June 23 was a truly blessed Sunday, marking the release of the first official trailer for The Lion King–and the first opportunity khổng lồ hear Beyoncé"s angelic vocals. Bey, who plays Nala in the movie, sings alongside Donald Glover"s Simba on the iconic track "Can You Feel The Love Tonight?" and it"s already pretty clear that this rendition is going khổng lồ be an incredibly worthy successor to lớn the original 1994 version.

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As every Disney fan worth their salt knows, the song was composed by Elton John, with lyrics by Tim Rice, & was sung by the off-screen voice of Kristle Edwards in the original movie. But there"s a surprising backstory to the song"s creation that you may not know. Initially, the tuy vậy was envisioned as a duet by Timon & Pumbaa, everybody"s favorite comedic meerkat-warthog duo, who vày appear on the final version but in a smaller capacity.


Yup. It"s fair lớn say this would have made for a... very different kind of tuy vậy than the sweeping lãng mạn ballad between Nala và Simba we know & love! Actor Ernie Sabella, who voiced Pumbaa, confirmed khổng lồ CinemaBlend that this was the original plan, until Elton John himself intervened. "We recorded the whole song," he confirmed. "It didn"t show up because Elton John said... "I don"t want a big, stinky warthog singing my love song!""


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While this may be unfair discrimination against warthogs, it"s hard not khổng lồ feel grateful that the tuy nhiên was reworked, because otherwise we might never have been treated lớn Bey & Donald Glover harmonizing together. While you rewatch the trailer yet again, you can take a deep-dive into the full lyrics below.



A note: these are the lyrics from the version of the song that plays over the end credits of the 1994 movie, rather than the version that"s in the movie, because the former is the version that was released as a single. The full lyrics of Beyonce and Glover"s updated version are, of course, TBD.

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There"s a calm surrender lớn the rush of dayWhen the heat of the rolling world can be turned awayAn enchanted moment, và it sees me throughIt"s enough for this restless warrior just to be with youAnd can you feel the love tonight?It is where we areIt"s enough for this wide-eyed wandererThat we got this farAnd can you feel the love tonight?How it"s laid khổng lồ rest?It"s enough to make kings và vagabondsBelieve the very bestThere"s a time for everyone if they only learnThat the twisting kaleidoscope moves us all in turnThere"s a rhyme & reason khổng lồ the wild outdoorsWhen the heart of this star-crossed voyager beats in time with yoursAnd can you feel the love tonight?It is where we areIt"s enough for this wide-eyed wandererThat we got this farAnd can you feel the love tonight?How it"s laid khổng lồ rest?It"s enough to make kings và vagabondsBelieve the very bestIt"s enough to make kings and vagabondsBelieve the very best

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Emma Dibdin is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles who writes about culture, mental health, & true crime. She loves owls, hates cilantro, and can find the queer subtext in literally anything.


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