I’m Gonna be King
Look at place, isn’t it great?
Zazu’ll never catch us at this rate,
Don’tcha think I’m the best, the best at everything?
Look at this skull, isn’t it tall, I wonder if its brains are still in there at all,
There’s only one way to find out, let’s go exploring!
I listen to mom and dad aplenty, the water hole isn’t where I belong,
You’ve got problems? I got Zazu,
But who cares? No big deal, I’ll prove‘em wrong!
I wanna be, where the brave lions are,
I wanna see, wanna see what’s out there,
Explorin’ this Elephant—what’s it called again? Oh, heh—graveyard.
Being a cub won’t get you far,
Kings can go anywhere they want to,
Doin’ whatever I want, and never get—what’s the word again? Betrothed! (Yuck!)
When it’s my time, when I can reign, when I’ll have the coolest mane,
Watch and I’ll be, one day you’ll see—I’m gonna be king!
What would I pay, if I could play wherever I wanted,
What would I give, if I could live, without being so bored,
Bet’cha somewhere, they wouldn’t care, bet they wouldn’t reprimand their heirs
Brave young princes, sick of restrictions, ready to roar!
And ready to rule over the pride lands,
Chasin’ hyenas whenever I want to,
Having everything touched by the—what was it? Light!
Is this my right? Wouldn’t I be, be the bravest lion you’d see?
I can’t wait to be, one day you’ll see… I’m gonna be king!