He's a Friend

Here Ariel sings about Sebastian, which is a nice way of looking into the friendship that Sebastian and Ariel share. Which brings me to an off-topic but important empty gaping spot among the many songs that have been spawned by the Little Mermaid universe... Why is there no song about Flounder? Flounder's not even mentioned in this album! C'mon, the blue-and-yellow not-guppy is one of the cutest sidekicks ever. Anyway, this song is a relaxed pop number, much like the rest of the Songs from the Sea album. Many thanks to Daniel for sharing these lyrics.

(printable version)

Ariel:
I don't really mean to be different. There's just so much I want to know. I wonder if the little girl who wrote to me feels the same way?

Sebastian:
Ariel, why the long face? *gasp* You've been thinking about humans again, haven't you? Cheer up, girl! Listen to your old friend, Sebastian. At the ball tonight when the music starts to play, you'll forget all your troubles.

Ariel:
*sigh* I'll try, Sebastian.

Sebastian:
You do that!

Ariel:
How can this little fellow be so wise
Living under the sea?
How can he know about the great big world
And make it so plain to me?

I must admit, he's a funny sight
But he's the one who makes everything right

He's a friend
Someone to love and trust 'til the end (he's a friend)

Sebastian:
Aww girl, I'll always be there for you!

Ariel:
He's a friend
What an upper crustacean (he's a friend)

Sebastian:
Ah! I like that! But if your father knew you were dreaming about the surface again, you know who'd be in trouble? Me, that's who!

Ariel:
When I'm sinkin' in a sea of doubt
About to throw it all away
Here he comes, and pulls me out
He always knows just what to say

I must admit his point of view
Is kind of hard, but he always comes through

He's a friend
Someone to love and trust 'til the end (he's a friend)

Sebastian:
That's me, girl!

Ariel:
He's a friend
What an upper crustacean (he's a friend)

Sebastian:
Listen Ariel, your father gets mad at you 'cause he loves you so much. He's afraid you're gonna get hurt out there in that big ocean. You see the human world, is a mess. I know, I travelled all over the place!

Ariel:
He's been around for a long long time
And travelled so far away
So now he knows just how to live each day

He's a friend
Someone to love and trust 'til the end (he's a friend)

Sebastian:
You got that right!

Ariel:
He's a friend
What an upper crustacean (he's a friend)

He's a friend

Sebastian:
Upper crustacean! I like that! Oh, c'mon now, Ariel, it's time for the mermaid's ball. Oh, you gonna have the best time you ever had in your whole life, girl! Now, let me see a smile lighting up that pretty face of yours. That's it!


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