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Athena's Song

Disney video from The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning (2008); music and lyrics by Jeanine Tesori
performed by Andrea Robinson as Queen Athena; with King Triton Lyrics and pictures NARRATOR: Oh, mon. No one loved music more than Triton's beloved queen, AthenaNo one loved music more than Triton's beloved queen, Athena. She and their seven darling princessesseven darling princesses filled his life with joy and song. The waves roll low and the waves roll highThe waves roll low and the waves roll high / And so it goes / Under a bright blue / Endless sky / Waves try to measure / The days that we treasureThe days that we treasure / Wave hello / And wave goodbye / / QUEEN ATHENA: Good night, girls. / NARRATOR: Ah, yes, the king loved his queen, and he took every opportunity to show her. / KING TRITON: ...endless sky / QUEEN ATHENA: Our song. / NARRATOR: Oh, mon! It was a magical time! The pure joy of song filled life in Atlantica. / KING TRITON: Shh. / NARRATOR: But even the brightest days can be darkened by an unseen tempest. / KING TRITON: Shh.Go! / NARRATOR: Somewhere in the chaos, Queen Athena was lost to us. / KING TRITON: Shh.Athena! No! / NARRATOR: Each note of that lovely melody seemed to deepen the king's anguish. He couldn't bear to hear it. From that moment on, the king's heart stayed dark. And music was banned from Atlanticamusic was banned from Atlantica forever. NARRATOR: Ten years later, Atlantica looked the same. But I can't say that about everything. MARINA: Uppy-uppy, my darlings. BENJAMIN: It's us. ARIEL: Governess! AQUATA: Hey! MARINA: Rise and shine. AQUATA: Why so early? MARINA: Mustn't be late. ARISTA: But it's still dark out. Uh... Oh. Hi. BENJAMIN: Wakey-wakey. ADELLA: Oh, I was dreaming about a boy. MARINA: Yes. Come on, girls. ALANA: But I need my beauty sleep. ANDRINA: Tell me about it. ALANA: Easy for you. No one cares what you look... MARINA: Move it. BENJAMIN: I think you're lovely. ANDRINA: Can't we meet Father later? MARINA: I don't get to make those kinds of decisions. Any decisions, really. Get up! MERMAIDS: OK, we heard you. We're going as fast as we can. MARINA: All right, all right, all right. Move your tails. This is our special time with your father. ARIEL: Special? It's the same every morning. ANDRINA: She's got a point. MARINA: That's what your father cares about. Predictability, presentation, punctuality. ARIEL: That's all Dad cares about. ANDRINA: She's got a point. AQUATA: You've got your own mirror! BENJAMIN: Two minutes. MARINA: Stop primping! ADELLA: Anyway, I told her, she used to... ATTINA: Come on, Ariel. ARIEL: Why can't he let us do something different? Just once. ATTINA: Give him a break. He's the king, remember? You try running a kingdom. ARIEL: I wouldn't run it like this. ATTINA: Don't upset him, Ariel. ARIEL: Just because you're the oldest, Attina, doesn't mean you can boss us around. ATTINA: Yes, it does. MARINA: Benjamin, if we're late again, I'll never get a promotion. BENJAMIN: Marina... MARINA: Come on, girls. Not that I want a promotion. No, no, no, I love this job. Looking after you is what I live for. Really. I hate this job! BENJAMIN: The less said the better.
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