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This article is about the 2019 version of "Circle of Life".
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Circle of Life
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Attribution information
Composer

   Elton John
   Hans Zimmer

Lyricist

   Lebo M
   Tim Rice

Performers

   Lebo M
   Lindiwe Mkhize

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

Samples
Versions

Anonymous Audio File Icon Clip Art.pngCircle of Life / Nants' Ingonyama 

"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 baba Here comes the lion, my people, the father (of our nation)
Sithi uhm ingonyama We hail this coming of the lion
Ingonyama A lion

Nants ingonyama bagithi baba
Sithi uhhmm ingonyama
Ingonyama

Siyo nqoba We will have victory!
Ingonyama

Chant:
Ingonyama nengw' enamabala The royal lion wears his leopard spots
Ingonyama nengw' enamabala
Ingonyama nengw' enamabala
Ingonyama nengw' enamabala
Ingonyama nengw' enamabala (Se to kwa) The royal lion wears his leopard spots (Don't go to)
Ingonyama nengw' enamabala (Asana) The royal lion wears his leopard spots (No)
Ingonyama nengw' enamabala (Se to kwa)
Ingonyama nengw' enamabala (Asana)

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
(Balek' ingonyam'i ya gale'!) Run, the lion will attack!
And it moves us all
(Ingonyama nengwe wema!) The lion and the leopard, oh, what a sight!
Through despair and hope
Through faith and love
Till we find our place
On the path unwinding
In the circle
The circle of life

Ingonyama nengw' enamabala
Ingonyama nengw' enamabala (Se to kwa)
Ingonyama nengw' enamabala (Asana)
Ingonyama nengw' enamabala (Se to kwa)
Ingonyama nengw' enamabala (Asana)
Ingonyama nengw' enamabala (Se to kwa)
Ingonyama nengw' enamabala (Asana)
Ingonyama nengw' enamabala (Se to kwa)

Ingonyama nengw' enamabala
Ingonyama nengw' enamabala
Ingonyama nengw' enamabala (Asana)
Ingonyama nengw' enamabala (Se to kwa)
Ingonyama nengw' enamabala (Asana)
Ingonyama nengw' enamabala (Se to kwa)
Ingonyama nengw' enamabala (Asana)

It's the circle of life
(Balek' ingonyam'i ya gale'!)
And it moves us all
(Ingonyama nengwe wema!)
Through despair and hope
Through faith and love
Till we find our place
On the path unwinding
In the circle
The circle of life

Trivia

  • The opening shot of the sun rising is the only non-animated shot in the film.[1]

Media

References


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