One By One
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Attribution information
Lyricist

Lebo M

Performers

Lebo M

Release information
Released

February 28, 1995

Track

12

Length

3:10

Albums

The Lion King (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
Rhythm of the Pride Lands

Appearances

The Stage Musical

Samples
Versions

Anonymous Audio File Icon Clip Art.pngLebo M Version 
Anonymous Audio File Icon Clip Art.pngStage Musical Version 

"One By One" is a song written by Lebo M first featured on the Rhythm of the Pride Lands CD. The song was later used to open the second act of The Lion King on Broadway.

The song was used for an animated short for an unproduced Fantasia movie that was eventually cancelled. So, it was used as a bonus feature attached with the 2004 DVD release of The Lion King II: Simba's Pride.

Lyrics

Ibambeni njala bakithi Hold on tight, my people
Ninga dinwa Don't get weary
Ninga phelelwa nga mandla Don't lose your strength

Siya ba bona We can see
Bebe fun' ukusi qeda They wanted to hold us back

One by One
Ngeke ba lunge They will not succeed
One by One
Sizo nqoba We will win

One by One
Ngeke ba lunge They will not succeed
One by One

Ibambeni njala bakithi Hold on tight, my people
Ninga dinwa Don't get weary
Ninga phelelwa nga mandla Don't lose your strength

Siya ba bona We can see
Bebe fun' ukusi qeda They wanted to hold us back

One by One
Ngeke ba lunge They will not succeed
One by One
Sizo nqoba We will win
Repeated

Ngoba thina Because
Siya zazi We know who we are
Repeated

Ibala lami The color of my skin
Elimnyama That is dark
Ndiya zidla I'm proud
Ngalo Of it
Ibala lami The color of my skin
Elimnyama That is dark
Ndiza kufa I will die
Nalo With it
Repeated

Kumnandi Oh yes
Kwelakakith Eafrica It's beautiful in Africa


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