"No Other Way" is a song from the musical adaptation of Tarzan. It is sung by Kerchak who intends to keep Tarzan away from the tribe because he had a spear (something he calls a "fruit picker"). Kala protests because Tarzan is a child, and so she eventually decides to live with only Tarzan until he no longer needs her, but Kerchak doesn't want her to because he sees Tarzan as a threat.


Kerchak: My worst fear, I hold it now.

I always knew that this would happen.

Though he's a child, it's in his blood, and he will grow.

So now it's clear what I must do.

I know too well what he'll become.

For as long as I draw breath, I'll remember.

Kala: Where's Tarzan? Where is he?

Kerchak: No turning back. What's done is done.

I have seen what they can do.

He can't be saved by you, by me, it's too late.

Kala: No! I won't let you do this! How can you think s--...?

Kerchak: No more fighting I'll be a weight.

I'll stand my ground, don't dare defy me.

I know his kind. I know the truth. I will protect us.

No other way

Open your eyes. It's there to see.

No other way

He is not one of us and never will be.

(Kala: Just listen to me.)

Kerchak: No more to say

He is what is and that won't change.

There's no other way.

I am leaving him here, and here he'll say.

(Kala: He's just a child!)

Kerchak: He was up in the trees making a weapon,

And in time, it is us he will hurt. (Kala: No!)

Kerchak: Nothing and no one will stop him becoming

What he is and was by birth.

No other way

He won't come between me and those I love.

Believe me when I say,

With my body and soul,

This I vow. (Kala: But I need him!)

Kerchak: No! No other way,

And in spite of your pain,

It will be done.

No matter what you say,

He never was or could be

Be my son.

There is no other way!

I won't let him near the rest of the tribe again!

Kala: I understand.

Kerchak: Where are you going?

Kala: To find him. We'll live away from the family.

Kerchak: For how long?

Kala: For as long as he needs me!

Kerchak: You can't! I won't be able to protect you!

Kala, don't do this, please.

Kala: Kerchak, I'm his mother.

Kerchak: No other way

I should have done this before

Long ago.

And from today,

Though they'll think of me cruel,

They won't know

There was no other way.

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