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Much Needed Advice is a song in Disney/Pixar's Coco which is sung by Ernesto de la Cruz and Miguel Rivera. Miguel is hiding with his memorial to Ernesto de la Cruz from his music-hating family, which has many pieces of memorabilia to Cruz. Miguel watches a VHS tape, titled “Best of De La Cruz,” that includes several of his favorite pieces of footage taken of Cruz. During this scene, Miguel held the guitar he had made and tried to mimic Cruz’s guitar playing, showing to the audience how he learned to play music.


[ERNESTO DE LA CRUZ, spoken] I have to sing, I have to play! The music, it's, it's not just in me it is me When life gets me down, I play my guitar The rest of the world may follow the rules, but I must follow my heart You know that feeling? Like there's a song in the air and it's playing just for you?


The feeling's so close you can reach out and touch it I never knew I could want something so much but it's true


You must have faith sister

[WOMAN, spoken] Oh but Padre, he will never listen

[ERNESTO DE LA CRUZ, spoken] He will listen to music


Only a song, only a song, has the power to change a heart


Never underestimate the power of music

[WOMAN, spoken] But my father, he will never give me permission!

[ERNESTO DE LA CRUZ, spoken] I am done asking permission. When you see your moment, you mustn't let it pass you by, you must seize it

[INTERVIEWER, spoken] Señor de la Cruz, what did it take for you to seize your moment?

[ERNESTO DE LA CRUZ, spoken] I've had to have faith in my dream, No one was going to hand it to me, it was up to me reach for that dream, grab it tight

[MIGUEL & CRUZ] And make it come true


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