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 singer 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 singer is overcome with emotion when they gaze upon the person addressed


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


Like a tiger
The artist 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 singer


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


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


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


When I get you in my arms, you'd better beware
The singer 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 artist 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 singer's heart


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


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


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


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


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


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


Come right now 'cause I'm on the prowl
The artist 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:

@arnoldblashak171

I'm 72 years old and I remember those days😀

@arnoldblashak171

Things sure have changed since then

@cbroz7492

...73 tomorrow...memories

@vondernacht

Actually one of his better live performances at the time

@Weesperbuurt

Born in 1943 he would have only been 16 here!

@michaelrodgers9419

I met him a few times over the years. He was friends with my father the singer Jimmie Rodgers (Honeycomb, Kisses Sweeter Than Wine). Fabian was a very nice man and seemed to keep his time in show business in perspective.

@MikeBlitzMag

Your dad was also a hero to many of us. Morris Levy was putting together a great artist roster at Roulette at the time (Hugo And Luigi, Jimmy Bowen, Buddy Knox, the Playmates, etc.) and it was ALWAYS a pleasure to see a new Jimmie Rodgers release (LOVE what Roulette/Forum did with Oh Oh I'm Falling In Love Again when they turned it into a reprocessed stereo mix on a compilation album!). I followed your father's work all the way through to the end. One of the absolute masters.

@michaelrodgers9419

@@MikeBlitzMag Such kind words. Thanks so much. I just saw that they are releasing new soundtrack albums to Elvis On Tour and the Aloha From Hawaii films featuring the song It’s Over written by my father this December. I’m beginning work on a series of projects featuring unreleased songs that are in dads catalogue up to 2019 two years before his passing. He wrote something nearly everyday. He is definitely missed.

@MikeBlitzMag

@@michaelrodgers9419 You definitely have the attention of Blitz Magazine - The Rock And Roll Magazine For Thinking People with that one! Please do keep us posted, and thanks!!

@michaelrodgers9419

@@MikeBlitzMag Will do. Stay well

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