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"My Once Upon a Time" is a song sung by Mal in Descendants 3.  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 while simultaneously coming to terms with this being her story and her life being affected by her own choices and not theirs. 

Lyrics

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?

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 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

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

This is not your mother's dark desire
And no, it's not your father's hair on fire
Turns out it's you who's not awake
So if there's change you wanna make

Take 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

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 once upon a time a girl flew higher
Once upon a time she made things right
Once upon a tie 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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Media
Films: DescendantsDescendants 2Descendants 3

Shorts: Under The Sea: A Descendants Story
Web Series: School of SecretsDescendants: Wicked World
Video Games: Descendants: Isle of the Lost Rush
Music: DescendantsDescendants 2
Books: Disney Descendants: School of Secrets
Descendants Novels: The Isle of the LostReturn to the Isle of the LostRise of the Isle of the LostEscape from the Isle of the Lost

Characters
Descendants: MalJayEvieCarlos De VilBenAudreyLonnieJaneChad CharmingDougBelleBeastFairy GodmotherSnow WhiteQueen LeahMaleficentJafarThe Evil QueenCruella De VilCoach JenkinsMr. DeleyDude

Descendants 2: UmaHarry HookGilDizzy TremaineUrsula
Descendants 3: Dr. FacilierCelia FacilierSqueaky & Squirmy SmeeHadesLady TremaineMr. Smee
Descendants: Wicked World: JordanFreddie FacilierAllyCJ HookZevon
Novels: Shenzi, Banzai, and EdHerculesMegaraHerkieClaude FrolloClaudine FrolloMother GothelGinny GothelAnastasia TremaineAnthony TremaineMadam MimMad MaddyShere KhanRatiganYen SidClaytonClayLuciferBeelzebubIagoOthelloDiabloJasper and HoraceJaceHaroldFlotsam and JetsamLagan & DerelictLeFouLeFou DeuxAzizGrumpyPongoPerditaArthur PendragonArtieMary

Episodes
Season One: "Evie's Explosion of Taste" • "Mal's Digi-Image Problem" • "Audrey's New Do? New Don't!" • "Careful What You Wish For" • "Voodoo? You Do" • "Lamp Sweet Lamp" • "Genie Chic" • "Puffed Deliciousness" • "Good is the New Bad" • "Spirit Day" • "I'm Your Girl" • "Mash It Up" • "All Hail the New Q.N.L.B." • "Mad for Tea" • "Carpet Jacked" • "The Night is Young" • "Neon Lights Out" • "Hooked On Ben"

Season Two: "Slumber Party" • "Odd Mal Out" • "Pair of Sneakers" • "Wild Rehearsal" • "Chemical Reaction" • "Talking Heads" • "Steal Away" • "Evil Among Us" • "Options Are Shrinking" • "Party Crashers" • "Mal-lone" • "Trapped" • "Face to Face" • "United We Stand" • "Celebration"

Objects
Mal's Spell BookMagic WandSpinning WheelMagic MirrorJafar's Snake StaffHeart BoxMagic CarpetMaleficent's Staff Birthright JewelsJordan's LampUrsula's NecklaceGenie of Agrabah's Genie's LampCinderella's Glass Slipper
Songs
Descendants: Rotten to the CoreEvil Like MeDid I MentionIf OnlyBe Our GuestSet It OffBelieve

Wicked World: Night Is YoungGood is the New BadI'm Your GirlRather Be With YouEvilBetter Together
Descendants 2: Ways to Be WickedWhat's My NameChillin' Like a VillainSpace BetweenIt's Goin' DownYou and MePoor Unfortunate SoulsKiss the Girl
Descendants 3: Good to Be BadQueen of MeanDo What You Gotta DoNight FallsOne Kiss My Once Upon a TimeBreak This DownDig a Little Deeper
Miscellaneous: Genie in a BottleStronger

Locations
Isle of the LostDragon HallAuradon PrepAuradonNeverlandUrsula's Fish and ChipsLady Tremaine's Curl Up and Dye
See Also
Anti-Heroes Club
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