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Aladdin – Friend Like Me lyrics

Well Ali Baba had them forty thieves
Scheherezade had a thousand tales
But master you in luck 'cause up your sleeves
You got a brand of magic never fails
You got some power in your corner now
Some heavy ammunition in your camp
You got some punch, pizzazz, yahoo and how
See all you gotta do is rub that lamp
And I'll say

Mister Aladdin, sir
What will your pleasure be?
Let me take your order
Jot it down
You ain't never had a friend like me
Ha ha ha

Life is your restaurant
And I'm your maitre d'
C'mon whisper what it is you want
You ain't never had a friend like me

Yes sir, we pride ourselves on service
You're the boss
The king, the shah
Say what you wish
It's yours! True dish
How about a little more Baklava?

Have some of column "A"
Try all of column "B"
I'm in the mood to help you dude
You ain't never had a friend like me

Can your friends do this?
Can your friends do that?
Can your friends pull this out their little hat?
Can your friends go, Woo?
Well, looky here
Can your friends go, Abracadabra, let 'er rip
And then make the sucker disappear?

So doncha sit there slack jawed, buggy eyed
I'm here to answer all your midday prayers
You got me bona fide, certified
You got a genie for your chare d'affaires
I got a powerful urge to help you out
So what-cha wish? I really wanna know
You got a list that's three miles long, no doubt
Well, all you gotta do is rub like so - and oh

Mister Aladdin, sir, have a wish or two or three
I'm on the job, you big nabob
You ain't never had a friend, never had a friend
You ain't never had a friend, never had a friend
You ain't never had a friend like me
You ain't never had a friend like me, hah!

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Friend Like Me meanings

  • u
    I love this song. It's about the Genie inviting Aladdin to make a wish on the lamp because he's a special kind of friend. This at first just means a friend who has a lot of stuff that can be used to grant your every wish, but later it evolves in a true friendship. And soon, Aladdin realizes it's not only the wishes and the lamp that makes the genie special and different as a friend, it's the fact that he always has Aladdin's back, even when he isn't bound to him. It's about Aladdin and the Genie's not-yet born friendship. I really love the beat to this song and the subtle foreshadowing. It's in my Top 10 of Disney Songs probably.
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  • u
    This song provides the perfect amount of magic and the lyrics make this a very catchy song. It also provides a door for you to see how much Aladdin means to Genie later in the movie. He really cares about Aladdin. This song shows a relationship that is almost more important than Aladdin and Jasmine's relationship. This song is the beginning of a very important partnership that affects the overall turn out of the entire movie. Let me explain: If Genie hadn't sang this song to Aladdin, Aladdin wouldn't have realized that he could use Genie to make Jasmine fall in love with him. She did fall in love with him and Aladdin put it together that he couldn't have done it without Genie. Genie is happy that Aladdin got what he wished for. The movie was great and this song is even better. One of the best songs Disney has made.
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  • u
    It's kind of a spiritual meaning the Genie can be god or just his inner strength breaking free the cave is his cancer and the only way to survive is to fight. This is awakening in him to over come everything in his life. Its powerful it shows with good friendship and a strong willed mind you can overcome anything.
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