The Darker Times - Happy Feet

Battle of The Song

Everyone had be waiting to see how the day would turn out, and when morning came, Mumble got to see just how many were actually taking part, way more than he expected, all together, there were 256 females, and 256(Mumble included) males. He couldn't see Gloria or Christina, so he put two on two and thought that they weren't taking part, but they were, they were just at the back.

“So, you ready Gloria?” Christina asked

“You bet, I'm going to smash you down like I don't care.” Gloria said confidently

“Nice trash talk, although I could most likely do better.” Christina said, she really didn't care.

“Well, may the best penguin win.” Gloria confronted, they then shook flippers and began. Unlike normal ceremonies, where a group of males would try to get one female, in this one the females went against each other, the winner would be closer to being with Mumble, the looser would go with the male that their songs matched with. Through out the day, the 256 females went down to 128, then 64, then 32, then 16, then 8, then 4, and finally 2. It was getting dark (around 6pm on December 21st dark)as the sun was going down. Mumble was not allowed to see the ceremony until the final two females were up, and when he did see who they were, he was absolutely astounded.

“Christina! Gloria! What are you two doing here? I thought that you weren't a part of this.”

“Well, we decided to have a bit of fun...” Christina started, sounding very informal and joyful “...But seriously we love you.” She finished, sounding serious with a deep tone.

“I get how you could love me, but what about Gloria?” Mumble asked, turning to Gloria.

“That you'll find out soon.” Gloria said, with the same level of seriousness as Christina.


“Here we are, with the final contestants, Gloria, the best singer of Emperor Land, verses Christina, the best singer of-” Miss Viola announced, but was cut off by Gloria.

“I think we get it.”

“Well then, lets see what you two can do. Gloria, you go first.”

“Okay then...”

Ohhhhh ohhhhhh ohhhhhh ohhhhhhh


Oh, his eyes, his eyes
Make the stars look like they're not shinin'
his fur, his fur
Falls perfectly without him trying
he's so beautiful
And I tell him everyday
Yeah


I know, I know
When I compliment him he won't believe me
And it's so, it's so
Sad to think that he don't see what I see
But every time he asks me, "Do I look okay?"
I say,


When I see your face (face, face...)
There's not a thing that I would change
'Cause you're amazing (amazing)
Just the way you are (are)
And when you smile (smile, smile...)
The whole world stops and stares for a while
'Cause, boy, you're amazing (amazing)
Just the way you are (are).
Yeah


his beak, his beak
I could kiss them all day if he'd let me
his laugh, his laugh
he hates but I think it's so sexy
he's so beautiful
And I tell him everyday,


Oh you know, you know, you know
I'd never ask you to change
If perfect's what you're searching for
Then just stay the same
So don't even bother asking if you look okay
You know I'll say,


When I see your face (face, face...)
There's not a thing that I would change
'Cause you're amazing (amazing)
Just the way you are (are)
And when you smile (smile, smile...)
The whole world stops and stares for a while
'Cause, boy, you're amazing (amazing)
Just the way you are (are)

The way you areThe way you areBoy, you're amazing (amazing)Just the way you are (are)

When I see your faceThise's not a thing that I would change'Cause you're amazing (amazing)Just the way you are (are)And when you smileThe whole world stops and stares for a while'Cause, boy, you're amazingJust the way you are


Yeah”
When Gloria finished, she had earned a lot of cheering, even Mumble had applauded, next was Christina's turn.

Woke up such a bad dream
I stayed, you were leaving
With my heart, you were stealing
I don't care, I'd let you take it


Showed up, like a good girl
I fell for your fable
But I'm no Cinderella
I don't care, I'd let you take it


Put us back together
You said, it's forever
But I know you're pretending
I don't care, I'd let you take it
All again...


