Naughty
Matilda Lyrics


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Jack and Jill, went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water, so they say
Their subsequent fall was inevitable
They never stood a chance, they were written that way
Innocent victims of their story

Like Romeo and Juliet
'Twas written in the stars before they even met
That love and fate, and a touch of stupidity
Would rob them of their hope of living happily
The endings are often a little bit gory
I wonder why they didn't just change their story?
We're told we have to do as we're told but surely
Sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty

Just because you find that life's not fair it
Doesn't mean that you just have to grin and bear it
If you always take it on the chin and wear it
Nothing will change
Even if you're little, you can do a lot, you
Mustn't let a little thing like "little" stop you
If you sit around and let them get on top, you
Might as well be saying
You think that it's okay
And that's not right

Cinderella, in the cellar
Didn't have to do much as far as I can tell
Her Godmother, was two thirds fairy
Suddenly her lot was a lot less scary
But what if you haven't got a fairy to fix it?
Sometimes you have to make a little bit of mischief

Just because you find that life's not fair it
Doesn't mean that you just have to grin and bear it
If you always take it on the chin and wear it
Nothing will change
Even if you're little, you can do a lot, you
Mustn't let a little thing like "little" stop you
If you sit around and let them get on top, you
Might as well be saying
You think that it's okay
And that's not right
And if it's not right
You have to put it right

In the slip of a bolt, there's a tiny revolt
The seed of a war in the creak of a floorboard
A storm can begin, with the flap of a wing
The tiniest mite packs the mightiest sting
Every day, starts with the tick of a clock
All escapes, start with the click of a lock
If you're stuck in your story and want to get out
You don't have to cry, you don't have to shout!

'Cause if you're little you can do a lot, you
Mustn't let a little thing like "little" stop you
If you sit around and let them get on top, you
Won't change a thing
Just because you find that life's not fair, it
Doesn't mean that you just have to grin and bear it
If you always take it on the chin and wear it
You might as well be saying
You think that it's okay
And that's not right!
And if it's not right
You have to put it right

But nobody else it gonna put it right for me




Nobody but me is gonna change my story
Sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty!

Overall Meaning

The song "Naughty" from the musical "Matilda" is all about defying expectations, standing up for oneself, and not letting others dictate one's story. The opening lines reference the rhyme "Jack and Jill," noting that their fall was inevitable because they were "written that way." This sets up the idea that our stories are often pre-determined by societal expectations and norms, and it is up to us to break free from them. The song then goes on to reference other famous stories, such as Romeo and Juliet and Cinderella, suggesting that we do not have to be limited by the predetermined endings of these tales.


The chorus encourages listeners to be a little bit "naughty," or subversive, in order to change their story. The lyrics remind us that just because life isn't fair, we don't have to simply accept it; instead, we should take action to change our circumstances. This sentiment is echoed in the second verse when the lyrics suggest that even if we don't have access to magic or fairy godmothers (like Cinderella), we can still make a difference if we are willing to be a little bit mischievous.


The bridge of the song emphasizes the power of small actions and encourages listeners to take control of their stories. Rather than feeling trapped in their current situation, the lyrics suggest that even the tiniest action can ignite change.


Overall, "Naughty" is a powerful anthem about taking control of one's story and refusing to be limited by expectations or societal norms.


Line by Line Meaning

Jack and Jill, went up the hill
Two characters from a nursery rhyme


To fetch a pail of water, so they say
The reason for Jack and Jill's journey


Their subsequent fall was inevitable
Jack and Jill's downfall was predetermined


They never stood a chance, they were written that way
The characters had no control over their fate


Innocent victims of their story
Jack and Jill were passive characters in their tale


Like Romeo and Juliet
Comparison to the famous doomed lovers


'Twas written in the stars before they even met
The outcome of their love was predetermined


That love and fate, and a touch of stupidity
Factors that contributed to their tragic end


Would rob them of their hope of living happily
Their love ultimately led to their downfall


The endings are often a little bit gory
Tragic endings are common in stories


I wonder why they didn't just change their story?
Questioning why characters don't try to alter their fate


We're told we have to do as we're told but surely
Commenting on societal expectations


Sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty
Sometimes you need to push boundaries


Just because you find that life's not fair it
Don't accept things as they are


Doesn't mean that you just have to grin and bear it
Don't suffer in silence


If you always take it on the chin and wear it
Don't be a passive victim of life


Nothing will change
Things won't improve if you don't act


Even if you're little, you can do a lot, you
Size or age don't hinder your potential


