Tarzan Boy

Album: Living In The Background (1985)
Charted: 3 13
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    Jungle life
    I'm far away from nowhere
    On my own like Tarzan boy

    Hide and seek
    I play alone while rushing 'cross the forest
    Monkey business on a sunny afternoon

    Jungle life
    I'm living in the open
    Native beat that carries on

    Burning bright
    A fire blows the signal to the sky
    I sit and wonder, does the message get to you?

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    Night to night
    Gimme the other, gimme the other
    Chance tonight
    Gimme the other, gimme the other
    Night to night
    Gimme the other, gimme the other world
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    Jungle life
    You're far away from nothing
    It's all right
    You won't miss home

    Take a chance
    Leave everything behind you
    Come and join me, won't be sorry
    It's easy to survive

    Jungle life
    We're living in the open
    All alone like Tarzans boy

    Hide and seek
    We play alone while rushing 'cross the forest
    Monkey business on a sunny afternoon

    Night to night
    Gimme the other, gimme the other
    Chance tonight, oh yeah
    Night to night
    Gimme the other, gimme the other
    Night to night
    You won't play

    Night to night
    Gimme the other, gimme the other
    Chance tonight, oh yeah
    Night to night, night to night
    Gimme the other, gimme the other
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    Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh Writer/s: Maurizio Bassi, Naimy Hackett
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 12

  • Kez from UkIf jimmy mc Shane was not the original singer of tarzan boy then to put everyone's minds at rest on who was the real singer let Maurizio bassi sing tarzan boy now that jimmy Mc Shane has passed away , and see the difference
  • Michelangelo from Ny CityTurtle power!!!
  • Zip Von Weltzien from Wisconsin UsaJimmy McShane was gay. He came out to his family at a very young age, and the family had a hard time accepting that he was gay. Jimmy moved from Ireland to London to study acting, dancing and singing, then later ended up in Italy where Baltimora was formed. To me, the song Tarzan Boy is about coming out gay, and the difficulty at that time of finding other gay people in the "urban jungles" of the World.
  • Bruno from Lima, PeruThe problem with Milli Vanilli was that they won the Grammy. Boney M and Technotronic (in the beginning) had "fake singers" lypsynching too and the woman in the C+C Music Factory's "Gonna Make You Sweat" video wasn't the singer but neither one nor another won the Grammy as Milli Vanilli did.
  • Sharon from Cleveland, OhThis song is architypal.
  • Joe from Gallipolis, Ohthis song is about johnny damon
  • Jeff from Austin, Txso, the dude in the video wasnt the guy singing, and he's the one who died of AIDS??? Im totally confused now. So, if the real guy who was singing is still alive, why the hell hasn't he recorded Tarzan Boy II?
  • Joshua from La Crosse, WiNow let me get this straight: Maurizio Bassi was the "real" Baltimora, but he hired this McShane guy to be its figurehead? Can you say "Milli Vanilli", boys and girls? How is it that Baltimora got away with this while MV didn't? (Actually, this was four years or so before Rob and Fab themselves came on the scene. I guess MV's disgrace is now complete - even their infamous identity scam itself turns out not to have been an original idea!)
  • Soutiman from Mumbai, IndiaVery catchy song. Will make my kids listen to it.
  • Woody from Moose Jaw, CanadaWhat does DANK mean?
  • Quin from Alpine, UtThis song is dank
  • Alex from New Orleans, LaThis is now best known as "the gay fuel there song",thanks to ytmnd.
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