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My Funny Friend and Me
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Featured in The Emperor's New Groove
Composed by Sting, David Hartley
Performed by (real life) Sting

My Funny Friend and Me is the theme song composed by David Hartley and Sting and performed by Sting, featured in the ending credits of The Emperor's New Groove. It narrates Kuzco and Pacha's friendship's development from Kuzco's point of view.


In the quiet time of evening
When the stars assume their patterns
And the day has made his journey
And we wondered just what happened
To the life we knew
Before the world changed
When not a thing I held was true
But you were kind to me
And you reminded me
That the world is not my playground
There are other things that matter
What is simple needs protecting
My illusions all would shatter
But you stayed in my corner
The only world I know was upside down
And now the world and me
Know you carry me

You see the patterns in the big sky
Those constellations look like you and I
Just like the patterns in the big sky
We could be lost we could refuse to try
But we made it through
In the dark night
Who would those lucky guys turn out to be?
But that unusual blend
Of my funny friend and me

I'm not as clever as I thought I was
I'm not the boy I used to be because
You showed me something different
You showed me something pure
I always seemed so certain
But I was really never sure
But you stayed and you called my name
When others would have walked out on a lousy game
And look who made it through
But your funny friend and me

You see the patterns in the big sky
Those constellations look like you and I
That tiny planet and the bigger guy
I don't know whether I should laugh or cry

Just like the patterns in the big sky
We'll be together 'til the end this time
Don't know the answer or the reason why
We'll stick together 'til the day we die

If I had to do this all a second time
I won't complain or make a fuss
Who would the angels send?
But that unlikely blend
Of those two funny friends
That's us


  • 2000 Academy Awards: Best Original Song (Nominated)
  • 2001 Golden Globe Awards: Best Song (Nominated)