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The Glamorous Life of Daal Bhat

*sing to lyrics of “Glamorous” by Fergie*

Are you hungry?
Yeah
If you aint got no daal bhat I’ll take my plate back home
I said
If you aint got no daal bhat I’ll take my plate back home

D-A-A-L B-H-A-T-food yeah

D-A-A-L B-H-A-T-food yeah

We eatin high class, in our home stays
Poppin King’s Curd NOT whiskaaayyy
In Patan, I wanna stay
By the Daal Bhat
Oh, The riceyy rice yeah
The Daal Bhat, the Daal Bhat, Daal Bhat
by the Daal Bhat
the ricey rice yeah
The Daal Bhat, The Daal Bhat, Daal Bhat
by the Daal Bhat,
oh the ricey rice yeah

I feel like I’m a king
Other foods don’t mean a thing
Some veggies and achaar,  my taste buds ’bout to sing
I be on the movie screens, eatin daal and no string beans
I’m not clean, I’m not pristine
We ain’t got no washin’ machine

I still go to Pashupati, plug my nose, use the potty
I don’t care, I still there ,
the stank is there and I’m aware
After the trip to the monkeys lair
After they jump in Blakeji’s hair
Eatin, not reminiscing on days when I had a Burger King

And now I’m
eatin high class, in our home stays
Poppin’ King’s Curd NOT whiskaaayyy
In Patan, I wanna stay
By the Daal Bhat
Oh, The riceyy rice yeah
The Daal Bhat, the Daal Bhat, Daal Bhat
by the Daal Bhat
the ricey rice yeah
The Daal Bhat, The Daal Bhat, Daal Bhat
by the Daal Bhat,
oh the ricey rice yeah

I’m talking Kings Curd wishes, dudhchiya dreams
You deserve nothing but all the finer things
Now this whole world has no clue what to do with us
I’ve got enough daal in the kitchen for the two of us

Brother gotta keep enough spices to keep your sauce reddish
Dishes so delicious, Gordon Ramsay will get jealous
I’m a king up on my throne
Taking trips aint goin home
So if you ain’t got no daal bhat, I’ll take my plate back home.

D-A-A-L B-H-A-T-food yeah

D-A-A-L B-H-A-T-food yeah

I got daal up to here, I got bhat in my ear
speaking of these crazy foods that I don’t wanna know
I aint got Rupees in the bank so I’d really like to thank
All the parents I’d like to thank, thank you, really though

Cause I remember yesterday, when I dreamt about them days
When I’d trek in Nepal, that’d be really dope
Damn, it’s been a long road and the daal bhat’s gettin cold
I’m glad the I-team told me so, they let the group know

(If you ain’t got no daal bhat, take yo’ plate back home, you say it!)
Lauren told me so
(“If you ain’t got no daal bhat, take yo’ plate back home!”)
She let the group know

(Rishi said, “If you ain’t got no daal bhat, take yo’ plate back home!”)
Rishi told me so

(“If you ain’t got no daal bhat, take yo’ plate back home!”)
Nick let the group know