Mustn't let a little thing like "little" stop you
Don't be discouraged by a small obstacle


If you sit around and let them get on top, you
Don't let others dominate you


Might as well be saying
You're passively accepting your situation


You think that it's okay
You're accepting a situation that's not right


And that's not right
Commenting on a situation that shouldn't be accepted


Cinderella, in the cellar
Referring to the story of Cinderella


Didn't have to do much as far as I can tell
Cinderella didn't have much agency in her story


Her Godmother, was two thirds fairy
Cinderella's fairy godmother played a significant role


Suddenly her lot was a lot less scary
Cinderella's life improved with her fairy godmother's help


But what if you haven't got a fairy to fix it?
Questioning what to do when you don't have help


Sometimes you have to make a little bit of mischief
Sometimes being a little disobedient is necessary


In the slip of a bolt, there's a tiny revolt
Even small actions can have big consequences


The seed of a war in the creak of a floorboard
A seemingly small event can lead to a bigger conflict


A storm can begin, with the flap of a wing
Small actions can have large effects


The tiniest mite packs the mightiest sting
The smallest thing can have a significant impact


Every day, starts with the tick of a clock
Every day begins with time passing


All escapes, start with the click of a lock
Freedom can be achieved by unlocking a door


If you're stuck in your story and want to get out
In a difficult situation and need to make a change


You don't have to cry, you don't have to shout!
There are other ways to make your situation better


But nobody else it gonna put it right for me
You need to be the one to make a change


Nobody but me is gonna change my story
Taking responsibility for changing your life


Sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty!
Sometimes being a rule-breaker is necessary




Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Timothy David Minchin

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@drakecaspianbatuhan1831

Yup, but you forgot a few songs.



“School song” was terrifyingly good.


“My house” was emotional.



“Naughty” Pure mischief and fun


“When I grow up” Deeply emotional and deeply moving.



“Holding my hand” Catchy tunes and a little bit emotional.




“Revolting children” Pure happiness and fun.



@Jhalina_Yt

LYRICS IN ENGLISH:
Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water.
So they say, their subsequent fall was inevitable.
They never stood a chance; they were written that way.
Innocent victims of their story.

Like Romeo and Juliet,
'Twas written in the stars before they even met
That love and fate and a touch of stupidity
Would rob them of their hope of living happily.
The endings are often a little bit gory.
I wonder why they didn't just change their story.
We're told we have to do what we're told, but surely
Sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty.

Just because you find that life's not fair, it
Doesn't mean that you just have to grin and bear it.
If you always take it on the chin and wear it,
Nothing will change.
Even if you're little you can do a lot, you
Mustn't let a little thing like 'little' stop you.
If you sit around and let them get on top, you
Might as well be saying you think that it's OK,
And that's not right.

And if it's not right, you have to put it right.

In the slip of a bolt, there's a tiny revolt.
The seeds of a war in the creak of a floorboard.
A storm can begin with the flap of a wing.
The tiniest mite packs the mightiest sting.
Every day starts with the tick of a clock.
All escapes start with the click of a lock.
If you're stuck in your story and want to get out,
You don't have to cry; you don't have to shout.

'Cause if you're little, you can do a lot, you
Mustn't let a little thing like 'little' stop you.
If you sit around and let them get on top, you
Won't change a thing.
Just because you find that life's not fair, it
Doesn't mean that you just have to grin and bear it.
If you always take it on the chin and wear it,
You might as well be saying you think that it's OK.
And that's not right.
And if it's not right, you have to put it right.

But nobody else is gonna put it right for me.
Nobody but me is gonna change my story.
Sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty.

(Thanks me later just like this comment)



@user-nq7ey7vc6c

Jack and jill went up the hill

To fetch a pail of water so they say

Their subsequent fall was inevitable

They never stood a chance

They were written that way

Innocent victims of their story

Like romeo and juliet

T' was written in the stars

Before they even met

That love and fate and a touch of stupidity

Would rob them of their hope of living happily

The endings are often a little bit gory

I wonder why they didn't

Just change their story?

