"One Jump Ahead" is a song sung by Emma as she and Mimi are trying to avoid getting caught by the police. The song serves as Emma's introduction in High School Days.


Emma: Gotta jump ahead of the breadline

One swing ahead of the sword

I steal only what I can't afford

That's everything!

One jump ahead of the lawmen

That's all, and that's no joke

These guys don't appreciate I'm broke!

Officers: Riffraff! Street rat!

Scoundrel! Take that!

Emma: Just a little snack, guys!

Officers: Rip her open, take it back guys!

Emma: I can take a hint, gotta face the facts

You're my only friend, Mimi!

Models: Oh, it's sad how Emma's hit the bottom

She's become a one-girl rise in crime

Maid: I'd blame parents, except she hasn't got 'em!

Emma: Gotta eat to live, gotta steal to eat

Tell you all about it when I got the time!

One jump ahead of the slowpokes

One skip ahead of my doom

Next time gonna use a nom de plume.

One jump ahead of the hitmen

One hit ahead of the flock

I think I'll take a stroll around the block.

Vendor: Stop, thief!


Emma: Mimi!?

Woman: Scandal!

Emma: Let's not be too hasty

Champ Kind: Still I think she's rather sexy!

Emma: Gotta eat to live, gotta steal to eat

Otherwise we'd get along!

Officers: WRONG!

Emma: One jump ahead of the hoofbeats!

Officers: Vandal!

Emma: One hop ahead of the hump!

Officers: Street rat!

Emma: One trick ahead of disaster

Officers: Scoundrel!

Emma: They're quick, but I'm much faster

Officers: Take that!

Emma: Here goes, better throw my hand in

Wish me happy landin'

All I gotta do is jump!


  • The song itself is a parody of the original One Jump Ahead song from the 1992 animated classic, Aladdin

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