Song of the Day #3,079: ‘You’re Welcome’ – Dwayne Johnson

moanaThough Moana‘s title character is obviously in the lead role, the film’s biggest star is Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who voices the demi-god Maui. Based on an actual figure in Hawaiian mythology, Maui is said to have wielded a giant fishhook, raised islands from the deep, lifted the sky, slowed down the sun and invented the coconut tree.

Johnson is a hoot in what’s essentially the genie role from Aladdin with a lot more tattoos. But unlike Robin Williams, he complements the film more than takes it over.

He also sings, which might come as a surprise, unless you remember his lovely performance of ‘What a Wonderful World’, sung to Michael Caine and Peeta in Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.

Here he tackles a hilarious show-stopper and even raps effectively, proving there’s nothing The Rock can’t do. Except float.

Okay, okay
I see what’s happening yeah
You’re face-to-face with greatness and it’s strange
You don’t even know how you feel, It’s adorable!
Well it’s nice to see that humans never change

Open your eyes, let’s begin
Yes it’s really me, It’s Maui! Breathe it in
I know it’s a lot, the hair, the bod!
When you’re staring at a demigod

What can I say except “You’re welcome”
For the tides, the sun, the sky
Hey, it’s okay, it’s okay, you’re welcome
I’m just an ordinary demi-guy!

Hey, what has two thumbs and pulled up the sky
When you were waddling ye high?
This guy!

When the nights got cold, who stole you fire from down below?
You’re looking at him, yo!

Oh, also I lasso’d the sun
You’re welcome
To stretch your days and bring you fun

Also, I harnessed the breeze
You’re welcome
To fill your sails and shake your trees

So what can I say except you’re welcome?
For the islands I pulled from the sea
There’s no need to pray, it’s okay, you’re welcome
I guess it’s just my way of being me
You’re welcome, you’re welcome
Well, come to think of it

Kid, honestly I can go on and on
I can explain every natural phenomenon
The tide, the grass, the ground
Oh, that was Maui just messing around
I killed an eel, I buried its guts
Sprouted a tree, now you’ve got coconuts
What’s the lesson? What is the takeaway?
Don’t mess with Maui when he’s on the breakaway
And the tapestry here in my skin
Is a map of the victories I win
Look where I’ve been I make everything happen
Look at that mean mini Maui just tippity tappin’
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, Hey!

Well anyway, let me say you’re welcome!
For the wonderful world you know
Hey, it’s okay, it’s okay you’re welcome!
Well, come to think of it, I gotta go
Hey, it’s your day to say you’re welcome!
‘Cause I’m gonna need that boat
I’m sailing away, away, you’re welcome!
‘Cause Maui can do anything but float

You’re welcome, you’re welcome
And thank you!

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #3,079: ‘You’re Welcome’ – Dwayne Johnson

  1. Dana says:

    Honestly, who doesn’t like The Rock? And I had no idea he could sing! He was great in this. I’d like to see this song nominated just to get him up on that Oscar stage singing.šŸ˜„

  2. Peg says:

    Who doesn’t like the Rock indeed! Love the song šŸ™‚

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