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JULIAN (SPOKEN):
Now remember,
No nagging, bragging, sweating, fretting, slipping, tripping,
Slurping, burping, twittering or frittering allowed.
Stay Present, stay pleasant, stay proud
.

JULIAN:
To be a princess
Is to know which spoon to use
To be a princess
Is to own a thousand pairs of shoes
To maintain a regal gait
Leave the parsley on your plate
And be charming but detached
And yet amused
To be a princess
Is to never be confused


Do a pliй and never fall
Don't ever stray from protocol
All through the day
There's just one way
You must behave
Do keep a grip and never crack
Stiff upper lip and arch the back
Bend from above
And always wear your gloves
And wave

Shoulders back and
Tummy in and
Pinky out and
Lift the chin and
Slowly turn the head from side to side

ERIKA:
I see now

JULIAN:
Breathing gently
Stepping lightly
Smile brightly
Nod politely
Never show a thing you feel inside
Glide!

To be a princess
Is to always look your best
To be a princess
Is to never get to rest
Sit for a portrait, never squirm
Sleep on a mattress extra firm
Speak and be clever
Never at a loss for words
Curtsy to every count and lord
Learn how to play the harpsichord
Sing lullabies and always harmonize in thirds

BOTH:
Thirds, thirds

JULIAN:
And
She has beautiful eyes
Your spirits rise
When she walks in the room

ERIKA:
I see

JULIAN:
Doors close
And the chemistry grows
She's like a rose
That's forever in bloom

JULIAN & (ERIKA):
Do a pliй and don't
(Ever ever ever fall)
Never show dismay
(And be there when people call)
Be prepared whatever royal life will bring
Do keep a grip and don't
(Ever ever ever crack)
Take a dainty sip
(Never ever turn your back)
There's a time and place and way for everything

To be a princess
Is to never make your bed
To be a princess
Is to always use your head



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    UnregisteredJun 19, 2014 at 2:15 am
    I think it is all about how difficult it actually is to be a princess. For example when it says: "To be a princess is to never get to rest" because everyone seems to think that being a princess is easy but they are in fact very busy with their studies and they usually don't/didn't get to choose their spouses. Another part where it shows how difficult being a princess would be is where it says,"Breathing gently, stepping lightly, smile brightly, nod politely, never show a thing you feel inside." Imagine how hard that would be to always have that list of things that you need to remember. Like you're talking to someone,"Hello," breathe gently,"I haven't seen you," step lightly,"in such a long," smile brightly,"nod politely,"time." The hardest one would be to never show a thing you feel inside. Like imagine your mom or dad or brother or sister died and you had to just "smile brightly" and "nod politely" Imagine not being able to cry until you were in your bedroom all alone. That would be incredibly hard. You couldn't even show when you were excited about something. I couldn't imagine having to do that.

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