Finding Nemo: The Musical (Disney’s Animal Kingdom) – Part 3

*Sung lyrics in bold.

(Continued from Part 2. Change of scene to somewhere in the ocean. DORY and MARLIN are both talking in their sleep.)

MARLIN
Nemo…

DORY
That sea-monkey has my money… Yes, I’m a natural blue…

MARLIN (Waking)
The mask! It’s gone! Wake up!

DORY
Ahh! I was framed! I was framed!! Good morning.

MARLIN
What’s so good about it? That mask was the only chance I had of finding my son.

DORY
Chico?

MARLIN
Nemo! His name is Nemo. And I may never see him again!

DORY
Hey, Mr. Grumpy Gills,
Life’s full of little spills.
Don’t throw your fins up in disgust!
Oh, what’s the use of floatin’ there,
Not going anywhere?
Swish your tail,
And dive on in,
And trust
That… if… you…

Just keep swimming.
Just keep swimming.
Life isn’t all that grim!

MARLIN
Ugh!

DORY:
Just keep swimming.
Just keep swimming!
What do we do?

MARLIN
We swim?

DORY
Right!
La la la la la la la la,

MARLIN
No singing.

DORY
La la la la la la la la,

MARLIN
No singing, please!

DORY
La la la la la la la!

MARLIN
Ugh! Now that song is going to be stuck in my head!

DORY
Look there’s a shiny thing!
Hey, that looks interesting.

MARLIN
Please, Dory, try to stay on task!

DORY
It says “P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney.”
Hmm, I guess it’s nothing.

MARLIN
No, Dory! That’s the mask!

DORY
Yay! We did it!

MARLIN
Yeah, but now what?
We don’t know how to get there.

DORY
So we follow our gut!

MARLIN
But—

DORY
Just keep swimming.
Just keep swimming!
Everything’ll be okay. See?
Just keep swimming.
Move your tail,
And sure enough we’ll find our way.

Oh, sometimes things look bad,
Then poof! The moment is gone.
And what do we do?

BOTH
We just keep swimming on.

DORY
To P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney!

MARLIN
Hello there! Yeah! Excuse me!

DORY:
P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney.

MARLIN:
I’m looking for my son…

DORY:
P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney!

MARLIN
Wait a minute! I’m trying to talk to you! Please!

DORY
P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney!!

MARLIN
Stop!!!

Look, you’ve been really great,
And I appreciate
All of the little things you’ve done.

DORY
Well, thanks!

MARLIN
But, perhaps I think it’s best
If you and I gave this a rest.

DORY
Huh?

MARLIN
How ’bout you stay here, while I go and find my son?

DORY
Wait!
Come back!
Don’t leave my on my own!

MARLIN
Sorry, but I really want to carry on alone!

(A school of MOONFISH enters and gathers around MARLIN threateningly.)

SOLO MOONFISH
Hey, lady. Is this guy bothering you?

DORY
I don’t remember. Were you?

MARLIN
No, no, no, no. Do you guys know how I can get to P. Sherman—

SOLO MOONFISH
Look, pal—we’re talking to the lady.

MARLIN
Fine!

DORY
Go easy on him, fellas. He lost his son, Fabio.

MARLIN
Nemo.

DORY
Hey, any of you ever heard of P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney?

MOONFISH
Sydney?
Aaaahhh!
(They form the shape of the Sydney Opera House.)

SOLO MOONFISH
What you want to do is follow the E.A.C. That’s, uh, the East Australia Current.

MOONFISH
Just keep swimming!
(Swimming, swimming!)

SOLO MOONFISH
Big current. You can’t miss it. It’s in that direction.

(MOONFISH form the shape of an arrow.)

MOONFISH
Just keep swimming!
(Swimming, swimming!)

SOLO MOONFISH
And that little baby’s gonna put you right past Sydney!

MOONFISH
It’s a big blue world out there,
That can make a fish feel small…

DORY
They’re good.

MOONFISH
But when friends point the way,
It’s not so big at all.

MARLIN
To Sydney!

MOONFISH
Aaaahh!

SOLO MOONFISH
Oh, hey, ma’am, one more thing. When you come to this trench, swim through it, not over it.

DORY
Through it, not over it. Got it!

MARLIN
I don’t like this trench one bit.
We’re swimming over it.

DORY
Something’s telling me we should swim through.

MARLIN
Why do I waste my breath?
That way leads to certain death.

DORY
Come on, partner! Trust me on this!
It’s what friends do!

MARLIN
Okay, I guess. If you say so…
Hey look—something shiny!

DORY
Where?

MARLIN
Over the trench!

DORY
Let’s go!
La la la la la

MARLIN
La la la

DORY
La la la la la

MARLIN
La la la

DORY
La la la la
(She gets stung by a small jellyfish.)
Ow ow ow ow
Owwwww!!

MARLIN
Dory! That’s a jellyfish! You’ll be all right. Let’s be thankful it was just a little one. (He notices they are surrounded by jellyfish.) Uh-oh.

DORY
Ooh, hey! Watch this! (She bounces on top of the jellyfish.) Boing! Boing! Boing!

MARLIN
Dory, I have an idea. A game.

DORY
Ooh a game! Pick me! Pick me!

MARLIN
First one out of the jellyfish without touching the tentacles wins. Ready, set, go!