And I just wanna love you
Don't wanna lose me
Don't wanna lose you, whoa oh
If it gets harder
Then I don't wanna break all alone
I wanna break in your


I just wanna love you
Don't wanna lose me
Don't wanna lose you, whoa oh
If it gets harder
Then I don't wanna break all alone
I wanna break in your


Whoa oh oh, whoa oh oh
(Don't wanna break in your)


And if it gets harder
Then I don't wanna break all alone
I wanna break in your arms


Sometimes, when I'm sleeping
I still, feel you breathing
You stole, all my good dreams
I don't care, I'd let you take it


Come on, listen closely
To the sound, that our love made
If you go, I would follow
I don't care, I'd let you take it,
All again... mmmm


I just wanna love you
Don't wanna lose me
Don't wanna lose you, whoa oh
If it gets harder
Then I don't wanna break all alone
I wanna break in your


I just wanna love you
Don't wanna lose me
Don't wanna lose you, whoa oh
If it gets harder
Then I don't wanna break all alone
I wanna break in your


Whoa oh oh, whoa oh oh, whoa oh


And if it gets harder
Then I don't wanna break all alone
I wanna break in your


Whoa oh oh, whoa oh oh (Don't wanna break in your)
Whoa oh oh (Don't wanna break in your arms)
Whoa oh oh (Don't wanna break in your)
Whoa oh oh (Don't wanna break in your arms)
Whoa oh oh (Don't wanna break in your arms)
Whoa oh oh (Don't wanna break in your arms)
Whoa oh oh, whoa oh


I just wanna love you
Don't wanna lose me
Don't wanna lose you, whoa oh
If it gets harder
Then I don't wanna break all alone
I wanna break in your arms”
When Christina finished, she earned more cheers then Gloria, which made her slightly annoyed, back to Gloria.

Right from the start
You were a thief
You stole my heart
And I your willing victim
I let you see the parts of me
That weren't all that pretty
And with every touch you fixed them


Now you've been talking in your sleep, oh, oh
Things you never say to me, oh, oh
Tell me that you've had enough
Of our love, our love


Just give him a reason
Just a little bit's enough
Just a second we're not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again
It's in the stars
It's been written in the scars on our hearts
We're not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again


I'm sorry I don't understand
Where all of this is coming from
I thought that we were fine
(Oh, we had everything)
Your head is running wild again
My dear we still have everythin'
And it's all in your mind
(Yeah, but this is happenin')


You've been havin' real bad dreams, oh, oh
You used to lie so close to me, oh, oh
There's nothing more than empty sheets
Between our love, our love
Oh, our love, our love


Just give him a reason
Just a little bit's enough
Just a second we're not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again
I never stopped
You're still written in the scars on my heart
You're not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again


Oh, tear ducts and rust
I'll fix it for us
We're collecting dust
But our love's enough
You're holding it in
You're pouring a drink
No nothing is as bad as it seems
We'll come clean


Just give him a reason
Just a little bit's enough
Just a second we're not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again
It's in the stars
It's been written in the scars on our hearts
That we're not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again


Just give him a reason
Just a little bit's enough
Just a second we're not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again
It's in the stars
It's been written in the scars on our hearts
That we're not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again


Oh, we can learn to love again
Oh, we can learn to love again
Oh, oh, that we're not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again”
This time, she had earned more cheers than Christina, who's turn was next.

Looking for an exit in this world of fear
I can see the path that leads the way
Mama never left, and daddy needs me here
I wish the wind would carry a change
Looking through the window to a world of dreams
I can see my future slip away
Honey you won’t get there if you don’t believe
I wish the wind would carry a change


I've had enough
I’m standing up
I need, I need a change
I've had enough of chasing luck
I need, I need a change


I’m setting fire to the life that I know
Let's start a fire everywhere that we go
We starting fires, we starting fires
'Til our lives are burning gold
'Til our lives are burning gold


Looking for my ticket to a higher place
I can see my chance begin to fade
One step forward and two back again
I wish the wind would carry a change


I've had enough
I’m standing up
I need, I need a change
I've had enough of chasing luck
I need, I need a change


I’m setting fire to the life that I know
Let's start a fire everywhere that we go
We starting fires, we starting fires
'Til our lives are burning gold
'Til our lives are burning gold


Looking back I see I had the flame in me
I’m the wind that’s carrying change

I've had enough of chasing luck
I need, I need a change


I’m setting fire to the life that I know
Let's start a fire everywhere that we go
We starting fires, we starting fires
'Til our lives are burning gold
'Til our lives are burning gold


I’m setting fire to the life that I know
Let's start a fire everywhere that we go
We starting fires, we starting fires
'Til our lives are burning gold
'Til our lives are burning gold”
Christina earned more than Gloria, and her turn was next.

