She's In Love

This new song, written for the Broadway show, won me over the first time I heard it. It's fun and catchy with an unexpected pop hook (which reminds me of Grease, of all things) and best of all, they've finally found a way to get Flounder to sing. In this song, Flounder and Ariel's six sisters look suspiciously at the youngest princess, wondering why oh why she's been acting weird.

Although in the original Broadway production Flounder is portrayed as a child by child actors, in many of the later productions (especially after the 2012 revamp of the show) Flounder becomes an adult instead. More than that, Flounder has become an adult who has a crush on Ariel, which gives this song another meaning.

(printable version)


Alana:
I'm talking about Ariel, that's who.

Adella:
What about her?

Alana:
She sure is acting fishy lately.

Aquata:
I'll say! Swimming in circles? Chasing her tail?

Alana:
That girl is up to her gills in something.
She's dizzy and she's dreamy

Aquata:
Her head's up in the foam

Attina:
Her eyes have gone all gleamy
It's like there's no one home


Aquata, Attina, Alana:
She floats away the days
Mopin' on the coastal shelf


Andrina:
You ask her where she's goin'
She giggles like a fool


Adella:
She barely sticks a toe in
Down at the tidal pool


Arista:
It's more than just a phase
Face it, she's just not herself


Aquata:
Is she ill?

Attina:
Or insane?

Alana:
Is it water on the brain?

Aquata, Attina, Alana:
What has got her bothered so?

Andrina:
It's the bends

Adella:
It's the flu

Arista:
Gosh, I wish we had a clue

Mersisters:
Oh, wait
Oh, dear
Good grief
It's clear

She's in love
She's in love
Pounding heart
Ringing bells


Alana:
Look, I think she's even wearing brand new shells

Andrina, Arista, Adella:
She's in love
Aquata, Attina, Alana:
In love and it's divine

Andrina, Arista, Adella:
She's in love
Aquata, Attina, Alana:
That girl's on sandbar nine

Andrina, Arista, Adella:
Glory be

Mersisters:
Lord above
Got to be she's in love


Arista:
Hey, Flounder. Do you notice anything weird about you-know-who?

Flounder:
You mean Ariel? I'll say!
She acts like she don't see me
She doesn't even speak
She treats me like sashimi
Left over from last week
You see her late at night
Tossing in her ocean bed

Mersisters:
Shoop, shoop
Shoop, shoop

Flounder:
She's moody as a snapper
Oblivious as rocks
You swim right up and tap her


All:
She lays there like a lox
As sure as dogfish bite
Somethin's made her lose her head


Mersisters:
She has lost her head

Flounder:
And she sighs and she swoons
And she's hummin' little tunes


Mersisters:
Even has a sorta glow

Flounder:
What on earth could it be?

Mersisters:
Any hammerhead can see

Aquata, Adella:
That sigh

Arista, Alana:
That glow

Andrina, Attina:
That swoon

Flounder:
Oh, no
She's in love

Mersisters:
She's flipped, it never fails

Flounder:
She's in love
Mersisters:
All hot beneath her scales

Flounder:
See her hips
How they swish


Mersisters:
Well, well, well
Don't you wonder
Who's the lucky seafood dish?


Flounder:
She's in love
Mersisters:
She found a deep-sea hunk

Flounder:
She's in love
Mersisters:
And now she's as good as sunk

Flounder:
See her blush

All:
See her grin
Gotta be love she's in


Flounder:
Ariel-and-someone swimmin' in the sea
K-i-s-s-i-n-g


Mersisters:
Her cheeks could not flush pinker

Flounder:
It's clear as H2O

Mersisters:
She's caught hook, line and sinker

Crushed out
Switched on
Worked up
Far gone


Flounder:
Knocked down

Mersisters:
Hard hit

Flounder:
In deep

Mersisters:
That's it
She's in love
She's in love


Flounder:
She's in love

All:
She's in love
She's in love


Flounder:
Plain to see

Mersisters:
Plain to see

Flounder:
No mistake

Mersisters:
No mistake

Flounder:
Look at those moonbeams in her wake

Mersisters:
Look at those moonbeams

All:
Obvious what they must be symptoms of
She's in love
She's in love
She's in love

(Shoop, shoop)
She's in love
Yeah, yeah

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