Tarzan is one of the best soundtracks that Disney has ever produced, and it is my favourite movie soundtrack of all time. After seeing the movie for the hundredth time, I had a deeper appreciation for the soundtrack. Here's my favourite lines from the songs.
♫ I can see there is too much to learn... ♫
Put your faith in what you most believe in
Disney films are known for uplifting messages, and the opening line from Two worlds is precisely that.
Every moment now the bond grows stronger, Two worlds, one family.
The sense that all the people and creatures in the jungle are one big family, does make more and more sense as the film progresses. These two lines come from the reprise version of the song, backing up this statement.
You'll be in my Heart
Come stop your crying, It will be alright.
There's a reason why children need there mothers. Or more accurately, people who act like mothers. Tarzan needs a mother figure in his life, hence why Kala fits the bill perfectly. Right from the beginning of the film, their relationship is strong. Very strong.
Just take my hand, Hold it tight.
I will protect you, From all around you,
I will be here, Don't you cry.
For one so small, You seem so strong.
This is a sign of things to come. Tarzan is very strong, considering his size compared to his fellow Gorillas. Yet, he can hold his own.
This bond between us, can't be broken.
No matter what happens in the film, Tarzan's bond with Kala cannot be broken.
Why can't they understand the way we feel?
This links back to the main message of the first song, Two worlds, one family. Tarzan maybe very different in terms of appearance to the Gorillas, but they have a lot in common too. Hence why they accepted Tarzan into the family.
They just don't trust, what they can't explain.
I know we're different but, deep inside us.
We're not that different at all.
When destiny calls you, You must be strong (you gotta be strong)
This foreshadowing later in the film, with things take a turn for the worse, with both Sabora and the presence of the humans.
♫ Why do I have this growing need to be beside her? ♫
Son of Man
Oh, the power to be strong,
Similar the lyric from the previous song, For one so small, You seem so strong, it shows Tarzan puts in a lot of effort to be like his fellow Gorillas.
And the wisdom to be wise.
This is referencing the next song, Strangers Like Me, in the sense that all the things that Tarzan is learning, he will eventually master it all. The king of the jungle. Or more accurately than that, the master of the jungle.
All these things will come to you in time.
On this journey that you're making.
There'll be answers that you'll seek.
And it's you who'll climb the mountain,
It's you who'll reach the peak.
Strangers Like Me
Whatever you do, I'll do it too,
Tarzan has so much to learn, so anything and everything that Jane and the Professor can teach Tarzan about the another world is all new. Tarzan doesn't seem to be fazed by all the new things he learns, he embraces it. However, he knows there's much more he learns to learn.
Show me everything and tell me how.
I can see there's so much to learn,
It's all so close and yet so far.
Every gesture, every move that she makes,
Just when Tarzan starts learning out the real world, it's the feeling of love that makes him so confused. She is the most beautiful person he has ever seen, but he doesn't know why.
Makes me feel like never before.
Why do I have, this growing need to be beside her.
Ooo, these emotions I never knew,
Tarzan has now got a lot of knowledge about the other world. But why is it so different to the world he knows? Does that mean there's two worlds?
Of some other world far beyond this place.
Beyond the trees, above the clouds,
I see before me a new horizon.
Come with me now to see my world.
Jane has shown Tarzan her world, now it's Tarzan turn to return the favour. Tarzan knows all the secrets of the jungle, and is able to show Jane only a small portion of it, but she loves it.
Where there's beauty beyond your dreams.
Can you feel the things I feel,
Right now, with you.
Take my hand, there's a world I need to know.
Trashin' the Camp
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Yep, just as I suspected – I have no idea what that means. Erm… analysis… its catchy? Yes, its catchy!
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