Talk to the Animals

Bobby Darin


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Leslie Bricusse
album: Track 8 in album Swingin' the Standards
release date: 1999-5-11
popularity : 17 users have visited this page.
genres: Jazz Pop
styles: Vocal/Swing/Ballad
length: 3:22

Album Information

label: Varèse Vintage Records
country(area): United States
format: CD
barcode: 030206600421
script: Latin

Cover Art

Bobby Darin Swingin' the Standards cover art


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If I could talk to the animals, just imagine it
Imagine talking to a tiger, chatting with a cheetah

I could take an animal degree
Alligator, guinea pig, and flea
I would converse in polar bear and python
If people ask me, "Can you speak rhinoceros?"

Think of the amazing repartee
Grunt and squeak and squawk with the animals

Think what fun we'd have asking over crocodiles for tea
What a lovely place the world would be
If I spoke slang to orangutans
Discussing Eastern art and dramas with intellectual llamas

And my Pekingese would be extremely good
I'd say, "Why not a [unverified] and I would"
If I could parlay with pachyderms
A man who walks with the animals and talks with the animals
And they could talk to him
Let me hear 'em talk
I'd study every creature's language
If friends said, "Can he talk in crab or maybe pelican?"

I'm gonna win a place in history
Grunt, squeak, squawk with the animals


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Don't Rain on My Parade
  • 2 Breaking Point
  • 3 It's Today
  • 4 After You've Gone
  • 5 The Shadow of Your Smile
  • 6 The Other Half of Me
  • 7 It's Only a Paper Moon
  • 8 Talk to the Animals
  • 9 I Believe in You
  • 10 Lover, Come Back to Me
  • 11 Liza All the Clouds'll Roll
  • 12 Silver Dollar
  • 13 Everybody Has the Right to Be Wrong
  • 14 Try to Remember
  • 15 I Will Wait for You
  • 16 After Today
  • 17 Cute
  • 18 Mame