Friday, August 1, 2014

#nowplaying The Lion King - 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 warthogs 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 in justice deliciously squared
Be prepared!

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?
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!

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!

So prepare for the coup of the century
Be prepared for the murkiest scam

Meticulous planning [we 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!

Songwriters: Timothy Miles, Bindon Rice, Elton John
Published by: Wonderland Music Company, Inc.
OST of The Lion King (1994)

This is my favorite song from the movie. The melody and lyrics are so catchy, unfortunately this is the song of the antagonist, haha. Love the movie as well. Simba is so cool I wish I could marry him.

Look how handsome he is ^///^

Talking about The Lion King will be incomplete if I don't mention my favorite quote in this movie.

Adult Simba: I know what I have to do. But going back means I'll have to face my past. I've been running from it for so long.
[Rafiki hits Simba on the head with his stick]
Adult Simba: Ow! Jeez, what was that for?
Rafiki: It doesn't matter. It's in the past. 
Adult Simba: Yeah, but it still hurts.

"Oh yes, the past can hurt. But from the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it." - Rafiki (The Lion King, 1994)

(I pick this conversation from: here)

I tremble when I write down the quote above. Movie for kids can teach adults as well.

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