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The Lion King - Can You Feel The Love Tonight02:55

The Lion King - Can You Feel The Love Tonight

Can You Feel the Love Tonight is the love song in "The Lion King" sung by Timon, Pumbaa, Simba, Nala and an unknown female singer. In the song, Timon expresses his disgust of the romance between Simba and Nala, while Simba and Nala are knowing about their feelings for each other and fall in love. In The Lion King 1 1/2, the scene is sped up and shown with Timon and Pumbaa comically trying to sabatoge their romantic

The Lion King Broadway Soundtrack - 1705:00

The Lion King Broadway Soundtrack - 17. Can You Feel the Love Tonight

evening.

Lyrics(Movie Version) Edit

TimonI can see what's happening Pumbaa (spoken): What? TimonAnd they don't have a clue Pumbaa (spoken): Who? TimonThey'll fall in love, and here's the bottom line Our trio's down to two Pumbaa (spoken) Oh. Timon (with French accent): The sweet caress of twilight There's magic everywhere And with all this romantic atmosphere

Elton John - Can You Feel The Love Tonight (High Quality)03:55

Elton John - Can You Feel The Love Tonight (High Quality)

Disaster's in the air

ChorusCan you feel the love tonight? The peace the evening brings The world, for once, in perfect harmony With all its living things

SimbaSo many things to tell her But how to make her see The truth about my past? Impossible She'd turn away from me

Nala: He's holding back, he's hiding
But what, I can't decide Why won't he be the king I know he is The king I see inside?

ChorusCan you feel the love tonight? The peace the evening brings The world, for once, in perfect harmony With all its living things

Can you feel the love tonight? You needn't look to far Steeling through the night's uncertainties Love is where they are

TimonAnd if he falls in love tonight It can be assumed PumbaaHis carefree days with us are history BothIn short, our pal is doomed

Broadway Lyrics Edit

TimonI can see what's happening Pumbaa (spoken): What? TimonAnd they don't have a clue Pumbaa: (spoken): Who? TimonThey'll fall in love and here's the bottom line Our trio's down to two Pumbaa (spoken): Oh. TimonThe sweet caress of twilight There's magic everywhere And with all this romantic atmosphere Disaster's in the air

ChorusCan you feel the love tonight The peace the evening brings The world for once in perfect harmony With all its living things

SimbaSo many things to tell her But how to make her see The truth about my past? Impossible She'd turn away from me

NalaHe's holding back, he's hiding But what, I can't decide Why won't he be the king I know he is The king I see inside?

Chorus: Can you feel the love tonight?
The peace the evening brings The world, for once, in perfect harmony With all its living things

Can you feel the love tonight? You needn't look too far Stealing through the night's uncertainties Love is where they are

NalaAnd if he feels the love tonight In the way I do

SimbaIt's enough for this restless wanderer

BothJust to be with you

Elton John Version Lyrics Edit

There's a calm surrender To the rush of day When the heat of a rolling wind 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 got this far

And can you feel the love 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? It is where we are It's enough for this wide-eyed wanderer That we got this far

And can you feel the love 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

Singers Edit

  • Timon, Pumbaa, Simba, Nala and Female Singer(The Lion King)
  • Timon, Pumbaa, Simba, Nala and Raina(MCF and the Lion King)

Trivia Edit

  • The song originally was storyboarded to be sung by Timon and Pumbaa in a comical fashion, but was changed at the insistence of Elton John to be the film's "Prince and Princess" moment.
  • In 1994, the song won the Academy Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.
  • The song was ranked #4 on the Billboard Hot 100.
  • Originally, Disney didn't plan to use the song. It was only through the insistence of Elton John that it was included in the movie.
  • Several demos of the song were recorded during the film's production. One demo was sung by Timon and Pumbaa, but Elton John disliked the comical nature of the concept, although the ending verse was used for the final film. Another demo was recorded by Joseph Williams and Sally Dworsky as Simba and Nala, but it was also scrapped as it didn't connect with the African-themed music for the film.
  • In the original soundtrack version of the song, Timon and Pumbaa's sobbing at the end was prolonged.
  • According to Mouse Under Glass, Tim Rice wrote fifteen different drafts for the song before finally settling on the version included in the film.
  • When Zazu talks to Simba and Nala about their betrothal, flute notes of the song can be heard in the background score.
  • This is one of the movie's best known songs after "Hakuna Matata" and the "Circle of Life".
  • There is a rare work-in-progress version that appeared on the teaser trailer for the film included in The Fox and the Hound VHS that you won't find anywhere else.

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