The Lion King Musical Lyrics

Be Prepared

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Be Prepared Lyrics

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

    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 & 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

    And where do we feature?

    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 Spoken
    Yeah! Be prepared.
    We'll be prepared. For what?

    SCAR Spoken
    For the death of the king!

    BANZAI Spoken
    Is he sick?

    SCAR Spoken
    No, fool! We're going to kill him... & Simba too!

    SHENZI Spoken
    Great idea! Who needs a king?

    Spoken No king, No king, nah nah nah nah nah nah!

    SCAR Spoken
    Idiots! There will be a king!

    BANZAI Spoken
    But you said...

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

    BANZAI & SHENZI Spoken
    Yay, all right!
    Long live the king!
    Long live the king!

    HYENAS Sung
    It's great that we'll soon be connected
    With a king who'll be all-time adored

    Of course, quid pro quo, you're expected
    To take certain duties on board
    The future is littered with prizes
    & 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

    Be prepared for the murkiest scam
    Meticulous planning
    Tenacity spanning
    Decades of denial
    Is simply why I'll
    Be king undisputed
    Respected, saluted
    & seen for the wonder I am

    We'll have food!
    Lots of food
    We repeat
    Endless meat

    Yes my teeth & ambitions are bared

    Be prepared!
    Yes, our teeth & ambitions are bared
    Be prepared!