For the First Time

Lyrics from The Little Mermaid (Live-Action)


Look at the sun and the sky and the sand and
The sea behind me
Look at me, suddenly I am on land and I'm free

Don't mind me as I
Climb for the first time
Jump for the first time
Trying to stand but this gravity's pulling me down

Look, it's a fire! It's warm and it glows and it
Lights this chamber
Let me admire it - ow! Get too close and it bites!

I came too
Close for the first time
Burned for the first time

Ev'rything's clearer and brighter and hotter
But now that I'm here like a fish out of water
I'm trying to stand but this gravity's pulling me down

Are we only
Food for slaughter
Is this life on land?
Well, you were lonely underwater
Come on, Ariel, time to stand!

Squeeze in the shoes and the corset, it's tight
And the seams are busting
Some women choose this, I guess it's alright
Are my dreams adjusting

As I
Wait for the first time
Here for the first time
Now for the first time
He's coming through those doors

Up the stairs
From the shore
From that moment
And he'll smile
Like he knows
When I say -

Realize the price that you paid with your voice
As he turns from you
Those sacrifices you made were a choice
That you can't undo

Lost for the first time
Scared for the first time
Gravity feels like an undertow pulling me down

Music and Lyrics by Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda
Performed by Halle Bailey as Ariel

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