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This article is about the stage musical song.
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I Just Can't Wait to Be King (stage musical)
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Attribution information
Composer

Elton John

Lyricist

Tim Rice

Performers

Scott Irby-Ranniar
Geoff Hoyle
Kajuana Shuford

Release information
Released

1997

Track

5

Length

3:02

Albums

The Lion King (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

Appearances

The Lion King (stage musical)

Samples
Versions

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"I Just Can't Wait to Be King" is a song composed by Elton John for the stage musical version of The Lion King. It was released in 1997 as part of the original cast recording.

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 mane event
Like no king was before
I'm brushing up on looking down
I'm working on my roar

Zazu:
Thus far, a rather uninspiring thing

Simba:
Oh, I just can't wait to be king!

No one saying do this

Zazu:
Now when I said that...

Nala:
No one saying be there

Zazu:
What I meant was...

Simba:
No one saying stop that

Zazu:
What you don't realize...

Simba and Nala:
No one saying see here

Zazu:
Now see here!

Simba and Nala:
Free to run around all day

Zazu:
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:
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!

Simba, Nala, and animals:
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

Simba, Nala, and animals:
To be king!


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