Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Dreams come true

Alladin and the magic lamp.

I always loved Genies...it began with Alladin. Then came the classic ‘I dream of Jennie’, an English soap opera dubbed in Hindi, where a NASA space scientist stumbles into a blond Genie, and falls in love with her. Then came Christina Aguilera's ‘Genie in a bottle’...which almost qualified as a teen pop anthem in 1999.

But nothing beat ‘Alladin’, and the song ‘A whole new world’. I remember, buying Alladin stickers as a 10 year old and sticking it all over mom’s new almirah, and she spent hours cleaning it later. It was one of my favourite movies till date, and I spoiled the music tape, by playing it a million times, till I could sing all the songs backwards.

At some point or the other we’ve all been Genies to someone, and it occurred to me that Genies always seem to have more fun, even though they have restricted freedom. A Genie never wants anything for himself/herself, and never runs behind treasures, but still serves unconditionally.

And a Genie is crazy, unpredictable, funny apart from being everyone’s dream come true. So more than having a Genie, its pretty awesome to be one. Its not always easy, but worth it. Check out the song and especially the lyrics.

Here are the lyrics of 'A whole new world', do catch its video on Youtube



I can show you the world Shining, shimmering, splendid


Tell me, princess, now when did

You last let your heart decide?

I can open your eyes

Take you wonder by wonder

Over, sideways and under

On a magic carpet ride

A whole new world

A new fantastic point of view

No one to tell us no

Or where to go

Or say we're only dreaming

A whole new world

A dazzling place I never knew

But when I'm way up here

It's crystal clear

That now I'm in a whole new world with you


Unbelievable sights

Indescribable feeling

Soaring, tumbling, freewheeling

Through an endless diamond sky

A whole new world

Don't you dare close your eyes

A hundred thousand things to see

Hold your breath - it gets better

I'm like a shooting star

I've come so far

I can't go back to where I used to be


A whole new world

Every turn a surprise

With new horizons to pursue

Every moment red-letter

I'll chase them anywhere

There's time to spare

Let me share this whole new world with you

A whole new world

That's where we'll be

A thrilling chase

A wondrous place

For you and me

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bhaw said...

Beautiful ..thanks for sharing...will listen to this song now :-)

Jai Gurudev

Santhu said...

hi maddy !!
Its also my favourite characters in my chilhood days :-)
Nice Lyrics I didnt know the lyrics !!
Thanks !!

Enigma said...

Have been an ardent fan of I dream of Genie and later the movie - I have seen with my nephew (probably as intently!:)). Always pined to have a genie for self - it's an interesting thought to be one myself. Nice song will listen to it... I love the song - "I feel I can fly..." from another animation (spacejam I think).

komal said...

hey ive always love this song .. and thanks for the lyrics oh and who can ever forget the dubbed version of I Dream of Genie???hah that series was hilarious as for alladin hes alays been my fav prince...

Neville said...

Hey! A whole new world is one of my favourite songs even though I heard it when I was little kid back in Saudi Arabia. Anyways its been a while since I've seen you.. we should meet up. I've got my professional camera and also set up my own website - http://nevillelobo.net/ Visit sometime and leave some comments :)

Vasanth Mohanraj said...

Thts a lovely song !! it reminds me of my school days ....!! one of those classic numbers !!

i remember this song getting an oscar for best original song category in 92' !!

one of those brilliant numbers that one can enjoy playing on piano !!

prerna bhatt said...

i went on you tube and heard the song. I felt so nostalgic, i loved all those Genies, and i am sure I have seen all the episodes of Alladin and 'I dream of Jeannie'. I think i'll go watch it again. I loved that astronaut ;)

The Wandering Minstrel said...

lovely. knew but needed reminding :) thanks :)

G Unnikrishnan said...

Liked the Genie stuff...even now i can spent time watching the Alladin.. Unni

nands said...

There is also the hindi version of the song. :)

Krishna Kalyan said...

Hey nice bit of knowledge totally original.

Ashish said...

:) I use to watch this cartoon in Hindi... Nice article...
Do you have MP3 of this... If yes please embed it in this article :)

Ashish said...

:) I use to watch this cartoon in Hindi... Nice article...
Do you have MP3 of this... If yes please embed it in this article :)

Harini Vembar said...

I would say your my genie but somehow it does'nt fit!
Your'e my angel....!
Loved this post and makes me miss you more than ever!

Srikant kancherla said...

Dreams are one of the most beautiful things in Life. As Dr
Abdul Kalam says in his 'Wings of Fire'- Dare to dream and care to acheive !!!

Wishing you the very best !