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"Friends on the Other Side" is Dr. Facilier's song from The Princess and the Frog. The prologue of the song starts when Facilier introduces himself to Prince Naveen and Lawrence. He then takes the two of them to his voodoo house located in a nearby alley. Upon arriving, he magically activates the sign and opens the entrance door to display his power. In the midst of this, he reads Naveen's palm and come to the conclusion that he is a visiting prince. Amazed, Naveen tells Lawrence of Facilier's palm-reading, but Lawrence feels that he is a fraud after seeing a copy of the newspaper in his back pocket. Angered by this, Facilier bursts into a song about his powers. The event ends when Facilier catches a sample of Naveen's blood and transforms him into a frog.

Later on, the Shadow Demons sing the reprise of the song when they drag the villain to their world for not paying his debt.

Synopsis

Reprise

After Tiana attempts to destroy the talisman, Facilier's living shadow grabs it and hands it back to the doctor. A sadistic Facilier then teleports himself and Tiana into the graveyard and transforms Tiana back into a frog. However, Tiana manages to regain the talisman by grabbing hold of it with her elastic, frog tongue, destroying the trinket before Facilier can stop her. Upon doing so, Facilier falls into a state of immediate panic, and frantically tries to recollect the pieces of the broken talisman, just as the song begins. Facilier's "friends from the other side" arrive, announcing their intentions to collect the doctor's soul as punishment for his failure to repay his debt. A horrified Facilier tries to persuade his former accomplices to provide him with another opportunity to redeem himself, and makes an attempt to escape, but the spirits grab hold of his shadow, thus capturing Facilier as well, subsequently dragging him into the voodoo spirit world, where his soul will be doomed to remain for all eternity. With a flash of light, both Dr. Facilier and the spirits vanish, leaving behind only a tombstone with Facilier's name and horrified face engraved onto it, confirming the witch doctor's death.

Lyrics

Dr. Facilier:
Don't you disrespect me, little man
Don't you derogate or deride
You're in my world now, not your world
And I got friends on the other side

Ghost Voices:
(He's got friends on the other side)

Dr. Facilier:
That's an echo gentlemen.
Just a little something we have here in Louisiana
A little parlor trick. Don't worry.

Sit down at my table
Put your minds at ease
If you relax it'll enable me to do
Anything I please

I can read your future
I can change it 'round some, too
I'll look deep into your heart and soul
(You do have a soul, don't you, Lawrence?)
Make your wildest dreams come true

I got voodoo, I got hoodoo,
I got things I ain't even tried
And I got friends on the other side

Ghost Voices:
(He's got friends on the other side)

Dr. Facilier:
The cards, the cards, the cards will tell
The past, the present, and the future as well
The cards, the cards, just take three
Take a little trip into your future with me

Ghost Voices:
(Ooh, ooh)

Dr. Facilier:
Now you, young man, are from across the sea
You come from two long lines of royalty
I'm a royal myself, on my mother's side
Your lifestyle's high, but your funds are low
You need to marry a lil' hunny whose daddy got dough
Mom and Dad cut you off, huh playboy?

Naveen:
Eh, sad but true.

Dr. Facilier:
Now y'all gotta get hitched but hitchin' ties you down
You just wanna be free, hop from place to place
But freedom takes green

It's the green, it's the green
It's the green you need
And when I looked into your future
It's the green that I seen

On you little man, I don't want to waste much time
You've been pushed 'round all your life
You've been pushed 'round by your mother
And your sister and your brother.
And if you was married you'd be pushed around by your wife
But in your future, for you I see
Is exactly the man you always wanted to be

Shake my hand, c'mon on boys
Won't you shake a poor sinner's hand
(both Naveen and Lawrence shake Facilier's hands)
Yes...
Are you ready?

Ghost Voices:
(Are you ready?)

Dr. Facilier:
Are you ready?
Transformation Central

Ghost Voices:
(Transformation Central)

Dr. Facilier:
Reformation Central

Ghost Voices:
Reformation central!

Dr. Facilier:
Transmogrification Central

Naveen:
(As Facilier's Talisman bites him) Ow!

Dr. Facilier:
Can you feel it?

You're changing, you're changing,
You're changing all right
I hope you're satisfied
But if you ain't, don't blame me
You can blame my friends on the other side
Ha, ha, ha

Ghost Voices:
(You got what you wanted)
(But you lost what you had)
(Ohh...Hush!)

Trivia

  • Friends on the Other Side is similar to Poor Unfortunate Souls from the the Little Mermaid, as both songs explain the villain's abilities and serve as a way to get their victim to trust them and both numbers end in the villain's victim being transformed as part of their plan.


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Media

Film: The Princess and the Frog
Television: A Poem Is... | Sofia the First
Video Games: The Princess and the Frog | Kinect Disneyland Adventures | Disney Princess Enchanting Storybooks | Disney Universe | Disney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure
Books: Little Golden Book | Ultimate Sticker Book | Disney's Wonderful World of Reading | Tiana's Cookbook: Recipes for Kids | Graphic Novel | The Art of The Princess and the Frog
Music: Original Songs and Score | Bayou Boogie

Disney Parks

Club Villain | Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom
Entertainment: Disney's Believe | Disney's Showtime Spectacular | Disney Dreams! | Mickey's Magical Celebration | Mickey's Royal Friendship Faire | Mickey and the Magical Map | Mickey and the Wondrous Book | Tiana's Showboat Jubilee! | Villains Tonight! | World of Color
Parade: Mickey's Soundsational Parade
Halloween: Celebrate the Magic | Disney's Maleficious Halloween Party | Dr Facilier's Carnival-Loween | Frightfully Fun Parade | Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular | It's Good To Be Bad With The Disney Villains | Mickey and his Magic Halloween Night | The Disney Villains Halloween Showtime | The Nightmare Experiment | Villains Mix and Mingle

Characters

Tiana | Prince Naveen | Ray | Louis | Mama Odie | Juju | Dr. Facilier | Lawrence | Charlotte La Bouff | Eudora | James | Eli "Big Daddy" La Bouff | Evangeline | Alligators | Reggie, Darnell and Two Fingers | Stella | The King of Maldonia | The Queen of Maldonia | Prince Ralphie | The Fenner Brothers | Facilier's Friends on the Other Side | Facilier's Shadow | Firefly family | Georgia

Objects

Facilier's Talisman | Louis' Trumpet | Mama Odie's Wand | Mama Odie's Gumbo Cauldron

Locations
New Orleans | Bayou of New Orleans | Mama Odie's Tree | Tiana's Palace | Maldonia | Dr. Facilier's Voodoo Emporium | Duke's Cafe
Songs

Original songs: Down in New Orleans | Almost There | Friends on the Other Side | When We're Human | Gonna Take You There | Ma Belle Evangeline | Dig a Little Deeper | Never Knew I Needed
Bayou Boogie: Everyday Princess | Live To See You Smile | Shadow Man | Do What I Wanna Do | When You're In Love You'll Understand | Zippin' To The Zydeco | I Was Born To Blow This Horn | Play With The Band | Night and Day | Life In The Swamp | Love is a Magical Mystery | Sing Away The Blues | Mama Odie's Kitchen Song

See Also

Disney Revival | Electric Holiday

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