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My Once Upon a Time is a song featured in Descendants 3. It's sung by Dove Cameron, as Mal. It is her solo song expressing the course of her story and where she has come, as well as where she hopes to be by the end of her journey. She relates herself to her parents (Hades and Maleficent) while simultaneously coming to terms with this being her story and her life being affected by her own choices not anyone else’s. She sings this song after her friends turned to stone after she revealed that she lied to everyone about the barrier between Auradon and the Isle of the Lost.

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My Once Upon a Time


Verse 1

Here you are alone, and you deserve it. Your friends have turned to stone, and that's on you.

You had a cause to serve, but did you serve it? Or did you see yourself in a way that wasn't true?

Verse 2

Why tell all those lies? You feel unworthy, Like there isn't solid ground for you to stand. But a stack of lies is not a firm foundation, You cannot build a castle on a mountain made of sand.

Pre-Chorus

This is not your father's fairytale, And no, it's not your mother's fault you fail. So when your story comes to light,  Make sure the story that they write goes

Chorus

Once upon a time she fought a dragon, Once upon a time that beast was me. Once upon a misspent youth, She faced herself, she spoke the truth. That's how I see my once upon a time, This time.

Once upon a time a girl tried harder Once upon a time she tried again  Once upon a braver choice  She took a risk, she used her voice  And that will be my once upon a time  This time

Bridge

Life is not a storybook, but life unfolds in chapters. Turn the page and start to make amends, There's no pre-written guarantee of "Happy ever after". Step into your greatness before your story ends, So when your story ends, they'll say.

Chorus

Once upon a time a girl flew higher, Once upon a time she made things right. Once upon a time that binds, She changed her heart, to change their minds. That's got to be my once upon a time, This once upon a time. I'll finally see my once upon a time,

This time.

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