3M7 "Father's Footsteps"
"Father's Footsteps" was released as part of the complete film score, shortly after the release of the original motion picture soundtrack. However, it was retracted after one day. On June 24, 2014, The Legacy Collection: The Lion King was released, with "Father's Footsteps" having been remixed and released under the title "I Was Just Trying to Be Brave".
"Father's Footsteps" can be heard during the scene in which Mufasa scolds Simba for disobeying him and teaches him about the Great Kings of the Past. The track picks up when Simba steps into his father's paw print and ends after Mufasa's story about the stars.
- The music heard at the beginning of the score is almost identical to notes heard in "If You Ever Come Back We'll Kill You".
- The cue can be heard in The Lion King 1½ twice: the first time when Ma explains to Timon that everything the light touches belongs to somebody else, and the second time after Simba and Nala fight and Mufasa's ghost appears in the sky.
|Scores from The Lion King: Complete Score|
Scar's Dinner • What Am I Going To Do? - Sunrise At Pride Rock • Hyenas In The Prideland - Our Little Secret • Elephant Graveyard • Father's Footsteps • The Trap • Stampede • Mufasa's Death • As Good As Dead (Part 1) • As Good As Dead (Part 2) • Scar & Zazu - What Did You Say? • Under The Stars - Rafiki • Nala Attacks • Nala & Simba • Mufasa's Ghost • Homeward Bound • Simba & Nala Move In - King Of The Priderock