Are we all we are
Are we all we are


Cut to now, holy wow
When did everything become such a hell of a mess?
Maybe now, maybe now, can somebody come and take this off my chest?


I know you think it's not your problem (problem)
I know you think that 'Guin will solve them (solve them)
But if your soul is not together
It'll never be you and me, plant the seed
Open up and let it be


We are the people that you'll never get the best of
Not forget the rest of, rest of (Ooohhh)
We've had our fill, we've had enough, we've had it up to here
Are we all we are
Are we all we are


We are the people that you'll never get the best of
Not forget the rest of, rest of (Ooohhh)
Just sing it loud, until the kids will sing it right back
Are we all we are
Are we all we are


Are we all we are
Are we all we are


Seven seconds, seven seconds
That is all the time you got to make your point
My attention, my attention's
Like an infant tryin to crawl around this joint


I know we're better than the masses (masses)
But we're all followin' our asses (asses)
And if our soul is not together
It'll never be you and me, plant the seed
Open up and let it be


We are the people that you'll never get the best of
Not forget the rest of, rest of (Ooohhh)
We've had our fill, we've had enough, we've had it up to here
Are we all we are
Are we all we are


We are the people that you'll never get the best of
Not forget the rest of, rest of (Ooohhh)
Just sing it loud, until the kids will sing it right back
Are we all we are
Are we all we are


Four – that's how many years it took me to get through the lesson
That I had to do it all on my own
Three – that's how many Hail Mary's they would pray for me
Thinkin' I was gonna end up all alone
Two – for second chances that you've given me,
Can it be, lucky me, lucky me, now let's go
One – it's what we are, it's what we are
Are we all we are
Are we all we are


We are the people that you'll never get the best of
Not forget the rest of, rest of (Ooohhh)
We've had our fill, we've had enough, we've had it up to here
Are we all we are
Are we all we are


We are the people that you'll never get the best of
Not forget the rest of, rest of (Ooohhh)
Just sing it loud, until the kids will sing it right back
Are we all we are
Are we all we are


We are the people that you'll never get the best of
Not forget the rest of, rest of (Ooohhh)
We've had our fill, we've had enough, we've had it up to here
Are we all we are
Are we all we are


We are the people that you'll never get the best of
Not forget the rest of, rest of (Ooohhh)
Cut to the future, sing it loud, and take the power back
Are we all we are
Are we all we are”
She had earned a lot more than Christina, nearly the entire population had cheered, even Mumble started to enjoy it.

We're on top of the world
We're on top of the world
Now darling, so don't let go
Can I call you mine?
So can I call you mine now, darling
For a whole life time?
My heart finally trusts my mind
And I know somehow it's right


And, oh, we got time, yeah
So darling, just say you'll stay right by my side
And, oh, we got love, yeah
So darling, just swear you'll stand right by my side


We're on top of the world
We're on top of the world
Now darling, so don't let go
I've got something to say
You're perfect in every way
I'm gonna shout it out
I wanna tell you now
'Cause I know somehow it's right


And, oh, we got time, yeah
So darling, just say you'll stay right by my side
And, oh, we got love, yeah
Darling, just swear you'll stand right by my side


Be my forever
Be my forever
Be my forever
Be my forever
Be my forever
Be my forever


You're my bright blue sky
You're the sun in my eyes
Oh baby, you're my life
You're the reason why


We're on top of the world
We're on top of the world
Now darling, so don't let go
1, 2, 3, 4
And, oh, we got time, yeah
We got love
So darling, just say you'll stay right by my side
Oh and we got love
Yeah
So darling, just swear you'll stand right by my side


Be my forever
Be my forever
Be my forever
Be my forever
Be my forever
Be my forever


Will you love me forever?
I'll love you forever
Be my forever
Be my forever
Be my forever
Be my forever”
Christina had earned a lot of cheering and applauding from everyone, but Gloria was now determined to have Mumble.

