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One Jump Ahead

This song is by Caleb Kane and appears on the Disney soundtrack Aladdin (1992).

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

Crowd
Riffraff! Street rat!
Scoundrel! Take that!

Aladdin
Just a little snack, guys

Crowd
Rip him open, take it back, guys

Aladdin
I can take a hint, gotta face the facts
You're my only friend, Abu

Crowd
Who?

Ladies
Oh, it's sad, Aladdin's hit the bottom
He's become a one-man rise in crime
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

Crowd
Stop, thief! Vandal!
Outrage! 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

Crowd
Wrong!

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

Music by:

Alan Menken

Lyrics by:

Tim Rice

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