The Songs

Songs from Wings : Story of a Butterfly Princess

Act One

Enter Princess Pandora, a wannabe butterfly and a resentful princess! Her deep yearning is to join the popular butterfly gang and to, “Fly like a pretty butterfly!”

Here we are introduced to her inner  angst of being born something she doesn’t want to be, while believing no-one understands her difficult plight. She feels quite despondent about this and wants to, “Shut the world out of my eyes.”

We are also introduced to the comical Aunt Agatha, who tells her to stop wasting her time, “Hanging with her silly friends, pretending to fly,” and instead instructs her  to  get a job!

Enter her good friend and confidante Prince Piper, who asks her to tell him all about her problems, but concedes to her that, “All this talk of endless flying, you always end up crying,” meanwhile encouraging  her to be free to express who she wants to be.
1. Overture
0:53
2. Butterfly Princess
0:34
3. What's a Princess
0:30
4. Get a Job
0:31
5. No-one Understands Me
0:33
6. Shut The World
0:37
7. Prince's Song
0:35
Butterfly Princess Whats a Princess

Act Two

Prince Piper tries to convince Pandora that the butterfly gang are just fickle flying friends; “Sorry to burst your bubble, but they don’t love you like I and your family do!”

Pandora  becomes more besotted with her beloved butterfly gang and boasts, “Just wait til they all see how high I can fly!”

Her mother can’t understand why she needs to try to change, “Who you are, our beautiful shining star!”

However, it becomes apparent to Pandora that unless she conforms to the criteria of the butterfly gang, she isn’t acceptable to them, and soon realises, “I don’t look like them,  I don’t talk like them, and I won’t be bullied into being someone else but me!”

Pandora reaches the conclusion that true friends and family are more important than being part of a gang who don’t accept you for who you are, and is  philosophical that, “If I could fly in my life, I wouldn’t need to be a pretty butterfly.”

She realises that she is  extra-special just being her.

1. Pretty Butterfly

0:37

2. Pretty Practice Queen

0:37

3. Fickle Flying Friends

0:37

4. Princess Pandora

0:39

5. Extra Special Me

0:30

6. I Want to be a Friend

0:34