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Almost There


Anika Noni Rose (as Tiana) Lyrics

 

Almost There Lyrics

Almost There Song Lyrics


Mama! I don't have time for dancing!

That's just gonna have to wait a while
Ain't got time for messing around
And it's not my style
This old town can slow you down
People taking the easy way
But I know exactly where I'm going
Getting closer and closer every day

And I'm almost there, I'm almost there
People down here think I'm crazy, but I don't care
Trials and tribulations, I’ve had my share
There ain't nothing gonna stop me now ‘cause I'm almost there

I remember Daddy told me: “Fairytales can come true
You gotta make 'em happen, it all depends on you"
So I work real hard each and every day
Now things for sure are going my way
Just doing what I do
Look out boys, I'm coming through

And I'm almost there, I'm almost there
People gonna come here from everywhere
And I'm almost there
I'm almost there

There's been trials and tribulations
You know I've had my share
But I've climbed the mountain, I've crossed the river
And I'm almost there, I'm almost there
I'm almost there!



About

April, 07th 2024
In "Almost There," Anika Noni Rose captures the essence of her character Tiana from Disney's "The Princess and the Frog" as a walking dreamer and sticker-to-it. This song, set in New Orleans during the Jazz Age, epitomizes Tiana's indefatigable pursuit of her dreams and the spirit of determination, self-reliance, and independence.

The opening lines of Tiana, "Mama! I ain't got time for dancing! / That's just gonna have to wait a while," succinctly lay down what her priorities were. They focus her like a lens, in contrast to the allure of sloth or fleeting, shiny distractions. That sentiment testifies to her character's workhorse ethics and determination, setting up a story of personal achievement against the odds.

The chorus of the song, "And I'm almost there, I'm almost there / People down here think I'm crazy, but I don't care," serves as a bold declaration that she's really inches away from achieving her dreams. It indicates that she's very much aware of others being skeptical of her aspirations, but that does not deter her in the slightest. The chorus clearly denotes the theme of persevering against collective doubts and personal adversities.

Highlighting the advice her father gave her, "Fairytales can come true, you gotta make 'em happen, it all depends on you," the essence of the line becomes the realization of dreams through personal effort and tenacity. This emphasizes so much on individual agency in deciding one's destiny, in line with the ethos of creating your success story through hard work and dedication.

"Almost There" also points towards Tiana's struggles, with the line: "Trials and tribulations, I've had my share." This part of the song acknowledges that all those struggles in life are part of her journey toward her dreams, but it also speaks to how resolute and determined she truly is. This aspect of the song reflects the universal journey of facing and surmounting hardships in pursuit of one's goals.

Moreover, this song is imbued with the cultural and historical backdrop of New Orleans, colorfully brought into its narrative by the city's rich musical heritage. The jazz-infused melody and rhythm not only reflect the setting but also bolster the song's message of optimism and perseverance.

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