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The Jungle Book W-I-L-D song

words and music by Lorraine Feather and Paul Grabowsky, performed by John Goodman as Baloo, clip from The Jungle Book 2 (2003) movie

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Song lyrics


When we start to move.
(Hey, honey! It ain't no joke)
We got a savage groove
We didn't learn from human folk
No human folk
'Scuse our incivility
We're W-I-I-I-L-D

When the music plays. All the people stomp their feel
But a stompin' paw can lay down a better beat
Tell me we ain't naturally
W-I-I-I-L-D

It's a snap to bring out the beast in you
You're free like ze bird. It's true
Or a frog or a hog
Baby, we were born free

From the baddest cat to the sweetest little deer
Tonight's the night we're gonna get our tails in gear
Show me your ferocity
Go W-I-I-I-L-D

We snort, we squeak,
Up high or deep underground
We snarl, we shriek,
We fly round and round and round

The old mongoose gets good and loose
The ocelot gives it all he's got
The parakeet goes tweedle-deet
The red macaque shouts. "Hang on. Jack"
The tiny worm the pachyderm
The spotted cat, the water rat
The great cuckoo, the bear Baloo
Are W-I-L-D

Here's the thing
If we're broke. We never squawk
We don't need to check no clock
To know what time it is
It's time to rock
When you dance like that. Hey. honey. It sure is hip

I want to tip my hat but I got no hat to tip
I don't need no hat
Ask me why and I won't lie
I'm W-I-I-I-L-D

We grunt, we growl
Up high or deep underground
We hoot, we howl
We fly round and round and round
My. Oh. Me. It's plain to see
We're W-I-I-I-L-D

He. She. Me. You-nique-ally
W-I-I-I-L-D
Every beastie running free
W-I-I-I-I-I-I-L-D

Snapshot pictures

When we start to move we got a savage groove
When we start to move we got a savage groove
  When the music plays all the people stomp their feel
When the music plays all the people stomp their feel
The great cuckoo, the bear Baloo are W-I-L-D
The great cuckoo, the bear Baloo are W-I-L-D
  It's time to rock when you dance like that
It's time to rock when you dance like that
The song is included in The Jungle Book Movie Songs

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