SONG LYRICS FOR: "BACK TO THE JUNGLE"
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Lead vocal: Jerry Paladino
Lyrics and Music: Jerry Paladino

"BACK TO THE JUNGLE"

Verse 1
Well, "right and wrong" when Dad was young
Was very plain to everyone,
Simple like the A-B-C's
He learned when he was three.
But those days of clarity are passed;
Today they're teaching in our class
That any point of view is true,
And there are no more absolutes.

Verse 2
They teach man descended from the ape,
So monkey ways we imitate,
We follow where our impulse leads
And do just as we please.
Yes, morally we've been advised
To do what's right in our own eyes;
And while we're feeling free at last,
Our society is crumblin' fast,
and we're headed...

Chorus 1
Back to the jungle,
'Cause we're throwing out all of the rules,
We broke with our forefathers,
Kicked the Good Book out of the schools;--
Turned a blind eye and a deaf ear
To the wisdom that's from above,
So it's back to the jungle,
Unless we get back to the God of love.

Verse 3
You know, in science and technology,
We're pressing forward rapidly,
But looking at things morally,
How are our priorities?:
We save the whales, the rats, the pests,
But kill the babies God would bless.
We shell out for a probe in space,
But don't give a damn about the human race.

Verse 4
Oh, television's laid good taste aside-
Pandora's box is open wide;
Now good is evil, and evil's good,
Or so says Hollywood.
We've all acquired a taste for blood-
A show without some is a dud;
We eat it up and then lament
Our streets our violent,
And we're headed...

Chorus 2
Back to the jungle,
'Cause we're throwing out all of the rules,
We broke with our forefathers,
Kicked the Good Book out of our schools--;
Turned a blind eye and a deaf ear
To the wisdom that's from above,
So it's back to the jungle,
Unless we get back...

Verse 5
Oh, how much longer will we stand
The mass confusion in our land?
All our wisdom's in defeat
As hatred rules the streets!
We've tried man's theories long enough-
This world's headed down and I'm fed up.
Wake up now and buck the tide
And stop this downward slide!

[Repeat Verse 5]

Music break: ---[Two times]

Lead break: ---[two times]

[Repeat Chorus 1]

We have got to,
We've gotta get back, we've gotta get back!
Oh, we have got to,
We've gotta get back, oh, oh!
We have got to,
We've gotta get back, we've gotta get back!
Oh, we have got to,
We've gotta get back, oh, oh!
[We gotta get back to the God of love!]
We have got to, we've gotta get back,
We've gotta get back [to the God of love!]
Oh, we have got to,
We've gotta get back, oh, oh!

We gotta get back,
We gotta to get back, we gotta to get,
We gotta get back,
We gotta to get back, we gotta to get,
We gotta get back,
We gotta to get back, we gotta to get,
We gotta get back,
We gotta to get back, we gotta to get ...

 

"BACK TO THE JUNGLE" (with chords)

Intro:
(C#m7)-(Bsus2/C#)-(Asus2/C#)
(C#m7)-(Bsus2/C#)-(C#m7)-(Bsus2/C#)
(C#m7)-(Bsus2/C#)-(C#m7)-(B)

Verse 1
Well, (C#m7)"right and wrong" when Dad was young
Was (F#7)very plain to everyone,
(E)Simple like the (Amaj7)A-B-C's
He (F#m/D#)learned when he was (G#7)three.
But those (C#m7)days of clarity are passed;
To(F#7)day they're teaching in our class
That (E)any point of (Amaj7)view is true,
And (F#m/D#)there are (G#7)no more (C#m7)absolutes.(F#)

Verse 2
They teach (C#m7)man descended from the ape,
So (F#7)monkey ways we imitate,
We (E)follow where our (Amaj7)impulse leads
And (F#m/D#)do just as we (G#7)please.
Yes, (C#m7)morally we've been advised
To (F#7)do what's right in our own eyes;
And (E)while we're feeling (Amaj7)free at last,
Our (F#m/D#)society is crumblin' (G#7)fast,
and we're headed...

