Thursday, October 01, 2015

I Want to be Like You by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Now, I'm the King of the Swinger's Ball.
Jungle V.I.P.
Well, I reached the top and had to stop,
And that's what's bothering me.
A wannabe a man, now man cub, stroll right into town.
And be just like the other men,
I'm tired of monkeying around.
So, oooh-oooh-oooh.
I wanna be just like you.
I wanna walk like you,
Talk like you do.
You see, it's true,
An ape like me
Can learn to be human, too.
Yeah.
Now, don't you mess with me, man cub,
I made a deal with you.
What I desire is man's red fire ,
So I can be just like you.
Now, don't you mess with me, man cub,
Tell me what to do.
Give the power of man's red fire,
So I can be just like you.
So, ooh-ooh-ooh.
I wanna be just like you.
I wanna walk like you,
Talk like you do.
You see, it's true,
An ape like me
Can learn to be human, too.
Yes, and ooh.
I wanna be just like you.
I wanna walk like you,
Talk like you do.
You see, it's true,
An ape like me
Can learn to be human, too.

BLA BLA BLA THIS SUCKS, USED TO LIKE, NOW ITS NOTHING, BLA BLA BLA

2 comments:

Aaron Vattano said...

No. I still love this song. You can tell that Louie prima and Phil Harris were having a lot of fun when they recorded this song for the movie. And it is even more fun to listen to it now than when I was a kid. The song is awesome. Not sure about the big bad voodoo recording but the original is one of the few songs that is part of my childhood. A part of my make up. Archer loves this song too. We watch it whenever he can't sleep.

Pirate Aggro said...

Yes I have clear memories of listening to this on vinal and pondering it's meaning at great length and thing dude it ain't how you behave it's how you look. You will never be accepted. I did not realize the larger cultural comment it made. I doubt Disney even knew.