Busa
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Attribution information
Composer

Hans Zimmer

Lyricist

Lebo M and Jay Rifkin

Performers

Lebo M and his African Chorus

Release information
Length

4:04

Albums

The Lion King
The Lion King Stage Musical
The Lion King 1½

"Busa" is a Zulu song from Rhythm of the Pride Lands.

Lyrics

Chorus:
Busa le lizwe bo Rule this land
Busa le lizwe bo Rule this land
Busa lomhlaba wethu Rule this land of ours
Busa ngo xolo Rule with peace

(Repeat Chorus)

Lebo M:
Shwele baba Hail to you, Father
Siyakubongela We are grateful to you
Usi lethel' injabulo You brought us happiness
Noxolo And peace

Shwele baba Hail to you, Father
Siyakubongela We are grateful to you
Liqhakazise baba Brighten our future
Ngo thando With love

(Repeated)

Lebo M:
Bayede baba Father, we salute you
Sikhokhele bo Lead us
Busa lomhlaba Rule this land
Ngo thando With love
(Repeat Chorus)

Lebo M and Chorus:
Busa ngo thando Rule with love
Busa ngo thando Rule with love
Busa ngo thando Rule with love
Busa ngo xolo Rule with peace

(Repeated)

Lebo M and Chorus:
Ubuse ngo thando You must rule with love
Ubuse ngo xolo You must rule with peace
Ubuse ngo thando You must rule with love
Busa Simba, busa Simba Rule Simba, rule Simba

African Chant:
Hemna iyo
Hemna iyo
Hemna nkosi, busa Simba iyo

Repeat chorus

Lebo M and Chorus:
Oh busa Simba iyo Rule Simba
Vusa amakhosi Wake the ancestors
Vusa amdlozi bo Wake the spirits
Busa Simba iyo Rule Simba
(Repeat three times)

Album credits

Trivia

  • Although Lebo M has new vocals for the song, the chorus is the same recording from the end credits of the film.
  • Different variations of the song are frequently heard throughout The Lion King, such as:

Media


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