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"That's Not How the Story Goes" is a song which Mr. Poe, among others, once sang along to.[1]

Looking over Prufrock Prep

Lyrics

You may think that the Baudelaires ought to prevail
You may think that the Baudelaires ought to prevail
And be tucked someplace, all safe and sound
Count Olaf captured and rotting in jail
His henchpeople nowhere around
Count Olaf dressing room2
But there's no happy endings
Not here and not now
This tale is all sorrows and woes
You dream that justice and peace win the day
But that's not how the story goes
Mr. Poe singing1
You might think that two parents,
Both brave and both true
Would live to a nice, ripe old age
But I'm sad to say I have bad new for you:
The curtain rings down on the stage
Baudelaires No Happy Ending
Yes, there's no happy endings
Not here and not now
This tale is all sorrows and woes
You might dream that justice and peace win the day
But that's not how the story goes
Now I'm all alone as you can well see
I once loved a girl, and she thought well of me
We thought we'd be happy together
But now I'm alone, as you can well see
And she's cold in her grave forever
Olaf no happy endings
This tale is all sorrows and woes
There's no happy endings
Not here and not now
This tale is all sorrows and woes
You might dream that justice and peace win the day
But that's not how the story goes
Some people smile at the end of the day
Some people laugh, I suppose2
The world is a pair of ill-fitting pants
And other dire, hideous clothes /
You may think that three children would lead pleasant lives,
But that's not how the story goes
Mr. Poe singing3
Some people smile at the end of the day /
Some people laugh, I suppose /
But to me, there's nothing but gloom and despair
That's just how the story goes
That's just how the story—
[Mr. Poe coughing]
[Sunny whistling / Poe vocalizing]

Behind the scenes

In the Netflix series, this song is the bookend to season 1, sung by all the main cast at the conclusion of The Miserable Mill: Part Two, the season finale.

Appearances

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