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Dad wanted the best for the Lion Guard. And I found them. But now, maybe the best isn't good enough? I just don't understand.

Kion, The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar

Kion's Lament is a song in The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar.

It is sung by Kion as he begins to doubt whether or not he is ready to lead the Lion Guard. The song is later resumed after Mufasa gives him some sagely advice, which leads Kion to believe that he is, in fact, ready to become the Lion Guard's new leader.


First half


Why? Why even trust me at all?
They say the Guard is my call
But then come tell me I'm wrong
Now what? What should I do?
And who? Who do I turn to?
Now everything feels so upside down
Deep down, maybe I knew
It was way too good to be true
With all my friends looking up to me
Some leader I turned out to be!

Second half


Maybe my journey is far from done
They need a leader, and I'm the one!
So now it's time for them all to see
The lion I was born to be!
It is time, to take the lead on my own
It is time, for something bigger than I've ever known
No need to wonder, the choice is done
Now I believe I truly am the one
So is it time?
Is it time?
It is time.




Kion's Lament


  1. Ford Riley about Kion's Lament
Songs in The Lion Guard
Return of the Roar Songs
A Beautiful Day (Ni Siku Nzuri)Zuka ZamaTonight We StrikeKion's Lament
The Rise of Scar Songs
FujoThe Path of HonorBring Back a LegendToday is my Day
Battle for the Pride Lands Songs
We Will DefendA New Way to GoOn The Last NightWhen I Led the Guard
Episode Songs
Season 1 Songs
We're the Same (Sisi Ni Sawa)Don't Make a StinkBunga the WiseMake Way for Bunga the WiseDuties of the KingOutta the WayJackal StyleOur Kupatana CommunityMy Own WayAll Hail the VulturesUtamu (credits) • Hero InsideBird of a Thousand VoicesPanic and RunTrail to Hope (credits) • Hakuna MatataLife in the Pride LandsWe'll Make You a MealFind Your RoarChungu's LamentBaboons!Beware of the ZimwiLions Over AllStand Up, Stand OutKuishi Ni KuchekaRunning with the KingHadithi the HeroMakin' Hippo LanesTickbirds and Rhinos
Season 2 Songs
Teke Ruka TelezaWelcome to the SummitThe Traveling Baboon ShowA Real MealI Have A PlanLook on the Bright SideThree of a KindThe Worst Hyena We KnowMay There Be PeaceBig Bad KengeChristmas in the Pride Lands (credits) • The Twelve Ways of ChristmasI Do Have a Great Deal to SayFabulous DhahabuGive a Little Guy a ChanceWe're the SmartestGood King SimbaThe Faster I GoI'm Gonna Run This DumpNow You See Me, Now You Don'tWisdom on the WallsThe Zebra MastermindKwetu Ni KwetuNothin’ to Fear Down HereShujaa Ponda (Reprise) • Pride Landers Unite!Prance With MeTujiinue (Reprise) • Height and Sight
Season 3 Songs
The Tree of Life (song)A Snow Monkey's HomeGhost of the MountainAnythingThat's the Dolphin WayAs You Move ForwardFlamingo Dance PartyYou Best Not Mess With MamaFriends to the EndKion's ReckoningWelcome to the Tree of LifeWho is Better Than WhoPoa the DestroyerLong Live the QueenRemember What Makes You YouThe Power of the Roar (credits) • Of the Same PrideAs You Move OnLong Live the King
Other Songs
A to Z with the Lion GuardCall of the GuardCall of the Guard (Full Version)Five Little MonkeysGood FoodHere Comes the Lion GuardIt Is TimeMulberry BushSiku Za MvuaThe Legend of ScarTwinkle, Twinkle, Little StarZuka Zama (pilot concept)