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"Almost There" is a musical number featured in the 2009 Disney animated feature film, The Princess and the Frog. The song was sung by Anika Noni Rose as Tiana. During the song sequence, the animation shifts to the same art deco style used in Tiana's picture of her dream restaurant and shows her doing different tasks, such as signing a menu, mincing very fast, adding whipped cream to desserts, and wiping a small boy's mouth.

The music was composed by Randy Newman and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song.

The song is later reprised when Tiana becomes depressed because she is in danger of losing the mill to her restaurant to a higher bidder (possibly the Shadow Man). She then makes a wish on the evening star and meets Prince Naveen.

Lyrics[]

Mama, I don't have time for dancin'
That's just gonna have to wait a while
Ain't got time for messin' around
And it's not my style
This old town can slow you down
People taking the easy way
But I know exactly where I'm going
Getting closer and closer every day

And I'm almost there
I'm almost there
People down here think I'm crazy
But I don't care
Trials and tribulations,
I've had my share
There ain't nothing gonna stop me now
'cause I'm almost there

I remember Daddy told me
"Fairy tales can come true"
You gotta make 'em happen
It all depends on you
So I work real hard each and every day
Now things for sure are going my way
Just doing what I do
Look out, boys, I'm coming through

And I'm almost there
I'm almost there
People gonna come here from everywhere
And I'm almost there
I'm almost there

There's been trials and tribulations
You know I've had my share
But I've climbed the mountain, I've crossed the river
And I'm almost there
I'm almost there
I'm almost there

Almost
Almost there
People would have come from everywhere
I was almost there

I don't have time for dancin
That's just gonna have to wait a while
Ain't got time for messin' around
And it's not my style
This old town can slow you down
People taking the easy way
But I know exactly where I'm going
Getting closer and closer every day

And I'm almost there
I'm almost there
People 'round here think I'm crazy
But I don't care
Trials and tribulations,
I've had my share
But there ain't nothing gonna stop me now
I'm almost there

I remember Daddy told me
"Fairy tales can come true"
You gotta make 'em happen
It all depends on you
So I work real hard each and every day
Things for sure are going my way
Just doing what I do
Look out, boys, I'm coming through

I'm almost there
I'm almost there
People gonna come here from everywhere
I'm almost there
I'm almost there!

Trivia[]

  • Anika Noni Rose sang this song at the 2010 Academy Awards.
  • Tiana's appearance in her dream sequence is reminiscent of famed 1920s African-American dancer and star Josephine Baker.
  • In Disney Heroes: Battle Mode name of this song is referenced in Tiana's White Skill

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The Princess & the frog title
Media
Films and Television: The Princess and the Frog (soundtrack/video) • A Poem Is...TianaThe Princess and the Frog (live-action film)

Video Games: The Princess and the FrogKinect: Disneyland AdventuresDisney Princess Enchanting StorybooksDisney UniverseDisney Princess: My Fairytale AdventureDisney Sorcerer's ArenaDisney Heroes: Battle Mode
Books: The Art of The Princess and the FrogDisney Princess Beginnings
Music: Bayou BoogieMusic from Tiana's Bayou Adventure

Disney Parks
Club VillainCastle of Magical DreamsMidship Detective AgencyPrincess Fairytale HallSorcerers of the Magic KingdomTiana's Bayou Adventure

Entertainment: Disney's BelieveDisney's Showtime SpectacularMickey's Magical CelebrationMickey's Royal Friendship FaireMickey and the Magical MapMickey and the Wondrous BookThe Golden MickeysThe Starlit Princess WaltzTiana’s Mardi Gras CelebrationTiana's Showboat JubileeVillains Tonight!
Restaurants: Tiana's Palace
Shops: Eudora's Chic BoutiqueRay's BeretsLouis' Critter ClubCritter Co-OpTiana's Bayou General
Parades: A Million Splashes of ColourDisney Stars on ParadeDreams.... And Shine Brighter!Festival of Fantasy ParadeMagic HappensMain Street Electrical ParadeMickey's Soundsational ParadeMickey and Friends Celebration
Fireworks: Disney Dreams!Disney EnchantmentHappily Ever AfterHarmoniousIlluminate! A Nighttime CelebrationMomentousWonderful World of AnimationWondrous Journeys
Spring: Disney Pirate or Princess: Make Your Choice
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 VillainsLet's Get WickedMickey’s Halloween Treat CavalcadeThe Disney Villains Halloween ShowtimeThe Nightmare ExperimentVillains GroveVillains Mix and MingleWorld of Color: Villainous!
Christmas: A Christmas Fantasy ParadeDisney Holidays in HollywoodDisney Winter Magic CavalcadeRoyal Christmas Wishes

Characters
The Princess and the Frog: TianaPrince NaveenRayLouisMama OdieJujuDr. FacilierLawrenceCharlotte La BouffEudoraJamesEli La BouffKing and Queen of MaldoniaPrince RalphieEvangelineFirefly Five Plus LouReggie, Darnell, and Two FingersStellaThe Fenner BrothersFacilier's Friends on the Other SideFacilier's ShadowFirefly FamilyRandyMimiBeaudreauxSwamp GatorsGeorgiaSpoonbillsButterfliesMarcelBayou Animals

Tiana's Bayou Adventure: The Bayou Community BandZydeco Critter BandTimoléonApolloRufusByhaliaGrittyBeauRara Critter MusiciansOctaviaPawpawClaudeBernadetteSebastiánPhinaAfro-Cuban MusiciansFelipeMayraMondoIsabelGloriaDeloresLariEmilyWalter
Cameos and Crossover characters: Br'er RabbitBr'er FoxBr'er BearMr. BluebirdBr'er FrogBr'er GooseRiver Belle ChorusThe BeesSinging StorksBass Frog

Objects
Facilier's TalismanMama Odie's WandMama Odie's Gumbo CauldronTiana's Foods
Organizations
Tiana's FoodsSouthern Dome Salt Company • Finest King Carrots
Locations
New OrleansBayou of New OrleansMama Odie's TreeTiana's PalaceMaldoniaDr. Facilier's Voodoo EmporiumDuke's CaféTiana's HomeFleur du BayouTiana's FoodsTiara-Topped Water TowerOld Mill PondLemoine Soda ClubLari's Home
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 NeededSpecial Spice

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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