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I wanna be like you (XYP)
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A version of Disney's classic from "The Jungle Book" by the international group XYP, made up with singers from Scotland, England, Wales and the Netherlands. A group created and disbanded in 2007 (he he, long live XYP). By the way, "P" is for "project" and XY...? Is it for "we love Kyle XY?".

Oh, I'm the king of the swingers, Ooh!
The jungle VIP
I reached the top and had to stop
And that's what's bothering me
I wanna be a man, man-cub
And stroll right into town
And be just like the other men
'Cause I'm tired of monkeying around!

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

Don't try to kid me, man-cub
I made a deal with you
What I desire is man's red fire
To make my dream come true
Give me the secret, man-cub
Clue me what to do
Give me the power of man's red flower
So I can be like you

Woah, oobee doo
I wanna be like you
I wanna walk like you
Talk like you, too
You'll see it's true
An ape like me
Can learn to be human too
(I wanna be a human too)

Woah, oobee doo
I wanna be like you
I wanna walk like you
Talk like you, too
You'll see it's true
An ape like me
Can learn to be human too

SWINGERS= People (or animals in this case) that swing.
To SWING is to move like a pendulum from one place to another. That's the way monkeys move (and Tarzan too), so here, "swingers" means "monkeys".
Another meaning of "swinger" may be a person who likes "swing" (a kind of music). And this song is a swing (well, I think, I don't know much about swing anyway).
There's yet another meaning for "swingers" but I'm not going to talk about it ;)

I'M THE KING OF THE SWINGERS= I'm the best swinger, in this case "the best monkey". But here it also means literally "I'm the king of the monkeys", because the one singing this song in the movie is King Louie, the king of the monkeys.

V.I.P.= Very Important Person.

BOTHERING= If something bothers you, you don't like it, you feel uncomfortable about it.

MAN-CUB= Very young people are babies and very young animals are cubs (well, at least with mammals). I am a man, and I sometimes say "a baby dog" (when I mean a puppy), so King Louie is an animal and he says "man cub" when he means "a young boy". You get it?

STROLL= /strəʊl/ Walk. If you stroll into a place or you go for a stroll, you go for a walk there.

RIGHT= This word emphasizes expressions of time and place, so it means nothing, just for emphasis.

CAUSE= Because.

MONKEYING AROUND= Do stupid things / have fun in a silly way / waste time doing useless things, probably funny things.

WANNA= Want to.

TALK LIKE YOU, TOO= (I also want to) talk like you.

APE= Monkey, especially the big species of monkeys. In this case it's an orang-utan.

KID= Deceive, confuse, play a joke on someone. It also means "child".

I MADE A DEAL WITH YOU= When you make a deal with someone, you promise to do something for him and they promise to do something for you. It is also very often used to arrange commercial transactions (but not here).

TO MAKE MY DREAM COME TRUE= To make my dream real.

CLUE ME= Give me a clue. A CLUE or a "hint" is a little piece of information that can help you guess the mystery.

MAN'S RED FLOWER= Fire (yea, it's kind of a stupid metaphor, but what can you expect from a crazy monkey?)

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