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Lyrics from Movies L – O
The Lion King

I Just Can't Wait to Be King

Lyrics from The Lion King
Composed by Elton John and Tim Rice
Performed by Jason Weaver, Laura Williams and Rowan Atkinson


[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:] Thus far, a rather uninspiring thing

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

[Simba:] No one saying do this

[Nala:] No one saying be there

[Simba:] No one saying stop that!

[Nala:] No one saying see here

[Simba:] Free to run around all day
Free to do it all my way!

[Zazu:] I think it's time that you and I
Arranged a heart to heart

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

Everybody look left
Everybody look right
Everywhere you look I'm
Standing in the spotlight

[Zazu:] Not yet!

[Animals:] 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!
Oh, I just can't wait to be king!
Oh, I just can't wait to be king!

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