Act I Index

Circle of Life
Grasslands Chant
The Morning Report
The Lioness Hunt
I Just Can't Wait To Be King
Chow Down
They Live In You
Be Prepared
The Stampede
Rafiki Mourns
Hakuna Matata


Circle of Life


RAFIKI
From the day we arrive on this planet
And blinking step into the sun
There is more to se than can ever be seen
More to do than can ever be done

There is far too much to take in here
More to find than can ever be found
But with the sun rolling high
In the sapphire sky
Brings 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

RAFIKI/CHORUS
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


The Morning Report


ZAZU
It's an honor and a priviledge, a duty I perform
With due sense of decorum and with pride
With deference and great respect very much the norm
Plus a hint of sycophancy on the side
To lay before my ruler all the facts about his realm
To fill him in on all the beastly news

MUFASA
Yes, yes, Zazu, get on with it!

ZAZU
In order that His Majesty stands sturdy at the helm
Aware of all the fauna's latest views

MUFASA
Zazu! The morning report!

ZAZU
Er - yes, Sire - the morning report
Chimps are going ape, giraffes remain above it all
Elephants remember, though just what I can't recall
Crocodiles are snapping up fresh offers from the banks
Showed interest in my nest egg but I quickly said "No thanks!"
We haven't paid the hornbills and the vultures have a hunch
Not everyone invited will be coming back from lunch

This is the morning report
Gives you the long and the short
Every grunt, roar, and snort
Not a tale I distort
On the morning report

MUFASA
What are you doing, son?

YOUNG SIMBA
Pouncing

MUFASA
Let an old pro show you how it's done

ZAZU
The buffalo have got a beef
About this season's grass
Warthogs have been thwarted
In attempts to save their gas
Flamingoes in the pink and
Chasing secretary birds
Saffron is this season's color
Seen in all the herds
Moving down the rank and file
To near the bottom rung
Far too many beetles are
Quite frankly in the dung
Aaaaaaaaaak!

MUFASA
Stay low to the ground

YOUNG SIMBA
Yeah, stay low!

MUFASA
Shh, not a sound
Take it slow

One more step
Then pounce!

YOUNG SIMBA
This is the morning report
Gives you the long and the short
Every grunt, roar, and snort
Not a tale I distort
On the morning report

MUFASA/ZAZU/YOUNG SIMBA
This is the morning report
Gives you the long and the short
Every grunt, roar, and snort
Not a tale I distort
On the morning report


The Lioness Hunt


CHORUS
We baba zingela siyo zigela baba, zingela siyo, zingela baba
(Hunting, we are going hunting)

Hi ba la qhubekeni siyo zingela
(Let us go and hunt)

Ta ta
Mama wele le hay
Ta ta mama wele tata
Zingela baba
Ta ta
Mama wele le hay
Ta ta mama wele tata
Zingela baba
Oo yay ye nibo

(Repeat)


I Just Can't Wait To Be King


YOUNG SIMBA
I'm gonna be a mighty king, so enemies beware!

ZAZU
I've never seen a king of beasts
With quite so little hair

YOUNG 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

YOUNG SIMBA
Oh, I just can't wait to be king!

YOUNG SIMBA
No one saying do this

YOUNG NALA
No one saying be there

YOUNG SIMBA
No one saying stop that

YOUNG SIMBA/YOUNG NALA
No one saying see here
Free to run around all day

ZAZU
Now when I said that -

What I meant was -

What you don't realize -

Now see here!

That's definately out -

YOUNG SIMBA
Free to do it all my way

ZAZU
I think it's time that you and I
Arranged a heart-to-heart

YOUNG 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 mildly out of wing

YOUNG SIMBA
Oh, I just can't wait to be king!
Everybody look left

YOUNG NALA
Everybody look right

YOUNG SIMBA
Everywhere you look I'm -

YOUNG SIMBA/YOUNG NALA
Standing in the spotlight!

