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

Shenzei

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. We’ll be prepared! For what?

Scar

For the death of the king!

Banzai

Why? Is he sick?

Scar

No, fool! We’re going to kill him. And Simba, too.

Banzai

Great idea! Who needs a king?

Shenzi and Banzai

No king, no king! La la la la la!

Scar

Idiots! There will be a king!

Banzai

But you said…

Scar

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

Shenzi and Banzai

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

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!

Scar (Hyenas)
So prepare for the coup of the century
Be prepared for the murkiest scam (Ooh, 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
Respected, saluted
And seen for the wonder I am
Yes, my teeth and ambitions are bared
Be prepared!

Scar and Hyenas
Yes, our teeth and ambitions are bared —
Be prepared!

More lyrics from Elton John

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