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Part Of Your World
Part Of Your World
Composer Alan Menken


Lyrics Howard Ashman


Performers Jodi Benson

Chely Wright (The Little Mermaid II)

Feature Films The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea


Television Programs Once Upon A Time


Video Games Kingdom Hearts II

Kinect Disneyland Adventures


Albums The Little Mermaid - An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack


Preceded by Daughters of Triton


Followed by Part Of Your World (Reprise)


"Part of Your World" is a song written and composed by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman for The Little Mermaid, which later become Ariel's theme song. It is also featured in the Broadway musical adaptation of the film and Kingdom Hearts II.

The song was included on the tape, Disney Sing Along Songs: Circle of Life. It is sung by Ariel, the title character, while in her hidden cavern which holds all of her treasures, most of which are human objects. It reveals how she longs to be human and live among their culture, and how she's tired of being a mermaid living under the sea.

In the second movie, The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea, it is sung at the end by country singer Chely Wright.

For Kingdom Hearts II, it was sung by Ariel twice. The first time was when she rescued Eric, and the second was in a minigame. It was also sung by Ursula, disguised as Vanessa, when she hypnotized Eric.

Lyrics Edit

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'd 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 'em dancin'

Walkin' around on those...

What do you call 'em? Oh, feet



Flippin' your fins you don't get too far

Legs are required for jumpin', dancin'

Strolling along down a...

What's that word again? Street



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



And I'm 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? Burn?



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

Lyrics (Reprise Version) Edit

What would I give to live where you are?

What would I pay to stay here beside you?

What would I do to see you smiling at me?


Where would we walk?

Where would we run?

If we could stay all day in the sun?


Just you and me,

And I could be

Part of your world!


(Instrumentals)


I don't know when,

I don't know how,

But I know something's starting right now!


Watch and you'll see;

Someday I'll be

Part of your world!

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