ZAZU
Not yet

YOUNG SIMBA/YOUNG NALA/CHORUS
Let every creature go for broke and sing
Let's hear it on the herd and on the wing
It's gonna be King Simba's finest fling

YOUNG SIMBA
Oh, I just can't wait to be king!

YOUNG NALA
Oh, he just can't wait to be king!

YOUNG SIMBA
Oh, I just can't wait...

YOUNG NALA
Just can't wait

YOUNG SIMBA
To be king!


Chow Down


BANZAI
He called us slobbering!

SHENZI
Said we were mangy!

BANZAI
Did I hear stupid?

ED
Huh?

BANZAI/SHENZI
Tell us again - gee
It's so incredible

SHENZI
That you're so rude

BANZAI
When you're so edible

BANZAI/SHENZI
When you are food!

BANZAI
It's time to chow down

BANZAI/SHENZI
Chow down!
Ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-chow down

SHENZI
I'm chompin' at the bit, baby

BANZAI
My stomach's on a growl, son

BANZAI/SHENZI
Chow down!
Chow down!
You both been invited here on a date
Two courses handed to us on a plate
We'll have you raw, won't be long to wait

BANZAI/SHENZI/ED
Seeing you're already toasty brown
Chow down!
Ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-chow down!

BANZAI
Your ribs are looking so tasty

SHENZI
Such chewy little chops, chums

BANZAI/SHENZI
Eat up!

SHENZI
Now wasn't it her mom who ate your dad?

BANZAI/SHENZI
And having parents eaten makes us mad

BANZAI
We're gonna settle up the score a tad

BANZAI/SHENZI
We've never had a snack of such reknown
Chow down!
Chow down!

ED
Uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-

SHENZI
What, Ed? What is it?

BANZAI
Hey, did we order this dinner to go?

SHENZI
No

BANZAI
Well, there it goes!

BANZAI/SHENZI
I think we should begin the meal from scratch
So many juicy segments to detach
Be good as gold for you're as good as carved

SHENZI
Here, kitty kitty...

BANZAI/SHENZI
We're starved!


They Live In You


CHORUS
Ingonyama nengw' enamabala

MUFASA
Night
And the spirit of life calling
Mamela
And a voice
With the fear of a child asking
Mamela

Wait
There's no mountain too great
Hear these words and have faith
Have faith

They live in you
They live in me
They're watching over
Everything we see
In every creature
In every star
In your reflection
They live in you

They live in you
They live in me
They're watching over
Everything we see
In every creature
In every star
In your reflection
They live in you

CHORUS
Ingonyama nengw' enamabala


Be Prepared


SCAR
I never thought hyenas essential
They're crude and unspeakably plain
But maybe they've a glimmer of potential
If allied to my vision and brain

I know that your powers of retention
Are as wet as a warthog's backside
But think 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 the 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 sound sordid
But you'll be rewarded
When at last I am given my dues!
And justice deliciously squared
Be prepared!

BANZAI
Yeah! Be prepared. We'll be prepared! For what?

SCAR
For the death of the king

BANZAI
Is he sick?

SCAR
No, fool! We are going to kill him. And Simba, too.

SHENZI
Great idea! Who needs a king?

SHENZI/BANZAI
No king, no king! La la la la la!

SCAR
Idiots! There will be a king!

BANZAI
But you said...

SCAR
I will be king! Stick with me, and you'll never be hungry again!

BANZAI/SHENZI
Yay, all right! Long live the king!
Long line the king!

HYENAS
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!

HYENAS
So prepare for the coup of the century

SCAR
Be prepared for the murkiest scam
Meticulous planning
Tenacity spanning
Decades of denial
Is simply why I'll
Be king undisputed
Respected, saluted
And seen for the wonder I am
Moving down the rank and file

HYENAS
Ooooooh, la-la-la!

We'll have food!
Lots of food
We repeat
Endless meat

SCAR
Yes, my teeth and ambitions are bared

SCAR/HYENAS
Be prepared!
Yes, our teeth and ambitions are bared
Be prepared!


