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"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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Films: Tarzan(Video/Soundtrack) • Tarzan & JaneTarzan IIThe Legend of Tarzan

Television: The Legend of TarzanHouse of Mouse
Video Games: Disney's TarzanTarzan: UntamedReturn to the JungleKingdom HeartsDisney's Extreme Skate Adventure

Disney Parks
Disney Animation BuildingTarzan's Treehouse

Entertainment: Disney Adventure Friends CavalcadeFantasmic!Festival of Family & FriendsHakuna Matata Time Dance PartyOne Man's Dream II: The Magic Lives On!Rivers of Light: We Are OneTarzan Rocks!Tarzan: The EncounterThe Forest of Enchantment: A Disney Musical AdventureThe Golden Mickeys
Shops: Professor Porter's Trading Post
Parade: Parade of the StarsFlights of Fantasy ParadeMickey's Soundsational Parade
Firework: Believe... There's Magic in the StarsCelebrate the MagicHappily Ever AfterMomentousRemember... Dreams Come TrueTree of Life AwakensILLUMINATE! A Nighttime Celebration

Original: TarzanTerkTantorKalaKerchakKerchak and Kala's BabyFlynt and MungoSaborTarzan's ParentsManuJane PorterArchimedes Q. PorterClayton and his menBaboonsThe Captain

Midquel: ZugorMama GundaKago and Uto
TV Series: Robert CanlerNigel TaylorTublatHistaZuthoGozan and HungoIan McTeagueThaddeus HuntJake & SamMabayaGobuFungiCount Nikolas RokoffLady WalthamQueen LaLeopard MenMuviroKajDr. DoyleEleanorGreenlyHazelIanLieutenant Colonel StaquaitRenard DumontJohannes NielsSamuel T. PhilanderTheodore RooseveltHugo and HooftNura and SheetaEdgar Rice BurroughsManganiJabariDaniaGerman PoacherBasuliNaohChief KeewaziFemale Tyrannosaurus RexVelociraptorsTriceratopsWaziri TribeStanley ObrowskiAbby Markham

Season One: "Race Against Time" • "Trading Post" • "Lost Cub" • "Lost City of Opar" • "Fugitives" • "Rogue Elephant" • "Poisoned River" • "Enemy Within" • "Fountain" • "Hidden World" • "Rift" • "Giant Beetles" • "Jungle Madness" • "Protege" • "Leopard Men Rebellion" • "Rough Rider" • "Seeds of Destruction" • "Silver Ape" • "Challenger" • "Outbreak" • "Silver Screen" • "Beast from Below" • "All-Seeing Elephant" • "New Wave" • "Lost Treasure" • "Return of La" • "One Punch Mulligan" • "Missing Link" • "Prison Break" • "Eagle's Feather" • "Face from the Past" • "Caged Fury" • "Gauntlet of Vengeance" • "Mysterious Visitor" • "Tublat's Revenge"

Season Two: "British Invasion" • "Volcanic Diamond Mine" • "Flying Ace"

Film: Two WorldsYou'll Be in My HeartSon of ManTrashin' the CampStrangers Like MeSinging to the Song of LifeWho Am I?

Musical: Who Better than MeNo Other WayI Need to KnowSure as Sun Turns to MoonWaiting for this MomentDifferentLike No Man I've Ever SeenFor the First TimeEverything that I Am

AfricaJunglePellucidarDark MountainSkull Cave
See Also
The Disney AfternoonDisney RenaissanceMusical/SoundtrackQueen La's Staff