Overture

Broadway musical (2013)
Aladdin the Musical - Overture Lyrics

ALADDIN:
Gotta keep
One jump ahead of the breadline
One swing ahead of the sword
I steal only what I can't afford
(That's Everything!)

One jump ahead of the lawmen
That's all, and that's no joke
These guys don't appreciate I'm broke

CROWD:
Riffraff! Street rat! Soundrel! Take that!

ALADDIN: Just a little snack, guys

CROWD: Rip him open, take it back, guys

ALADDIN:
I can take a hint, gotta face the facts
I could use a friend or two!
CROWD:
True!
Oh it's that Aladdin's hit the bottom.
He's become a one-man rise in crime
I'd blame parents except he hasn't got 'em

ALADDIN: Gotta eat to live, gotta steal to eat
Tell you all about it when I got the time!

One jump ahead of the slowpokes
One skip ahead of my doom
Next time I'm gonna use a nom de plume
One jump ahead of the hitmen
One hit ahead of the flock
I think I'll take a stroll around the block

CROWD:
Stop, thief! Vandal! Outrage! Scandal!

ALADDIN: Let's not be too hasty

LADY: Still I think he's rather tasty

ALADDIN: Gotta eat to live, gotta steal to eat
Otherwise we'd get along

CROWD: Wrong!

ALADDIN:
One jump ahead of the hoofbeats
(Vandal!)
One hop ahead of the hump
(Street rat!)
One trick ahead of disaster
(Scoundrel!)
They're quick, but I'm much faster
(Take that!)
Here goes, better throw my hand in
Wish me happy landin'
All I gotta do is jump

ALADDIN (Spoken):
Sometimes, it's just way too easy!

[Thanks to Lauren for lyrics]

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