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 see
A little slow and a little green
But on the whole, I'd say
"Super-dupah"


Goomba: Princess Toadstool, I know you're frightened! Mmm...
And 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: Well, I hate to be a bummer
I've brought you here to bring me plumbers
You know those brothers
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's 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 her brain!
What a schnook!

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!
(You're just so misguided)
And if you knew just why you're here
Your fear would just be heightened!

Princess Toadstool, you're not so clever!
(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)