Storybook Love - Mark Knopfler

Storybook Love
(Mark Knopfler)

Storybook Love
by Mark Knopfler

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Storybook Love ” is a song from the soundtrack album The Princess Bride by British singer-songwriter and guitarist Mark Knopfler, released on 12 November 1987 by Vertigo Records internationally, and by Warner Bros. Records in the United States. The album contains music composed for the 1987 film The Princess Bride, directed by Rob Reiner. The album features the song “Storybook Love”, written and performed by Willy DeVille and arranged by Mark Knopfler. In 1988, the song received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song.

Lyrics

Come my love I’ll tell you a tale
Of a boy and girl and their love story
And how he loved her oh so much
And all the charms she did possess

Now this did happen once upon a time
When things were not so complex
How he worshipped the ground she walked
And when he looked in her eyes he became obsessed

My love is like a storybook story
But it’s as real as the feelings I feel
My love is like a storybook story
But it’s as real as the feelings I feel

It’s as real as the feelings I feel
This love was stronger than the powers so dark
A prince could have within his keeping
His spells to weave and steal a heart

Within her breast but only sleeping
My love is like a storybook story
But it’s as real as the feelings I feel
My love is like a storybook story

But it’s as real as the feelings I feel
It’s as real as the feelings I feel
Now he said, “Don’t you know I love you oh so much
And lay my heart at the foot of your dress?”

She said, “Don’t you know that these storybook loves
Always have a happy ending?”
Then he swooped her up just like in the books
And on his stallion they rode away

My love is like a storybook story
But it’s as real as the feelings I feel
My love is like a storybook story
But it’s as real as the feelings I feel

Songwriters: Willy De Ville, Mark Knopfler