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"I Want the Good Times Back" is from the Broadway adaption of The Little Mermaid. It features Ursula singing to Flotsam and Jetsam how she going to get revenge on King Triton.

Performed by Sherie Rene Scott as Ursula, Tyler Maynard as Flotsam and Derrick Baskin as Jetsam.

Lyrics

When daddy dear was floating on his deathbed
He divvied up the kingdom into two
I got his magic shell
And half the sea as well
His trident went to--

[You know who his trident went to--don't you, babies!]

My reign--why, it was blissfully delicious!
And glamour, glitz and style were au courante
Did I use some black magic?
Well, oopsie--my bad!
Did I mutilate, maim and destroy?
Just a tad!
And for that, I get banished!
But me, I'm not mad
There's just one little thing that I want...
Just one teensy thing that I want:

I want the good times back!
I want those grand ol' days!
I want the twisted nights
The sick delights
The wild soirees!
I want those trembling crowds of shellfish
Cracked and peeled for me to dine
Not because I'm mean or selfish--

[No!]

I only want what's mine!
I want disgusting wealth!
I want exquisite sin!
Want the entire sea
To worship me
On bended fin!
I want to greet my loving subjects
And then have them as a snack!

Remember those good times?
I want them back!

[Picture it, my sucklings. Pretty soon, we'll be back on top! Sipping bubbly... eating caviar before it hatches! King Triton
is the only thing that stands in our way. If only I can find his Achilles heel... the soft quivering underbelly, beneath all
that armor... I'll dethrone him! De-bone him! And then boys... oh, boys... we're back in business!
All together now]

You'll bring the good times back!
Resume your wacky fun!
Restore the joyful charm
Of causing harm
To everyone!

I want to make the merfolk cower
Like they did in days of yore
Sure, it's sheer abuse of power--

[So?]

Ain't that what power's for?
I want to taste their tears!
I want to hear their screams!
I want the special rush
You get from from crushing
Hopes and dreams!

It's more than simply sentimental--

It's an aphrodisiac!

Remember those good times!

Oh God, were they good times!

It's time for more good times!

Let's get 'em back!
If only I had a way
To make him pay
I'd set ol' Triton straight!

Poison?

Sure...

Blackmail?

Or...

His daughters...

Maybe--

WAIT!

[Why didn't we think of that before? His youngest!]

[The one with the beautiful voice?]

[Which she takes for granted! A woman doesn't know how precious her voice is until she's been silenced. Ha! Perhaps we could
teach them both a lesson...]

I want the little girl!

[Oh]

And boys, I want her bad!

[Ah?]

I want her sitting here
To lure her dear
Devoted dad!

[Mmm!]

I want my goody-goody brother
To come rescue her - the sap!
And then one way or another--

[Surprise!]

I'll spring the trap!
And get the good times back!
I mean with all the perks!
The trident, crown, the throne--
All mine alone!
The whole damn works!

But most of all, I want ol' Triton
Pinned and wriggling on the rack
Then, fellas, it's my time!
And frankly, it's high time!
Those fabulous good times...

They're coming back!

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  • It appears in Original Broadway Cast Recording

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