"Doomsday" as written by and David Wyndorf....
I used to cop a lot
But never copped no drop
Hold mics like pony tails, tight, and bob a lot
Stop and stick around
Come through and dig the sound
Of the fly brown six-o sicko psycho who throws his dick around
Bound to go three-plat
Came to destroy rap
It's a intricate plot of a b-boy strapped
Femstat cats get kidnapped
Then release a statement to the press - let the rest know who did that
Metal Fist terrorists claim responsibility
Broken household name usually said in hostility
Um what is MF? You silly
I'd like to take "Mens to the End" for two milli'
"Doo-doo-doo-doo-doo!" That's a audio daily double
Rappers need to fall off just to save me the trouble, yo
Watch your own back
Came in and go out alone, black
Stay in the zone turn H2O to Cognac
On Doomsday!
Ever since the womb ‘til I'm back where my brother went
That's what my tomb will say
Right above my government, Dumille
Either unmarked or engraved, hey, who's to say?
I wrote this one in B.C. D.C. O-section
If you don't believe me, go get bagged and check then
Cell number 17, up under the top bunk
I say this not to be mean, wish bad luck or pop junk
Pop the trunk on See-Cipher-Punk, leave him left scraped
God forbid, if there ain't no escape, blame MF tape
Definition "super-villain": a killer who love children
One who is well-skilled in destruction, as well as building
While Sidney Sheldon teaches the trife to be trifer
I'm trading science fiction with my man the live lifer
A pied piper holler a rhyme, a dollar and a dime
Do his thing, ring around the white collar crime
Get out my face, askin' ‘bout my case, need toothpaste
Fresher mint, monkey-style nigga get dentadent
And dope fiends still in they teens, shook niggas turn witness
Real mens mind their own business
That's the difference between sissy-pissy rappers that's double-dutch
How come I hold the microphone double-clutch
C.O.'s make rounds, never have ‘ox found
On shakedown, lock-down, wet dreams of Fox' Brown
On Doomsday!
Ever since the womb ‘til I'm back where my brother went
That's what my tomb will say
Right above my government, Dumile
Either unmarked or engraved, hey, who's to say?
Doomsday
Every since the womb ‘til I'm back to the essence
Read it off the tomb
Either engraved or unmarked grave, who's to say?
Pass the mic like "Pass the peas like they used to say"
Some M-er F-ers don't like how Sally walk
I'll tell y'all fools it's hella cool how ladies from Cali talk
Never let her interfere with the Yeti ghetto slang
Nicknames off nipple and tip of nipples metal fang
Known amongst hoes for the bang-bang
Known amongst foes for flow with no talking orangutangs
Only gin and Tang
Guzzled out a rusty tin can
Me and this mic is like yin and yang
Clang! Crime don't pay, listen, youth
It's like me holding up the line at the kissing booth
I took her back to the truck, she was uncouth
Spittin' all out the sunroof, through her missing tooth
But then she has a sexy voice, sound like Jazzy Joyce
So I turned it up faster than a speeding knife
Strong enough to please a wife
Able to drop today's math in the 48 keys of life
Cut the crap far as rap
Touch the mic, get the same thing a Arab will do to you for stealing
What the devil? He's on another level
It's a word! No, a name! MF the super villain!


Lyrics submitted by Mellow_Harsher

"Doomsday" as written by David Wyndorf

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    General CommentPure MF Doom...confusing lyrics (albeit on purpose), a mix of pop culture references (comics), but also autobiographical with regards to MF alluding to his deceased Brother Dumile: "On Doomsday!
    Ever since the womb until I'm back where my brother went
    - That's what my tomb will say".
    It's a song about a mand making it in a confusing world.
    One note on the beat: Awesome! The Sade remake works perfectly.
    Hope that makes some sense:)
    ArtVandelayon August 31, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is DOOMs style. Really intricate rhyme schemes that just flow seamlessly. The chorus part that says "that's what my tomb'll say" DOO purposely uses his last name (Dumile) as a homonym for DOOM'll lay. They are both pronounced the same, and they both make sense. Right above my government, Dumile (that's what will be on his headstone right above his real name.) Or it will say DOOM. Damm he's good
    taki183on February 02, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis just takes me on a trip to mf doom world, he makes a lot strange references and you gotta be quick on your toes and give it a few listens and know a little bit about the man but basically he's this "fly brown 6'0 sicko psycho who throws his dick around" and he "came to destroy rap" be like the jesus of rap by "turnin H20 to cogniac" and thinks mc's are all wack nowadays .... thats it in a sense... this dude is fuckin bad
    tengobeatzon September 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDumile... thats an African name right?
    REDorbon October 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite jemz, and in my humble opinion one of of the greatest lyrical masterpieces of the last 30 years, not to mention the unbelievable production. Almost every couplet is like a set of die - multiple sides that change the fate of the lyric depending on how you approach them. Really an incredible work.

    Two quick notes:

    Im pretty sure he says "Hold mics like pony tails, tight, and bobalops" at the beginning. I have no idea what a 'bobalop' might be - it might be 'bobble ops.' There's definitely an 's' on the end of the last word tho, and it really sounds like a 'p' before that, which makes me doubt that it's just "bob a lot," even though that is in an ill line.

    I also think he says:
    "Cell number 17, up under the top bunk, I say this not to be mean, was bad luck I was popped drunk" - meaning that he got arrested whilst drunk, and that was his bad luck. I think he just combines "I was" into "I's" and slurs the 'd' in 'drunk' making it sound like a 'j'.

    As for favorite lines:
    "Um what is MF? You silly
    I'd like to take "Mens to the End" for two milli'
    "Doo-doo-doo-doo-doo!" That's a audio daily double
    Rappers need to fall off just to save me the trouble, yo
    Watch your own back Came in and go out alone, black
    Stay in the zone turn H2O to Cognac"

    The play on Jeopardy, where DOOM spits the answer first in the form of a question, then does an interpolation of "means to an end" but slangs to "mens" instead, which may be a very sly nod to the multiple characters in his universe allowing him to gain fame and achieve his goals. And then "rappers need to fall off just to save me the trouble" is just the illest line you could possibly spit in the middle of such a tour de lyrical force, followed by the idea that if you stay in the zone, you can perform a miracle even iller to DOOM than Jesus' water-to-wine. Truely a magnificent set of words.
    ohjeezon August 12, 2013   Link

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