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The Madness of King Scar

This song is by Elton John, features Kevin Cahoon and appears on the musical soundtrack The Lion King (Original Broadway Cast Recording) (1997).

Scar
Zazu, why am I not loved?
I am that rare and awesome thing
I'm every inch a king
Yet I feel a twinge of doubt
As I go walk about (Banzai: Hey, boss!)
When my name is whispered through the pride
Is this talk of love or regicide? (Shenzi: Reggie who?)
Tell me I'm adored
Please tell me I'm adored

Banzai: Hey, boss!
Scar: Oh, what is it?
Banzai: We got a bone to pick with you!
Shenzi: There's no food, no water-
Banzai: Yeah. It's dinnertime, and there ain't no stinkin' entrées!
Scar: Oh, you and your petty complaints. You don't know what real hunger is. Day after day it gnaws at the very core of my being.
Banzai: I had that once. It was worms!
Scar: No, no, no... it's like an itch... deep, persistent, profound...
Banzai: That's it-worms! When they get really bad all you gotta do is... hunker down and scoot!
Scar: Thanks for the tip. Ingrates! If it weren't for me you'd be beating off buzzards for your next bite!

Banzai and Shenzi
Yeah, you're our savior, thanks a bunch
But how about some lunch?
It doesn't matter if it's fresh
I need a fix of flesh
My bones have moved to where they've never been
They are on the outside looking in

Scar
Are you blaming me?

Banzai and Shenzi
Oh no, it's the lionesses!
You are so adored
Oh, you are so adored

Scar
That's more like it!

Banzai and Shenzi
But what I'd give for one more hit
Of wildebeest kielbasa
Or maybe hornbill on the spit...

Zazu: Oh, how I miss Mufasa!
Scar: Mufasa?! Mufasa?! How dare you! I told you never to mention that name!
Zazu: Note taken. I shall never mention "M-m-m" again.
Scar: Even in death, his shadow looms over me. There he is! No! There he is! And there!
Zazu: Calm yourself, Sire, or you'll get another one of your splitting headaches!
Scar: I am perfectly fine!

I'm better than Mufasa was
I'm revered, I am reviled
I'm idolized, I am despised
I'm keeping calm, I'm going wild!

I tell myself I'm fine
Yes I am, no you're not
Yes I am, no you're not
I tell myself I'm fine

No you're not, yes I am, no you're not
Yes I am
No you're not
Yes, no, yes, no, who am I talking to...?

Zazu: Oh, pull yourself together, Sire!
Scar: Oh, very well. Zazu? Zazu, Zazu, Zazu...?
Zazu: Yes, Sire?
Scar: Nobody loved me, there's the rub, not even as a cub. What did my brother have that I don't have?
Zazu: Do you want the short list or the long?
Scar: Whatever!
Zazu: Well, he had adoring subjects... a loving family... a devoted queen...
Scar: That's it! I need a queen!
Zazu: A what?

Scar
A queen, man! A queen! Without a queen, what am I?
A dead end, no line, no descendants, no future.
With a queen, I'll have cubs...
Immortality will be mine! Immortality will be mine! (Nala: Scar.)
Ah, Nala... your timing couldn't have been more perfect.
My how you've grown. (Nala: Scar, you have got to do something. We're being forced to overhunt!)

She's got those assets feminine (Nala: You're the king, control the hyenas!)
I have to make her mine (Nala: You're destroying the Pridelands!)
Nobility in every gene (Nala: If we don't stop now, don't you see?)
She has to be my queen (Nala: There's still a chance for things to be all right again...)
Come, sweet Nala, it's written in the stars (Nala: What are you doing? Are you listening to me?)
We'll create a host of little Scars (Nala: What are you talking about?)
Tell me I'm adored (Nala: Get away from me)
Tell me I'm adored!

Oh, Nala... you know how I loathe violence...
One way or another, you will be mine (Nala: Never, Scar. Never!)

You belong to me
You all belong to me

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