Little Mermaid Part of Your World

song music Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman, performed by Jodi Benson (Ariel), from The Little Mermaid 1989 movie. "Part of Your World" is one of the most emotional songs in all of Disney's animation. Jodi Benson managed with her extraordinarily crystalline voice to convey to us that flow of emotions that only a teenage girl, in her candor, can experience. Every time I listen to it, I almost don't move so as not to spoil the magic that surrounds you.
FLOUNDER: Are you OK? ARIEL: If only I could make him understand. I just don't see things the way he does. I don't see how a world that makes such wonderful things could be bad.


Song lyrics with pictures

Look at this stuff
Look at this stuff

Isn't it neat?
Wouldn't you think my collection's complete?
Wouldn't you think I'm the girl
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 be where the people are

I wanna see, wanna see them dancin'
Walking around on those - what do you call 'em?
Oh, feet!

Flippin' your fins, you don't get too far
Legs are required for jumping, dancing
Strolling along down the - what's that word again?

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
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 ready to know what the people know
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?

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.

Watch songs from original soundtrack and parts of movie


Alan Menken has created some of the most beloved songs and musical scores of our time, with his unique voice as a composer capturing the imagination of audiences for over 35 years. His music for The Little Mermaid (1989), Beauty and the Beast (1991), Aladdin (1992), and Pocahontas (1995) has each won him two Academy Awards.

Jodi Benson best known for providing the voice of Ariel in Disney's 1989 animated film The Little Mermaid and throughout other films, including its sequel The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea 2000 , prequel The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning 2008, and television series spin-off, as well as many other Disney works going up to the present day of the 2020s.