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.
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 turn out to be!
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.
Ford Riley was at a barbecue restaurant when he came up with the lyrics for the song.
Beau Black's It Is Time was the inspiration for the song.