From the day we arrive on the planet And blinking, step into the sun There's more to see than can ever be seen More to do than can ever be done There's far too much to take in here More to find than can ever be found But the sun rolling high Through the sapphire sky Keeps great and small on the endless round It's the circle of life And it moves us all Through despair and hope Through faith and love Till we find our place On the path unwinding In the circle The circle of life
[Simba:] I'm gonna be a mighty king So enemies beware! [Zazu:] Well I've never seen a king of beasts With quite so little hair [Simba:] I'm gonna be the mane event Like no king was before I'm brushing up on looking down I'm working on my roar [Zazu:] Thus far, a rather uninspiring thing [Simba:] Oh, I just can't wait to be king! [Simba:] No one saying do this [Nala:] No one saying be there [Simba:] No one saying stop that [Nala:] No one saying see here [Zazu:] Now see here! [Simba:] Free to run around all day Free to do it all my way [Zazu:] I think it's time that you and I Arranged a heart to heart [Simba] Kings don't need advice From little hornbills for a start [Zazu:] If this is where the monarchy is headed Count me out Out of service, out of Africa I wouldn't hang about This child is getting wildly out of wing [Simba:] Oh, I just can't wait to be king Everybody look left Everybody look right Everywhere you look I'm Standing in the spotlight [Animals:] Let every creature go for broke and sing Let's hear it in the herd and on the wing It's gonna be King Simba's finest fling [Simba:] Oh, I just can't wait to be king! Oh, I just can't wait to be king! Oh, I just can't wait to be king!
[Scar:] I know that your powers of retention Are as wet as a warthog's backside But thick as you are, pay attention My words are a matter of pride It's clear from your vacant expressions The lights are not all on upstairs But we're talking kings and successions Even you can't be caught unawares So prepare for a chance of a lifetime Be prepared for sensational news A shining new era Is tiptoeing nearer [Shenzi:] And where do we feature? [Scar:] Just listen to teacher I know it sounds sordid But you'll be rewarded When at last I am given my dues! And injustice deliciously squared Be prepared! [Hyena:?] Be prepared for what? [Scar:] For the death of the king! [Hyena:?] Why? Is he sick? [Scar:] No, you fool, we're going to kill him... and Simba too! [Hyena:?] Great idea! Who needs a king? [Hyenas:] No king, No king, nah nah nah nah nah nah! [Scar:] Idiots! There will BE a king! [Hyena:?] But you just said... [Scar:] *I* will be king! Stick with me, and you'll never be hungry again! [Hyenas:] YEA!!!!!! Long live the king! It's great that we'll soon be connected With a king who'll be all-time adored [Scar:] Of course, quid pro quo, you're expected To take certain duties on board The future is littered with prizes And though I'm the main addressee The point that I must emphasize is You won't get a sniff without me So prepare for the coup of the century Be prepared for the murkiest scam (Ooooh!) Meticulous planning (We'll have food!) Tenacity spanning (Lots of food) Decades of denial (We repeat) Is simply why I'll (Endless meat) Be king undisputed (Aaaaaaaaaah!) respected, saluted (Aaaaaaaaaah!) And seen for the wonder I am (Aaaaaaaaaah!) Yes my teeth and ambitions are bared Be prepared! [Hyenas:] Yes, our teeth and ambitions are bared Be prepared!
[Timon:] Hakuna Matata! What a wonderful phrase [Pumba:] Hakuna Matata! Ain't no passing craze [Timon:] It means no worries For the rest of your days It's our problem-free philosophy Hakuna Matata! When he was a young warthog [Pumba:] When I was a young warthog [Timon:] He found his aroma lacked a certain appeal He could clear the savannah after ev'ry meal [Pumba:] I'm a sensitive soul though I seem thick-skinned And it hurt that my friends never stood downwind And, oh, the shame [Timon:] He was ashamed [Pumba:] Thought-a changin' my name [Timon:] Oh, what's in a name [Pumba:] And I got downhearted [Timon:] How did you feel [Pumba:] Ev'rytime that I... [Timon:] Hey, not in front of the Kids [Pumba:] Oh, sorry. [Both:] Hakuna Matata! What a wonderful phrase Hakuna Matata! Ain't no passing craze [Simba:] It means no worries For the rest of your days It's our problem-free philosophy [All:] Hakuna Matata! Hakuna...it means no worries For the rest of your days It's our problem-free philosophy
[Timon:] I can see what's happ'ning [Pumba:] (What?) [Timon:] And they don't have a clue! [Pumba:] (Who?) [Timon:] They'll fall in love and here's the bottom line Our trio's down to two [Pumba:] (Oh.) [Timon:] The sweet caress of twilight There's magic everywhere And with all this romantic atmosphere Disaster's in the air [Choir:] Can you feel the love tonight? The peace the evening brings The world, for once, in perfect harmony With all its living things [Simba:] So many things to tell her But how to make her see The truth about my past? Impossible! She'd turn away from me [Nala:] He's holding back, he's hiding But what, I can't decide Why won't he be the king I know he is The king I see inside? [Choir:] Can you feel the love tonight? You needn't look too far Stealing through the night's uncertainties Love is where they are [Timon:] And if he falls in love tonight It can be assumed His carefree days with us are history In short, our pal is doomed