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"Poor Unfortunate Souls (Reprise)", also known as "Vanessa's Song", is a song from Disney's 1989 animated feature film The Little Mermaid. It features Ursula, in her human disguise of Vanessa, gloating about how her evil plans are working.

The song was performed by Vanessa's voice actress Jodi Benson.

LyricsEdit

What a lovely little bride I'll make
My dear, I'll look divine!
Things are working out according to my ultimate design!
Soon I'll have that little mermaid,
and the ocean will be mine!

[Ursula!]

[Brother darling! You're right on cue.]

[Give Ariel back to me!]

[Not on your life!]

It so happens that your daughter signed a contract,

[No!]

Even drew a little heart above the "i"
Is it binding? Goodness, yes!
Unbreakable, unless...

[Unless?]

[There is a little somethin' we could try.]

[Go on.]

Yes,
Perhaps we can arrange a sort of tradeoff.

[What?]

Maybe swap your daughter's soul for, say, your own
Sign the scroll and set her free
Or else she comes with me
To suffer through eternity alone...

[The mute little hatchling, drowning in her own sorrow, with no voice left to cry out your name... Well? I'm waiting.]

[It's not my soul you're after-it's my power.]

[Which would you rather be?"
The King of the Sea... or a father to his little girl?]

[Finally! The oceans belong to me!]

And now you poor unfortunate soul!
Time's up! You're through!
Now the power of Poseidon
Has been once again made whole
All the magic of the trident
And the shell in my control!
And now dark shall reign forever
Over ocean, sea and shoal!

[Now see for yourselves how banishment feels!]

You poor unfortunate soul!

And at last, I'll live the life that I have longed for,
All the glamour and the glitter and the glitz,
Not to mention, by the way,
A great seafood buffet,
I love my subjects literally to bits.

As for those poor unfortunate souls:
My reign, my rules!
I'd employ delicious terror from the trenches to the shoals,
And enjoy sadistic pleasures from the tropics to the poles,
And, oh boy, I'll get revenge with you-know-who in starring roles...
Those poor...
Un...
Fortunate...
Souls!

Other AppearancesEdit

  • The song was featured on the album Walt Disney Records the Legacy Collection: The Little Mermaid.
  • A completely different version of the song with the same title was featured in the Broadway adaptation, instead being sung when Ursula is bartering with King Triton for Ariel's life. This version was featured on the show's soundtrack.
  • A new version of the song was performed by Queen Latifah on the television special The Little Mermaid Live!

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           DisneyNavbox Songs

Disney Animated Flims
Hi-Diddle-Dee-DeeI've Got No StringsHi-Diddle-Dee-Dee (Reprise)The Coach to Pleasure IslandNight on Bald MountainHit the Big Boss (For a Raise)Pink Elephants on ParadeFee-Fi-Fo-FumHeadless HorsemanSing, Sweet NightingaleThe Walrus and the Carpenter'Twas BrilligPainting the Roses RedMarch of the CardsWho's Been Painting My Roses Red?A Pirate's Life (Is a Wonderful Life)The Elegant Captain HookThe Siamese Cat SongCruella De VilMad Madam MimI Wanna Be Like YouTrust in MeThe Phony King of EnglandHeffalumps and WoozlesThe World's Greatest Criminal MindGoodbye, So SoonPoor Unfortunate SoulsLes PoissonsPoor Unfortunate Souls (Reprise)Home on the RangeGastonGaston (Reprise)The Mob SongPrince Ali (Reprise)Be PreparedThe Virginia CompanyThe Virginia Company (Reprise)Mine, Mine, MineSavages, Pt. 1Savages, Pt. 2The Bells of Notre DameOut ThereHellfireAnd He Shall Smite the WickedThe Gospel Truth IIPerfect WorldThe Firebird SuiteYodel-Adle-Eedle-Idle-OoFriends on the Other SideFriends on the Other Side (Reprise)Healing IncantationMother Knows BestMother Knows Best (Reprise)The Backson SongLove is an Open DoorShinyKnow Who You Are

Pixar Films
Song of Mor'duRemember MeMuch Needed AdviceLa LloronaMidnight, The Stars And You

