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The Lyrics To Jasmine's "Speechless" From 'Aladdin' Give Her The Power Ballad She Deserves

Who’s ready for the live-action version of Aladdin? I know I am! And one thing that’s pumping everyone up is the film’s soundtrack, which features an empowering new song for Princess Jasmine performed by Naomi Scott. The lyrics to Jasmine’s “Speechless” from Aladdin are the kind of power ballad lyrics everyone has been waiting for from Aladdin.

So, in the original film, Princess Jasmine struggles to be taken seriously as a woman who can take care of herself. But in the new live-action version, it seems like she finds her voice and lets the world know just how amazing and powerful she is. On top of that, she’s also set on being the leader of Agrabah herself, so she’s no shrinking violet. Not that she ever was, though. Basically, she’s the heroine everyone has always known she is and now she gets to tell her story herself.

And guess what — she absolutely will not be silenced. At least that’s what she's telling everyone in “Speechless.” Here’s a look at the lyrics:

Here comes a wave meant to wash me away / A tide that is taking me under / Swallowing sand, left with nothing to say / My voice drowned out in the thunder / But I won’t cry and I won’t start to crumble / Whenever they try to shut me or cut me down

Basically, Princess Jasmine is letting everyone know that even though she might get knocked down, she’ll always stand right back up. And she adds to that in the chorus by saying that she’ll always speak up no matter what:

I won’t be silenced / You can’t keep me quiet / Won’t tremble when you try it / All I know is I won’t go speechless / 'Cause I’ll breathe / When they try to suffocate me / Don’t you underestimate me / 'Cause I know that I won’t go speechless

You can listen to the full version of “Speechless” from Aladdin down below:

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In the second verse of the song, Jasmine aims to defy rules and traditions, especially as a woman:

Written in stone, every rule, every word / Centuries old and unbending / Stay in your place, better seen and not heard / Well now that story is ending / 'Cause I cannot start to crumble / So come on and try, try to shut me and cut me down

And in the third verse and subsequent chorus, she sings all about breaking free from the societal rules and standards that try to keep her in a box that she doesn’t actually fit in:

Try to lock me in this cage / I won’t just lay me down and die / I will take these broken wings / Watch me burn across the sky / Hear the echo saying…
I won’t be silenced / You can’t keep me quiet / Won’t tremble when you try it / All I know is I won’t go speechless / 'Cause I’ll breathe / When they try to suffocate me / Don’t you underestimate me / 'Cause I know that I won’t go speechless

It looks like Princess Jasmine is even more of a feminist in the live-action Aladdin than she was in the original version of the film. And that’s actually very fitting for where the world is politically at the moment. What an amazing character!