I Just Can’t Wait to Be King – Lion King 2019


Writers: Elton John; lyrics by Tim Rice


[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 brushing up on looking down
I’m working on my roar!

[Zazu:] Ho, ho, 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 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”!

[Nala:] No one saying “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!

[Simba:] Everybody look left

[Nala:] Everybody look right

[Simba:] Everywhere you look I’m

[Both:] Standing in the spotlight

[Zazu:] Not yet!

[Chorus:] 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 and chorus:] Oh, he just can’t wait to be king!

[Simba:] Oh, I just can’t wait to be king!