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Have I ever told you how I got my scar?

Scar to Ushari, Battle for the Pride Lands

When I Led the Guard is a song sung by Scar, explaining to Ushari how he got his scar.

The story of Scar is told in a flashback scene in which he meets a Strange Lion to lead him to a cobra to give him a scar just like him. This also explains how he lost the roar and destroyed his Lion Guard.


When I was the Lion Guard's fiercest
I took most patrols on my own
So when I met this strange lion
I had no fear of being alone
He said he had wisdom and power
And the most powerful should be king
With help from me and my roar
He and I could rule everything
I found his idea intriguing
Though the most powerful lion was me
But the strange lion was scheming
And had a friend I didn't see...
That's how I got my scar
When I led the Guard
The lion would cure the snake's venom
As long as I did what he said
But I lost control and enraged
I roared and destroyed them instead
I expected to be praised near and far
For stopping that treacherous thing
But Mufasa just nicknamed me Scar
Then I knew he shouldn't be king
That's when I became Scar
When I led the guard
My first plot for vengeance
Was spoiled when I lost the Roar
My second plan later succeeded
Mufasa was king no more
If not for that miserable Simba
I'd have ruled Pride Rock to this day
But now, it is time
For Simba and Kion to pay
That's why I still am Scar
From when I led the guard
That's why I still am Scar
And why I'll destroy the guard!


  • This was Scar's last and only solo song.
  • The part where the cobra bit Scar was the part that Ushari bit Kion.
  • Scar's backstory (how he got his scar, why he became evil, etc.) was revealed in this song.
  • Additionally, this is the only clip that shows Scar as an adolescent in the series as well as the entire franchise.
  • It revealed that Scar's roar formed the crack in the boulder in Broken Rock when he roared at his guard in the Outlands.


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)