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Busa
Rhythm-of-the-pride-lands
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 boRule this land
Busa le lizwe boRule this land
Busa lomhlaba wethuRule this land of ours
Busa ngo xoloRule with peace

(Repeat Chorus)

Lebo M:
Shwele babaHail to you, Father
SiyakubongelaWe are grateful to you
Usi lethel' injabuloYou brought us happiness
NoxoloAnd peace

Shwele babaHail to you, Father
SiyakubongelaWe are grateful to you
Liqhakazise babaBrighten our future
Ngo thandoWith love

(Repeated)

Lebo M:
Bayede babaFather, we salute you
Sikhokhele boLead us
Busa lomhlabaRule this land
Ngo thandoWith love
(Repeat Chorus)

Lebo M and Chorus:
Busa ngo thandoRule with love
Busa ngo thandoRule with love
Busa ngo thandoRule with love
Busa ngo xoloRule with peace

(Repeated)

Lebo M and Chorus:
Ubuse ngo thandoYou must rule with love
Ubuse ngo xoloYou must rule with peace
Ubuse ngo thandoYou must rule with love
Busa Simba, busa SimbaRule Simba, rule Simba

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

Repeat chorus

Lebo M and Chorus:
Oh busa Simba iyoRule Simba
Vusa amakhosiWake the ancestors
Vusa amdlozi boWake the spirits
Busa Simba iyoRule 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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