When I was a cool young one When he was a cool young one I worked in the colony Paying my dues Accepting without question The prevailing views That a young man's life Was one long grind Diggin' holes, standin' guard Till it crossed my mind
I was wrong All along All that I needed Was to have heeded
(CHORUS) Hakuna Matata! What a wonderful phrase Hakuna Matata! Ain't no passing craze It means no worries For the rest of your days It's a problem-free Philosophy Hakuna Matata!
When I was a shallow youth When he was a shallow youth Cool calm reflection I was never that good I was a pawn in the game I saw no trees for the wood My future stretched behind me I was over the hill I put my best foot forward But the other one stood still
Take my word I have heard All that I needed Was to have heeded
Hem hollolo iyo Hakuna Matata! Hem may'babo
Hakuna Matata! I hope we have conveyed You don't have to bust A gut in the sun It's much cooler in the shade Some say it's just a waste of time But they don't realize That view is nothing but a crime We are creatures worldly wise