Get the Facts


Get the Facts is a song that Nellie Brie sings to Fievel Mousekewitz in An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster. Nellie sings it to encourage Fievel to overcome his fears by approaching them with logic and reasoning.


Nellie: When the night is dark With shadows all around And monsters everywhere you turn There's a very simple secret I have found That anyone with courage can learn Get the facts! All the whats and wheres and whys Get the facts! Simply open up your eyes Seek the truth, find the proof And your fears will all go poof Follow the tracks Get the facts!

Get the facts! Stick your nose in everywhere Get the facts! Snoop it here and sniff it there Find the clues, see it through Do the best that you can do Don't be lax Get the facts!

Everyone's afraid at times But if you use your wits You'll find what once was scary Is really very ordinary

Fievel: Get the facts?

Nellie: Don't you listen to the gabble

Nellie and Fievel: Get the facts!

Fievel: Not the balderdash and babble

Nellie: Don't give up on the goal Til you've figured out the whole ball of wax

Fievel: Get the facts!

Nellie: Learn to tell the difference Between truth and fairy tales For when it's all in focus You'll find it's mostly hocus pocus

Both: Get the facts!

Nellie: Keep your eye on every house

Both: Get the facts!

Fievel: On every dog and cat and mouse

Nellie: Shine your light, make it bright

Both: Everything will turn out right

Nellie: Don't be lax!

Fievel: Follow tracks!

Nellie: Give the boogie man the axe!

Both: Get the facts!

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