"Much Needed Advice" is a song from the 2017 Disney•Pixar animated film Coco. It features Miguel Rivera as he watches a film starring Ernesto de la Cruz to learn from the latter's singing and guitar playing.
It was performed by de la Cruz's voice actor Benjamin Bratt.
I have to sing
I have play!
The music is not just in me,
It is me!
When life gets me down
I play my guitar
The rest of the world may follow the rules
But I must follow my heart!
You know that feeling like there's a song in the air
And it's played just for you
A feeling so close
You will reach out and touch it (Ay, ay, ay)
I never knew I could want something so much
But it's true
[You must have faith, sister]
[Oh, but, padre, he will never listen]
[He will listen...
Only a song, only a song...
Has the power to change your heart!
Never underestimate the power of music
[But my father, he will never give his permission]
[I am done asking permission]
When you see you mustn't let it pass it by
You must seize it!
[Señor De la Cruz, what for you to seize your moment?]
[I had to have faith in my dream,
No one was going to hand it to me,
It was up to me to reach for that dream
Grab it tight and make it come true.]
- The Song was featured in the movie's soundtrack.