Part Of That World (Rewrite)

(With apologies to Disney, Alan Menken, Howard Ashman)

Look at this stuff, isn’t it neat?
Wouldn’t you think my collection’s complete?
Wouldn’t you think I’m the girl
The girl who has everything?

Look at these shelves, volumes untold
How many wonders can one cupboard hold?
Looking around here, you’d think
Sure, she’s read everything.

I’ve got Shakespeare and Austen a-plenty
Naval histories galore
You want Hornblower books?
I got twenty!
But who cares? No big deal. I want more…

I wanna be where the English are.
I wanna eat fish and chips and
Toss all the rubbish in–
Whaddya call ’em? Oh, bins!

U.S. culture won’t get you far
Brits are what gave us Mumford, Sherlock,
Downton, the Tudors, and…
What’s that drink again? Gin!

Up where they walk,
Up where they run,
Up where their accents are the most fun,
Drinking their tea, wish I could be
Part of that world…

What would I give if I could live
Somewhere near London?
What would I pay to spend a day
Shopping in Bath?

Betcha Broadway’s just child’s play
When compared with London’s West End
Talent brimming, award-winning
Opening day…

I’m ready to know what the Britons know
Ask ’em my questions and get some answers
Why don’t miniseries air here
When they do there?

This is my prayer
That I go forth
All to explore that land way up north
Across that sea, wish I could be
Part of that world…

2 thoughts on “Part Of That World (Rewrite)

  1. So, I know this isn’t your *new* post, but apparently I missed this one before. I’m glad I got impatient and decided to read it, because you have serious skills <3

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