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

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
Every beastie running free

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The song is included in The Jungle Book Movie Songs.

When Shanti goes to get water for the first time, and Mowgli and Ranjan sneak out to follow her, she seems to be humming the song that first lured Mowgli into the village in the first place in The Jungle Book (1967).

Mae Whitman (Shanti) and Jim Cummings (Kaa and Colonel Hathi) previously starred in Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas (1999) as the voices of the little girl and Pete, respectively. (imdb)

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