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He Lives In You
Originally performed by
Composer
Lyrics
Performer(s) Lebo M, Maxi Anderson, Max Ngcobo, Khanyo Maphumulo, Khululiwe Sithole and Rose
Films The Lion King II: Simba's Pride
Shows
Attractions
Video games
Albums Rhythm of the Pridelands
Preceded by
Followed by Hakuna Matata
Video

"He Lives in You" is a song that was recorded for the CD Rhythm of the Pridelands. The music and lyrics were written by Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin and Lebo M and performed by Lebo M, Maxi Anderson, Max Ngcobo, Khanyo Maphumulo, Khululiwe Sithole and Rose Stone. A pop version of the song was recorded by Tina Turner and was featured on the compilation album, The Lion King Collection. The song features English lyrics mixed in with some Zulu lyrics, similar to some of the lyrics sung in the song Circle of Life, including the lyrics "Ingonyama nengw' enamabala" (The royal lion wears his leopard spots) and the background lyrics of "Hela hm Mamela" (Hey, Listen)

Lyrics

Night
And the spirit of life
Calling

Oh, oh, iyo
Mamela (Listen)
Oh, oh, iyo

And a voice
Just the fear of a child
Answers

Oh, oh, iyo
Oh, mamela (Listen)
Oh, oh, iyo

Ubukhosi bo khokho (Throne of the ancestors)
We ndodana ye sizwe sonke (Oh, 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

Hela hm mamela (Hey, listen)

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


The Lion King musical

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Simba and the chorus performing He Lives in You from the second act of The Lion King musical. Photograph is of the original Korean cast.

The song is used twice in the musical based on the film, once in each act. During the first act it is performed by Mufasa to young Simba as They Live in You. The lyrics were changed slightly to represent the Great Kings of the Past. Mufasa, during the song, shows Simba that he is never alone as there is always someone watching over him.

In the second act the song is sung by Rafiki, the chorus and adult Simba as He Lives in You. The first part of the song is fairly subdued and sung by Rafiki and the chorus as Rafiki summons Mufasa's spirit. Mufasa's spirit appears and instructs Simba to return home and take his rightful place as king. After Mufasa's spirit fades, Simba realizes that he must take responsibility and return home. At this, there is an instrumental break, after which the song becomes livelier and Simba joins in the celebratory singing.

They Live in You Lyrics

Ingonyama nengw' enamabala

Night, and the spirit of life calling
Mamela
And a voice
With the fear of a child asking
Oh, Mamela

Wait
There's no mountain too great
Hear these words and have faith
Have faith

Hela hm mamela

They live in you
(Hela hm mamela)
They live in me
(Hela hm mamela)
They're watching over
(Hela hm mamela)
Everything we see

(Hela hm mamela)

In every creature
(Hela hm mamela)
In every star
Hela hm mamela
In your reflection
They live in you

They live in you
(Hela hm mamela)
They live in me
(Hela hm mamela)
They're watching over
(Hela hm mamela)
Everything we see

In every creature
(Hela hm mamela)
In every star
(Hela hm mamela)
In your reflection
They live in you

Ingonyama nengw' enamabala

Cover versions

Tina Turner's version was featured on the compilation album, The Lion King Collection

Diana Ross recorded the song for her 1999 album Every Day is a New Day. Lonnie Gordon recorded a house version for her album No Regret and released it as a single in 2001. In that same year, Michael Crawford sang this song as part of a medley on The Disney Album. A Eurobeat rendition of the song was recorded for Eurobeat Disney, Vol. 1 with vocals by Brian Ice. Elijah Kelley from the movie version of the musical version of the movie Hairspray covered it in 2008 for DisneyMania 6.

They Live In You and He Lives In You have been rendered for cast recordings of the musical including The Lion King: 1997 Original Broadway Cast and The Lion King: Original Japanese Cast They Live In You was used by Johnny Mathis for his 2000 album Mathis on Broadway.

