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This article is about the 2019 version of "Circle of Life".
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Circle of Life / Nants' Ingonyama
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Attribution information
Composer

Elton John
Hans Zimmer

Lyricist

Tim Rice
Lebo M

Performers

Lindiwe Mkhize
Lebo M

Release information
Released

   July 11, 2019 (digitally)
   July 19, 2019 (physically)

Track

1

Length

4:01

Albums

The Lion King (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Appearances

The Lion King

"Circle of Life / Nants' Ingonyama" is a song composed by Elton John and Hans Zimmer for the 2019 remake of The Lion King. It was released digitally on July 11, 2019, and physically on July 19, 2019, as part of the film's soundtrack.

Use

In the soundtrack

“Circle of Life / Nants’ Ingonyama” was released digitally on July 11, 2019, and physically on July 19, 2019, as part of the soundtrack of the The Lion King. It was composed by Elton John and Hans Zimmer, with lyrics written by Tim Rice and Lebo M. Vocals were provided by Lebo M and Lindiwe Mkhize.

In the film

“Circle of Life / Nants’ Ingonyama” is the opening song of The Lion King. It plays during the presentation of Simba. There is a reprise of the song at the end of the film, during the presentation of Simba’s cub.

Lyrics

Lebo M:
Nants ingonyama bagithi babaHere comes a lion, Father
Sithi uhm ingonyamaOh, yes, it's a lion
IngonyamaA lion

Nants ingonyama bagithi baba
Sithi uhhmm ingonyama
Ingonyama

Siyo nqobaWe're going to conquer
Ingonyama

Chant:
Ingonyama nengw' enamabalaThe royal lion wears his leopard spots
(Repeat)

Lindiwe Mkhize:
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

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

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