Friends on the Other Side

Lyrics from The Princess and the Frog

Dr. Facilier

Don't you disrespect me, little man
Don't you derogate or deride
You're in my world now, not your world
And I got friends on the other side
(He's got friends on the other side)

That's an echo, gentlemen
Just a little something we have here in Louisiana
A little parlor trick - don't worry

Sit down at my table
Put your minds at ease
If you relax it will enable me to do anything I please
I can read your future
I can change it 'round some, too
I'll look deep into your heart and soul
(You do have a soul, don't you, Lawrence?)
Make your wildest dreams come true

I got voodoo
I got hoodoo
I got things I ain't even tried
And I got friends on the other side
(He's got friends on the other side)

The cards, the cards, the cards will tell
The past, the present and the future as well
The cards, the cards, just take three
Take a little trip into your future with me

Now you, young man, are from across the sea
You come from two long lines of royalty
(I'm a royal myself on my mother's side)
Your lifestyle's high
But your funds are low
You need to marry a little honey whose daddy got dough

Mom and dad cut you off, huh playboy?
Now y'all gotta get hitched, but hitchin' ties you down
You just wanna be free, hop from place to place

But freedom takes green
It's the green, it's the green, it's the green you need
And when I looked into your future it's the green that I see

On you, little man, I don't want to waste much time
You been pushed 'round all your life
You been pushed 'round by your mother and your sister and your brother
And if you was married
You'd be pushed 'round by your wife
But in your future, the you I see is exactly the man you always wanted to be

Shake my hand
Come on boys, won't you shake a poor sinner's hand?

Are you ready?
(Are you ready?)
Are you ready?
Transformation central
(Transformation central)
Reformation central
(Reformation central)
Transmogrification central

Can you feel it?
You're changin'
You're changin'
You're changin', all right
I hope you're satisfied

But if you ain't
Don't blame me
You can blame my friends on the other side

(You got what you wanted)
(But you lost what you had)

Lyrics transcribed by

Written by Randy Newman
Performed by Keith David as Facilier

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