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Lyrics
Jungle life
I'm far away from nowhere
On my own like Tarzan Boy
Hide and seek
I play along while rushing cross the forest
Monkey business on a sunny afternoon
Jungle life
I'm living in the open
Native beat that carries on
Burning bright
A fire the blows the signal to the sky
I sit and wonder does the message get to you
Night to night
Gimme the other, gimme the other
chance tonight
Gimme the other, gimme the other
Night to night
Gimme the other, gimme the other world
Jungle life
You're far away from nothing
It's all right
You won't miss home
Take a chance
Leave everything behind you
Come and join me
Won't be sorry
It's easy to survive
Jungle life
We're living in the open
All alone like Tarzan Boy
Hide and seek
We play along while rushing cross the forest
Monkey business on a sunny afternoon
Night to night
Gimme the other, gimme the other
Chance tonight
Oh Yeah
Night to night
Gimme the other, gimme the other
Night to night
You won't play
Night to night
Gimme the other, gimme the other
Chance tonight
Oh Yeah
Night to night
Night to night
Gimme the other, gimme the other
About Baltimora:
Jimmy McShane, aka Baltimora (May 23, 1957 - March 29, 1995) was a Northern Irish dancer and singer, known for his 1985 hit "Tarzan Boy". Despite being the focus of the band, his songs were written by Maurizio Bassi and Naimy Hackett, with some exceptions (Jimmy himself wrote the lyrics to the track 'Survivor In Love'.
Baltimora first appeared during the summer of 1985 sweeping over Europe, before finding release in the United States via EMI. The time it took for EMI to finally break "Tarzan Boy" in America resulted in the song earning a six month stay on the Hot 100, ultimately peaking at #13 in the early spring of 1986. His first album, Living in the Background arrived some time later.
"Tarzan Boy" made a second run up the Hot 100 in the spring of 1993, climbing to #51 thanks to its appearance in the movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III. No such resurgence occurred when the song appeared again in a movie a few years later: this time in the 1997 Chris Farley comedy, Beverly Hills Ninja.
"Tarzan Boy" caught the attention of millions in a 1995 Listerine commercial, which featured the song playing (minus the lead vocals) while a computer-animated bottle of blue minty mouthwash swung around on vines in a colorful digital jungle. Also "Tarzan Boy" features in Coca-Cola Light´s spots in Latin American and Spain campaigns.
McShane died March 29, 1995 as a result of AIDS.