|Be Prepared (stage musical)|
The Lion King (stage musical)
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
Yeah! Be prepared. We'll be prepared. For what?
For the death of the king!
Is he sick?
No, fool! We're going to kill him...and Simba, too!
Great idea! Who needs a king?
Banzai, Ed, and Shenzi:
No king! No king!
La, la, la, la, la, la!
Idiots! There will be a king!
But you said...
I will be king! Stick with me, and you'll never go hungry again!
Banzai and Shenzi: (spoken)
Yay, all right! 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
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!
Scar and hyenas:
So prepare for the coup of the century
Be prepared for the murkiest scam
(We'll have food)
(Lots of food)
Decades of denial
Is simply why I'll
Be king undisputed
And seen for the wonder I am
Yes, my teeth and ambitions are bared
Scar and hyenas:
Yes, our teeth and ambitions are bared
|The Lion King (Original Broadway Cast Recording)|
Circle of Life • Grasslands Chant • The Morning Report • The Lioness Hunt • I Just Can't Wait to Be King • Chow Down • They Live In You • Be Prepared • The Stampede • Rafiki Mourns • Hakuna Matata • One By One • The Madness of King Scar • Shadowland • The Lion Sleeps Tonight • Endless Night • Can You Feel the Love Tonight • He Lives In You (Reprise) • Simba Confronts Scar • King of Pride Rock / Circle of Life (Reprise)
|Best of The Lion King|
Circle of Life • I Just Can't Wait to Be King • Can You Feel the Love Tonight • Warthog Rhapsody • Lea Halalela • Hakuna Matata • Digga Tunnah Dance • Upendi • One of Us • The Lion Sleeps Tonight • Be Prepared • They Live In You