Chorus 1
(C#m)Back to the jungle,
'Cause we're (F#/C#)throwing out all of the rules,
We (A)broke with our fore(G#)fathers,
Kicked the (C#m)Good Book (E)out of the schools;(F)-(F#)-(G#)
Turned a (C#m)blind eye and a deaf ear
To the (F#/C#)wisdom that's from above,
So it's (F#m)back (G#m)to the (A)jungle(B),
Un(A)less we get back (G#)to the God of (C#m7)love.

(C#m)-(F#7)-(C#m)-(F#7)

Verse 3
You know, in (C#m7)science and technology,
We're (F#7)pressing forward rapidly,
But (E)looking at things (Amaj7)morally,
How are (F#m/D#)our priori(G#7)ties?:
We (C#m7)save the whales, the rats, the pests,
But (F#7)kill the babies God would bless.
We (E)shell out for a (Amaj7)probe in space,
But (F#m/D#)don't give a (G#7)damn about the (C#m7)human race.(F#7)

Verse 4
Oh, (C#m7)television's laid good taste aside-
Pan(F#7)dora's box is open wide;
Now (E)good is evil, and (Amaj7)evil's good,
Or (F#m/D#)so says Holly(G#7)wood.
We've (C#m7)all acquired a taste for blood-
A (F#7)show without some is a dud;
We (E)eat it up and (Amaj7)then lament
Our (F#m/D#)streets our vio(G#7)lent,
And we're headed...

Chorus 2
(C#m)Back to the jungle,
'Cause we're (F#/C#)throwing out all of the rules,
We (A)broke with our fore(G#)fathers,
Kicked the (C#m)Good Book (E)out of our schools(F)-(F#)-(G#);
Turned a (C#m)blind eye and a deaf ear
To the (F#/C#)wisdom that's from above,
So it's (F#m)back (G#m)to the (A)jungle(B),
Un(A)less we get back...(G#)
(C#m)-(Caug)-(E/B)-(F#)-(A)-(B)

Verse 5
(C#m)Oh, how much longer (Caug)will we stand
The mass confusion (E/B)in our land?
All our wisdom's (F#)in defeat
As (A)hatred (B)rules the (C#m)streets!
We've tried man's theories long e(Caug)nough-
This world's headed down and (E/B)I'm fed up.
Wake up now and buck the (F#)tide
And (A)stop this (B)downward (C#m)slide!

[Repeat Verse 5]

Music break: (C#m7)-(Bsus2/C#)-(C#m7)-(Bsus2/C#)[Two times]

Lead break: (C#m7)-(Bsus2/C#)-(Asus2/C#)-(Bsus2/C#)[two times]

[Repeat Chorus 1]

(C#m)-(Bsus2/C#)-(Asus2/C#)-(Bsus2/C#)

(C#m)We have got to,
We've (Bsus2/C#)gotta get back, we've gotta get back!
Oh, (Asus2/C#)we have got to,
We've (Bsus2/C#)gotta get back, oh, oh!
(C#m)We have got to,
We've (Bsus2/C#)gotta get back, we've gotta get back!
Oh, (Asus2/C#)we have got to,
We've (Bsus2/C#)gotta get back, oh, oh!
[We gotta get back to the God of love!]
(C#m)We have got to, we've (Bsus2/C#)gotta get back,
We've gotta get back [to the God of love!]
Oh, (Asus2/C#)we have got to,
We've (Bsus2/C#)gotta get back, oh, oh!

We (C#m)gotta get back,
We gotta to get back, we gotta to get,
We (Bsus2/C#)gotta get back,
We gotta to get back, we gotta to get,
We (Asus2/C#)gotta get back,
We gotta to get back, we gotta to get,
We (Bsus2/C#)gotta get back,
We gotta to get back, we gotta to get ...

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