DORY
Better move fast if you wanna win!

MARLIN
Just keep swimming!

DORY
Just keep swimming!

DORY AND MARLIN
Life isn’t always grim.

MARLIN
Just keep swimming!

DORY
Just keep swimming!

DORY AND MARLIN
What do we do?
We swim.

MARLIN
Just keep swimming!

DORY
Just keep swimming!

MARLIN
Just keep swimming!

DORY
This fish was built for speed.

MARLIN
Haha!
Just keep swimming!

DORY
Just keep swimming!

MARLIN
Just keep swimming.
And the clownfish takes the lead!

(DORY gets stung by several big jellyfish.)

Dory! Dory! Oh no.

DORY
Am I disqualified?

MARLIN
No. You’re actually winning. But you have to listen to me.

Just keep swimming.
Stay awake, now.
Everything will be okay.
Just stay with me
‘Til we get to

DORY
42 Wallaby Way

MARLIN
Right.
Sometimes things look bad,
Then poof, the moment is gone.
And what do we do?

DORY
We just… keep… swimming…

(Both DORY and MARLIN falls unconscious. Applause. Change of scene to the tank.)

GILL
Heya, Sharkbait.

NEMO
I’m so sorry I ruined your plan, Gill. I couldn’t jam the filter, and now we’ll never get out.

GILL
Never say “never,” kid. There’s other ways out of this place. Remember, all drains lead to the ocean. We got a sink right there, and a toilet over there.

NEMO
Ew.

GILL
Besides, you got your dad out there looking for you. I bet he’s on his way right now.

NEMO
Not my dad,
He’s not brave enough.
He’s afraid of whales and sharks and stuff.
He’s prob’ly angry
Cause I was bad.
I’m sure that he’s not coming,
Not my dad.

(Applause. Curtains close. Psychedelic lights and music.)

ENSEMBLE
Dude.
Focus dude.
Dude.

(Curtains open on the E.A.C., where CRUSH carries MARLIN on his back. MARLIN wakes up, groaning.)

CRUSH
He lives!

MARLIN
What happened?

CRUSH
You took on the jellies, mini man. You saved Little Blue!

MARLIN
Little Blue? Dory! Is she okay?

DORY
(Enters, followed by little turtles.) P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney.

LITTLE TURTLES
P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney!

DORY
Hi Crush!

MARLIN:
I gotta get out of here! I gotta find my son! I gotta get to the E.A.C! Hey! How do I get to the E.A.C!?

CRUSH
Dude,
You have traveled far.
Ya must be swimmin’ under a lucky star!
You’re exactly where you’re meant to be,
So grab some shell and surf the E.A.C with me.

Go with the flo-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-ow.

ENSEMBLE
(That’s the only way to do it. Just get on over to it.)

CRUSH
Go with the flo-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-ow.

ENSEMBLE
(That’s the only way to do it. Just get on over to it.)

CRUSH
Go with the flo-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-ow!

ENSEMBLE:
(That’s the only way to do it. Just get on over to it.)
Go with the flow!

CRUSH
Don’t be a high-strung fellow.
Kick back and keep it mellow!
Whoa, whoa, whoa,
Go with the flow!

Jelly-man, Offspring.

MARLIN
Hi.

CRUSH
Offspring, Jelly-man.

SQUIRT
Jellies? Cool!

DORY
Show him your 360, Squirt!

SQUIRT
Check this out.

(SQUIRT gets pulled out of the current. MARLIN panics.)

MARLIN
Oh my goodness!

CRUSH
Kill the motor dude.
Why don’t you take it slow?
Let us see how Squirt does flyin’ so-o-lo.

SQUIRT (Re-entering)
Whoa! That was so cool!
Dad, did ya see what I did?

MARLIN
Well, I’ll be a sea-monkey’s uncle!

CRUSH
You so totally rocked, Squirt!
You’re such an amazing kid.

MARLIN
Children, huh?

CRUSH
It’s awesome—
They’re eggs’ on a beach,
Then coo-coo-ca-choo!

ENSEMBLE
(Coo-coo-ca-choo!)

CRUSH
They find their own way back to the big ol’ blue.

MARLIN
All by themselves?
But what if they’re not ready?
I mean how do ya know?

ENSEMBLE
(How do ya know?)

CRUSH
Well, ya never really know,
But if they’re ever gonna grow…

CRUSH AND ENSEMBLE
Then ya gotta let ’em go.
Ya know?

CRUSH
Just go with the flo-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-ow.

SQUIRT
(That’s the only way to do it. Just get on over to it.) 

CRUSH
Go with the flo-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-ow.

SQUIRT
(Rip it, roll it, curl it. Ride inside it; twirl it.)

CRUSH
Go with the flow!

ENSEMBLE
Go with the flow!

CRUSH
When you’re raising sons and daughters,
It’s like surfin’ the muddy waters.
Whoa, whoa, whoa!

ENSEMBLE
Go with the flow.
Go with the flow.

CRUSH
Get ready for Sydney, dude! You’re exit’s coming up!

MARLIN
Oh wait, I forgot. How old are you?

CRUSH
150, dude! And still young!

ENSEMBLE
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa!

CRUSH
Righteous! Yeah!

(Applause. Continued in Part 4.)

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