We're told we have to do

As we're told but surely

Sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty

Just because you find that life's not fair it

Doesn't mean that you

Just have to grin and bear it

If you always take it on the chin and wear it

Nothing will change

Even if you're little you can do a lot you

Mustn't let a little thing like 'little' stop you

If you sit around and let them get on top you

Might as well be saying

You think that it's ok

And that's not right

Cinderella in the cellar

Didn't have to do much as far as I can tell

Her godmother was two thirds fairy

Suddenly her lot was a lot less scary

But what if you haven't got a fairy to fix it?

Sometimes you have to

Make a little bit of mischief

Just because you find that life's not fair it

Doesn't mean that you

Just have to grin and bear it

If you always take it on the chin and wear it

Nothing will change

Even if you're little you can do a lot you

Mustn't let a little thing like 'little' stop you

If you sit around and let them get on top you

Might as well be saying

You think that it's ok

And that's not right

And if it's not right

You have to put it right

In the slip of a bolt there's a tiny revolt

The seeds of a war

In the creak of a floorboard

A storm can begin with the flap of a wing

The tiniest mite packs the mightiest sting

Every day starts with the tick of a clock

All escapes starts with the click of a lock

If you're stuck in your story

And want to get out

You don't have to cry

You don't have to shout

'Cause if you're little you can do a lot you

Mustn't let a little thing like 'little' stop you

If you sit around and let them get on top you

Won't change a thing

Just because you find that life's not fair it

Doesn't mean that you

Just have to grin and bear it

If you always take it on the chin and wear it

You might as well be saying

You think that it's ok

And that's not right

And if it's not right

You have to put it right

But nobody else it gonna put it right for me

Nobody but me is going to change my story

Sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty



@jesusestellesmico2457

Castilian Spanish Lyrics:

Hamelín sufrió un pelín
Salvados por la flauta
No le dan su sueldo al señor
Quien les hizo el favor
Y él rapta a todos los niños con un cruel plan
Tanta injusticia en una historia
Romeo con Julieta, igual
El prólogo ya avisa de que acaban mal
Su gran amor, el destino y algún desliz
Les arrancó por siempre su final feliz
A veces los protas no obtienen la gloria
¿Por qué no intentarían cambiar su historia?
Ser buena es buena opción, pero si lo adornas...
Sabes que a veces tocará romper normas
Si ves que en tu vida no hay justicia
Se un pelín travieso, un toque de malicia
Pues si tú toleras lo que te desquicia
No cambiará
Aunque habrá quien quiera derrumbar tu empeño
Piensa que da igual que seas muy pequeño
Porque si no vas a defender tu sueño
Puede que te creas que ya está todo bien
Y no lo está
Y si no lo está
Actúa y lo estará
Con un simple rumor se genera temor
Desata un tifón un sencillo aleteo
Con un trampolín salta el más chiquitín
Con una flor sola se empieza un jardín
Sale el Sol, cuando lo marca un tictac
Tu prisión se abre cuando oyes un clac
Si te frena tu historia, escápate ya
Reescríbetela o te asfixiará
Y habrá quien quiera derrumbar tu empeño
Pero qué más da que seas muy pequeño
Si no vas jamás a defender tu sueño
No ocurrirá
Si ves que en tu vida no hay justicia
Sé un pelín travieso, un toque de malicia
Pues si tú toleras lo que te desquicia
Aún puede que te creas que ya está todo bien
Y no lo está
Y si no lo está
Actúa y lo estará
Tan solo tú mismo harás que cambien las tornas
Para reescribir tu historia de mil formas
Sabes que a veces tocará romper normas



All comments from YouTube:

@NinaC

“Just because you think that life’s unfair it doesnt mean you just have to grin and bear it.” That is so true! We’re not victims of our story.

@discordlexia2429

We are, but... We don't have to be.

@SK_2174

*find

@jayl5752

not fair*

@BraveLionheart

This shows that even though life is unfair you don’t have to be stuck dealing with it. U can change your own future and determine it

@alfredhumphrey5431

Okk

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@TwinkleScenepacks

I love when she says "nobody but me is gonna change my story" that felt so strong

@katiexyz3263

But it’s not entirely true because Ms Honey helps change her story and the song at the end is about helping people see themselves as someone new

@Jaismind

@Katie XYZ  I agree! But I do also think thar her actions lead her and everyone else in the school to stand up to Ms trunchbull. So really she did change her story + everyone else's :)♡

@TheWchurchill4pm

It’s starts with one person:
“ Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”
Robert F. Kennedy

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