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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 confides in Naveen that he believes him to be 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 a 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. An enraged 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 tongue, destroying the trinket before Facilier can stop her. Upon her doing so, Facilier immediately becomes panicked and fearful, and frantically tries to recollect the pieces of the broken talisman 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, and drag him, screaming, 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 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 FrogKinect Disneyland AdventuresDisney Princess Enchanting StorybooksDisney UniverseDisney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure
Books: Little Golden BookUltimate Sticker BookDisney's Wonderful World of ReadingTiana's Cookbook: Recipes for KidsGraphic NovelThe Art of The Princess and the Frog
Music: Original Songs and ScoreBayou Boogie

Disney Parks
Club VillainSorcerers of the Magic Kingdom

Entertainment: Disney's BelieveDisney's Showtime SpectacularMickey's Magical CelebrationMickey's Royal Friendship FaireMickey and the Magical MapMickey and the Wondrous BookTiana's Showboat Jubilee!Villains Tonight!
Parade: Festival of Fantasy ParadeMickey's Soundsational Parade
Firework: Disney Dreams!Happily Ever AfterWorld of Color
Halloween: Celebrate the MagicDisney's Maleficious Halloween PartyDr Facilier's Carnival-LoweenFrightfully Fun ParadeHocus Pocus Villain SpelltacularIt's Good To Be Bad With The Disney VillainsMickey and his Magic Halloween NightThe Disney Villains Halloween ShowtimeThe Nightmare ExperimentVillains Mix and Mingle

Characters
TianaPrince NaveenRayLouisMama OdieJujuDr. FacilierLawrenceCharlotte La BouffEudoraJamesEli "Big Daddy" La BouffEvangelineAlligatorsReggie, Darnell and Two FingersStellaThe King of MaldoniaThe Queen of MaldoniaPrince RalphieThe Fenner BrothersFacilier's Friends on the Other SideFacilier's ShadowFirefly familyGeorgia
Objects
Facilier's TalismanLouis' TrumpetMama Odie's WandMama Odie's Gumbo Cauldron
Locations
New OrleansBayou of New OrleansMama Odie's TreeTiana's PalaceMaldoniaDr. Facilier's Voodoo EmporiumDuke's Cafe
Songs
Original songs: Down in New OrleansAlmost ThereFriends on the Other SideWhen We're HumanGonna Take You ThereMa Belle EvangelineDig a Little DeeperNever Knew I Needed

Bayou Boogie: Everyday PrincessLive To See You SmileShadow ManDo What I Wanna DoWhen You're In Love You'll UnderstandZippin' To The ZydecoI Was Born To Blow This HornPlay With The BandNight and DayLife In The SwampLove is a Magical MysterySing Away The BluesMama Odie's Kitchen Song

See Also
Disney RevivalElectric Holiday

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