"One Of Us [The Lion King II: Simba's Pride]" as written by Jack Feldman and Tom Snow....
This is what you give me to work with
Well, honey, I've seen worse
We're going to turn this sow's ear
Into a silk purse

We'll have you washed and dried
Primped and polished
Till you glow with pride
Trust me recipe for instant bride
You'll bring honor to us all

Wait and see
When we're through
Boys will gladly go to war for you
With good fortune
And a great hairdo
You'll bring honor to us all

A girl can bring her family
Great honor in one way
By striking a good match
And this could be the day

Men want girls with good taste
Calm
Obedient
Who work fast-paced
With good breeding
And a tiny waist
You'll bring honor to us all

We all must serve our Emperor
Who guards us from the Huns
A man by bearing arms
A girl by bearing sons

When we're through
You can't fail
Like a lotus blossom
Soft and pale
How could any fellow
Say "no sale"
You'll bring honor to us all

There, you're ready
Not yet
An apple for serenity
A pendant for balance
Beads of jade for beauty
You must proudly show it
Now add a cricket just for luck
And even you can't blow it

Ancestors
Hear my plea
Help me not to make a
Fool of me
And to not uproot
My family tree
Keep my father standing tall

Scarier than the undertaker
We are meeting our matchmaker
Destiny
Guard our girls
And our future
As it fast unfurls
Please look kindly on
These cultured pearls
Each a perfect porcelain doll

Please bring honor to us
(Please bring honor to us)
Please bring honor to us
(Please bring honor to us)
Please bring honor to us all


Lyrics submitted by Nonny

"Honor to Us All" as written by David Joel Zippel Matthew Wilder

Lyrics © Walt Disney Music Company

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One of Us (The Lion King II: Simba's Pride) song meanings
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    General CommentI remember this song. It brings back misty water colored memories. When I was younger I cried at this part. Now I laugh. I'm just kidding. I think, I lost the movie.
    Prowler Kidon July 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhen they say "someone once lied to us" are they talking about Scar??
    TheKingOfKings89on June 14, 2008   Link
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    MemoryYes they're talking about Scar; Kovu looks a bunch like him too which makes things all the more difficult for him.

    Anyway this song still gives me chills, I'm seventeen and I was somewhere between eight and ten when the movie came out, the same chills I got from "Be Prepared" and "Circle of Life" from the original. The movie itself wasn't all that great but the soundtrack is as good as the original's.
    CJson December 23, 2009   Link
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    General Commentwhen I first saw this, i was like damn, I didn't know all the animals can talk and sing
    TheCamperon April 08, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThe movie is basically a Romeo & Juliet story, much like I've heard the first one was hamlet.
    This song is at the point where Romeo(or, Kovu, in this case) was banished for killing Tulio.

    Now that I'm older and read these lyrics, I feel more sad than when I was a child watching this. The way Simba and the other animals are so unforgiving...

    'Born in grief
    Raised in hate
    Helpless to defy his fate'
    --Helpless to defy it, yet they're still extremely put off.

    'Let him run
    Let him live
    But do not forget
    What we cannot forgive'
    --Unable to let go of the past.

    'Someone once lied to us
    Now we're not so blind'
    --They were lied to once, and they say they aren't so blind any longer...but they only gave him one chance. They wouldn't let him explain what happened. They just drove him from the pride lands...most likely out of fear, anger, discrimination...
    uchihakaitoon April 17, 2014   Link

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