Elton John - I Just Can't Wait To Be King Lyrics




Way beyond the water hole
A little down the line
The jungle and the plains and peaks
Are scheduled to be mine
I'm gonna be the ruler
Of most everything around
From the grandest of the mountains
To the humble common ground
My reign will be a super-awesome thing
Oh, I just can't wait to be king
I'm going to be a noble king
And scrupulously fair
I only need a little time
Perhaps a little hair
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
The fauna and the flora gonna swing
Oh, I just can't wait to be king

No one saying do this
No one saying be there
No one saying stop that
No one saying see here
Free to run around all day
I'll be free to do it my way

No one saying do this
No one saying be there
No one saying stop that
No one saying see here
Free to run around all day
Free to do it my way

The time has come
As someone said
To talk of many things
This may be true
But I would rather stick to talking kings
It's easy to be royal
If you're already leonine
It isn't just my right
Even my left will be divine
The monarchy is waiting to go zing
Oh, I just can't wait to be king
Oh, I just can't wait to be king
[Repeat until fade]





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  1. Alin Leonhart

    Way behind the water hole
    A little down the line
    The jungle and the plains and peaks
    Are scheduled to be mine

    I'm gonna be the ruler
    Of most everything around
    From the grandest of the mountains
    To the humble common ground

    My reign will be a super awesome thing
    Oh, I just can't wait to be king

    I'm gonna be a noble king
    Unscrupulously fair
    I only need a little time
    Perhaps a little hair

    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

    The fauna and the flora gonna swing
    Oh, I just can't wait to be king

    No one saying do this
    No one saying be there
    No one saying stop that
    No one saying see here
    Free to run around all day
    I'll be free to do it my way

    No one saying do this
    No one saying be there
    No one saying stop that
    No one saying see here
    Free to run around all day
    Free to do it my way

    The time has come as someone said
    To talk of many things
    May be true
    But I would rather stick to talking kings

    It's easy to be royal
    If you're already leonine
    It isn't just my right
    Even my left will be divine

    The monarchy is waiting to go zing
    Oh, I just can't wait to be king
    Oh, I just can't wait to be king

  2. Beatriz Chavão

    Who never heard this version yet?

  3. Alyna Michelle Forgus The Hedgehog

    💗💗💗💗 luv this song its good to dance to

  4. Benjamin meyer

    An ad for the inferior live action version of the movie played before this.

  5. Kety Manohin

    😍💖💋

  6. Манохин Екатерина

    😘💖🌹❤

  7. Angela Pedrosa

    I love it.😀😇

  8. Nathaniel Tan

    why is this not available on spotify

  9. Da Stormcomin

    🤔 why

  10. Cactus Slayer

    This is mixed kinda shit could use a remaster

  11. Profiledek

    The best version, the grooviest song ever. OK, maybe I overdid it. still gotta love Elton John. The Rocketman movie is amazing

  12. capitao sinistro

    Muito Boa esta versão do Elton John

  13. Conker Kazooie Elsa Anna Olaf

    Anyone think Rod Stewart could’ve covered the Elton John versions of the songs on The Lion King?

  14. Conker Kazooie Elsa Anna Olaf

    George Michael being friends with Elton John makes me wish he (GM) covered this before he died.

  15. Eevee

    This version is very catchy. ❤️

  16. PogieJoe

    Dontchaknow that IIIIII'm still standing 🎵

    CherrySayainPie

    Yeeeah yeeeeah yeeeeah 🎵

  17. Julie Hopkinson

    Elton John's version of "I Just Can't Wait to Be King" is an ode to youthful arrogance, invincibility, and above all, impatience.

  18. Simon Salatandre

    This version wants me to drive off-road through the Serengeti! 😎

  19. Patry Atry

    Lion on the cover looks like a girls butt in a 👙😂

  20. Laura Appleyard

    i love it

  21. Conker Kazooie Elsa Anna Olaf

    Even Kerry King from Slayer said it best “Who doesn’t like Elton John”

  22. RobdaVegasMailman

    When I heard the intro, I was wondering..."did Brian Setzer do a cover of this?" :)

  23. Christopher Burrows

    I had no idea this version even existed. I've always preffered eltons versions of the songs since i was a kid so this is nice

  24. Giada Fontana

    2019 anyone ?😊

    Alex Levingston

    Yes. Right here.

