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The Jungle Book (live-action)

I Wanna Be Like You

Lyrics from The Jungle Book (Live-Action)
Performed by Christopher Walken

Mowgli, Louie

Now I'm the king of the swingers
Oh, the jungle VIP
I've reached the top and had to stop
And that's what's botherin' me
I wanna be a man, mancub
And stroll right into town
And be just like the other men
I'm tired of monkeyin' around!

Oh, oobee doo
I wanna be like you
I wanna walk like you
Talk like you, too
You'll see it's true
Someone like me
Can learn to be like someone like you

Now don't try to kid me, mancub
I'll make a deal with you
What I desire is man's red fire
To make my dream come true
Now give me the secret, mancub
Come on, clue me what to do
Give me the power of man's red flower
So I can be like you

Oh, oobee doo
I wanna be like you
I wanna walk like you
Talk like you, too
You'll see it's true
Someone like me
Can learn to be
Like someone like you

You might think it's ridiculous
That me, a gigantopithecus
Would ever dream I'd like to team up
With the likes of you, mancub
But together we'd have powers
All the jungle's treasures ours
I got desire, you got the fire
But the dream I dream takes two

So, ooh
I wanna be like you
I wanna use that flame
Just the same you can do
Oh, how magnificus it would be
A gigantopithecus like me
Could learn to do like you humans do
Can learn to be like someone like you
Can learn to be like someone like me

Lyrics transcribed by Disneyclips.com