Who changed the lyrics for "Born to Be Wild?"
Walt Disney changed the lyrics for "Born to Be Wild."
For Herbie: Fully Loaded, they used
classic rock songs covered by
modern bands - like Caleigh Peters singing the Beach Boys' "Fun, Fun,
the Donnas singing BTO's "Roll on Down the Highway", and the Mooney Suzuki
singing Steppenwolf's "Born to Be Wild."
But if you listen closely,
the motorcycle anthem's lyrics have been changed to eliminate a reference
to firearms. Yeah, gonna make it happen...
"...Take the world in a love embrace.
Fire all your en-gines at once, and
explode into space."
It used to be "Fire all of your guns at once."
UPDATE: Amazon reviewers are
that Disney used the original version of "Born to Be Wild" in the
movie, as well as the Beach Boys' "Getcha Back" and Loverboy's "Working
for the Weekend" - but then swapped in covers for their soundtrack
File this one under "Born to be Mild."