Interpretations:Welcome To The Jungle

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Interpretation 1[edit]

I think it's about kids on a jungle gym, and the settings of which the kids are in. The first, One kid is saying to his friend "I think you're gonna like it" because his friend is reluctant to climb on the jungle gym. Another, they are discovering the bugs that are in the bark dust below them. "Push me in the face" Is like one boy accidentally pushing another kid's face, and the other complains about it. The final is a boy and girl are climbing, and the boy avoids the girl because she has cooties- "See how the bug reacts to your hand in the same way as I do." The bug would run from your hand. --bigblargh 23:43, June 29, 2005

Interpretation 2[edit]

This is the kind of music Bach would have written, had he an electric guitar. The song is about the fine, perhaps non-existent, line between our humanity and our brutishness. "Welcome to the trees" refers to our arboreal ancestors. --Nehushtan 11:57, 21 Mar 2006 (CST)

My Wicked Good Interpretation (Jungle = Music Jail)[edit]

I have a theory connecting this song and Music Jail, Pt. 1 & 2. The jungle IS music jail and vice versa. It's all a big symbol for getting in over your head with the music industry. I think the singer is trying to get others to join his band, but at the time, he's kind of a mess. He's desperate to get other people in his band, and maybe he hasn't had human connection in a while. He sounds like a crazy person (Now you will be with me, put your hand in my hand). It's almost as if his life is.. a jungle. WOAH! He tries to convince them that music life is great and totally worth it (I think you're gonna like it once you've given it a chance), but they're kinda like weirded out by him. As they should be, comparing yourself to a bug is kind of weird. This music industry thing seems to be a common theme in TMBG songs (Cyclops Rock, others). But, a jungle could be a metaphor for any situation in which you feel lost in your life; it doesn't need to be this specific.