ooh wee ooh

So imagine this. Pidge awakens early for some reason, maybe the mice jumped on her or something. 

It’s really, really early, and Pidge isn’t going back to sleep. Coran and Allura are asleep, the Paladins are asleep, and for some reason, her usual activities have no appeal at the moment.

Pidge paces around the castle for some time, but as we know, idle hands are the devil’s tools.

She comes across the intercom system, and knows she can link her trusty computer to the system. She also knows she has a certain song by The Tokens on her laptop. Exactly twenty-three and a quarter minutes later, after a losing battle of willpower, throughout the castle, a high note can be heard, like the cry of a jungle bird.

Wee-ooh wim-o-weh. Wee-ooh wim-o-weh.


Wim-o-weh o-wim-o-weh o-wim-o-weh o-wim-o-weh


o-wim-o-weh o-wim-o-weh o-wim-weh.


Wim-o-weh o-wim-o-weh o-wim-o-weh o-wim-o-weh


o-wim-o-weh o-wim-o-weh o-wim-weh.

In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight.


In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight.

That gets everyone up. But this is not the end of it. Apparently, something about this speaks to Coran and Allura, who have never heard the song before. And before anyone knows it, both of them can be caught humming it. Pidge has made a terrible mistake. The Lion Sleeps Tonight becomes a regular occurrence on the Castle of Lions, whether it’s sung live or through the speakers. The genie is out of the bottle. There can be no going back.

See I picks my friends like I pick my fruit
My Ganny told me that when I was only a youth
I don’t walk around trying to be what I’m not
I don’t waste my time trying to get what you got
I work at pleasing me
Cause I can’t please you
and that’s why I do what I do
My soul flies free like a willow tree
Doo wee doo wee doo wee

I have a hoe
And I take it everywhere I go
Cause I’m plantin’ seeds so I reaps what I sow, ya know, ya know
Oh, on and on, and on and on,
my cypher keeps moving like a rolling stone
I can’t control the soul flowing in me
Ooh wee ooh wee

—  E. Badu

At first I was like “It’s weird that dudes on the internet haven’t figured out basic argument techniques like know you’re right before picking a fight and always have sources ready and accept defeat on smaller points in service of larger ones if necessary” but then I remembered that as men they never learned how to because they didn’t have to, and now I feel almost like I’m getting into an unfair fight any time men try to challenge my knowledge.