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"Things Are Not What They Appear" is a villain song featured in Disney's direct-to-video film, Pocahontas II: Journey to the New World. It is about Ratcliffe participating in the ensuing magic show and manipulating Pocahontas.

Lyrics

Jester 1:
Things are not what they appear
As tonight will make quite clear
But what is real will be revealed
I can feel the moment's near

Jester 2:
Things are never what they seem
That will be this evening's theme
A music sights for your delight
perhaps a few to make you scream

Ratcliffe:
You'll be surprised to see whose disguise
Is the cleverest one of the lot
After our show the whole world will know
Who's is pretending to be what they're not
If a jester's grin or a dancer's spin
Should be pleasing, please say "Yay"!

Crowd:
Yay!

Ratcliffe:
If a jugglers feat should be incomplete
He's the one to greet with "Nay"!

Crowd:
Nay!

Ratcliffe:
If the fools we see should look like you and me
Then before the night goes by
Ask why, why, why, why, why,
Why?

Jester 1:
Things are not what they appear
And the finest proof's right here

Radcliffe:
How I regret when we first meet
I believed my own worst fear

Jester 2:
Things are never what they seem
So in keeping with our theme

Ratcliffe:
A change of hair, a dress to wear
And our nightmare's now a dream
Clueless and wild
I saw this sweet child
As a danger to one and to all
Savage, I thought
What could Rolfe have brought?
Now I see she's the belle of the ball
Things are never what they seem

Crowd:
He's right, he's right!

Ratcliffe:
Many don't say what they mean

Crowd:
He's right, he's right!

Jester 1:
A powdered face is just the place

Jester 2:
To hide an ugly scheme

Ratcliffe:
Only one thing's really clear
Things are not what they appear!

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v - e - d
Pocahontas logo
Media
Films: PocahontasPocahontas II: Journey to a New WorldVideo

Video games: PocahontasDisney Emoji Blitz
Music: Original SoundtrackThe Legacy Collection
Books: Classic StorybookDisney's Wonderful World of ReadingGolden Sight 'n' Sound BookLittle Golden BookMarvel Comics

Disney Parks
Disney Animation BuildingIt's a Small WorldPocahontas Indian VillageSorcerers of the Magic KingdomStitch and Friends Summer Surprise

Entertainment: Disney's BelieveFantasmic!Feel the MagicFestival of Family & FriendsHakuna Matata Time Dance PartyMickey and the Magical MapThe PavilionPocahontas and her Forest FriendsPocahontas le SpectacleRivers of Light: We Are OneThe Forest of Enchantment: A Disney Musical AdventureThe Golden MickeysThe Spirit of Pocahontas
Parade: Disney's Magical Moments ParadeJubilation!
Firework: Celebrate! Tokyo DisneylandTree of Life AwakensWorld of Color
Halloween: Are You Brave Enough?The Disney Villains Halloween Showtime

Characters
Original: PocahontasJohn SmithGovernor RatcliffeThomasMeekoFlitPercyWigginsGrandmother WillowChief PowhatanNakomaKocoumNamontackKekataBen and Lon

Sequel: John RolfeKing JamesQueen AnneMrs. JenkinsUttamatomakkinJesters
Deleted: Redfeather

Songs
Original: The Virginia CompanySteady as the Beating DrumJust Around the RiverbendListen With Your HeartMine, Mine, MineColors of the WindSavagesIf I Never Knew You

Sequel: Where Do I Go from Here?What a Day in LondonWait 'Till He Sees YouThings Are Not What They AppearBetween Two Worlds

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