Be Prepared

From The Lion King Wiki
Revision as of 19:44, 8 April 2010 by Takoto (Talk | contribs)

(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search

Template:Spoiler Be Prepared is a song from The Lion King. It is sung by Banzai, Ed, Scar, Shenzi, and numerous hyenas.

Lyrics

I know that your powers of retention are as wet as a warthog's backside.
Even you can't be caught unawares.
So be prepared for a chance of a lifetime.
Be prepared for sensational news.
When at last I am given my dues.
With a king who'll be all-time adored.
Of course, quid pro quo, you're expected to take certain duties on board.
You won't get a sniff without me.
Meticulous planning.
Be prepared.

Scar:

I know that your powers of retention
Are as wet as a warthog's backside.
But thick as you are, pay attention!
My words are a matter of pride.
It's clear from your vacant expressions
The lights are not all on upstairs.
But we're talking kings and successions.
Even you can't be caught unawares.
So prepare for a chance of a lifetime.
Be prepared for sensational news.
A shining new era
Is tiptoeing nearer.

Shenzi:

And where do we feature?

Scar:

Just listen to teacher.
I know it sounds sordid,
But you'll be rewarded
When at last I am given my dues.
And injustice deliciously squared.
Be prepared!

Banzai:

Yeah, be prepared.
Yeah, we'll be prepared....for what?

Scar:

For the death of the king!

Banzai:

Why? Is he sick?

Scar:

No, fool, we're gonna' kill him. And Simba too....

Shenzi:

Great idea! Who needs a king?

Banzai and Shenzi:

No king! No king! La, la, la, la, laaaa, laaaa!

Scar:

Idiots! There will be a king!

Banzai:

Hey, but you said-

Scar:

I will be king! Stick with me, and you'll never go hungry again!

Banzai and Shenzi:

Yay! All right! Long live the king!

Hyenas:

Long live the king! Long live the king!
It's great that we'll soon be connected
With a king who'll be all-time adored.

Scar:

Of course, quid pro quo, you're expected
To take certain duties on board.
The future is littered with prizes,
And though I'm the main addressee,
The point that I must emphasize is
You won't get a sniff without me!
So prepare for the coup of the century.
(Oooh!)
Be prepared for the murkiest scam.
(Oooh. La! La! La!)
Meticulous planning.
(We'll have food!)
Tenacity spanning.
(Lots of food.)
Decades of denial.
(We repeat.)
Is simply why I'll
(Endless meat.)
Be king undisputed,
(Aaaah!)
Respected, saluted,
(Aaaah!)
And seen for the wonder I am.
(Aaaah!)
Yes, my teeth and ambitions are bared.
(Oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo)
Be prepared!

All:

Yes, our teeth and ambitions are bared.
Be prepared!

Trivia

Originally, the song started with these lyrics:

I never thought hyenas essential.
They're crude and unspeakably plain.
But maybe they've a glimmer of potential,
If allied to my vision and brain.

Template:Endspoiler