Japanese pop/dance group TRF recorded a cover of He Lives in You in 1999.

In 2010, Helene Fischer, a German singer, performed the song on her "So wie ich bin"-Tour.

Micheal Castaldo recorded an Italian version of the song, call 'Lui vive in te' on his Aceto album.


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Films and Shows: The Lion King | The Lion King II: Simba's Pride | The Lion King 1½ | Timon & Pumbaa (Episode List) | House of Mouse | Timon and Pumbaa's Wild About Safety | The Lion Guard

Soundtracks: The Lion King (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) | Rhythm of the Pride Lands | The Legacy Collection: The Lion King

Video Games: The Lion King | Timon & Pumbaa's Jungle Games | The Lion King: Simba's Mighty Adventure | Kingdom Hearts II

Disney Parks: Fantasmic! | Circle of Life: An Environmental Fable | Festival of the Lion King | World of Color | Disney Dreams! | Celebrate the Magic | The Legend of the Lion King | The Lion King Celebration

Original Film Characters: Simba | Nala | Mufasa | Scar | Rafiki | Timon | Pumbaa | Zazu | Shenzi, Banzai and Ed | Sarabi | Sarafina | Pridelanders | Hyena Clan | Wildebeests | Cape Buffalo | Gopher | Diku (Deleted Character)

Sequel Characters: Kiara | Kovu | Zira | Vitani | Nuka | Outsiders | Crocodiles

Midquel Characters: Ma | Uncle Max | Iron Joe | Meerkat Colony

Timon and Pumbaa Characters: The Native Chief | The Three Natives | Monti | Baampu | Nobi | Fred | Quint | Bruce | Stinky | Ralph and Eddie | Jackal | Cobra | Teds | Savage Lion | Bartholomew | Toucan Dan | Vulture Police | Ned | Rabbit | Uncle Boaris | Uncle Ernie | Boss Beaver | Boy Beaver | Lester the Whale | Speedy the Snail | Smolder the Bear | Little Jimmy | Irwin | El Toro | Mr. Pig | Wolverine | Jumbo Jumbo | Cheetato and Cheetata | Martin Pardon | Rita Book | Captain Bloodbeard | Cisco Pig | Cisco Pig's Gang | Dr. Caliostro | Torgo | Meerkat Angel | Pumbaa Jr. | Nefu | Dr. Happy | Leslie Lambeau | Sharla | Herman | Lara | Mel | Claudius | Bahuka | Tutan Pharaoh | Genie | Madame Credenza | Duke Meerkat | Tatiana | Mother Eagle | Baby Earl | King Leopold | Princess Claudia | Pimon and Tumbaa | Mad Dog McGraw, Billy the Goat, and Three-fingered Jackelope

The Lion Guard Characters: Kion | Bunga | Fuli | Beshte | Ono

Locations: Africa | Mount Kilimanjaro | Pride Rock | Pride Lands | Water Hole | Elephant Graveyard | The Gorge | Jungle | Rafiki's Ancient Tree | The Outlands | Madame Credenza's Place | Savage Rock | Boss Beaver's Log Land

Songs: Circle of Life | I Just Can't Wait to Be King | Be Prepared | Hakuna Matata | Can You Feel the Love Tonight | Hawaiian War Chant | This Land | ...To Die For | Under the Stars | King of Pride Rock | Busa | He Lives in You | We Are One | My Lullaby | Upendi | Not One of Us | Love Will Find a Way | Digga Tunnah | That's All I Need | The Morning Report | Lioness Hunt | Rafiki Mourns | One by One | Grasslands Chant | Chow Down | The Madness of King Scar | Shadowland | The Lion Sleeps Tonight | Endless Night | Warthog Rhapsody (Deleted Song)

Other: Broadway Musical | Marvel Comics | The Battle of Pride Rock | List of Species seen in The Lion King Franchise

See also: The Disney Afternoon | Find Out Why

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