Rafiki Mourns


RAFIKI
Madi ao (Spilled blood)
Leka sebete chia ho oele sebatha (Try courage so the beasts may fall)
Mo leka geme o tsaba hoa (Those who defy mountains are, in truth, cowards)
Lebo haleng ha o bue ka le ha (Even in anger, you do not speak against wrong...)
Lebo haleng ha o bue ka le ha

Oh, oh

Halala humba heh heh heya heeyahee
Halala humba hela hela hela
Halala humba heh heh heya heeyahee
Halala humba hela hela hela

RAFIKI/LIONESSES
Halala humba heh heh heya heeyahee
Halala humba hela hela hela
Halala humba heh heh heya heeyahee
Halala humba hela hela hela

(Repeat)


Hakuna Matata


TIMON
Hakuna Matata! What a wonderful phrase

PUMBAA
Hakuna Matata! Ain't no passing craze

TIMON
It means no worries for the rest of your days

TIMON/PUMBAA
It's our problem-free philosophy

TIMON
Hakuna Matata!

YOUNG SIMBA
Hakuna Matata?

PUMBAA
Yeah. It's our motto!

YOUNG SIMBA
What's a motto?

TIMON
Nothin'! What's-a-motto with you?

PUMBAA
Those two words will solve all your problems

TIMON
That's right. Take Pumbaa here
Why...when he was a young warthog...

PUMBAA
When I was a young warthog

TIMON
Very nice

PUMBAA
Thanks

He found his aroma lacked a certain appeal
He could clear the savannah after every meal

PUMBAA
I'm a sensitive soul though I seem thick skinned
And it hurt that my friends never stood downwind

PUMBAA
And, oh, the shame
Thought of changing my name
And I got downhearted
Every time that I...

TIMON
He was ashamed
What's in a name?
How did ya feel?

TIMON
Hey! Pumbaa! Not in front of the kids!

PUMBAA
Oh. Sorry

TIMON/PUMBAA
Hakuna Matata! What a wonderful phrase
Hakuna Matata! Ain't no passing craze

YOUNG SIMBA
It means no worries for the rest of your days

YOUNG SIMBA/PUMBAA/TIMON
It's our problem-free philosophy
Hakuna Matata!
Hakuna Matata! Hakuna Matata!
Hakuna Matata! Hakuna Matata!
Hakuna Matata! Hakuna Matata!
Hakuna Matata! Hakuna-

SIMBA
It means no worries for the rest of your days

TIMON/PUMBAA/SIMBA
It's our problem-free philosophy
Hakuna Matata! (repeat)

PUMBAA
I say "Hakuna"

TIMON
I say "Matata"


Act II Index


One By One
The Madness of King Scar
Shadowland
The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Endless Night
Can You Feel The Love Tonight
He Lives In You (reprise)
Simba Confronts Scar
King Of Pride Rock/Circle Of Life (reprise)


One By One


CHORUS
Ibabeni njalo bakithi (Hold on tight, my people)
Ninga dinwa (Don't get weary)
Niga phelelwa mga mandla (Don't lose your strength)
Siya ba bona (We can see)
Bebe fun' ukusi xeda (They wanted to hold us back)
One by one
Ngeke ba lunge (They will not succeed)
One by one
Sizo nqoba (We will win)
One by one
Mgeke ba lunge (They will not succeed)
One by one

(repeat)

Sizo nqoba (We will win)
Ngoba thina (Because)
Siya zazi (We know who we are)

Ngoba thina (Because)
Siya zazi (We know who we are)

(repeat)

Zobona bayabaleka (Come and see)
Zobon, zobona (The cowards are running away)
Zobon, zobona
Zobon, zobona
Zobon
Amagwala

Ibala lami (The color of my skin)
Elimnyama (That is dark)
Ndiya zidla ngalo (I'm proud of it)

Ibala lami (The color of my skin)
Elimnyama (That is dark)
Ndiza kufa nala (I will die with it)

Ibala lami (The color of my skin)
Elimnyama (That is dark)
Ndiya zidla ngalo (I'm proud of it)

Kumnandi (Oh yes)
Kwelakakith Eafrica (It's beautiful in Africa)


The Madness of King Scar


SCAR
Zazu, why am I not loved?
I am that rare and awesome thing
I'm every inch a king
Yet I feel a twinge of doubt
As I go walk about

BANZAI
Hey, boss!

