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Song Parodies -> "Swing Like Tarzan"

Original Song Title:

"Big in Japan"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Alphaville

Parody Song Title:

"Swing Like Tarzan"

Parody Written by:

the_conqueror_of_parodies

The Lyrics

A man has an ambition...a possibly stupid ambition, but an ambition nonetheless!
I would love to climb
Up that little rope snake and then let my hair blow in the wind
But I won't be foolish
And think that it's really simple, shoots the chance for failure high
The grip's the first trick, you see
Flounder when it turns slipp'ry then I fall and hurt my toes again
I don't wanna go kersplat
I'd prefer to zoom through jungle skies, I really wanna swing like Tarzan

Oh, wanna swing like Tarzan, that's right, swing like Tarzan, faux flight
Swing like Tarzan, ooh, careen through trees, so cool
Swing like Tarzan, yes, I want to climb those jungle vines
Cause I really wanna swing like Tarzan
Oh, wanna swing like Tarzan

Please ignore the flayed-off skin
Just a consequence of holdin' on too long, I still won't quit
If I get another bruise
I get a discount for the hospital, still try to dodge those trees
If George is all you can see, can't take me seriously
I enjoyed the film, I'll grant
But my role model's a diff'rent type, I clearly wanna swing like Tarzan

Oh, wanna swing like Tarzan, that's right, swing like Tarzan, so high
Swing like Tarzan, ooh, miss trees easy, won't bruise
Swing like Tarzan, yes, I wish those vines held my grip tight
Cause I really wanna swing like Tarzan
Oh, wanna swing like Tarzan, that's right, swing like Tarzan, fast-like
Swing like Tarzan, ooh, move easily, look cool
Swing like Tarzan, yes, I've failed, but I won't stop my tries
Cause I really wanna swing like Tarzan
Oh, wanna swing like Tarzan

Oh, wanna swing like Tarzan, that's right, swing like Tarzan, big strides
Swing like Tarzan, ooh, won't bean my knees on wood
Swing like Tarzan, yes, I know that I'm rarely outside
Still I really wanna swing like Tarzan
Oh, wanna swing like Tarzan

I might do an actual parody about Tarzan in the future, might not, we'll see. Not as high on my priorities list as, say, endless more comic book parodies.

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