Animated Sequels
I'm Looking Out for MeYou're Only Second RateWelcome to the Forty ThievesAre You In or Out?Don't Fall in LoveThings Are Not What They AppearMy LullabyNot One of UsJunkyard Society RagPerfectly PerfectFeel Like a MillionJust One Mistake

Other Animated Films
It's a "B" MovieCutting EdgeWorthlessKidnap the Sandy ClawsOogie Boogie's SongI, Ivan KrankPetey's King of FranceIt's Our House NowIf I Ruled the World

Live Action Films
We Won't Be Happy 'Till We Get It!Castle In SpainFidelity Fiduciary BankThe Happiest Home in These HillsPassamaquoddyEvery Little PieceBill of SaleSecret of SurvivalBravo, Stromboli!Come Little ChildrenI Put a Spell on YouShiver My TimbersA Professional PirateLittle GirlsEasy StreetLittle Girls (Reprise)The Legend of Davy JonesFabulousNorth Pole, North PoleHello, Little GirlStay with MeAgonyLast MidnightMy Jolly Sailor BoldMermaidsLet's Talk About MeI'm Number OneI'll Get You What You Want (Cockatoo in Malibu)Rotten to the CoreEvil Like MeEvilWays to Be WickedWhat's My Name?Chillin' Like a VillainIt's Goin' DownWhat a Shame

Animated Series & Shorts
The Skeleton DanceWho's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?Der Fuehrer's FaceThe Best of EverythingFat Cat StompThe Lobster Mobster's MobThe Beddy Bye BluesYou Wouldn't Want to Mess With Me (Part 1)You Wouldn't Want to Mess With Me (Part 2)Evil LullabyMy TownOne Good ManYzmopolisCedric the GreatAll You DesireHelping HandA Kingdom of My OwnThis Fliegel Has LandedWendell's WayMy Evil DreamsMy Power Will Be Crystal ClearGet WickedOn Your/My OwnTonight We StrikeJackal StyleOutta the WayPanic and RunLions Over AllWe'll Make You a MealBring Back a LegendI Have A PlanBig Bad KengeWe're the SmartestReady As I'll Ever BeReady As I'll Ever BeI'm Gonna Run This DumpLi'l Ol' MeWeirdmageddon ThemeWe'll Meet AgainYou Can't Catch MeDon't Look NowThe Art of the StealWe've Got Dance PowerSky PiratesHurt Incantation"GlomTales" Theme Song

Deleted Songs
Rolling Along to Pleasure IslandI'm OddBeware the JabberwockNever Smile at a CrocodileEvil - EvilThe Mighty HuntersHow Much You Mean to Me/Court Me SlowlySilence is GoldenAll Good Things Must EndArabian Nights (Reprise 1)Arabian Nights (Reprise 2)Why Me?Humiliate the BoyBe Prepared (Reprise)Snuff Out the LightPerfect World (Yzma)Gonna Get My WishYou're YouIt's Gonna Get Weird

Theatrical Songs
Chow DownThe Madness of King ScarMeMaison Des LunesDiamond in the RoughAnother PyramidLike Father Like SonThe Bottom LineThe Bottom Line (Reprise)Hans of the Southern IslesHans of the Southern Isles (Reprise)

Videogames
I Love FurPuppies, Oh, PuppiesThe Rat TangoRunVillains of a SortOne-Winged AngelCasino ClashA Filthy FinaleOrganization XIIIUrsula's Revenge

Promotional Songs
Honest JohnMonstro the WhaleShadow Man

Parks
Hawaiian War ChantYo Ho (A Pirate's Life for Me)Grim Grinning Ghosts

           The Little Mermaid Navbox Songs

Films
Poor Unfortunate SoulsLes PoissonsPoor Unfortunate Souls (Reprise)Just One MistakeJust One Mistake (Reprise)

Television
The Lobster Mobster's MobThe Beddy Bye BluesYou Wouldn't Want to Mess With Me (Part 1)You Wouldn't Want to Mess With Me (Part 2)Evil Lullaby

Musical
I Want the Good Times BackSweet ChildPoor Unfortunate SoulsLes PoissonsLes Poissons (Reprise)I Want the Good Times Back (Reprise)Sweet Child (Reprise)Poor Unfortunate Souls (Reprise)

Other
Silence is GoldenAll Good Things Must EndUrsula's RevengeGonna Get My Wish

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