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I Just Can't Wait to Be King (2019 soundtrack)
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Attribution information
Composer

Elton John

Lyricist

Tim Rice

Performers

   JD McCrary
   Shahadi Wright Joseph
   John Oliver

Release information
Released

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

Track

4

Length

3:22

Albums

The Lion King (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Appearances

The Lion King

There will never be a king like me!
Simba[src]

"I Just Can't Wait to Be King" is a song composed by Elton John 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.

Lyrics

Simba:
I'm gonna be a mighty king
So, enemies, beware!
Zazu:
Well, I've never seen a king of beasts
With quite so little hair
Simba:
I'm gonna be the main event
Like no king was before
I'm brushin' up on lookin' down
I'm workin' on my roar!
Zazu:
Thus far, a rather uninspiring thing
Simba:
Oh, I just can't wait to be king!
Zazu:
You have rather a long way to go, young master
If you think...
Simba:
No one sayin', ‘Do this!’
Zazu:
Now, when I said that...
Nala:
No one sayin', ‘Be there!’
Zazu:
What I meant was...
Simba:
No one sayin', ‘Stop that!’
Simba and Nala:
No one sayin', ‘See here!’
Zazu:
Now, see here!
Simba:
Free to run around all day!
Zazu:
Well, that's definitely out...
Simba:
Free to do it all my way!
Zazu:
I think it's time that you and I
Arranged a heart-to-heart
Nala:
Kings don't need advice
From little hornbills for a start
Zazu:
If this is where the monarchy is headed
Count me out!
Out of service, out of Africa
I wouldn't hang about!
This child is getting wildly out of wing!
Simba!
Simba:
Oh, I just can't wait to be king!
Everybody look left!
Nala:
Everybody look right!
Simba:
Everywhere you look, I'm...
Simba and Nala:
Standing in the spotlight!
Zazu:
Not yet!
Choir:
Let every creature go for broke and sing!
Let's hear it in the herd and on the wing!
It's gonna be King Simba's finest fling!
Simba:
Oh, I just can't wait to be king!
Nala:
Oh, he just can't wait to be king!
Simba:
Oh, I just can't wait...
Nala:
Just can't wait...
Choir:
To be king!

Behind the scenes

  • This version of “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” mimics the stage musical’s version of the song, as it gives the same additional singing lines to Nala.

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