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"Life After Happily Ever After" is a song from the television special, Tangled: Before Ever After, sung by Rapunzel, Eugene, and King Frederic. Following the events of Tangled, everyone is filled with joy and happily express on how they have finally achieved and are living out their "Happily Ever Afters". However, unknown to everyone, Rapunzel expresses doubts and uncertainty that she is truly happy with her newfound life, questioning is this really the "Happily Ever After" she wanted. At the end of the special, Rapunzel combines this song with a reprise of "Wind in My Hair", as she expresses her sadness at being stuck inside again before showing her determination she won't let anything stop her.

A reprise of this song is sung in series finale episode, "Plus Est En Vous". Following Zhan Tiri's defeat and reconciling with Cassandra, Rapunzel expresses how she and her friends have finally and truly achieved their happily ever after.


This is life after happily ever after
And it's all just as sweet as the stories say
I feel wild, free, as light as can be
And ready to explore
With nothing at all standing in my way

True, there are certain customs I have to follow (Cassandra: Curtsy.)
Several small obligations I can't avoid (Cassandra: Princess? The time.)
A few rules, too - well, more than a few -
Commitments by the score
Aside from all that, though, I'm overjoyed (Cassandra: This way, Princess.)

And sure, there are corsets and buckles and bows
Plus all those names to recall (Jane? Right.) (Ethel: Ethel.)
Still, I can hardly complain, I suppose -
This is happily ever after, after all.

Cassandra: That's enough. I'll take it from here. How you holding up?
Rapunzel: Busy. But busy is good.
Cassandra: I'm glad you think so, Raps, 'cause this welcoming ceremony is just the beginning. Tomorrow's the festival, followed by the royal banquet, and that's all before the actual coronation on Sunday. Oh, come on, really? Look, Rapunzel, I know this princess thing is new to you, but you've got to at least try to act the part.
Rapunzel: Trust me, Cassandra, I know how important this is to my dad.

Captain: As you've requested, Your Majesty, we've doubled security on both the main gates and the south towers.
King Frederic: Good. We have guests from all over the world. I want them to know that they are safe. Everything for my little girl's coronation weekend must be absolutely perfect.

Rapunzel: Hi, Dad.

King Frederic: And now that, at last, you are here in my arms
I won't permit you to fall
I must protect you from all the world's harms
We'll live happily ever after, after all.

Now, as princess, you are not only representing yourself and the family, but all of Corona.
Rapunzel: Don't worry, Dad. I won't let you down. But while we're on the whole princess, coronation thingy, I mean, all these royal activities are great, but do you think I might be able to catch a little downtime soon?
King Frederic: I know this is all new, but you'll adjust. After all, your friend seems to be getting on just fine.

Eugene: Ooh-hoo-hoo, Helmut, my man, this hat ties the whole outfit together! Now, I know what you're all thinking: "Why is Eugene in such a good mood today? "I mean, what gives?"

Now that we're living splendidly
Our dreams fulfilled, extendedly
Why leave things open-endedly
For Rapunzel and moi?
Tonight I'll hand this rose to her
Kneel down and then propose to her
And give this ring I chose to her (Nice!)
Life's gonna be like strawberry sherbert
Once she is Mrs. Eugene Fitzherbert
Okay, not great, but how about this?
Once she is Princess Eugene Fitzherbert

And what better day to propose to a princess than at her coronation?

Both: This is life after happily ever after
And our story has finally reached its end
Eugene: Settling down here
Rapunzel: Year upon year
Eugene: Contented and secure
Rapunzel: With dozen of duties we'll have to tend

Both: And now that we've gotten the dream that we chose
Now that we're in for the haul
Now our adventures can come to a close
Living happily ever after, after all.

Rapunzel: Now that I've gotten the dream that I chose
Why does my world feel so... small?
If this is it and it is, I suppose...
Is this happily ever after, after all?

Okay, no pressure. Just introducing myself to the most important people in the world. Representing my mom, dad, and the entire kingdom. We got this.

