Original Lyrics


In order to keep Disney songs fresh, creative, and interesting, I believe The Walt Disney Company should commission special lyrics be written whenever this music is used in applications and contexts where the existing lyrics do not fit.

Has anyone else made the same observation?

For example, Howard Ashman apparently was having trouble writing "Beauty and the Beast" because Disney management wanted to be able to use the song as a radio-ready single, so Jeffrey Katzenberg eventually made the decision to not worry as much about the meaning of the lyrics in the context of the single.

Some versions of Disney songs sometimes disturb people because the lyrics were written for one application and they often do not translate well to the other.

Moreover, Disney songs are used so often in the parks and elsewhere that there is a danger people will quickly tire of them. New lyrics would be able to extend the life of the music and better maintain the value of all this intellectual property.
 
Some versions of Disney songs sometimes disturb people because the lyrics were written for one application and they often do not translate well to the other
I have a disco version of small world on vinyl, now is that disturbing or what? lol.
 

Zefi

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Cast members that hear the music everyday often come up with alternate lyrics for certain songs, such as for the Parade of Dreams, or Remember...Dreams Come True Fireworks. But these versions are definitely not family friendly.
 

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