Ignorance is Bliss

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Bowser sets up the song in the comic included with the CD.

Ignorance is Bliss is an upbeat song performed by the band "Jellyfish". It was featured in the album White Knuckle Scorin' that Nintendo released in 1991.

The song takes into the mind of King Bowser Koopa, who seemingly tells an imprisoned Princess Toadstool about how he wants to become an oil tycoon by getting rid of all of the Yoshis in Dinosaur Land, which along the way, he "explains" why brawn is more needed than brain.

Lyrics[edit]

Bowser: Wake up!

Miss Toadstool, it is I, your one and only king, Bowser Koopa.
I'm a turtle as you've seen,
A little slow and a little green,
But on the whole I'd say, supuh-dupuh!


Goomba: Princess Toadstool, I know you're frightened! Mmm...
'Cause if you knew just why you're here, your fear would just be heightened.


Bowser: So let's just say... Enemies: "Ignorance is bliss."

Bowser: Oh, while I hate to be a bummer,
I've brought you here to bring me plumbers.
You know those brothers...
Oh what's their names?
Oh yes! Mario and Luigi, just the sound of them makes me queasy,
I'd love to take that monkey wrench, I'd play my own game...


Goomba: Princess Toadstool, you're so misguided! Mmm...
I've never been fond of bookworms, but then again this one does make good Mario bait!
Bowser: I can't wait.
Ignorance is bliss!

With my magic book, I'll shower,
Those clumsy lizards with my power,
Until Dinosaur Land is nothing but fossil fuel.
My only problem with these spells,
Is that I know not what they tell
So every hex leaves me perplexed and all I want are those plumbing fools!


Goomba: Princess Toadstool, you're not so clever! Mm...
All your words are alphabet soup,
A picture tells it better.

Bowser: I'll say it again! Enemies: "Ignorance is bliss."
Bowser: Haven't you heard? A picture is worth a thousand words.

You call yourself a Princess, but you're a braniac in a dress.
I can't believe you waste time with these books!
You remind me of my kid sister,
She read so much she got a blister,
A big one, I mean BIG, on a brain!
What a shnook!

I'd like to get my hands...

Just one time with a monkey wrench...

I'll fix their plumbing!


(Long Interlude)
Goombas: Princess Toadstool, I know you're frightened! Mm... (So misguided)
'Cause if you knew just why you're here, your fear would just be heightened!

Princess Toadstool, you're not so clever! Mm... (Pictures say it better)
All your words are alphabet soup, a picture tells it better!


Bowser: For the last time...
(Small interlude) On second thought, I think I've made my point!

(Jazzy interlude then fade)