For a Moment

This song is actually quite lovely, although it might take a listen or two to really get the feel of it since it there's a lack of chorus verses and proper background harmonies. Jodi and Tara's voices mingle perfectly, so it really is sweet to listen to. The only flaw with this song is that the onscreen animation of Ariel really doesn't do her justice. I guess the animators were too focused on Melody, who was animated perfectly.

Symbolic of the hopes of mother and daughter, "For a Moment" is sung just after both Melody and Ariel are transformed into mermaids; the former enjoying the freedom of the sea while the latter is searching for the former through the familiars of her home.

Thank you to Airfairy and Nicki for the lyric corrections!

(printable version)

Melody:
Okay, get a grip, get a hang of this flipper
It's like slipping two feet into one big huge slipper
This way is left, but which way is right?
Well, now I'll be circling in in circles all night

Oh, so this is forward. No problem.

I can't believe I can do this and more
To swim in the sea like I walk on the shore
Out of my shell, not closed up like a clam
Look out sea, this is me, here I am

For a moment all of me
Is alive and at home in the sea
I'm swirling and twirling, so graceful and grand
Not stubbing my toes getting stuck in the sand

For a moment life is cool
I'm a splash in the world's biggest pool
This is more than my thoughts ever thought it would be
For a moment, just a moment, lucky me

Ariel:
If only for one moment
I had shared with you all I know
The sea wouldn't be a mystery
But why did you have to go?

Melody:
Everything's newer, brighter and bluer
And truer to life than before
Watch me soar
For a moment I can shine
Got a grin and a fin that works fine
My fingers are wrinkly, I really don't care
If all my curls are curled out of my hair
For a moment I can feel
All the dreams I've been dreaming are real
Wish my mother could hear it, the sea is my song
For a moment, just a moment, I belong

Ariel:
I will find you my darling
And the moment that I do
I'll hold you close, my Melody
And sing the song of the sea with you
And sing the song of the sea with you

Melody:
For a moment, just a moment, I belong


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