SCAR
When my name is whispered through the pride
Is this talk of love or regicide?

SHENZI
Reggie who?

SCAR
Tell me I'm adored
Please tell me I'm adored

BANZAI
Hey, boss!

SCAR
Oh, what is it?

BANZAI
We got a bone to pick with you

SHENZI
There's no food, no water-

BANZAI
Yeah. It's dinnertime, and there ain't no stinkin' entrées!

SCAR
You and your petty complaints. You don't know what real hunger is. Day
after day in gnaws at the very core of my being

BANZAI
I had that once. It was worms

SCAR
No, no, no...it's like an itch...deep, presistant, profound...

BANZAI
That's it - worms! When they get really bad all you gotta do is...hunker down and scoot

SCAR
Thanks for the tip. Ingrates! If it weren't for me
you'd be beating off the buzzards for your next bite!

HYENAS
Yeah, you're our savior, thanks a bunch
But how about some lunch?
It doesn't matter if it's fresh
I need a fix of flesh
My bones have moved to where they've never been
They're on the outside looking in

SCAR
Are you blaming me?

BANZAI/SHENZI
Oh no, it's the lionesses

HYENAS/ZAZU
You are so adored
Oh, you are so adored

SCAR
That's more like it

HYENAS
But what I'd give for one more hit
Of wildebeest kielbasa
Or maybe hornbill on the spit...

ZAZU
Oh, how I miss Mufasa

SCAR
Mufasa?! Mufasa?! How dare you! I told you never to mention that name!

ZAZU
Note taken. I shall never mention "M-m-m" again

SCAR
Even in death, his shadow looms over me
There he is!
No! There he is!
And there!

ZAZU
Calm yourself, Sire, or you'll get another one of your splitting headaches!

SCAR

I am perfectly fine!
I'm better than Mufasa was!
I'm revered
I am reviled
I'm idolized
I am despised
I'm keeping calm
I'm going wild!

I tell myself I'm fine
Yes I am, no you're not
Yes I am, no you're not
I tell myself I'm fine

No you're not, yes I am, no you're not
Yes I am
No you're not
Yes, no, yes, no, who am I talknig to...?

ZAZU
Oh, pull yourself together, Sire!

SCAR
Oh, very well. Zazu? Zazu, Zazu, Zazu...?

ZAZU
Yes, Sire?

SCAR
Nobody loved me, there's the rub, not even as a cub
What did my brother have that I don't have?

ZAZU
Do you want the short list or the long?

SCAR
Whatever!

ZAZU
Well, he had adoring subjects...a loving family...a devoted queen...

SCAR
That's it! I need a queen!

ZAZU
A what?

SCAR
A queen, man! A queen! Without a queen, what am I?
A dead end, no line, no decendants, no future!
With a queen, I'll have cubs... Immortality will be mine! Immortality will be mine!

NALA
Scar

SCAR
Ah, Nala... Your timing couldn't have been more perfect. My how you've grown

NALA
Scar, you have got to do something. We're being forced to overhunt

SCAR
She's got those assets feminine

NALA
You're the king. Control the hyenas

SCAR
I have to make her mine

NALA
You're detroying the Pridelands

SCAR
Nobility in every gene

NALA
If we stop now... Don't you see...

SCAR
She has to be my queen

NALA
...there's still a chance for things to be all right again...

