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"Secret of Survival" is a song from the 1996 live-action film The Wind in the Willows (known as Mr. Toad's Wild Ride in the United States). It features the wicked weasels as they explain that the only way to survive in a nasty world is to only look out for oneself.

The song was performed by the Chief Weasel's actor Antony Sher, as Geoffrey Weasel's actor Richard James, Clarence Weasel's actor Keith-Lee Castle, St. John Weasel's actor Robert Bathurst, and a men's chorus as the other weasels.

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First you see us, then you don't.
Now you hear us, now you won't.

It's our secret of survival in a very nasty world!

Now you feel us, now you can't.
Are we real? Perhaps we aren't?

It's our secret of survival in a very nasty world!
It's our secret of survival in a very nasty world!

[Is it really such a nasty world?]

[Oh yes, a very nasty world indeed.]

[Nastier than you could ever dream of!]

From up above, and from beneath.
Eyes and jaws, claws and teeth.

Ready to attack you, you're a snack, you'd better run!
Don't come walking in The Wild Wood if you haven't got a gun!

Every creature for survival has to look out for itself
Got no nannies here or grannies dear to look after your health.

You're in The Wild Wood
And every child could tell you
that you've got no business to be here!

Aah!

First you see us, then you don't
Now you hear us, now you won't

It's our secret of survival in a very nasty world!

Now you feel us, now you can't
Are we real? Perhaps we aren't?

It's our secret of survival
It's our secret of survival
It's our secret of survival
in a very nasty world!

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