When Will They Shoot? Lyrics

Ice Cube

publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Ou0027shea Jackson, Brian Harold May
album: Track 10 in album The Predator
release date: 1992-11-17
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length: 4:36

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Verse One:

God damn another ****ing payback wit' a twist
Them ************s shot but the punks missed
Ice Cube is out gunned what is the outcome?
Will they do me like Malcolm?
'cause I bust styles new styles standing. . .
Strong. . . while others run a hundred miles
But I never run never will
Deal wit' the devil wit' my mother ****ing steel BOOM!
Media try to do me
But I was a Boy N the Hood before the movie, yeah
Call me *****, bigger than a spook
But you the one that voted for Duke, ************
White man is something I tried to study
But I got my hands bloody, yeah.
They say I can sing like a Jaybird
But ***** don't say the J-word.
I thought they was bugging. . .
'cause to us Uncle Sam is Hitler without an oven
Burning our black skin
Buy my neighborhood - then push the crack in
Doing us wrong from the first day
And don't understand why a ***** got an AK.
Calling me an African-American
like everything is fair again, ****
Devil you got to get the **** right I'm black
Blacker than a trillion midnights
"Don't believe the Hype" was said in 88 by the great Chuck D
Now they're trying to **** me . . .
{wit' no vaseline, just a match and a little bit of gasoline}
Its a great day for genocide
that's the day all the *****s died
They killed JFK in '63
So what the **** you think they'll do to me?
But I'm the O.G. and I bust back, boom boom
Bust back, boom boom,
Peel a cap, BOOM BOOM!
Gimme room in the fire of the sun
Hear the mack come
Hear the black come
Watch Jack run
************s can't gank me
**** a devil, **** a rebel, and a yankee
Overrun and put the Presidency
After needin that, I'm down wit' O.P.P.
I met Farrakhan and had dinner
And you ask if I'm a five-percenter, well. . .
No, but I go where the brothas go
Down with Compton Mosque, Number 54
Made a little dough, still got a sister on my elbow
Did Ice Cube sell out? You say "hell no!"
A black woman is my manager, not in the kitchen,
So could you please stop *****in'?

Verse Two:

{gun shots}

You missed and didn't hit the Lench Mob either
[Guerillas in the Mist] Without Jungle Fever
But I got the fever for the flava of a cracker, not a Pringle
Bust a single, here's my new jingle
The KKK has got three-piece suits
Using *****s like turkey shoots
My motto is "treat 'em like a prostitute."
If I say no violence devil, you won't respect mine,
**** the dumb **** and get my Tek-9.
And if they approach us
A-ight, a-ight - I bury those cockroaches.
And if you can't deal wit' my "Kill at Will"
Here's a new gift to get
Try my "Death Certificate".
Amerikkka's Most, Amerikkka's burnt - its like toast
Like Jordan I'm going coast to coast.
Dribbling the funk
Here comes the ***** wit' the mother ****ing monster dunk
Get off me punk
{You better eat your Wheaties}
Darryl Gates got the studio surrounded
'cause he don't like the *****s that I'm down wit'
Mother ****er want to do us
'cause I like Nat, Huey, Malcolm, and Louis.
Most got done by a black man's bullet
Give a trigga to a ***** and watch him pull it.
Negro ***assin,
I'ma dig a ditch, *****, and throw your *** in
When they shoot, no, it won't be a cracker
They use somebody much blacker
What I do?
I call up the Geto Boy crew
'cause my mind's playing tricks on me too.
Never die, surround my crib
____________ makin' sure nobody creep when I sleep
Keep a 9 millimeter in my Jeep - PEEP!
When I roll, I gots to roll deep.
Ain't going out cheap
Make the Mad Circle on Cypress Hill 'cause its so steep.
They'll never get me
They'll never hit me
Mother **** that **** J-Dee.
Now I relax
Grab the St. Ides brew so I can max.
Sitting on the window 'cause its so ****ing hot,
And then I heard a shot -

Track Listing

Cassette 1
  • 1 The First Day of School (intro)
  • 2 When Will They Shoot?
  • 3 I’m Scared (insert)
  • 4 Wicked
  • 5 Now I Gotta Wet ’cha
  • 6 The Predator
  • 7 It Was a Good Day
  • 8 We Had to Tear This Mothafucka Up
  • 9 Fuck ’em (insert)
  • 10 Dirty Mack
  • 11 Don’t Trust ’em
  • 12 Gangsta’s Fairytale 2
  • 13 Check Yo Self
  • 14 Who Got the Camera?
  • 15 Integration (insert)
  • 16 Say Hi to the Bad Guy