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Be Prepared (2019 Version)
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General information
Composer

Elton John

Lyricist

Tim Rice

Performers

Chiwetel Ejiofor

Released

   July 11, 2019 (digitally)
   July 19, 2019 (physically)

Track

6

Length

2:03

Usage information
Album

The Lion King (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Appearances

The Lion King

The way I see it, why eat one meal when you can be feasting the rest of your lives?
Scar[src]

"Be Prepared (2019 Version)" is a song composed by Elton John for the 2019 remake of The Lion King. It was released digitally on July 11, 2019, and physically on July 19, 2019, as part of the film's soundtrack.

Lyrics

Scar: (spoken)
Mufasa has always shown too much restraint when it comes to hunting.
When I am king, the mighty will be free to take whatever they want.
Because a hyena's belly is never full.

Shenzi: (spoken)
Mufasa's far too powerful to challenge.

Scar:
Mufasa is yesterday's message
A clapped out, distracted regime
Whose failings undoubtedly presage
The need for a different dream

Yes, leonine times are a-changing
Which means that hyenas must, too
My vision is clear and wide-ranging
And even encompasses you

So prepare for the coup of the century
Prepare 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!

Hyenas: (chanting)
Be prepared! Be prepared!
Be prepared! Be prepared!

Scar:
Be prepared

Hyenas: (chanting)
Be prepared! Be prepared!

Scar:
Be prepared

Hyenas: (chanting)
Be prepared! Be prepared!
Be prepared! Be prepared!

Scar:
Be prepared
Be prepared

All:
Yes, our teeth and ambitions are bared
Be prepared!

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