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Warthog Rhapsody
Rhythm-of-the-pride-lands
General Information
Composer

Elton John

Lyricist

Tim Rice

Performers

Nathan Lane
Ernie Sabella

Length

3:05

Usage Information
Album

Best of The Lion King
Jungle Boogie
The Legacy Collection: The Lion King
Rhythm of the Pride Lands

"Warthog Rhapsody" is a song which is sung by Timon and Pumbaa to teach Simba of their carefree philosophy. The song was recorded, but was later replaced with "Hakuna Matata" which serves the same narrative purpose. However, the song was produced and released on the Rhythm of the Pride Lands and The Legacy Collection CDs, and was rewritten as "That's All I Need" which was used for The Lion King 1½.

Lyrics

Timon:
Now if you want a role model
Of a life most blissfully led
Then look no further than Pumbaa here
Than this laid-back quadruped

Pumbaa:
Relaxation's the name of the game
Be cool and be thick-skinned
Let my lifestyle be your reference frame

Timon:
As long as you stand upwind

Timon and Pumbaa:
Your guide must be this rhapsody

Pumbaa:
I gets up when I likes

Timon:
He's got it all worked out

Pumbaa:
I plans the day ahead

Timon:
He's got it all worked out

Pumbaa:
When inspiration strikes

Timon:
He's got it all worked out

Pumbaa:
I go right back to bed

Timon:
He's got it all worked out
But though he may not be one of nature's dynamos
His mind is on the ball and far from comatose
Don't dismiss the warthog philosophy
Take it from he!
He's got it all worked out

Pumbaa:
Take it from me!

Timon:
He's got it all worked out

Pumbaa: (spoken)
I'm starved!

Simba: (spoken)
Me too, what's for lunch?

Timon: (spoken)
Glad to ask, kid
Should we tell him, Pumbaa?

Pumbaa: (spoken)
Uh-huh!

Timon: (spoken)
Now listen to this, this is the important part

Timon:
Now who wants to be a hunter
Chasing food all over the place

Pumbaa:
More often than not it gets away

Timon:
Who needs the thrill of the chase

Pumbaa:
Why move mountains to get your chow
When you only need to move a log

Timon:
Make it your dietary resolve for now
To eat like the old warthog
Regarding food

Pumbaa:
Hmmmm-mmmm

Timon:
His attitude
It's bugs for every meal

Pumbaa:
I've got it all worked out

Timon:
So full of vitamins

Pumbaa:
I've got it all worked out

Timon:
No need to cook or peel

Pumbaa:
I've got it all worked out

Timon:
He eats 'em in their skins

Pumbaa:
I've got it all worked out

Timon and Pumbaa:
They're delectable, available, the perfect snack
They ain't endangered species
And they don't fight back

Timon:
Don't dismiss the warthog gastronomy
Take it from he

Pumbaa:
Take it from me

Timon:
Take it from he
He's got it all worked out

Timon: (spoken)
Come on kid, its now or never!
Hit it, Pumbaa!

Timon and Pumbaa:
So remember when you see us staring into space
We're caught between a pillow and a soft, soft place
Don't resist the warthog mentality

Timon:
Take it from he

Pumbaa:
Take it from me

Timon and Pumbaa:
Take it from he
Take it from we
We've got it all worked out

Credits

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Video

Nathan Lane & Ernie Sabella - Warthog Rhapsody03:05

Nathan Lane & Ernie Sabella - Warthog Rhapsody

 

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