A Bird In The Hand

Ice Cube1991年10月31日

A Bird In The Hand (得手) - Ice Cube (冰塊酷八)

Written by:William CollinsRonald/DunbarO'Shea/JacksonMark/JordanGeorge/ClintonDonnie/SterlingGarry/Shider

Hey look at this


I was cleaning out my nest

And I found a book of my old poetry


Fresh out of school 'cause I was a high school grad

Gots to get a job 'cuz I was a high school dad

Wish I got paid like I was rappin' to the nation

But thats not likely so here's my application

Pass it to the man at AT&T

'Cuz when I was in school I got the a e e


But there's no s e for this youngsta

I didn't have no money so now I have to hunch the

Back like a slave that's what be happenin

But whitey says there's no room for the African

Always knew that I would boycott jeez

But welcome to McDonalds

Can I take your order please

Gotta sell ya food that might give you cancer

'Cuz my baby doesn't take no for an answer

Now I pay taxes that you never give me back

What about diapers bottles and similac

Do I gotta go sell me a whole lotta crack

For decent shelter and clothes on my back

Or should I just wait for help from Bush

Or Jesse Jackson and operation Push

If you ask me the whole thing needs a douch

A masengel what the hell cracker sale

In the neighborhood

To the whorehouse b**ches

Miss porker little joe or Todd Bridges

Or anybody that he know

So I got me a bird better known as a kilo


Now everybody know

I went from po' to a ni**a that got dough


So now you put the feds against me

'Cause I couldn't follow the plan of the presidency

I'm never givin' love again


'Cuz blacks are too f**kin broke to be republican


Now I remember I used to be cool

Till I stopped fillin' out my W 2

Now senators are gettin' hired

And your plan against the ghetto backfired


So now you got a pep talk

But sorry this is our only room to walk

'Cause we don't want a drug push

But a bird in the hand is worth more than the bush


Tell the politicians the hustlers live and let live yeah

Tell the politicians the hustlers live and let live yeah