SCAR
Come, sweet Nala
It's written in the stars

NALA
What are you doing? Are you listening to me?

SCAR
We'll create a host of little Scars

NALA
What are you talking about?

SCAR
Tell me I'm adored

NALA
Get away from me

SCAR
Tell me I'm adored
Oh, Nala...you know how I loathe violence...
One way or another, you will be mine

NALA
Never, Scar. Never!

SCAR
You belong to me
You all belong to me


Shadowland


CHORUS
Fatshe leso lea halalela (This land of our ancestors is holy)
Fatshe leso lea halalela

NALA
Shadowland
The leaves have fallen
This shadowed land
This was our home

The river's dry
The ground has broken
So I must go
Now I must go

And where the journey may lead me
Let your prayers be my guide
I cannot stay here, my family
But I'll remember my pride

CHORUS
Prideland
My land
Tear-stained
Dry land
Take this
With you
Fatshe leso

NALA
I have no choice
I will find my way
Lea halalela

Take this prayer
What lies out there
Lea halalela

CHORUS
And where the journey may lead you
Let this prayer be your guide
Though it may take you so far away
Always remember your pride

CHORUS
Fatshe leso lea halalela
Fatshe leso lea halalela

RAFIKI: (chant)
NALA: Fatshe leso lea halalela

NALA/CHORUS
And where the journey may lead you
Let this prayer be your guide
Though it may take you so far away
Always remember your pride

CHORUS
And where the journey may lead you
Let this prayer be your guide
Though it may take you so far away
Always remember your pride

NALA
Giza buyabo, giza buyabo
I will return, I will return.
Besa bo
Giza buyabo, I will return
Giza buyabo, oh giza buyabo

NALA
Beso bo, my people, beso bo


The Lion Sleeps Tonight


Lala kahle (Sleep well)
In the jungle, the mighty jungle
The lion sleeps tonight
In the jungle, the mighty jungle
The lion sleeps tonight

Chorus:
Imbube

(repeat)

Ingonyama ifile (The lion's in peace)
Ingonyama ilele (The lion sleeps)
Thula (Hush)

Near the village, the peaceful village
The lion sleeps tonight
Near the village, the peaceful village
The lion sleeps tonight

Chorus

Ingonyama ilele (The lion sleeps)
Hush my darling, don't fear my darling
The lion sleeps tonight
Hush my darling, don't fear my darling
The lion sleeps tonight

Chant:  He, ha helelemama- He, hahelelemama - lion Ohi'mbube

Chorus
Ixesha lifikile (Time has come)
Lala (Sleep)
Lala kahle (Sleep well)

Near the village, the peaceful village
The lion sleeps tonight
Near the village, the peaceful village
The lion sleeps tonight

Chorus
My little darling
Don't fear my little darling
My little darling
Don't fear my little darling

Ingonyama ilele (The lion sleeps)

(Repeat to fade)


Endless Night


SIMBA
Where has the starlight gone?
Dark is the day
How can I find my way home?

Home is an empty dream
Lost to the night
Father, I feel so alone

You promised you'd be there
Whenever I needed you
Whenever I call your name
You're not anywhere

I'm trying to hold on
Just waiting to hear your voice
One word, just a word will do
To end this nightmare

When will the dawning break
Oh endless night
Sleepless I dream of the day

When you were by my side
Guiding my path
Father, I can't find the way

You promised you'd be there
Whenever I needed you
Whenever I call your name
You're not anywhere

I'm trying to hold on
Just waiting to hear your voice
One word, just a word will do
To end this nightmare

CHORUS
I know that the night must end
And that the sun will rise
And that the sun will rise

I know that the clouds must clear
And that the sun will shine
And that the sun will shine

SIMBA/CHORUS
I know that the night must end
And that the sun will rise
And that the sun will rise
I know that the clouds must clear
And that the sun will shine
And that the sun will shine

(repeat to end)

SIMBA
I know
Yes, I know
The sun will rise
Yes, I know
I know
The clouds must clear

I know that the night must end
I know that the sun will rise
And I'll hear your voice deep inside

I know that the night must end
And that the clouds must clear
The sun
The sun will rise
The sun
The sun will rise


Can You Feel The Love Tonight


TIMON
I can see what's happening
And they don't have a clue
They'll fall in love and here's the bottom line
Our trio's down to two

PUMBAA
-What?

