Apparently our last song from “The Lion King” struck a chord with several readers: three of them requested this next one. So, by popular demand, I give you the Major doing his rendition of “Be Prepared”!
I never thought cheap vampires essential
They’re crude, and unspeakably plain
But their effect could be simply torrential
If allied to my vision and brain…
I know that your real attention
Is on obtaining eternal life
But while you are here, I should mention
It will not come without a price
It’s clear from your vacant expressions
You’re not sure what I’m driving towards…
There’s something I want, gentlemen, and:
I like war — I like war — I love war!
So prepare for a conflict that’s like hell
Be prepared with your troops and your ghouls
My bloody new era
Is fast drawing nearer
And where do we feature?
Just listen to Major!
I know it sounds sordid
But you’ll be rewarded
When at last I am given my war!
Let’s remind the world how to be scared
Yeah, be prepared!
Heh, we’ll be prepared…
For the rise of a krieg!
Who? Is that your name?
No, you fool, it’s in German…
it means “war.”
Great idea! We’re gonna win!
(We’ll win, we’ll win, la lala lala la…!)
Idiots! I don’t care who wins!
Hey, but you said, uh…
I just want war!
Fight with me, and you’ll never grow older again!
YEAH!! Krieg! Krieg! Krieg! Krieg!
It’s great that we’ll soon be immortal
Massacring and eating our fill
Machine guns and tanks make me chortle
Retreats, bayonets — love it all!
The future is littered with prizes
And though we must suffer defeat
The point that I must emphasize is
It’s still more delightful than peace!
So prepare for the war of the century
With a thousand vampires and more!
decades of rebuilding
our army will now bring
A war stretching limits of iron, wind, fire,
that will burn the world to the ground!
Yes, my teeth and ambitions are bared
Yes, our teeth and ambitions are bared