Song Lyric Sunday: Metal – ‘Welcome To The Jungle’

For this week’s Song Lyric Sunday, the musical genre of choice is ‘Metal’. At least I didn’t have to look that one up, even though it’s not as straightforward as it seems: heavy metal? thrash metal? Saints preserve us, death metal? And even trickier – at what point does rock music become metal.

Well, I think this – the opening track on Gums ‘n Roses’ debut album, ‘Appetite For Destruction’ – may be close to the rock end of thl spectrum, but I’d call it metal for the sake of argument. Either way, you must admit that it’s a helluva way to announce yourself to the world,

And I think my dear daughter will approve of my choice.

Oh my God
Jump

Welcome to the jungle, we got fun and games
We got everything you want, honey, we know the names
We are the people that can find whatever you may need
If you got the money, honey, we got your disease

In the jungle, welcome to the jungle
Watch it bring you to your shun-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n, knees, knees
Mwah, ah, I wanna watch you bleed

Welcome to the jungle, we take it day by day
If you want it you’re going to bleed, but it’s the price you pay
And you’re a very sexy girl, it’s very hard to please
You can taste the bright lights, but you won’t get there for free

In the jungle, welcome to the jungle
Feel my, my, my, my serpentine
Oh, ah, I wanna hear you scream

Welcome to the jungle, it gets worse here everyday
You learn to live like an animal in the jungle where we play
If you got a hunger for what you see, you’ll take it eventually
You can have anything you want, but you better not take it from me

In the jungle, welcome to the jungle
Watch it bring you to your shun-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n, knees, knees
Mwah, I wanna watch you bleed

And when you’re high, you never
Ever want to come down
So down, so down, so down, yeah

You know where you are?
You’re in the jungle, baby
You’re gonna die

In the jungle, welcome to the jungle
Watch it bring you to your shun-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n, knees, knees
In the jungle, welcome to the jungle
Feel my, oh my, my, my serpentine
Jungle, welcome to the jungle
Watch it bring you to your shun-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n, knees, knees

In the jungle, welcome to the jungle
Watch it bring you to your, it’s going to bring you down, huh

Written by Duff Rose Mckagan / Izzy Stradlin / Saul Hudson / Steven Adler / W. Axl Rose

Song Lyric Sunday 15 January 2023

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