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"Something Better" is a song from Muppet Treasure Island. It is sung by Jim Hawkins (with Kevin Bishop's prerecorded vocals), and his self-played friends Gonzo and Rizzo about Jim's lament on his life at the inn and his wish to leave for an adventure.

Lyrics

(P.S. The lyrics in brackets [] are the ones that were not used in the film, but on the soundtrack)

[Jim: I wake up each day and wonder what for.
It seems to me there must be something more:
Something more than stacks of dishes
And washing this old floor
If I had my pick-up wishes,
I'd wish me out that door.
'Cause I'm hungry for adventure,
And I'm fed up with this grind.
If I don't have some excitement soon,
I'm gonna lose my mind.
I want a life that's filled with thrills that's wild and free.
There's gotta be something better,
Something better,
There's gotta be something better than this for me.]

Jim: I look around here and I want to cry.

(Rizzo: Ah, me too.)

Jim: I feel like the world is passing me by.

(Gonzo: It is!)

Jim: And I just can't help but wonder,
Am I doomed to wash and dry?
And is it a curse I'm under
To do it till I die?

(Gonzo: Oh, I hope not.)

(Rizzo: Yeah.)

Jim: When I could be an explorer
(Gonzo: Sure you could.)
Jim: Sailing off to distant lands
(Rizzo: Well, not so fast.)
Jim: Instead of spending every afternoon
Just getting dishpan hands.
My future looks like nowhere that I want to be.

All three: There's gotta be something better
Something better

Jim: There's gotta be something better than this for me.

Gonzo: Now you're talking.
If it's weird and wild, let's go and find it.
"The crazier, the better," is what I'd say.

Rizzo:Yeah, that's true.
To tell the truth, I really wouldn't mind it.
(Gonzo: Mind what?)

Rizzo: If we found some place with ten square meals a day.

Gonzo & Jim: Let danger call my name.

Rizzo: If it does, I'm gonna hide.

Jim: I'll put my courage to the test...

Gonzo: And I'll be by your side.
(Rizzo: He'll be by your side.)

Jim: There's gotta be something better than this...
(Gonzo & Rizzo: Something more than this...)

Jim: I know that there's so much out there...

All three: To see.

Jim: And I know this life I'm living

Can't be my destiny.

All three: There's gotta be something better

Something better

Jim: There's gotta be something better than this for me...

Gonzo: And me!

Rizzo: Wait a minute, what about me?

All three: There's something better than this for you and

Me!!!

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Media
Television shows: The Muppet ShowMuppet BabiesLittle Muppet MonstersMuppeTelevisionMuppets TonightThe Muppets

Television specials: Hey Cinderella!The Frog PrinceThe Muppet Musicians of BremenThe Muppets Go to the MoviesThe Fantastic Miss Piggy ShowThe Muppets: A Celebration of 30 YearsThe Tale of the Bunny PicnicA Muppet Family ChristmasThe Muppets at Walt Disney WorldThe Muppets Celebrate Jim HensonMr. Willowby's Christmas TreeStudio DC: Almost LiveA Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa
Movies: The Muppet MovieThe Great Muppet CaperThe Muppet Christmas CarolMuppet Treasure IslandThe Muppets' Wizard of OzThe MuppetsMuppets Most Wanted
Video games: My Muppets ShowAnimal DrummerTap Tap Muppets

Disney Parks
Muppets CourtyardMuppet*Vision 3D

Entertainment: Here Come the MuppetsHollywood's Pretty WomanMuppet Mobile LabMuppets on Location: Days of Swine and RosesThe Muppets Present… Great Moments in American History
Restaurants: Mama Melrose's Ristorante ItalianoPizzeRizzoThe Great Gonzo's Pandemonium Pizza Parlor (Unbuilt)
Shops: It's A Wonderful ShopStage 1 Company StoreThe Writer's Stop
Parade: Disney Stars and Motorcars Parade

Characters
Muppets: Kermit the FrogMiss PiggyFozzie BearGonzoAnimalRizzo the RatPepe the King PrawnStatler and WaldorfBunsen HoneydewBeakerScooterBean BunnyDr. TeethFloyd PepperJaniceZootRowlf the DogRobin the FrogThe Swedish ChefSam the EagleSweetumsBobo the BearUncle DeadlyCamillaWalterClifford80s RobotThogSeymourLew ZealandBeauregardThe MoopetsConstantineDenise

Humans: MaxDoc HopperSnake WalkerProfessor KrassmanBernie the AgentLew LordGaryMaryDominic BadguyNadyaJean Pierre Napoleon

Vehicles
The Electric Mayhem BusLe Maximum
Songs
The Muppet Movie: The Rainbow ConnectionMoving Right AlongNever Before, Never AgainI Hope That Somethin' Better Comes AlongCan You Picture That?I'm Going to Go Back There SomedayAmerica

The Great Muppet Caper: Hey a Movie!Happiness HotelSteppin' Out With a StarNight LifeThe First Time It HappensCouldn't We Ride
The Muppet Christmas Carol: ScroogeGood King WenceslasMarley and MarleyChairman of the BoardFozziwig's PartyWhen Love is GoneIt Feels Like ChristmasChristmas ScatBless Us AllThankful HeartWhen Love Is Found
Muppet Treasure Island: Treasure IslandShiver My TimbersSomething BetterSailing for AdventureCabin FeverBoom ShakalakaLove Led Us HereLove PowerLove Led Us Here
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz: KansasWhen I'm With YouNap TimeThe Witch Is in the HouseCalling All MunchkinsGood Life
A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa: Delivering ChristmasIt's All About HeartI Wish I Could Be Santa ClausMy Best Christmas Yet
The Muppets: Life's a Happy SongPictures in My HeadMe and Julio Down by the SchoolyardWe Built This CityMe PartyLet's Talk About MeMan or MuppetSmells Like Teen SpiritForget YouThe Whistling Caruso
Muppets Most Wanted: We're Doing a SequelI'm Number OneThe Big HouseI'll Get You What You Want (Cockatoo in Malibu)Interrogation SongMy Heart Will Go OnSomething So RightWorking in the Coal MineTogether AgainMoves Like JaggerMacarena

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