Template:Listen "Maybe I'm a Lion" is a track from Final Fantasy VIII that plays only during the battle with Ultimecia's junctioned form with Griever. A fan favorite due in part to the power metal arrangement that was featured in The Black Mages' second studio album, "Maybe I'm a Lion" has since become unofficially Squall Leonhart's theme by fans. It was composed by Nobuo Uematsu

Alexander O. Smith acts as guest "vocalist" for this arrangement. The song's title, vocalized at its beginning, are the only lyrics in the song and were performed by Smith himself.

Other Versions

The Black Mages II: The Skies Above

The second album of The Black Mages features a famous metal arrangement of this track.

Final Fantasy Remix

This album features a remix of the Black Mages' arrangement.

More Friends - Music from Final Fantasy

"Maybe I'm a Lion" is included on this live recording of an orchestral concert, preformed by The World Festival Symphony Orchestra conducted by Arnie Roth at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, California on May 16th, 2005.


  • "Maybe I'm a Lion"'s title may be inspired by the English Hard Rock band Deep Purple's "Maybe I'm a Leo".
  • The song's intro is remarkably similar to Canadian prog band Rush's song, "YYZ."

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