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MAN (SPOKEN):
Oh, we're late, late, late
We have twenty, maximum twenty-two minutes for your royal fitting
And then it's move, move, move to your speech at the Historical Society
After that we have to rush, and I mean rush to the Horticultural Society Tea
And then there's your Math lesson, your Geography lessons, your Science lessons

ANNELIESE:
All my life I've always wanted
To have one day just for me
Nothing to do and for once nowhere I need to be
With no lessons, lords, or lunches
Or to-do list in the way
No one to say when to eat or read or leave or stay
That would be the day
ERIKA:
All my life I've always wanted
To have one day for myself
Not waking up with a pile of work on every shelf
With no hems in need of pressing
And no sleeves in disarray
No wedding gown with a thousand stitches to crochet
And no debt to pay
Bertie (SPOKEN):
Madame Carp
MADAME CARP (SPOKEN):
What do you think I'm running here, a cabaret?
ERIKA (SPOKEN):
I would have said a debtor's prison
MADAME CARP (SPOKEN):
Keep laughing, you'll be working for me for another 37 years
ERIKA (SPOKEN):
But I've already paid off more than half
MADAME CARP (SPOKEN):
But there's an interest, isn't there,
Your parents should have thought of that before they borrowed so much
ERIKA (SPOKEN):
They did it to feed me
MADAME CARP (SPOKEN):
Their mistake
ERIKA:
What would it be like to be
PRINCESS ANNELIESE:
What would it be like to be
Free
ERIKA:
Free
PRINCESS ANNELIESE:
Free to try crazy things
ERIKA:
Free from endless IOU's
ANNELIESE:
Free to fly
ERIKA:
Free to sing
ANNELIESE:
And marry whom I choose
QUEEN GENEVIEVE (SPOKEN):
I'm so sorry my darling,
But as you know it is vital you marry King Dominic
It is the only way to take care of our people
ANNELIESE (SPOKEN):
I know, it's my duty
QUEEN GENEVIEVE (SPOKEN):
Aw! And look! Another engagement gift!
ANNELIESE:
You would think that I'm so lucky
That I have so many things
I'm realizing that every present comes with strings
ERIKA:
Though I know I have so little
My determination's strong
People will gather around the world to hear my song
BERTIE:
Can I come along?
ANNELIESE:
Now I fear I'll never be
ERIKA:
Soon I will forever be
BOTH:
Free
I close my eyes and feel myself fly a thousand miles away
I could take flight but would it be right
My conscience tells me stay
ANNELIESE:
I'll remain forever royal
ERIKA:
I'll repay my parent's debt
BOTH:
Duty means doing the things your heart may well regret
ANNELIESE:
But I'll never stop believing
ERIKA:
She can never stop my schemes
BOTH:
There's more to living than gloves and gowns and threads and seams
In my dreams
I'll be free



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    Mae Angeli GenolosMar 6, 2013 at 3:02 am
    Princess and and the pauper rocks! Since I was a kid, my friend charis and I pretended to be like them! That was fun!!!
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    UnregisteredOct 19, 2013 at 2:59 pm
    Means that even you don't want to do your duties, you still do them because its the right thing to do and you don't want to dissapoint others. You also have the right to just quit, but you keep on going. Just like ericka didn't have to work but she knows she has to so she can repay her parent's dept. Just like annnelise has to do her royal duties but she can quit if she wants to but doesn't. Its a story of two girls who dare to dream and at the end, get exactly what they want.
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    Nina StallmannMay 12, 2013 at 7:09 am
    I have the karaoke track so I'm currently recording Erika and Madame Carp. I'm also Anneliese and her mum as well as the random lady Erika works with lol this'll be fun!
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    UnregisteredAug 19, 2012 at 3:58 am
    For me free is meaning your heart being happy, and not pushed. Even everything you do is interrupted by anyone but your heart still happy, and you know that you're life is better than the other life.
    But, i not know what the meaning of "enddles iou's"
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    UnregisteredAug 7, 2012 at 11:32 am
    Dreaming one day you will be free, but for now you need to stay to help others. Its about being free from anyone bossing you around and making you do things you don't really want to do... But it's your duty

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