|I Was Just Trying to Be Brave|
June 24, 2014
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 However, the album was retracted after one day.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 music heard at the beginning of the score is almost identical to notes heard in "If You Ever Come Back We'll Kill You".
- 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.
- The Legacy Collection: The Lion King includes both the final cue and a demo version of the cue.
|The Legacy Collection: The Lion King|
Circle of Life • Didn't Your Mother Tell You Not to Play With Your Food • We Are All Connected • Hyenas in the Pride Land • I Just Can't Wait to Be King • Elephant Graveyard • I Was Just Trying to Be Brave • Be Prepared • Simba, It's to Die For • Stampede • Mufasa Dies • If You Ever Come Back We'll Kill You • Bowling for Buzzards • Hakuna Matata • We Gotta Bone to Pick With You • Kings of the Past • Nala, Is It Really You? • Can You Feel the Love Tonight • Remember Who You Are • This Is My Home • The Rightful King • The Morning Report • Warthog Rhapsody • Circle of Life • I Just Can't Wait to Be King • Can You Feel the Love Tonight