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He Lives In You
HLIY
General Information
Composer

Lebo M
Mark Mancina
Jay Rifkin

Lyricist

Lebo M
Mark Mancina
Jay Rifkin

Performers

Lebo M

Length

4:51 (original)
2:58 (film)

Usage Information
Album

The Lion King Collection
The Lion King (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
Return to Pride Rock
Rhythm of the Pride Lands

Appearances

The Lion King II: Simba's Pride
The Stage Musical

Sample
Versions

Anonymous Audio File Icon Clip ArtOriginal Version 
Anonymous Audio File Icon Clip ArtStage Musical Version 

"He Lives In You" is a song written and performed by Lebo M and his South African choir. A shorter version of the song is used in the opening of The Lion King II: Simba's Pride. This song is also performed twice in the musical version of The Lion King.

Information

The Lion King II: Simba's Pride

The song is used during the opening sequence of the film as animals travel to Pride Rock to witness the presentation of Simba and Nala's daughter, Kiara. Mufasa's ghost can be seen watching over the presentation.

The Stage Musical

The song is used twice in the stage production of the film, once in each act. During the first act, it is performed by Mufasa as he sings to young Simba. This version is titled "They Live in You", with the lyrics having changed slightly to represent the Great Kings of the Past. During the song, Mufasa shows Simba that he is never alone, as his ancestors will always be there to guide him, including Mufasa himself.

In the second act, the song is sung by Rafiki and a full-grown Simba, titled "He Lives In You". The first part of the song is fairly subdued and sung by Rafiki and the chorus. Mufasa's ghost appears midway through and instructs Simba to return home and take his rightful place as king. After Mufasa's ghost fades, Simba realizes that he must take responsibility and return home. There is an instrumental break, after which the song becomes livelier and Simba joins in the celebratory singing and dancing.

Lyrics

Choir:
Ingonyama nengw' enamabalaThe royal lion wears his leopard spots
Ingonyama nengw' enamabala
Ingonyama nengw' enamabala
Ingonyama nengw' enamabala

Singer:
Night
And the spirit of life
Calling
Oh, oh, iyo
MamelaListen
Oh, oh, iyo
And a voice
With the fear of a child
Answers
(Oh, oh, iyo)
Oh, mamela.
(Oh, oh, iyo)
Ubukhosi bo khokhoThrone of the ancestors
We ndodana ye sizwe sonkeOh, son of the nation
Wait!
There's no mountain too great
(Oh, oh, iyo)
Hear the words and have faith
(Oh, oh, iyo)
Have faith

Choir:
Hela hey mamelaHey, listen
Hela hey mamela
Hela hey mamela

Chorus:
He lives in you
He lives in me
He watches over
Everything we see
Into the water
Into the truth
In your reflection
He lives in you

Choir:
Ingonyama nengw' enamabala
Ingonyama nengw' enamabala

Singer:

Repeat Chorus
So wait
There's no mountain too great
Hear the words and have faith
Have faith

Repeat Chorus Twice

Choir:
Ingonyama nengw' enamabala
Ingonyama nengw' enamabala

Singer:
He lives in you

Trivia

Videos

The Lion King 2 intro - He Lives in You (1080p high quality)02:56

The Lion King 2 intro - He Lives in You (1080p high quality)

The film version of "He Lives in You"


References

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