  25. Giada Fontana

    AMAZING SONG !! AMAZING ELTON JOHN !!!❤😉

  26. Distephano2006

    Love it, but just to point out at 0:45 you have the wrong lyrics down. It's "I'm gonna be a noble king, and scrupulously fair", not "I'm gonna be a mighty king
    So enemies beware!
    "


    But yeah, thanks for the upload, always loved this version.

  27. Conker Kazooie Elsa Anna Olaf

    Elton John was Layne Staley’s first concert

  28. Conker Kazooie Elsa Anna Olaf

    The boys from Alice In Chains like Elton John and he was on the song Black Gives Way To Blue

  29. Conker Kazooie Elsa Anna Olaf

    Imagine Rod Stewart doing a Disney Movie?

  30. Conker Kazooie Elsa Anna Olaf

    As Kerry King from Slayer said “Who doesn’t like Elton John?”

  31. Conker Kazooie Elsa Anna Olaf

    I’ve been an Elton John fan since I was 3. Thanks Lion King

  32. YungStar Jc

    Simba version better but this is still amazing!!!

  33. NSPcrazY112

    You will never be the King, Elton.

  34. Chris Smalls

    I'm surprised Elton John didn't have his own version of Be Prepared or Hakuna Matata.

    Son of Jupiter 12

    I agree on Hakuna Matata, but can you really imagine Elton singing Be Prepared? He can't, he's too cute and cuddley

    Jaime VilBar

    There has to be a demo of those two and I hope we can hear them some day!

    SheWolf Warrior

    Omg Be Prepared would be AMAZING!!!

  35. trixter

    This used to be on Spotify. But no longer :(

    Alex Weiner

    I just found it. It's just not on The Lion King album

    Patrick Tuohy

    I just looked up the song and it didn't show up on spotify at all

    Alex Weiner

    Patrick Tuohy it’s on a playlist called Now that’s what I call Disney 3

  36. stevedan1YT

    lol
    this is nearly old as me

  37. Valentin Palombo

    So much better than the film version

  38. Golden Galaxy

    The instrumentals sound to me like a cross between "Footloose" by Kenny Loggins and "Bad Moon Rising" by CCR. Another excellent song by Elton John, nonetheless!

    Kenneth Cole

    Golden Galaxy the opening to circle of life had Topgun vibes all over it. (The score before he started singing)

  39. Sgtbigmike

    Definitely can't wait to hear this one again in the live action Lion King!

  40. Fuckpage Italia

    Similitude a Word is spanish

  41. Michael Guthrie

    I love this song!!! This song has a great beat to it!!!

  42. Izumi Culture

    Listen, Elton might not be a King, but he is a Knight.

  43. c m

    👍👍👍👍👍👍

  44. RetroTechNerd

    I think it's safe to say that THIS is the version that's supposed to be in the movie. No offense to Hans Zimmer, but this version is better than his 5, even 10, times better than his version.

  45. Jason Nadle

    This almost falls into line with the just-as-peppy "Who Wears These Shoes."

  46. Cinedragon

    'It isn't just my right, even my left will be divine.' I just love that lyric. It's so clever!

  47. Dreamy1408

    *wiggles on her chair to the rhythm of the song* OHHH I JUST CAN'T WAIT TO BE KING!

  48. Zubair Siddiqui

    Love this version .... takes me back in time.....!

  49. J- Scribble

    Love love looooooove this version! 💗

  50. Foreign Film Fanatic

    EJ >>>>>> movie

  51. Arshia hannibal

    OMFG WHERE HAS THIS SONG BEEN.. i never knew there was an elton john version of this song.

    jerel

    It was on the soundtrack the whole time but you never heard it until now lol

  52. Elizabeth Coen

    I absolutely love the swing twist that Elton John puts on this song! It makes you want to just get on your feet and dance the Charleston all night and all day long!

