Dream a Little Harder Lyrics

2013 Chicago
Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier Musical - Dream a Little Harder Lyrics


JA'FAR:
I look around the kingdom
And see the desperation
And the devastation that persist
No matter what I do

But today could be the day
I finally make a difference
And all the grateful citizens
Will say to me...

CITIZENS: (Alternating)
Fuck you!
Fuck you!
Fuck you!
Fuck you!
Fuck you!

(Dialogue)

MALE CITIZEN:
Why don't we have enough to eat?

BAKER:
Why are we dying in the street?

MOTHER:
Why does my baby always cry?

ORPHAN:
Why did my mommy have to die?

CITIZENS: (Alternating)
Mine too
Mine too
Mine too
Mine too
Mine too

MALE CITIZEN:
The answer here
Is crystal clear
Ja'far, that ugly old vizier
He's the reason for our many woes

OPTIMISTIC CITIZEN:
Though we're upset
We shouldn't fret
We mustn't let ourselves forget
The saying every child raised within the kingdom knows:

You got to dream a little harder
When life won't go your way
Simply dream a little harder
Trust me when I say

That when you dream little harder
You're sure to follow through
'Cause if you're good and you're attractive
No need to be proactive

CITIZENS:
Good things will just happen to you

(Dialogue)

BAKER:
Why is the kingdom plagued by theft?

LIBRARIAN:
Why are there no more good jobs left?

MOTHER:
Why does the sun go down at night?

ORPHAN:
Why is everyone in the kingdom white?

LIBRARIAN (spoken):
Um, Ja'far?

CITIZENS: (Alternating)
Ja'far!
Ja'far!
Ja'far!

MALE CITIZEN:
No man who's just
Could ever trust
A face that triggers such disgust

MOTHER:
His twisted features give me such a chill

OPTIMISTIC CITIZEN:
So let us pray
That one fine day
That evil man will go away

CITIZENS:
'Cause if we want it bad enough, he will

OPTIMISTIC CITIZEN:
For if you...

MALE CITIZEN 2:
...Dream a little harder

OPTIMISTIC CITIZEN:
You'll get what you desire

FEMALE CITIZEN:
Dream a little harder

OPTIMISTIC CITIZEN:
When things are looking dire

If you dream a little harder
Success is guaranteed
If you are sure of your intention
Some magic intervention

CITIZENS:
Will give you the edge that you need

(Dialogue)

JA'FAR:
I know that I'm no prize
I'm not so easy on the eyes
I can't rely on looks to get me by

But ugliness permits
A man to use his wits
Cause pretty people never have to try

I hear the people whisper
As I walk about the streets
I know they call me

CITIZENS:
Ugly old Ja'far!

JA'FAR:
What I call planning
They call scheming
What I call delusion
They call dreaming

Why am I the only one
Who sees things as they are?

CITIZENS:
Wish a little stronger...

BELLE:
I need six eggs

JA'FAR:
Why not buy some?

CITIZENS:
Hope a little bigger...

BAKER:
I want to fly

JA'FAR:
That's unrealistic

CITIZENS:
Think a little louder...

LIBRARIAN:
I want to be a cat

JA'FAR (spoken):
What?

LIBRARIAN (spoken):
Fuck you

CITIZENS:
Whistle while you swallow
A spoon full of sugar
And your dream will come true
Upon a star...

MALE CITIZEN:
Dream hard enough, my friend
Ja'far will meet a violent end
He could be skewered by a sailing ship

MALE CITIZEN 2:
Or hanged in tangled jungle vines

OPTIMISTIC CITIZEN:
Or eaten by hyenas

BAKER:
Or he'll plummet to his death
From a castle

MALE CITIZEN:
A clock

CITIZENS:
Or a cliff

And if we dream a little harder...
Our patience and our ardor
Will rid us of that ugly old Ja'far!

MALE CITIZEN:
Fuck you!


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