Kiss the Girl
Kiss the Girl

Feature Film:

The Little Mermaid



Written By:

Howard Ashman

Composed By:

Alan Menken

Kiss the Girl is a song composed and written by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman for The Little Mermaid. The song was nominated Academy Award for Best Song with the song "Under the Sea".

Midway through the film, Ariel has already been turned into a human by Ursula, but she can no longer speak. If Ariel can't get her true love, Prince Eric, to kiss her before her three days have passed, she will turn back into a mermaid and belong to Ursula. Sebastian, Flounder and Scuttle try to get Eric to kiss Ariel so that she can be a human permanently, while the two sit in a rowboat in a lagoon. Sebastian makes the suggestion that Eric does want to kiss Ariel but he is too shy to do so, and that he should go ahead and "kiss the girl" to see if she likes him too.


There you see her.
Sitting there across the way.
She don't got a lot to say,
but there's something about her.
And you don't know why.
But you're dying to try,
you wanna kiss the girl.

Yes, you want her.
Look at her, you know you do.
Possible she want you too.
There is one way to ask her.
It don't take a word.
Not a single word.
Go on and kiss the girl.
(sing with me, now.)

My, oh, my!
Look like the boy too shy.
He ain't gonna kiss the girl.

Ain't that sad?
Ain't it a shame? Too bad.
He gonna miss the girl.

Now's your moment.
Floating in the blue lagoon.
Boy, you better do it soon.
No time will be better (Ya, ya, ya, ya, ya)
She don't say a word.
And she won't say a word.
Until ya kiss the girl.

Don't be scared (sha-la-la-la-la-la)
You got the mood prepared.
Go on and kiss the girl (whoa, whoa)

Don't stop now.
Don't try to hide it how.
You wanna kiss the girl (whoa, whoa)

Float along.
And listen to the song (WA WA WA WA LAAAA!!)
Song say kiss the girl (whoa, whoa)

Music play.
So what the music say.
You gotta kiss the girl

Kiss the girl.