He Lives in You

Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Lebo M.

About He Lives in You

"He Lives in You" is a song written and performed by Lebo M. and his South African Choir for Rhythm of the Pride Lands, an album inspired by the film The Lion King. It is performed twice in the musical adaptation of the film, and a shorter version of the song was used for the opening of The Lion King II: Simba's Pride. The song was co-written by Mark Mancina and Jay Rifkin.


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2009
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Ingonyama nengw' enamabala
Ingonyama nengw' enamabala
Ingonyama nengw' enamabala
Ingonyama nengw' enamabala

Night
And the spirit of life
Calling
(Oh, oh, iyo)
Mamela
(Oh, oh, iyo)

Ubukhosi bo khokho
We ndodana ye sizwe sonke

Wait
There's no mountain too great
Hear these words and have faith
(Oh, oh, iyo)
Oh
(Oh, oh, iyo)
Have faith

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

Ingonyama nengw' enamabala
Ingonyama nengw' enamabala

He lives in you

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

Ingonyama nengw' enamabala
Ingonyama nengw' enamabala

He lives in you

Ingonyama nengw' enamabala

He lives in you

Ingonyama nengw' enamabala

He lives in you

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Mark Mancina

Mark Alan Mancina (born March 9, 1957 in Santa Monica, California) is a U.S. composer, primarily for Hollywood soundtracks, such as his collaboration with Trevor Rabin on the soundtrack for Con Air. He arranged many of the songs behind Disney's The Lion King (while Hans Zimmer wrote the orchestral score with Lebo M for the African chants) including the Broadway musical. He also notably composed the score for the thriller Twister (1996) as well as the blockbuster action films Speed (1994) and Bad Boys (1995). more »

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Written by: Mark A. Mancina, Lebohang Morake, Jay Rifkin

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10 facts about this song

Movie Inclusion
"He Lives in You" is featured in the film "The Lion King II: Simba's Pride," the sequel to the original 1994 Disney film "The Lion King."
Album Release
The song debuted in "Rhythm of the Pride Lands," a soundtrack album inspired by "The Lion King" but not featured in the original film. It was released in 1995, one year after the release of the original movie.
Cultural Significance
Lebo M., being a South African musician and composer, infused authentic African sounds in the song, creating an anthem that speaks to heritage, lineage, and the circle of life which is a main theme in "The Lion King."
Broadway Version
"He Lives in You" was included in the Broadway production of "The Lion King," first staged in 1997. It is sung at the start of Act Two, serving as a reminder of the legacy and wisdom of the past.
Collaborative Creation
The song is credited to Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, and Lebo M. Mancina and Rifkin are frequent collaborators of Hans Zimmer, who composed the score for "The Lion King."
Stage Version
Besides the Broadway adaptation, the song is included in various other stage adaptations of "The Lion King" around the world, often as a key piece in the performance.
Commercial Success
Despite not being included in the original movie's soundtrack, "He Lives in You" achieved significant commercial success, as it captured the essence of the story in an emotive and memorable way.
2019 Remake
A new version of "He Lives in You" was recorded for the 2019 CGI remake of "The Lion King" and was included on the film's soundtrack.
Popular Cover
The song has been covered by Tia Carrere on her 2007 album "Hawaiiana." Her version is sung in both English and Hawaiian.
Music Video
A music video was released for the song, featuring footage from "The Lion King II: Simba's Pride." The video aired on Disney Channel during promotional periods for the film.

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