Performed by Simba, Zazu, and Nala

  • Simba
  • Zazu
  • Nala
  • Chorus
  • Vocals
  • Simba, Nala, and Chorus


I'm gonna be a mighty king, so enemies beware!

Well I've never seen a king of beasts
With quite so little hair                                                 [Eah]

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                                               [Eah]

Thus far a rather uninspiring thing                                 [Oo yuh hum]

Oh, I just can't wait to be king!                                    [Ooh, ahh...]

You've rather a long way to go, young master              [...Ahh...]
If you think-                                                                [...Ahh]

No one saying do this                                                  Now when I said that, I-
No one saying be there                                               What I meant was
No one saying stop that                                               Look, what you don't realize
No one saying see here                                               Now see here!
Free to run around all day
Well that's definitely out                                               [Eah]
Free to do it all my way!                                              [Ooh, ooh...]

Hom hom
Hom hom
Hom hom
Hom hom
[Repeat until 'out of wing', subdued]

I think it's time that you and I                                        [Eah ah]
Arranged a heart-to-heart
Kings don't need advice                                               [Eah ah]
From little hornbills for a start

If this is where the monarchy is headed                         [Eah ah]
Count me out
Out of service, out of Africa                                         [Ahh eah]
I wouldn't hang about
This child is getting wildly out of wing                            [Um um um um um]

Oh, I just can't wait to be king!        [Ooh, ooh, ooh]    [We we, we we, we]

Hoom                                             [Ahh]
Hoom                                             [Ahh]
Hoom                                             [Ahh]
Hoom                                             [Ahh]

Everybody look left                         [Hoom]                 [Ooh, ya ba]
Everybody look right                       [Hoom]                 [Ooh, ya ba]
Everywhere you look I'm--              [Hoom]                 [Ooh, ya ba]
Standing spotlight!

Not yet!

Let every creature go for broke and sing                       [Ooh oww]
Let's hear it in the herd and on the wing                        [Ooh oww eah]
It's gonna be King Simba's finest fling                           [Wow, yeah]       [Woo oww]

Oh, I just can't wait to be king!
Oh, I just can't wait to be king!
Oh, I just can't wait...
To be king!                                                                  [Cheering]