Is this life after happily ever after?
Is this who have I always been meant to be?
I can tell now I'm different somehow than what I was before
And maybe at last this is really me

After all that I've done, I've seen, and been through
After all of the choices both right and wrong
Through the doubts, fears, the joys and the tears, all that and so much more
I've somehow come back to where I belong

And now there's no boundaries, no limits, no bars
Now there's no tower, no wall
Now life's wide open from here to the stars
And I'm happily ever after, after all

Eugene: And so, here we are, at long last, the real happily ever after.
Rapunzel: For everyone.
Eugene: Rapunzel became the queen she was destined to become.
Rapunzel: And let's not forget how Captain Eugene Fitzherbert ran the tightest shift Corona has ever seen.
Eugene: I can't take all the credit, Sunshine. I do have my by-the-book right-hand horse to thank. Varian became the royal science nerd...
Rapunzel: Ahem.
Eugene: Ahem, expert.
Rapunzel: Eugene, he's the most trusted royal engineer. And thanks to him, Corona was the first of the seven kingdoms to have hot running water.
Eugene: And let me tell you, people, the body and bounce a hot shower can give a head of hair is totally worth... the occasional explosion. And if you can believe this, Lance eventually adopted Angry and Catalina.
Rapunzel: Which the girls were thrilled about.
Eugene: Even after finding out their new legal last name was Schnitz. As for my dad, he was so inspired by Rapunzel's spirit, that he decided to return home to rebuild the Dark Kingdom, and we never lost touch again.
Rapunzel: In a way, everyone found exactly where they were meant to be.

Somehow at last we were all truly home
Eugene: Living happily ever after
Frederic and Arianna: Living happily ever after
All: Living happily ever after, after all



v - e - d
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Films: Tangled (video/soundtrack/score) • Tangled Ever AfterTangled: Before Ever After

Shows: A Poem Is...Tangled: The Series (soundtrack one/soundtrack two/soundtrack three) • Chibi Tiny Tales
Video games: Tangled (video game)Disney Infinity seriesKingdom Hearts IIIDisney Crossy RoadDisney Enchanted TalesDisney Emoji BlitzDisney Heroes: Battle Mode
Books: The Art of TangledComic BooksRapunzel and the Lost LagoonRapunzel and the Vanishing VillageRoyal Weddings
Cancelled projects: Rapunzel Unbraided

Disney Parks
Fantasy SpringsDisney Animation BuildingCastle of Magical DreamsFairy Tale ForestGarden of the Twelve FriendsIt's a Small WorldPrincess PavilionLe Pays des Contes de FéesVoyage to the Crystal Grotto

Entertainment: Disney's WishesDisney Dreams: An Enchanted ClassicFantasmic!Fantasy FestivalMickey's Magical CelebrationMickey's Magical Music WorldMickey's Royal Friendship FaireMickey and the Magical MapMickey and the Wondrous BookRoyal TheatreTangled: The MusicalThe Forest of Enchantment: A Disney Musical AdventureThe Golden MickeysThe Starlit Princess Waltz
Restaurants: Tangled Tree Tavern
Parade: Disney Magic on ParadeDisney Pirate or Princess: Make Your ChoiceDisney Stars on ParadeDreaming Up!Dreams.... And Shine Brighter!Festival of Fantasy ParadeMickey's Soundsational ParadeMickey's Storybook ExpressMickey and Friends CelebrationPaint the Night ParadeTokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights
Firework: Celebrate the MagicDisney Dreams!Disneyland ForeverDisney EnchantmentHappily Ever AfterThe Magic, the Memories and YouMomentousOnce Upon a TimeRemember... Dreams Come TrueILLUMINATE! A Nighttime Celebration
Halloween: Let's Get Wicked
Christmas: World of Color: Winter DreamsRoyal Christmas Wishes

Original: RapunzelFlynn RiderMother GothelPascalMaximusStabbington BrothersHook HandBig NoseVladimirAttilaUlfShortyPub ThugsCaptain of the GuardsKing FredericQueen AriannaCastle Guards

