I Was Just Trying to Be Brave
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Attribution information
Composer

Hans Zimmer

Mixer

Alan Meyerson

Release information
Released

June 24, 2014

Track

7

Length

2:16

Albums

The Legacy Collection: The Lion King

Appearances

The Lion King

Samples
Versions

Anonymous Audio File Icon Clip Art.pngI Was Just Trying to Be Brave.ogg 
Anonymous Audio File Icon Clip Art.pngI Was Just Trying to Be Brave (Score Demo).ogg 

I was just trying to be brave like you.
Simba to Mufasa, on his escapade into the Elephant Graveyard[src]

"I Was Just Trying to Be Brave" is a musical piece composed by Hans Zimmer for The Lion King. It was released on June 24, 2014, as part of The Legacy Collection: The Lion King.

Use

In the soundtracks

"I Was Just Trying to Be Brave" was initially released as part of the complete film score, titled "Father's Footsteps". However, the album was retracted after one day. On June 24, 2014, The Legacy Collection: The Lion King was released, with "Father's Footsteps" having been remixed and titled "I Was Just Trying to Be Brave".

In the film

"I Was Just Trying to Be Brave" can be heard during the scene in which Mufasa scolds Simba for disobeying him and then proceeds to teach him about the Great Kings of the Past. It starts when Simba steps into his father's paw print and ends after Mufasa's story about the stars.

Behind the scenes

  • The cue can be heard in The Lion King 1½ twice: the first time when Ma explains to Timon that everything the light touches belongs to somebody else, and the second time after Simba and Nala fight and Mufasa's ghost appears in the sky.[1]

References

  1. Revealed in Disney's The Lion King 1½ (2004). Written by Tom Rogers, and directed by Bradley Raymond. Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc.


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