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"Who Better than Me" is a song from Tarzan: The Musical. It is first sung in Act One when Terk (who is male in this adaptation) decides to train a juvenile Tarzan. In it, Tarzan reveals his need for assistance to go far. Later, it is reprised in Act Two when Tarzan has to lead the humans to the gorillas, but intends to have Terk lure Kerchak away.

Lyrics

Original

Terk: You're one of a kind.
I can't explain it.
You're kind of cool in a wonderful way.
Though you're weird,
You can make it.

And who better than me
To teach you?
Who better than me
To set you on your way.

This could take
Some hangin' in there
Though with persuasion, I could take you on up.
Make you grow up beside the others.

And who better than me
To lead you?
Who better than me
To take you all the way.

Terk & Young Tarzan: Strugglin' along for years and years.

Terk: Until I came along for you.
Now it's all comin' together
And

Terk & Young Tarzan: Together we'll see this through,
You for me and me for you.

Young Tarzan: I can learn.
I can listen.
I know there's something deep inside, but
I need assistance
To go the distance.

Terk: And who better than me

Young Tarzan: To teach me?

Terk: Who better than me?

Young Tarzan: To tell me all you know?

Terk: Who better than me?

Young Tarzan: You reach me.

Terk: Who better than me

Terk & Young Tarzan: To show them all we know?

Oh!

Reprise

Terk: Ooh, you need a friend
Some timely intervention
Some tough love to save you from yourself.
So it's me to
Get your attention.

'Cause who better than me
To save you?
Who better than me
To make you change your mind?

There's no doubt,
You're not controlling your emotions.
You're hard-headed and stubborn too.
There's no one else
With my devotion.

So who better than me
To show you?
Who better than me
To convince you you're wrong.

Tarzan: Terk, listen.
My eyes are wide open.
I'm seeing clear.
I feel so alive.
For once I'm happy to be me.
And it feels good.
Oh, yes, it feels good.

Terk: With the eyes and the tender persuasion,
I feel (?) to help you through.
And though I still can't
See the attraction,

Who better than me?

(Tarzan: Nobody but you.)

Terk: Who better than me?

(Tarzan: May take this all the way.)

Terk: Who better than me?

(Tarzan: To help me.)

Terk: Who better than me

Terk & Tarzan: To make this dream come true?

Terk: Who better than me
To help him?
Who better than me
To put a smile on his face?
Who better than me,
His best friend?
Who better than me
To make his dreams come true?

Ohhhhhhhh, yeah!


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Media
Films: Tarzan/Video/SoundtrackTarzan & JaneTarzan IIThe Legend of Tarzan

Television: The Legend of TarzanHouse of Mouse
Video Games: Disney's TarzanTarzan: UntamedReturn to the JungleKingdom HeartsDisney's Extreme Skate AdventureDisney Infinity
Books: Read-Aloud StorybookDisney's Wonderful World of Reading Little Golden StorybookThe Tarzan ChroniclesBanana Hunt

Disney Parks
Art of AnimationDisney Animation BuildingTarzan's Treehouse

Entertainment: Fantasmic!La Forêt de l’Enchantement: Une aventure musicale DisneyOne Man's Dream II: The Magic Lives On!Tarzan Rocks!Tarzan: The EncounterThe Golden Mickeys
Shops: Professor Porter's Trading Post
Parade: Parade of the StarsFlights of Fantasy ParadeMickey's Soundsational Parade
Firework: Celebrate the MagicHappily Ever AfterTree of Life Awakens

Characters
Original: TarzanTerkTantorKalaKerchakFlynt and MungoSaborLord and Lady GreystrokeManuJane PorterArchimedes Q. PorterClayton and his menBaboons

Midquel: ZugorMama GundaKago and Uto
TV Series: Robert CanlerNigel TaylorTublatHistaZuthoGozan and HungoIan McTeagueThaddeus HuntJake & SamMabayaCount Nikolas RokoffLady WalthamQueen LaLeopard MenMuviroKajUsulaDr. DoyleEleanorGreenlyHazelIanLieutenant Colonel StaquaitRenard DumontSamuel T. PhilanderTheodore RooseveltHugo and HooftNura and SheetaEdgar Rice BurroughsManganiJabariDaniaGerman PoacherBasuliNaohChief KeewaziNigel TaylorFemale Tyrannosaurus RexVelociraptorsTriceratops

Episodes
Season One: "Race Against Time" • "Trading Post" • "Lost Cub" • "Lost City of Opar" • "Fugitives" • "Rogue Elephant" • "Poisoned River" • "Enemy Within" • "Fountain" • "Hidden World" • "Rift" • "Giant Beetles" • "Jungle Madness" • "Protege" • "Leopard Men Rebellion" • "Rough Rider" • "Seeds of Destruction" • "Silver Ape" • "Challenger" • "Outbreak" • "Silver Screen" • "Beast from Below" • "All-Seeing Elephant" • "New Wave" • "Lost Treasure" • "Return of La" • "One Punch Mulligan" • "Missing Link" • "Prison Break" • "Eagle's Feather" • "Face from the Past" • "Caged Fury" • "Gauntlet of Vengeance" • "Mysterious Visitor" • "Tublat's Revenge"

Season Two: "British Invasion" • "Volcanic Diamond Mine" • "Flying Ace"

Songs
Film: Two WorldsYou'll Be in My HeartSon of ManTrashin' the CampStrangers Like Me

Musical: Who Better than MeNo Other WayI Need to KnowSure as Sun Turns to MoonWaiting for this MomentDifferentLike No Man I've Ever SeenFor the First TimeEverything that I Am

Locations
AfricaJunglePellucidarDark MountainSkull Cave
See Also
The Disney AfternoonDisney RenaissanceMusicalQueen La's Staff