What are the bare necessities – selection from musical adaptation of “The Jungl

[Hook 1]
What are the bare necessities
The baseline bare necessities
Must we forget our worries and our strife

I mean the bare necessities
our Empire’s pornography
Declaring false necessities the life

[Verse 1]
Take a look at mowgli… or any “tri/bal” child (don’t)
Nobly savage… utterly wild

Their bareness’ to be tamed…
Beware They’re way too chill to give a care

in the name of progress fame legacies
Lets grab their lands n call it prophesy
Then put them to work

[Interlude 1]
for profit?
Haha you better believe it
We’re gonna sit back n watch the way they squirm (thats privilege)
Mowgli, watch out!

May god Gold n glory come to you
And not for you!

[Hook 2]
Observe their bare necessities
Their simple bare necessities
Forget about their worries and their strife (absolutely designed)
I mean their bare necessities
Why empire folx can rest at ease
Because our bare necessities are swiped

[Verse 2]
Now when you pick a partnah
Or a pretty play
And you pick em wrong naw
Next time take care
Don’t pick either by the jaw
Before you pick
Consider systemic flaws

that all our moves r shaped by crooks
Imprinted deep like cruel hooks

[Interlude 2]
Have I given you a clue?
(Golly, thanks Baloo!)
C’mon y’ll, break with the beat!

The false necessities of life come for you
They come for you!


[Verse 3]
So just try and relax, yeah cool it
Fall apart in my backyard
Cause let me tell you something little bitches
If you act like that shiny contraption pulling trees uh uh
You’re too wired

[Verse 4]
And don’t spend your time lookin’ around
For something you want that can’t be found

When we realize we’re on our own
And not go along with scripted roles
I’ll tell you something true

The bare necessities of life will clear to you
They’ll clear to you!

[hook 3]
Lets look at our positionality
Complex positionality
Remembering our worries and our strife (that’s accountability)

I mean the bare necessity
Of our positionality
Visioning liberation for our lives
Dancing the liberation that’s our lives

That’s why I won’t play Mowlgli in my life

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