  53. Liliana Green Borcegos

    Huge Elton fan as i am i was looking forward to coming across this. Thanks!

  54. film017forever

    The song's structure makes me think it sounds like one of his prior hits: "I'm Still Standing".

  55. MrGabeanator

    dancing with the stars brought me here

  56. Aeric Abison

    This version sounds good, but I prefer the Broadway version.

  57. Ste Lo

    I can't believe this is the first time I'm hearing this version. It's interesting, but I still like both versions. 👌🏽

  58. KrosanBeast315

    You see the woman in the Bikini with her arms in the air that makes up his nose?(Her hair is covered up by the title). A lot of guys see it, and it was that deliberately drawn that way.

    Bat Spam101

    KrosanBeast315 no it wasn't. It was debunked idiot.

  59. sonrouge

    Are all the instrumental sounds done on piano?

    Retro Reginald

    Well yes... do you know what Elton John is known for?

    BoJack Horseman

    No, it's not all piano - There's a lot of Davey Johnstone's guitar on this one :P

    sonrouge

    Thank you.

  60. Steven Connelly

    What a fantastic beat!🎵🎵🎵🎤🎤🎤🎤🎤

  61. The Thing

    It almost sounds kinda like Bad Moon Rising by the Creedence Clearwater Revival

    la diversion de alegria ruiz navarro

    Que. Guay

    la diversion de alegria ruiz navarro

    Qué guay la música

  62. Wade Agnew

    The Lion King is the last Disney animated cartoon film to get on DVD, the second movie used spoof to appear and the seventh Disney animated film to become a live-action remake!

  63. Corey Baker

    sounds like the intro to mercury by Allen Jackson

  64. wij2debestevriendinnen

    op dit liedje moeten wij dansen ... het gaat zooo snel !!!

  65. Scott Reacher

    This should be Trump's campaign song. HA! He's such a tool.

  66. Hannah Maria Soto Pegorari

    Woo Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoo

  67. Hannah Maria Soto Pegorari

    Año 1994

  68. Hannah Maria Soto Pegorari

    Pero Le Sacó Bromas Y Después Desaparezco

  69. AeriosDFY2

    Better then lion king version

    FelisTerras

    Definetly. As fun as the movie version is, Elton just rocks this song. It's waht helped through my apprenticeship, and whenever I feel grand, I play this on full blast.

  70. Michael Crouch

    It reminded me of foot loose

  71. Carlos Soto Muro

    Thank You Stacy And Kimberly Watching Your Videos

  72. Carlos Soto Muro

    the lion king broadway musical cd music came out 1997 back in august 2004

  73. MyRainbowDash20

    I saw The Lion King three times in theaters. In 94 for the initial release. then when my parents went to see True lies I went to see it again alone. Then again when they re-released it in 3D. the only time i missed it in theaters was when it was in IMAX. And beleive me. I REALLY wanted to see it in a IMAX format. And I own all the VHS/DVD's. I just didn't get the Laser Disk of it. So to say, this is and always will be my most fav movie ever. and yes, I can still recite every line of diolog. XD

    Pauljackson1988

    I did not catch it when it came out. However I got it on vhs the following Summer on my 7th birthday. Had it for years never got the DVD. I still have yet to get the blu ray almost five years after it came out. That's still on my to do list.

  74. Benjamin Goodman

    simba and Nala(yes, zazu as well) did it better

  75. Jack Crews

    Does anyone else prefer this version of the song to the movie version?

    Chris Blount

    This one

    DoubleUpOnBob

    Not even a little bit.

    samanli2014

    Jack Crews Me!

  76. Chris Wykoff

    I THAT SONG i will be 9

  77. Mike Bartsxh

    Wonder if prince Charles has this on his playlist

  78. Dylan Pajuelo

    Amazing

  79. Miss Laura

    My childhood!!

  80. Morgan Drake

    Love this version! It makes me want to get up and dance!

    leanne hope

    +Miss Mischief me too lol its awesome

    Charles Johnson

    +Miss Mischief That makes three of us.