TV series: CassandraFidellaOwlPete and StanLady CainePocketHook FootVarianRuddigerQuirinOld Lady CrowleyMontyDaleWreck MarauderLance StrongbowFriedborgNigelKing TrevorFernanda PizazzoAndrewSeparatists of SaporiaXavierFeldsparAngry and RedThe BaronAnthony the WeaselRuthless RuthAxelWillowZhan TiriLord DemanitusSugracha the EternalUumlautKing EdmundAdiraStalyanVexCaptain QuaidVigorMadame CanardistCalliopeMother and FatherLorbsSeraphinaHectorTromusHamuelLittle Big GuyBrock Thunderstrike
Deleted characters: BastionClaire and VinceBeau

Shorts: "Checkmate" • "Prison Bake" • "Make Me Smile" • "Hare Peace" • "Night Bite" • "Hiccup Fever" • "Snowball" • "Hairdon't" • "Unicorny"

Season One: "What the Hair?!" • "Rapunzel's Enemy" • "Fitzherbert P.I." • "Challenge of the Brave" • "Cassandra v. Eugene" • "The Return of Strongbow" • "In Like Flynn" • "Great Expotations" • "Under Raps" • "One Angry Princess" • "Pascal's Story" • "Big Brothers of Corona" • "The Wrath of Ruthless Ruth" • "Max's Enemy" • "The Way of the Willow" • "Queen for a Day" • "Painter's Block" • "Not in the Mood" • "The Quest for Varian" • "The Alchemist Returns" • "Secret of the Sun Drop"
Season Two: "Beyond the Corona Walls" • "The Return of Quaid" • "Goodbye and Goodwill" • "Forest of No Return" • "Freebird" • "Vigor the Visionary" • "Keeper of the Spire" • "King Pascal" • "There's Something About Hook Foot" • "Happiness Is..." • "Max and Eugene in Peril on the High Seas" • "Curses!" • "The Eye of Pincosta" • "Rapunzel and the Great Tree" • "The Brothers Hook" • "Rapunzel: Day One" • "Mirror, Mirror" • "You're Kidding Me!" • "Rapunzeltopia" • "Lost and Found" • "Destinies Collide"
Season Three: "Rapunzel's Return" • "Return of the King" • "Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf?" • "The Lost Treasure of Herz Der Sonne" • "No Time Like the Past" • "Beginnings" • "The King and Queen of Hearts" • "Day of the Animals" • "Be Very Afraid" • "Pascal's Dragon" • "Islands Apart" • "Cassandra's Revenge" • "Race to the Spire" • "A Tale of Two Sisters" • "Flynnpostor" • "Once a Handmaiden..." • "Plus Est En Vous"

Rapunzel's TowerThe Snuggly DucklingCoronaCorona CastleOld CoronaThe Dark KingdomVardarosThe SpireTerapi IslandThe Great TreeThe House of Yesterday's TomorrowCassandra's StrongholdGothel's Cottage
Film: When Will My Life BeginMother Knows BestI've Got a DreamI See the LightHealing IncantationSomething That I Want

Musical: Flower of GoldWanted ManWhen She Returns
TV Series: Life After Happily Ever AfterWind in My HairMore of MeFriendship SongListen UpI've Got ThisLet Me Make You ProudSet Yourself FreeReady As I'll Ever BeNext Stop, AnywhereIf I Could Take That Moment BackView From Up HereHook Foot's BalladBuddyWaiting in the WingsLivin' the DreamWith You by My SideEverything I Ever Thought I KnewCrossing the LineStronger Than Ever BeforeBigger Than ThatThe Girl Who Has EverythingNothing Left to LoseThrough It AllI'd Give Anything
Deleted: What More Could I Ever Need

Rapunzel's Frying PanSundrop FlowerRapunzel's Magic HairRapunzel's CrownLanternsRapunzel's JournalBlack RocksDemanitus DeviceAttitude-Reversing PotionAutomatonRapunzel's CaravanIdol of VershaftsbezeigungengienThe Graphtic ScrollMoonstone Opal
See Also
As Told by EmojiLorbsRapunzel Unbraided