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"If You Wanna Have Friends" is an original song performed by The Chipmunks in the direct-to-video film Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein when trying to teach Frankenstein's monster how to interact with others.

Lyrics

Alvin:
If you wanna have friends
Don't go steppin' on their toes
Don't tie 'em to a tree
Kick 'em in the knee
Or sock 'em in the nose

The Chipmunks:
If you wanna have friends
If you wanna have friends (if you wanna have friends)
There's some things you've gotta learn

Alvin:
Like how to keep your cool
Don't go actin' like a fool

The Chipmunks:
Learn to take your turn
You've gotta learn to take your turn

And if things don't always go your way
Don't be a punk, man

Alvin:
Get with the program

Theodore:
The thing about buds that you need to know is true

The Chipmunks:
It's two parts them and one part you

Simon & Theodore:
If you wanna be, then you've gotta be
If you wanna be, then you've gotta be

The Chipmunks:
It's simple to be friends (if you wanna be)
It's an easy thing to do (then you've gotta be friends)
When you're walking down the street
Treat everyone you meet
The way they ought to treat you

People come and people go
But friends can last for years
Now we've got each other, brother
We're the Four Chipmunksketeers!

If you wanna, wanna, wanna, wanna, wanna be
Then you've gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta be

It's delightful having friends (if you wanna, wanna, wanna, wanna, wanna be)
It's the righteous way to be (then you've gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta be)
Just take a look around
At all the friends you've found

Alvin:
Like him.

Simon:
And him.

 Theodore:
And me!

The Chipmunks:
And when the party's over (bop bop)
And the daytime ends (bop bop)
We're still gonna be
'Cause we wanna be
You know we're gonna be

Simon & Theodore:
'Cause we wanna, wanna, wanna, wanna, wanna be friends

If you wanna be, then you've gotta be
If you wanna be, then you've gotta be

The Chipmunks:
Friends!

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