  81. To Ho

    I like that song very much !! Awesome music

  82. Jake 101

    This is so Elvis-like.

    Charles Johnson

    +Nick King I think so, too.

    David Vitrano

    Right on.

    Profiledek

    that because Elton is very groovy

  83. Rachael Lefler

    I always thought of this as like the anthem for my star sign (Leo). Not that I believe in that, but I used to, and I like the image of power of the lion.

  84. Bruce Wayne

    This reminds me of my childhood...

  85. Antonio Ramos

    I saw the lion king movie in Mexico

    Antonio Ramos

    I saw this movie at I max movie theater in Tempe Arizona and now I saw the lion king on tv and in Mexico this movie is the best a lion movie now was watching the lion king on tv in spanish

  86. Elizabeth Alderson

    Lyrics changed. Imma die...

  87. Edward Emma

    We had this on a tape cassette!!

    Courtney Tench

    I had it too

    Jacinto P

    same here!

    scotty87able

    At the time who didn't

    Jayson Eubanks

    Don't you wish you could go back?

  88. crazydisney91

    Calm down people! Almost every Disney movie from the 90s has a soundtrack with the pop/dance version of some of the songs in the movie. "Can you feel the love tonight" "Circle of Life" and "I Just Can't Wait to be King" are some of those songs. No need to kill eachother.

    Courtney Tench

    lol you got that right

    Lady_ Agitha

    This is the original version by Elton John

    crazydisney91

    Yes it was.

  89. davidgwr

    I wonder if Prince William has this on his I-pod

    Sarah Geloneck

    Or prince Charles.

    BoJack Horseman

    lmao, I think Prince Charles must be used to waiting by now.

    I wonder if Prince Harry has "Be Prepared" on his Ipod :P

    Cinedragon

    It's quite fitting. Especially that bit about 'needing a little bit of hair.'

    T Lx

    😂😂😂

    Kenny Wohl

    i am thinking Prince Harry

  90. Arty Gold

    Yeah it´s Elton John but I prefere french version it´s beautiful song

    Cameron Gist

    French version is fucking retarded!

    Marc

    Nah fam, french version is good

  91. Ashenkitty

    I prefer this version

    Fernanda Cappucci

    you are incorrect

    Black Parade

    Fernanda Cappucci nah he is correct, this version is much better

    Leo

    @Fernanda Cappucci The other version is kiddie, unless that's what you enjoy then knock yourself out.

    Aaron

    @Leo it's boring, no variation

  92. John Smith

    Why can I only find this stupid Elton John version and the multi-language versions? I want the movie version!!! In English!

    Lady_ Agitha

    Stupid? This is the original version. Elton John wrote all the songs for the Lion King.

    Retro Reginald

    Exactly... without Elton John there'd be no movie version... think twice before you call it stupid... stupid.

  93. 100PercentOJ

    I sang this at a Karaoke bar once. Everyone told me I did it wrong  :-(

    100PercentOJ

    @***** It was actually pretty bad due to booze lol

    Wendy Richmond

    100PercentOJ don’t listen ❤️

  94. Sean Wiedl

    Elton John wrote the music for the Lion King...so he wrote this song, and they used it in the movie with simba singing and more of an African feel..same with circle of life and the rest

    Profiledek

    he Co-wrote the music, but you're right, he took a big part in creating the music

  95. James Podel

    <3 dankeschön

  96. strangefruit42

    Sure, you're totally elitist. Most people probably will prefer the movie version as they're used to it. But y'know, this dude here has written all the stuff, maybe he should be allowed to sing his own songs, too, from time to time.

  97. goholden12345

    parts of this sound a bit like the Footloose music. Love it! i actually didn't know that this existed until i saw it on Wikipedia. Straight onto my Ipod it goes to be played over and over at work

  98. b34tles

    please dont kill me for saying this, but am i the only one who prefers the movie version?

  99. Nanoo nub nub

    I think of the Australian outback to this song

  100. dracothedrangonful

    Watch me look away with disgust. I hate that song and dance.