"I'll Make a Man Out of You" as written by and David Zippel Matthew Wilder....
Let's get down to business
To defeat the Huns
Did they send me daughters,
When I asked for sons?
You're the saddest bunch I ever met
But you can bet before we're through
Mister, I'll make a man out of you.

Tranquil as a forest
But a fire within
Once you find your center
You are sure to win
You're a spineless, pale, pathetic lot
And you haven't got a clue
Somehow I'll make a man out of you

I'm never gonna catch my breath!
Say goodbye to those who knew me!
Why was I a fool in school for cutting gym?
This guy's got us scared to death!
Hope he doesn't see right through me!
Now I really wish that I knew how to swim!

Be a man
You must be swift as a coursing river
Be a man
With all the force of a great typhoon
Be a man
With all the strength of a raging fire
Mysterious as the dark side of the moon

Time is racing toward us
'Til the Huns arrive
Heed my every order
Then you might survive
You're a sin for the rage of war
So pack up, go home, you're through
How could I make a man out of you?

Be a man
You must be swift as a coursing river
Be a man
With all the force of a great typhoon
Be a man
With all the strength of a raging fire
Mysterious as the dark side of the moon

Be a man
You must be swift as a coursing river
Be a man
With all the force of a great typhoon
Be a man
With all the strength of a raging fire
Mysterious as the dark side of the moon


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    General CommentWoooooooo! Fav song ever from my fav movie everrrrr!!!
    JTizzlesAwsomeon January 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song means everything to me.
    PussycatDolls4evson January 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOmgzZzZ this song is lyke so deep and amazing. I just luv it. Itz lyke 1 of my fav songs EVERRRRRR!!!
    GrOoViN2tHeMuSiCon January 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so cool!!
    Boys_Like_Girlson January 15, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyea, so its odd, i hadn't heard this song since i saw the movie, but i started getting the chorus stuck in my head for no reason. great song, hillarious sequence in the movie.
    jkid1190on March 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentLove it. I absolutely love it.
    I've heard that song a hundred times as a child, but in the Danish version (and that's a brilliant version!). Now, I'm older and understand english, I heard this version, and it's so good too!
    Allimacon May 27, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti dont know y but until i sae the lyrics i always thought it said we are men not be a man
    fabulicious-frankieon October 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTime is racing towards us
    'Til the Huns arrive
    Heed my every order
    And you might survive
    You're unsuited for the rage of war
    So pack up, go home, you're through
    How could I make a man out of you?

    Fixed.
    Tauroon October 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love this song!!! I had not recognized Donny's voice, I did not know he sang it!
    tahitian17girlon October 23, 2011   Link

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