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The Little Mermaid – Part Of That World lyrics

(Maybe he's right. Maybe there is something the matter with me.
I just don't see how a world that makes such wonderful things could be bad.)

Look at this stuff
Isn't it neat?
Wouldn't you think my collection's complete?
Wouldn't you think I'm the girl
The girl who has everything?
Look at this trove
Treasures untold
How many wonders can one cavern hold?
Looking around here you think
Sure, she's got everything
I've got gadgets and gizmos a-plenty
I've got whozits and whatzits galore
You want thingamabobs?
I've got twenty!
But who cares?
No big deal
I want more

I wanna be where the people are
I wanna see, wanna see them dancin'
Walking around on those - what do you call 'em?
Oh - feet!

Flippin' your fins, you don't get too far
Legs are required for jumping, dancing
Strolling along down a - what's that word again?

Up where they walk, up where they run
Up where they stay all day in the sun

Wanderin' free - wish I could be
Part of that world

What would I give if I could live out of these waters?
What would I pay to spend a day warm on the sand?
Bet'cha on land they understand,
bet they don't reprimand their daughters
Bright young women sick of swimmin'
Ready to stand

ready to know what the people know
Ask 'em my questions and get some answers
What's a fire and why does it - what's the word?

When's it my turn?
Wouldn't I love, love to explore that shore up above?
Out of the sea
Wish I could be
Part of that world

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    Khloe Martinez
    The first two verses where Ariel talks to herself symbolizes her constant depression under the sea. She believes the untrue, mean, horrible and biased things that people say about her, yet she doesn't believe the people of the sea when they tell her things that are true and that they have evidence of which could be the cause of her depression. The whole movie is quite sad, to be honest. The only people that are being severely negative and impacting Ariel's attitude are the men in the movie. Her father criticizes her mistakes and wonders why she never obeys him. But if you were a teenage girl, would you be curious as to why your father kept you secluded from the world, or would you be a good little girl and never wonder why he kept you locked up in your room? I think most of us would choose option 1. So, her father doesn't have the right to negatively speak to her about her choices when he himself doesn't ever really put himself in danger. Triton doesn't know about the outside world that much and he still chooses to lecture Ariel? No wonder the little mermaid isn't acting so little anymore. Or maybe it's just puberty.
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      The first two verses where Ariel talks to herself symbolizes her constant depression under the sea.... Read more →

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