Oh oh

Ever wonder about what she's doing?
How it all turned to lies?
Sometimes I think that it's better to never ask why


Where there is desire
There is gonna be a flame
Where there is a flame
Someone's bound to get burned
But just because it burns
Doesn't mean you're gonna die
You've gotta get up and try, and try, and try
Gotta get up and try, and try, and try
You gotta get up and try, and try, and try


Eh, eh, eh


Funny how the heart can be deceiving
More than just a couple times
Why do we fall in love so easy?
Even when it's not right


Where there is desire
There is gonna be a flame
Where there is a flame
Someone's bound to get burned
But just because it burns
Doesn't mean you're gonna die
You've gotta get up and try, and try, and try
Gotta get up and try, and try, and try
You gotta get up and try, and try, and try


Ever worry that it might be ruined
And does it make you wanna cry?
When you're out there doing what you're doing
Are you just getting by?
Tell me are you just getting by, by, by?


Where there is desire
There is gonna be a flame
Where there is a flame
Someone's bound to get burned
But just because it burns
Doesn't mean you're gonna die
You've gotta get up and try, and try, and try
Gotta get up and try, and try, and try
You gotta get up and try, and try, and try
Gotta get up and try, and try, and try
Gotta get up and try, and try, and try
You gotta get up and try, and try, and try
Gotta get up and try, and try, and try


You gotta get up and try, and try, and try
Gotta get up and try, and try, and try”
Gloria didn't earn as much, but she didn't care.

A certain type of wind has swept me up
But chill has found each bone
I am overcome
There is an icy breath that escapes my lips
And I am lost again


A certain type of darkness has stolen me
Under a quiet mask of uncertainty
I wait for light like water from the sky
And I am lost again


In the sea of lovers without ships
And lovers without sign
You’re the only way out of this sea
Lovers losing time
And lovers losing hope
Will you let me follow you
Wherever you go
Bring me home


A certain type of silence has filled my voice
I scream beneath the water and make no noise
All my prayers go quiet and never heard
And I am lost again


In the sea of lovers without ships
And lovers without sign
You’re the only way out of this sea
Lovers losing time
And lovers losing hope
Will you let me follow you
Wherever you go
Bring me home


A certain type of wind has swept me up
But chill has found each bone
I am overcome
There is an icy breath that escapes my lips
And I am lost again


In the sea of lovers without ships
And lovers without sign
You’re the only way out of this sea
Lovers losing time
Lovers losing hope
You’re the only way out of this sea
Lovers without ships
Lovers without sign
You’re the only way out of this sea
Lovers losing time
Lovers losing hope
Will you let me follow you
Wherever you go
Bring me home”
Christina had earned a lot more than Gloria, again everyone cheered for her.

Da da da da
Da da da da


Da da da da da,


I don't know if I can yell any louder,
How many times have I kicked you out of here
Or said something insulting?


Da da da da da


I can be so mean when I wanna be,
I am capable of really anything,
I can cut you into pieces,
When my heart is broken.


Da da da da da


Please, don't leave me

Please, don't leave me
I always say how I don't need you
But it's always gonna come right back to this
Please, don't leave me


How did I become so obnoxious?
What is it with you that makes me act like this?
I've never been this nasty.
Can't you tell that this is all just a contest?
The one that wins will be the one that hits the hardest.
But baby I don't mean it,
I mean it, I promise


Da da da da da


Please, don't leave me, oh
Please, don't leave me (don't leave me)
I always say how I don't need you
But it's always gonna come right back to this
Please, don't leave me


I forgot to say out loud
How beautiful you really are to me.
I can't be without.
You're my perfect little punching bag,
And I need you.
I'm sorry.


Da da da da
Da da da da


Da da da da da


Please, please, don't leave me
Baby, please, don't leave me (no, don't leave me)
Please, don't leave me
(I always say) I always say how I don't need you
But it's always gonna come right back to this


Please, don't leave me (yeah)
Please, don't leave me
(I) I always say how I don't need you
But it's always gonna come right back to this.
(please, please) please, don't leave me,


Baby, please, please, don't leave me.”
Gloria earned a lot of cheering, and aww's, she could see that Mumble was starting to forgive her for what she did, but now Christina was determined to have Mumble as well.

I feel the way you want me
I see that you are lonely
If you couldn’t know, you’d leave with me
It’s more than curiosity
And I never long for winter
To your presence made me shiver
Untethered you’d be better if you’d only come with me


One night I’ll be the moon
Hanging over you
Spilling all over your body
Covering all your wounds
One night I will be the star
Follow where you are
Somewhere in the deep of my love
Filling your empty heart
One night, one night, one night
One night, one night, one night


You’ve come so close to tasting
Now my innocence is breaking
Like the ocean in a perfect storm
It makes me want you even more
I’ve never been so jealous
I’ve never felt so helpless
So out of breath and hungry for you


One night I’ll be the moon
Hanging over you
Spilling all over your body
Covering all your wounds
One night I will be the star
Follow where you are
Somewhere in the deep of my love
Filling your empty heart
One night, one night, one night
One night, one night, one night


Hurry, the sun is waking
Darling, don’t leave me waiting


One night I’ll be the moon
Hanging over you
Spilling all over your body
Covering all your wounds
One night I will be the star
Follow where you are
Somewhere in the deep of my love
Filling your empty heart
One night, one night, one night
One night, one night, one night”
Christina had received a lot of applauds. Gloria was having a hard time to find a song that Mumble would like.

One look in your eyes and there I see
Just what you mean to me
Here in my heart I believe
Your love is all I'll ever need
Holdin' you close through the night
I need you, yeah


I look in your eyes and there I see
What happiness really means
The love that we share makes life so sweet
Together we'll always be
This pledge of love feels so right
And, ooh, I need you


Here and now
I promise to love faithfully (Faithfully)
You're all I need
Here and now
I vow to be one with thee (You and me), hey
Your love is all (I need) I need


Say, yeah, yeah...


When I look in your eyes, there I'll see
All that a love should really be
And I need you more and more each day
Nothin' can take your love away
More than I dare to dream
I need you


Here and now
I promise to love faithfully (Faithfully)
You're all I need
Here and now
I vow to be one with thee (You and me), yeah
Your love is all I need


(Starting here) Ooh, and I'm starting now
I believe (I believe in love), I believe
(Starting here) I'm starting right here
(Starting now) Right now because I believe in your love
So I'm glad to take the vow


Here and now, oh
I promise to love faithfully (Faithfully)
You're all I need
Here and now, yeah
I vow to be one with thee (You and me), yeah
Your love is all I need


I, hey...yeah...yeah...hey...
Uh, hey...
I-I, love is all I need
Ooh...ooh...yeah...
Yeah...yeah...hey...yeah...yeah...
Love is all I need
Ooh...ooh...
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Oh
Hey...yeah
Hey...yeah...”
Gloria had received a ton of aww's coming from almost everyone. Christina now had the opportunity to sing a song that would hopefully convince Mumble to be with her.

I know he can't take one more step towards you
'Cause all that's waiting is regret
Don't you know he's not your ghost anymore
You lost the love he loved the most


He learned to live half alive
And now you want me one more time


And who do you think you are?
Runnin' 'round leaving scars
Collecting your jar of hearts
And tearing love apart
You're gonna catch a cold
From the ice inside your soul
So don't come back for me
Who do you think you are?


I hear you're asking all around
If he is anywhere to be found
But he has grown too strong
To ever fall back in your arms


And he learned to live half alive
And now you want me one more time


And who do you think you are?
Runnin' 'round leaving scars
Collecting your jar of hearts
And tearing love apart
You're gonna catch a cold
From the ice inside your soul
So don't come back for me
Who do you think you are?


And it took so long just to feel alright
Remember how to put back the light in his eyes
I wish he had missed the first time that you kissed
'Cause you broke all your promises
And now you're back
You don't get to get him back


And who do you think you are?
Runnin' 'round leaving scars
Collecting your jar of hearts
And tearing love apart
You're gonna catch a cold
From the ice inside your soul
So don't come back for me
Don't come back at all


And who do you think you are?
Runnin' 'round leaving scars
Collecting your jar of hearts
Tearing love apart
You're gonna catch a cold
From the ice inside your soul
Don't come back for me
Don't come back at all


Who do you think you are?


Who do you think you are?


Who do you think you are?”
Christina had found that a lot of the population had their beaks agape, even Mumble wasn't expecting this, Gloria was absolutely devastated, as Mumble started to go closer to Christina, but before he even touched her, Mumble turned to face Gloria.

“I don't suppose, you have a song, to make me forgive you then, do you?” He asked, sounding tearful and sad. Gloria did have one more song.

“I do, and it goes like this:”

Heart beats fast
Colours and promises
How to be brave?
How can I love when I'm afraid to fall?
But watching you stand alone,
All of my doubt suddenly goes away somehow.


One step closer


I have died every day waiting for you
Darling, don't be afraid I have loved you
For a thousand years
I'll love you for a thousand more


Time stands still
Beauty in all she is
I will be brave
I will not let anything take away
What's standing in front of me
Every breath
Every hour has come to this


One step closer


I have died every day waiting for you
Darling, don't be afraid I have loved you
For a thousand years
I'll love you for a thousand more


And all along I believed I would find you
Time has brought your heart to me
I have loved you for a thousand years
I'll love you for a thousand more


One step closer
One step closer


I have died every day waiting for you
Darling don't be afraid I have loved you
For a thousand years
I'll love you for a thousand more


And all along I believed I would find you
Time has brought your heart to me
I have loved you for a thousand years
I'll love you for a thousand more”
Gloria had earned the most amount of aww's and then cheers, Mumble then started walking to Gloria, but stopped before looking back to Christina, but before he could say anything, Christina cut him off.

“Go on, have Gloria, she deserves you.” She said quietly and joyfully, before turning to Gloria “Looks like you won Gloria, now go on, you two were meant for each other, I've even got a song for my defeat.”

All of the lights land on you
The rest of the world fades from view
And all of the love I see
Please please say you feel it too
And all of the noise I hear inside
Restless and loud, unspoken and wild
And all that you need to say
To make it all go away
Is that you feel the same way too


And I know
The scariest part is letting go
'Cause love is a ghost you can’t control
I promise you the truth can’t hurt us now
So let the words slip out of your mouth


And all of the steps that led me to you
And all of the hell I had to walk through
But I wouldn’t trade a day for the chance to say
My love, I’m in love with you


And I know
The scariest part is letting go
'Cause love is a ghost you can’t control
I promise you the truth can’t hurt us now
So let the words slip out of your mouth


I know that we’re both afraid
We both made the same mistakes
An open heart is an open wound to you
And in the wind of a heavy choice
Love has a quiet voice
Still your mind, now I’m yours to choose


And I know
The scariest part is letting go
Let my love be the light that guides you home


And I know
The scariest part is letting go
'Cause love is a ghost you can’t control
I promise you the truth can’t hurt us now
So let the words slip out of your mouth”
When she finished, Gloria and Mumble were hugging, embracing each other.

“And I have a song for this part too:”

Can you find the time
to let your lover love you
He only wants to show you
The things he wants to learn too
The hardest parts you'll get through
And in the end you'll have your best friend


Love like this may come once
Baby it's fate
Like a soul mate he's your penguin
Baby it's fate
Baby it's fate
Not luck


Can you find the time to let your lover hold you
He needs somebody to hold to
His love is strong and so true
His arrows aiming for you
And he's the one that you were born to love


Love like this may come once
Baby it's fate
Like a soul mate he's your penguin
Baby it's fate
Baby it's fate
Not luck


Let go
Let go
of time for you
and I
Let go
Let go
of time for you
and I
Let go
Let go
of time for you
and I

Gloria and Mumble looked back at Christina, only to find her with Seymour, the two were now in love as well, now Christina was singing to Seymour, but Gloria also sang along to Mumble.
Love like this is all I want
Baby we're fate
Love like this may come once
Baby we're fate
Like a soul mate your my penguin
Baby we're fate
Baby it's fate
Not luck”
And with that, Mumble and Gloria, along with Seymour and Christina, kissed. Just as the moon was rising over the beloved couples.


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