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No Cinderella

Updated: Apr 1, 2023

The song 'No Cinderella' is a powerful anthem for women's independent spirit. Released in 2021, 'No Cinderella' is a song that resonates with independently-minded women who have always felt the need to break free from societal expectations and stereotypes. The song is about women who refuse to be defined by societal norms that relegate expectations. It is a song that encourages women to be confident in themselves and live their lives on their own terms.

The lyrics of 'Νo Cinderella' are powerful. The song opens with the lines, "Times change, things move on, some things go fast, some go slow, this is how my life goes." These lines set the tone for the rest of the song and establish the theme of self-acceptance and independence. The song's chorus is mighty, with Elly singing, "I'll take my chance for worse or better, step aside I'm no Cinderella, hear me out I am no Cinderella." These lines remind women that they can achieve anything they set their minds to and do not need gestures of charity or sympathy.

The 'No Cinderella' music video features three women embracing their unique qualities through dance and movement. The three women, including Elly herself, represent Elly's identities. She combines peaceful, spiritual, and intellectual attributes with the hip, street-style elegance of an intelligent woman who shakes off negativity by being herself. Elly does not exclude men and expresses her desire for a man who compliments her spirit and supports her independence. At the same time, she does not believe in fairytales and "prince charming. Women, Elly would argue, should live life to the fullest in pursuit of their expectations

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