Mr. Robinson: Up til' now, my life's been good. Treated me well, I can't complain. Met a woman, raised the kid and every day just felt the same.
But there's something deep inside of me that always wanted to be free. And now I think the time is right... [starts to sing raising his voice] to show you what I mean!
[takes off his suit, revealing his dance clothes]
I wanna sing!
I wanna dance!
I wanna touch the sky with my own two hands!
If I sing to the world, it'll set me free, and let me be who I wanna be!
Dance, dance and sing! I'm gonna give it my everything!
Then fortune and fame will be at my command, as I whisk you off to a wonderland!
I'll hip-hop and jive with my heart and my soul!
Do the twist and the bump , do the rock and the roll, I'll tango fandango, manero marengue. I'll fly like a bird if you set me free!
Like a skylark on the wing, or a rosebud in the spring, like a gangster and his bling, like fish bait from a sling, like a puppet with no string, like an English feudal king! Like all those kinds of wonderful, wonderful, things!
I wanna be freeeeeeeee!
- The beat in this song is similar to Bonnie Tyler's song "Holding Out For a Hero."
- There are also some similarities to Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive."