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The Lion King: Can You Feel The Love Tonight Song Lyrics

The Lion King Can You Feel the Love Tonight Song

Let's take a look at the lyrics to classic The Lion King song "Can You Feel The Love Tonight." The Lion King became instantly iconic upon release in 1994, with the animated adventure telling the story of Simba, a lion who must claim his birthright to become King of the Prides Lands after his father Mufasa, voiced by Jame Earl Jones (Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope), is murdered by his brother Scar (Jeremy Irons).

The Lion King features stunning animation, great music, and an emotional story. The movie has grossed nearly $1 billion worldwide since release, and later spawned two direct to video sequels The Lion King II: Simba's Pride and The Lion King 3: Hakuna Matata, in addition to TV series spinoff The Lion Guard. The movie was also receive a high profile CGI remake in 2019 from director Jon Favreau (Iron Man).

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The Lion King soundtrack is littered with great songs, including "Circle Of Life" and "Hakuna Matata." The movie also produced the hit song "Can You Feel The Love Tonight," which was written by Elton John and Tim Rice. The song is used in the movie to express the emotions between Simba and Nala, with the song being sung between Nathan Lane, Kristle Edwards, Ernie Sabella, Joseph Williams, and Sally Dworsky, while Elton John himself performs the song during the end credits. Here are the Can You Feel The Love Tonight lyrics.

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There's a calm surrender

To the rush of day

When the heat of a rolling wave

Can be turned away

An enchanted moment

And it sees me through

It's enough for this restless warrior

Just to be with you

And can you feel the love tonight?

It is where we are

It's enough for this wide-eyed wanderer

That we've got this far

And can you feel the love tonight? (Tonight)

How it's laid to rest?

It's enough to make kings and vagabonds

Believe the very best

There's a time for everyone

If they only learn

That the twisting kaleidoscope

Moves us all in turn

There's a rhyme and reason

To the wild outdoors

When the heart of this star-crossed voyager

Beats in time with yours

And can you feel the love tonight? (Tonight)

It is where we are

It's enough for this wide-eyed wanderer

That we've got this far

And can you feel the love tonight? (Tonight)

How it's laid to rest?

It's enough to make kings and vagabonds

Believe the very best

It's enough to make kings and vagabonds

Believe the very best

The Can You Feel The Love Tonight lyrics were originally meant to be sung by Simba and Nala entirely during their romantic interlude. This was later changed to a duet between Timon, voiced by Nathan Lane (The Good Wife), and Pumbaa (Ernie Sabella), but Elton John himself nixed this, feeling it would undermine the emotion of the song. This is why the Can You Feel The Love Tonight lyrics are split between the performers in the final version of the movie.

The song would later earn The Lion King both an Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Original Song, and it became a best-selling hit. It has also been confirmed that Beyonce, who voices Nala in the upcoming remake, will sing the Can You Feel The Love Tonight lyrics during the film.

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Key Release Dates
  • The Lion King (2019) release date: Jul 19, 2019
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