This Is My Idea is a song from The Swan Princess.


Young Derek: I can't believe I'm stuck with her all summer

I'll bet she doesn't wrestle, hunt or box

Young Odette: He looks conceited

Young Derek: What a total bummer

Both: If I get lucky, I'll get chicken pox

Young Derek: So happy you could come

Young Odette: So happy to be here

Both: How I'd like to run

Young Odette: This is not my idea

Young Derek: This isn't my idea

Both: Of fun

Queen Uberta: The children seem to get along quite nicely

King William: We'll join our lands if this arrangement clicks

Queen Uberta: My dear King William, that's my point precisely

King William: It's such good parenting

Queen Uberta: And politics, so happy we agree

King William: I think we've got a deal

Queen Uberta: Derek's quite a catch

King William: This is my idea

Queen Uberta: This is my idea

Both: Of the match

Queen Uberta: (laughs) And such fun!

(Instrumental bridge)

King William: Good heavens, child, don't dawdle

We can't keep Derek waiting

Young Odette: I haven't packed or washed my hair

And Father, I get seasick

Queen Uberta: They soon will be arriving

Is that respect you're showing?

Young Derek: You make me kiss her hand again

I swear I'm gonna be sick!

King William: One day, Prince Derek will be her intended

Queen Uberta: Splendid!

Young Derek: We've tried all summer, but we just can't lose her

Young Odette: Hey fellas, wait up!

Young Bromley: Quick, put on some speed!

Young Derek: When picking teams

Young Bromley: Or friends

Young Derek: I never choose her!

Young Bromley: You'd think she'd take a hint and learn to read

Young Odette: This really isn't fair

Both: We really couldn't care

Young Odette: Boys, it's all or none! This is not my idea

Both: This isn't my idea

All three: Of fun

Chorus: Long before they met

Derek and Odette

We're destined to be wedded

However, anyone could see

The only point on which they didn't disagree

Was that the very thought of summertime

Was dreaded

Teen Derek: She tries to talk me into playing dress-up

She's always flirting with the castle guards

Teen Bromley: I think you really sorta like her, fess-up

Teen Derek: I'd like her better if she'd lose at cards

Four sevens and a ten

Teen Odette: I think I've won again

Both: Every time she's won

Teen Odette: This is my idea

Teen Derek: This isn't my idea

All three: Of fun

Villagers: We need a royal wedding

I'd love to be invited

At least, we'd get a holiday to rest our plows and axes

Someday, these two will marry

Two lands will be united

And with some luck their marriage my result in lower taxes

King William: What if Odette doesn't go for the merger?

Queen Uberta: Urge her!

Both (Adult Derek and Adult Odette): For as long as I remember,

We've been told we'd someday wed

Every June until September

Adult Derek: All their pushing and annoying hints

Adult Odette: I've got bruises with their fingerpints

Adult Derek: I can do much better, I am sure

Adult Odette: He's so immature

I see him smiling and my knees start buckling

I see inside him and my doubts are gone

Adult Derek: She started out as such an ugly duckling

And somehow suddenly became a swan

Adult Odette: So happy to be here

Adult Derek: Til now I'd never knew

Both: It is you I've been dreaming of

Adult Derek: This is my idea

Adult Odette: This is my idea

Both (King William and Queen Uberta): What a good idea, such a charming and romatic notion

Chorus: This is my idea (This is my idea)

Such a good idea (Such a good idea)

What a good idea, such a powerful and magic potion

This is exactly my idea of love

(Instumental bridge)

Adult Odette: This is my idea

Adult Derek: This is my idea

Both: This is my idea of...

Chorus: Love


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