Tiger
Fabian Lyrics


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Hey, lumpa sugar, you look kinda sweet
Cuter than a baby walkin' down the street
When I look into your eyes, I want to leap
I can't conceal that you make me feel

Like a tiger
Ooh, like a tiger
Ooh, just to see you smile nearly drives me wild


I want to growl wow

I'm feelin' stronger than a grizzly bear
Soarin' like an eagle flyin' through the air
When I get you in my arms, you'd better beware
I go insane 'cause I can't be tamed

Like a tiger
Ooh, like a tiger
Ooh, just to see you smile nearly drives me wild
I want to growl wow

You keep my heart jumpin' like a kangaroo
Floatin' like an onion in a bowl of stew
Baby, every time you come in view
I run like an antelope to get to you

I'm your tiger and you're my mate
Hurry up, buttercup, and don't be late
I might get mad if I have to wait
Come right now 'cause I'm on the prowl

Like a tiger
Ooh, like a tiger
Ooh, just to see you smile nearly drives me wild
I want to growl wow

You keep my heart jumpin' like a kangaroo
Floatin' like an onion in a bowl of stew
Baby, ev'ry time you come in view
I run like an antelope to get to you

I'm your tiger and you're my mate
Hurry up, buttercup, and don't be late
I might get mad if I have to wait
Come right now 'cause I'm on the prowl

Like a tiger
Ooh, like a tiger

Ooh, just to see you smile nearly drives me wild
I want to growl wow

Overall Meaning

The song "Tiger" by Fabian is a playful and upbeat tune about a man's infatuation with a woman. The lyrics are full of animalistic metaphors, comparing the singer's feelings to those of a tiger, grizzly bear, eagle, and kangaroo, among others. The chorus, "Like a tiger, ooh, like a tiger," is a catchy and memorable hook that emphasizes the central theme of the song.


Through the lyrics, the singer expresses his intense attraction to the woman, saying that just looking into her eyes makes him want to leap and growl. He also warns her to "beware" when he has her in his arms, as he "can't be tamed" like a wild animal. The lyrics are delivered with a lighthearted and flirtatious tone, making the song a fun and enjoyable listen.


Overall, "Tiger" is a simple yet effective pop song that celebrates the thrill and excitement of newfound love. The animal metaphors used throughout the lyrics add a unique and playful touch, making the song stand out among other love songs.


Line by Line Meaning

Hey, lumpa sugar, you look kinda sweet
The speaker considers the person addressed attractive


Cuter than a baby walkin' down the street
The person addressed is incredibly cute


When I look into your eyes, I want to leap
The speaker is overcome with emotion when they gaze upon the person addressed


I can't conceal that you make me feel
The speaker is unable to hide their feelings towards the person addressed


Like a tiger
The speaker feels powerful and confident


Ooh, like a tiger
Reinforcing the above line


Ooh, just to see you smile nearly drives me wild
The person addressed has a profound emotional effect on the speaker


I want to growl wow
The speaker wants to express themselves passionately towards the person addressed


I'm feelin' stronger than a grizzly bear
The speaker feels confident and unstoppable


Soarin' like an eagle flyin' through the air
The speaker feels free and unrestrained


When I get you in my arms, you'd better beware
The speaker wants to show their passion physically, but warns the person addressed about their intense emotions


I go insane 'cause I can't be tamed
The speaker is unable to control their strong feelings


You keep my heart jumpin' like a kangaroo
The person addressed creates a sense of excitement and enthusiasm in the speaker's heart


Floatin' like an onion in a bowl of stew
The speaker feels light and euphoric


Baby, every time you come in view
The speaker is constantly thinking about and attracted to the person addressed


I run like an antelope to get to you
The speaker is eager to get closer to the person addressed


I'm your tiger and you're my mate
The speaker sees themselves and the person addressed as a pair of equals


Hurry up, buttercup, and don't be late
The speaker is eager to spend time with the person addressed


I might get mad if I have to wait
The speaker is impatient and dislikes waiting


Come right now 'cause I'm on the prowl
The speaker is actively seeking the attention of the person addressed




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Ollie Jones

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Comments from YouTube:

Brookdale27

Back in the day, they said Fabian couldn't "sing", but this song's still great.

Schweitzer

Could've been worse, but he really was terrible, he could hear the notes, just couldn't quite hit them... he was mostly just image. Marcucci pursued him for a record deal without ever hearing him sing.

D Doeser

De foto van Fabian hing levensgroot in mijn " Sjieke " slaapkamer 😅Onvergetelijk toen was geluk heel gewoon ❤🇳🇱🙏🌹👍👋

D Doeser

Hahaha wist ik niet meer
Fabian hing Levensgroot in mijn Slaapkamer ❤🇳🇱👋😂

Deebo's Movie Reviews

Way better than anyone in 2022

Blue Coyote

Song's great yeah. He could sing enough for what he did

MikeBlitzMag

One of the highlights of the vaunted Chancellor Records catalog. A classic.

sauquoit13456

On this day in 1959 {May 24th} Fabian performed "Tiger" on the CBS-TV variety program 'The Ed Sullivan Show'...
One month later on June 15th, 1959 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #55; five weeks later it would peak at #3 {for 2 weeks} and it spent 13 weeks on the Top 100...
On the same 'Sullivan' show he also performed "Turn Me Loose", at the time the song was in it's second of two weeks at #9 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart, and that was also it's peak position of the chart, it also spent 13 weeks on the Top 100...
Between January 1959 and October 1960 he had ten records on the Top 100; three would make the Top 10, his other Top 10 record was "Hound Dog Man" at #9, and all three made the Top 10 in 1959...
Fabian, born Fabiano Anthony Forte, celebrated his 74th birthday three months ago on February 6th, 2017...

D Doeser

Was mijn Idool in mijn tienertijd zijn foto hing levensgroot aan de muur van mijn luxe slaapkamer ! Onvergetelijk ❤🇳🇱🙏👋

Walt Eb

Hi sauquoit13456, thank you for the information and for the comment, have a nice day. Walt

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