by the legend that is Phil Collins, “Strangers Like Me” is sung from
the perspective of Tarzan, who yearns to find out more about the
human world. It also describes his fascination with the other human
characters who all act differently to him, as well as his budding
feelings for Jane Porter.
In a pop rock song punctuated by drums, Collins effectively conveys
Tarzan's curiosity and eagerness to learn about the modern
conventions of a world that is completely alien to him. It couples
well with the smoothly-animated montage that sees Tarzan becoming
closer to his human companions but distancing himself from his life
in the jungle, where he had been raised all his life.
Collins performs the musical number rather than Tarzan himself allows
the viewer to concentrate on our hero's organic reactions to
everything – from candle-light and the stars in the night-sky to Jane's own response to his home –
and see for themselves how genuinely enthralled he is with the
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