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"One Jump Ahead" is a song sung by the film's main protagonist Aladdin (singing voice of Brad Kane) in the movies of the same name. The music and lyrics were written by Alan Menken and Tim Rice.

Lyrics

Lyrics

Aladdin: Gotta keep
One jump ahead of the breadline
One swing ahead of the sword
I steal only what I can't afford
And that's everything!

One jump ahead of the lawmen
That's all, and that's no joke
These guys don't appreciate I'm broke

Guards: Riffraff!
Street rat!
Scoundrel!
Take that!

Aladdin: Just a little snack, guys
Guards: Rip him open! Take it back, guys!
Aladdin: I can take a hint,
Gotta face the facts
You're my only friend, Abu!

Harem Girls: Who?
Oh, it's sad, Aladdin's hit the bottom
He's become a one-man rise in crime
Massage Parlor Manager: I'd blame parents, except he hasn't got 'em
Aladdin: Gotta eat to live,
Gotta steal to eat
Tell you all about it when I got the time!

One jump ahead of the slowpokes
One skip ahead of my doom
Next time gonna use a nom de plume

One jump ahead of the hitmen
One hit ahead of the flock
I think I'll take a stroll around the block

Jewelry Vendor: Stop, thief! Vandal!
Aladdin: Abu? (Jewelry Vendor: Outrage!)
Jewelry Customer: Scandal!

Aladdin: Let's not be too hasty
Lady: Still I think he's rather tasty!
Aladdin: Gotta eat to live,
Gotta steal to eat
Otherwise, we'd get along
Guards: Wrong!

Aladdin: One jump ahead of the hoofbeats
(Guards: Vandal!)
Aladdin: One hop ahead of the hump
(Guards: Street rat!)
Aladdin: One trick ahead of disaster
(Guards: Scoundrel!)
Aladdin: They're quick, but I'm much faster
(Guards: Take that!)
Aladdin: Here goes:
Better throw my hand in
Wish me happy landin'
All I gotta do is jump!

Aladdin: Gotta keep
One jump ahead of the breadline
One swing ahead of the sword
I steal only what I can't afford
And that's everything!

One jump ahead of the lawmen
That's all, and that's no joke
These guys don't appreciate I'm broke

Guards: Riffraff!
Street rat!
Scoundrel!

Aladdin: Take that!
Try a different tact, guys
Guards: Rip him open! 'Round the back, guys!
Aladdin: I can take a hint,
Gotta face the facts
Could really use a friend or two

Harem Girls: Huh?
Oh, it's sad, Aladdin's hit the bottom
He's become a one-man rise in crime
Harem Teacher: I'd blame parents, 'cept he hasn't got 'em
Aladdin: Gotta eat to live,
Gotta steal to eat
Tell you all about it when I got the time!

One jump ahead of the slowpokes
One skip ahead of my doom
Next time gonna use a nom de plume

One jump ahead of the hitmen
One hit ahead of the flock
I think I'll take a stroll around the block

Guards: Stop, thief!
Jewelry Vendor: Vandal!
Aladdin: Abu?
Jewelry Customer: Scandal!

Aladdin: Let's not be too hasty
Lady: Still I think he's rather tasty!
Aladdin: Gotta eat to live,
Gotta steal to eat
Otherwise, we'd get along
Guards: Wrong!

Aladdin: One jump ahead of the hoofbeats
One hop ahead of the hump
One trick ahead of disaster
They're quick, but I'm much faster
Here goes:
Better throw my hand in
Wish me happy landin'
All I gotta do is jump!

Aladdin: Riff-raff, street rat
I don't buy that
If only they'd look closer

Would they see a poor boy? No, siree
They'd find out
There's so much more to me

Aladdin: Riff-raff, street rat
Would they think that
If they look much closer
Still I can't play a prince here
No, siree

Gotta tell the truth
I can't pretend
Even if it means
This dream will end

Even if she walks away
From me

Videos

Songs
Original Arabian Nights | One Jump Ahead | Friend Like Me | Prince Ali | A Whole New World
The Return of Jafar I'm Looking Out for Me | Nothing in the World (Quite Like a Friend) | Forget About Love | You're Only Second Rate
King of Thieves There's a Party Here in Agrabah | Out of Thin Air | Welcome to the Forty Thieves | Father and Son | Are You In or Out
Enchanted Tales More Than a Peacock Princess | I've Got My Eyes on You
Deleted songs Humiliate the Boy | Proud of Your Boy | Why Me? | Count on Me | Call Me a Princess | Babkak, Omar, Aladdin, Kassim | High Adventure | My Finest Hour | To Be Free
Broadway A Million Miles Away | These Palace Walls | Somebody's Got Your Back | Diamond in the Rough
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