Be Prepared

Album: The Lion King Soundtrack (1994)
  • 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
    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
    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!

    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
    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
    Be prepared for the murkiest scam
    Meticulous planning
    Tenacity spanning
    Decades of denial
    Is simply why I'll
    Be king undisputed
    Respected, saluted
    And seen for the wonder I am
    Yes, my teeth and ambitions are bared
    Be prepared!
    Yes, our teeth and ambitions are bared
    Be prepared! Writer/s: Elton John, Tim Rice
    Publisher: Walt Disney Music Company
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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