-Who?

-Oh

TIMON
The sweet caress of twilight
There's magic everywhere
And with all this romantic atmosphere
Disaster's in the air

CHORUS
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?

SIMBA/NALA
Can you feel the love tonight
The peace the evening brings
The world for once in perfect harmony
With all its living things

SIMBA/NALA/CHORUS
Can you feel the love tonight
You needn't look too far
Stealing through the night's uncertainties
Love is where they are

NALA
And if he feels the love tonight
In the way I do

SIMBA
It's enough for this restless wanderer

SIMBA/NALA
Just to be with you


He Lives In You (Reprise)


CHORUS
Ingonyama nengw' enamabala

RAFIKI
Night and the spirit of life calling mamela
And a voice just the fear of a child answers mamela
Ubu khosi bo khokho (This is the throne of our ancestors)

CHORUS
We ndodana ye sizwe sonke
Oh, son of the nation

RAFIKI
Wait, there's no mountain too great
Hear these words and have faith
Have faith

He lives in you
He lives in me
He watches over
Everything we see
Into the water
Into the truth
In your reflection
He lives in you

RAFIKI/CHORUS
He lives in you
He lives in me
He watches over
Everything we see
Into the water
Into the truth
In your reflection
He lives in you

CHORUS
He lives in you
He lives in you
He lives in you
He lives in you

RAFIKI
He lives in you

SIMBA
He lives in me

RAFIKI/CHORUS
He watches over
Everything we see
Into the water
Into the truth
In your reflection
He lives in you

SIMBA/RAFIKI/CHORUS
He lives in you
He lives in me
He watches over
Everything we see
Into the water
Into the truth
In your reflection
He lives in you


King Of Pride Rock/Circle Of Life
(Reprise)


CHORUS
Ndabe zitha (King of kings)
Nkosi yethu (Our king)
Mholi wezwe lethu (Rule of our land)

Lefatshe la bonata rona (This land of our ancestors)
Lea helalela (Is holy)

Busa le lizwe bo (Rule this land)
Busa le lizwe bo
Busa le lizwe bo
Lethu busa ngoxolo (Rule with peace)
Is'khathi sifkile (The time has come)
Is'khathi busa lyo (It's time, rule)
Is'khathi sifkile (The time has come)
Busa lomhlaba (Rule this land)

Is'khathi sifkile (The time has come)
Is'khathi sifkile
Busa Simba (Rule, Simba)
Busa Simba

Hem na iyo
Hem na iyo
Hem na nkosi bo (Rule, our king)
Busa Simba iyo (Rule, Simba)

Hem na iyo
Hem na iyo

Hem na nkosi bo
(Rule, our king)
Buse Simba iyo
(Rule, Simba)
Oh busa Simba iyo
(Oh, rule Simba)
Oh busa nkosi bo
(Ah, king of kings)
Oh busa Simba iyo
(Oh, rule Simba)
Busa Simba iyo
(Rule, Simba)

Ubuse ngo thando (Rule with love)
Ubuse ngo thando
Ubuse ngo xolo (Rule with peace)
Busa Simba, busa Simba (Rule, Simba, rule, Simba)

Ubuse ngo xolo (Rule with peace)
Ubuse ngo thando (Rule with love)
Ubuse ngo xolo
Ubuse ngo thando
Ubuse ngo xolo

RAFIKI/SIMBA/NALA/PUMBAA/TIMON/ZAZU/CHORUS
Till we find our place
On the path unwinding
In the circle
The circle of life
Circle of life


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