her heart to the wrong one:
he wanted money, not love, and it was too late to be undone.