Twisted - Twisted Lyrics

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Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier Musical - Twisted Lyrics

I've gone against my sultan, the highest act of treason
But I had good intentions, I did it for a reason
They'll kill me if I'm lucky, they'll torture me if not
What made me think that I could get away with such a plot?

It's not too late to bring it back, perhaps I'll be forgiven
But if my crime can help improve the world we all must live in
Am I not bound by duty to the people of this nation?
How does the golden rule apply in such a situation?

As a citizen, I think I would be grateful for the aid
But if I were the sultan, I should hate to be betrayed
Whichever road I take I'll be incurring someones wrath
'Til now I've always traveled on the straight and narrow path

Temptation may have beckoned but I always have resisted
But which way do I turn when the roads become so... so...

SEA WITCH (spoken):


I used to be the ruler of the ocean
I was benevolent and always kept my word
But my brother held the antiquated notion
That women should be seen and never heard

So he dethroned me then disowned me and on top of that rezoned me
To the outskirts of the kingdom in a cave
Took my scepter and my crown, though I tried to take him down
The truth and I now share a watery grave

The story lingers on
But the version that is drawn is twisted

SCAR (spoken):
A pain I know all too well.

The pride had never seen a more progressive king than me
Both lion and hyena lived in perfect harmony
I brought an end to what had been a senseless age old feud
I was prepared for anything, except for what ensued

My brother ate my heirs, my precious cubs, and stole my throne
Returned the segregation and the hateful ways we'd known
Though I'd advocate for unity I always was denounced
So when I saw an opportunity to right the wrong, I pounced

The pride came before my fall
In a fate that one might call, well, twisted


GASTON (spoken):
But the heart wants what it wants
And sometimes what it wants is twisted

VILLANS: (Overlapping)
Twisted, twisted, twisted, twisted...

URSULA: I only wished to reclaim what was mine!
SCAR: I only wished for equal rights for all!
GASTON: I only wished to save her!
MALEFICENT: I only wished to be invited to the party!
SCAR: I only wished to improve relations between the races!
HOOK: I only wished to teach the boy responsibility!
URSULA: I only wished to give the people a voice!
HOOK: So he wouldn't end up like me!
GASTON: I only wished to love her!
URSULA: To help the miserable, lonely, and depressed!
MALEFICENT: To be included!
SCAR: To live in harmony!
HOOK: I never knew my father!

VILLANS: (Overlapping)
I only wished for justice
I only wished for love
I only wished for freedom
I only wished for peace

I only wished for justice
I only wished for love
I only wished for freedom
I only wished for peace

I only wished
I only wished
I only wished
I only wished

I only wished to have a coat made out of puppies!

SCAR (spoken):
You're not helping, disregard that.

URSULA (spoken):
It's an unfortunate situation but, you do have a choice...

What remains of a man, when that man is dead and gone?
Only memories and stories of his deeds will linger on
But if a man's accomplishments aren't in the tale they tell
Are the deeds that go unheralded his legacy as well?

If a war breaks out tomorrow, we'll all have hell to pay
Why protect my reputation? I'm a dead man either way

How will they tell my story?
How will they tell my tale?
Will anybody even care?

The question then is whether 'tis nobler in the mind
To be well liked but ineffectual, or moral but maligned?

I'll never be a hero!
All the citizens adore
But if I hide to save my life
What has my life been for?
What has my life been for?

The road ahead may twist, but I will never swerve
I'll give them all the unsung anti-hero they deserve
I've nothing left to lose
So the only path to choose is twisted

And then twist my words, let the people scorn me
Who cares if no one will ever mourn me?
Let them bury the side of the story they'll never learn

Let the truth be twisted
Let my life be twisted
I'll be twisted
It's my turn...

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