“Alternative” Lyrics 575

Topic: Donald J. Trump; Donald J. Trump’s Base
Auxiliary Topic: Resistance
“Be Prepared” by Jeremy Irons from The Lion King

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 the 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!

[Yeah, be prepared! We’ll be prepared! For what?]

[For the death of the king!]

[Why? Is he sick?]

[No, fool, we’re gonna kill him. And Simba, too.]

[Great idea! Who needs a king?
No king! No king! La-la-la-la-la-la!]

[Idiots! There will be a king!]

[Hey, but you said, uh…]

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

[Yay! All right! Long live the king!
Long live the king! Long live the king!]

(King, king, king, king, king, 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!

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!

Yes, our teeth and ambitions are bared
Be prepared!

[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 the 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!

[Yeah, be prepared! We’ll be prepared! For what?]

[For the death of the king!]

[Why? Is he sick?]

[No, fool, we’re gonna kill him. And Simba, too.]

[Great idea! Who needs a king?
No king! No king! La-la-la-la-la-la!]

[Idiots! There will be a king!]

[Hey, but you said, uh…]

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

[Yay! All right! Long live the king!
Long live the king! Long live the king!]

(King, king, king, king, king, 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!

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!

Yes, our teeth and ambitions are bared
Be prepared!

[Mufasa has always shown too much restraint when it comes to hunting. When I’m king, the mighty will be free to take whatever they want, because a hyena’s belly is never full.]

[Mufasa’s far too powerful to challenge…]

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!

(Be prepared, be prepared, be prepared, be prepared)
Be prepared, be prepared
(Be prepared, be prepared, be prepared, be prepared)
Be prepared
(Be prepared, be prepared, be prepared, be prepared)
Be prepared
(Be prepared, be prepared, be prepared, be prepared)

Yes, our teeth and ambitions are bared
Be prepared!

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