Barbie Princess And The PauperFree

MAN (SPOKEN): Oh, we're late, late, late We have twenty, maximum twenty-two minutes for your royal fitting And then it's move, move, move to your speech at the Historical Society After that we have to rush, and I mean rush to the Horticultural Society Tea And then there's your Math lesson, your Geography lessons, your Science lessons ANNELIESE: All my life I've always wanted To have one day just for me Nothing to do and for once nowhere I need to be With no lessons, lords, or lunches Or to-do list in the way No one to say when to eat or read or leave or stay That would be the day ERIKA: All my life I've always wanted To have one day for myself Not waking up with a pile of work on every shelf With no hems in need of pressing And no sleeves in disarray No wedding gown with a thousand stitches to crochet And no debt to pay Bertie (SPOKEN): Madame Carp MADAME CARP (SPOKEN): What do you think I'm running here, a cabaret? ERIKA (SPOKEN): I would have said a debtor's prison MADAME CARP (SPOKEN): Keep laughing, you'll be working for me for another 37 years ERIKA (SPOKEN): But I've already paid off more than half MADAME CARP (SPOKEN): But there's an interest, isn't there, Your parents should have thought of that before they borrowed so much ERIKA (SPOKEN): They did it to feed me MADAME CARP (SPOKEN): Their mistake ERIKA: What would it be like to be PRINCESS ANNELIESE: What would it be like to be Free ERIKA: Free PRINCESS ANNELIESE: Free to try crazy things ERIKA: Free from endless IOU's ANNELIESE: Free to fly ERIKA: Free to sing ANNELIESE: And marry whom I choose QUEEN GENEVIEVE (SPOKEN): I'm so sorry my darling, But as you know it is vital you marry King Dominic It is the only way to take care of our people ANNELIESE (SPOKEN): I know, it's my duty QUEEN GENEVIEVE (SPOKEN): Aw! And look! Another engagement gift! ANNELIESE: You would think that I'm so lucky That I have so many things I'm realizing that every present comes with strings ERIKA: Though I know I have so little My determination's strong People will gather around the world to hear my song BERTIE: Can I come along? ANNELIESE: Now I fear I'll never be ERIKA: Soon I will forever be BOTH: Free I close my eyes and feel myself fly a thousand miles away I could take flight but would it be right My conscience tells me stay ANNELIESE: I'll remain forever royal ERIKA: I'll repay my parent's debt BOTH: Duty means doing the things your heart may well regret ANNELIESE: But I'll never stop believing ERIKA: She can never stop my schemes BOTH: There's more to living than gloves and gowns and threads and seams In my dreams I'll be free © 2014