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"Jet Song" is a song that is featured in the 2021 live-action feature film, West Side Story. When several of the gang members question Tony (Ansel Elgort)'s loyalty to the Jets, Riff (Mike Faist) responds by reminding them what it really means to be a Jet and how impossible it is for anybody's loyalty to ever be swayed in another direction.

Lyrics

Riff:
When you're a Jet
You're a Jet all the way
From your first cigarette
To your last dyin' day

When you're a Jet
If the spit hits the fan
You got brothers around
You're a family man!

Ice:
You're never alone!

Riff:
You're never disconnected!

Both:
You're home with your own!

Ice:
When company's expected

Riff:
You're well protected!

Then you are set
With a capital J
Which you'll never forget
Till they cart you away

When you're a Jet
You stay a Jet!

When you're a Jet
You're the top can in town

Diesel:
You're the gold-medal kid
With the heavyweight crown!

Riff:
When you're a Jet

Big Deal:
You're the swinginest thing:
Little boy, you're a man;

Jets:
Little man, you're a king!

Riff:
The Jets are in gear!

Baby John:
Our cylinders are clickin'!

Riff:
The Sharks'll steer clear

All:
'Cause ev'ry Puerto Rican's
A lousy chicken!

Jets:
Here come the Jets
Like a bat out of hell
Someone gets in our way
Someone don't feel so well!

Here come the Jets:
Little world, step aside!
Better go underground
Better run, better hide!

We're drawin' the line
So keep your noses hidden!
We're hangin' a sign
Says "Visitors Forbidden"

Riff:
And we ain't kiddin'!

Jets:
Here come the Jets
Yeah!
And we're gonna beat
Ev'ry last buggin' gang
On the whole buggin' street!

On the whole!
Ever!
Mother!
Lovin'!
Street!

Yeah!


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West Side Story Logo.png
Media
West Side Story (soundtrack/video) • West Side Story: The Making of the Steven Spielberg Film
Characters
María VasquezTonyAnitaBernardo VasquezRiffChinoAnybodysValentina
Locations
New York CityNew YorkManhattanSan Juan HillDoc's Drugstore
Songs
La BorinqueñaJet SongSomething's ComingMaríaTonightAmericaGee, Officer KrupkeOne Hand, One HeartCoolTonight QuintetI Feel PrettySomewhereA Boy Like ThatAnother Day in America
See also
JetsSharks
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