"Be Prepared (the Lion King)" as written by and Tim Rice Elton John....
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
Be prepared!

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


Lyrics submitted by ruben

"Be Prepared" as written by Tim Rice Elton John

Lyrics © Walt Disney Music Company

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Be Prepared (The Lion King) song meanings
Add your thoughts

8 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is fantastic.

    Not only did it show that Jeremy Irons had a voice but also it showed that a tyrranical dark character could be sing songy.

    Plus, it was also a touch dark in nature and made me feel so awed, even when I was eight, I saw an evil figure coming into power and was amazed at his smooshy all knowing dark attitude about it.

    Quality song as always from Disney.
    Siouxon December 03, 2007   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain