"Sure Shot" as written by Michael Louis Diamond, Adam Horovitz, Adam Nathaniel Yauch, Mario Caldato Jr., Jeremy Steig and Wendell T. Fite....
'Cause you can't, you won't, and you don't stop
'Cause you can't, you won't, and you don't stop
Well, you can't, you won't, and you don't stop
Mike D, come and rock the sure shot

I've got the brand new doo-doo, Guaranteed like Yoo-hoo
I'm on like Dr. John, yeah, Mr. Zu Zu
I'm a newlywed, not a divorcee (yeah)
And everything I do is funky like Lee Dorsey

Well it's the taking of the Pelham 1, 2, 3
If you want a doody rhyme, then come see me
I've got the savior faire with the unique rhymin'
I keep it on and on, it's never quitting time and

Strictly handheld is the style I go
Never rock the mic with the pantyhose
I strap on my ear goggles and I'm ready to go
'Cause at the boards is the man, they call the Mario

You pull up at the function and you know I Kojak
To all the party people that are on my Bozac
I've got more action than my man, John Woo
And I've got mad hits like I was Rod Carew (yeah)

Because you can't, you won't, and you don't stop
Because you can't, you won't, and you don't stop
You know you can't, you won't, and you don't stop
Adrock, come and rock the sure shot (Hurra-, Hurra-)

Cane will cross fade on your ass and bust your eardrums
Listen everybody 'cause I'm shifting gears
I'm fresh like Dougie when I get my specs
And on the microphone, I come correct

Timing like a clock when I rock the hip-hop
Top notch is my stock on the soapbox
I've got more rhymes than I've got gray hairs
And that's a lot because I've got my share (oohh, weee)

I've got a hole in my head and there's no one to fix it
I gotta straighten my thoughts
I'm thinking too much (yeah) sick shit
Everyone just takes and takes, takes, takes, takes
I'll have to step back, I gotta contemplate

Well, I'm like Lee Perry, I'm very on
Rock the microphone, and then I'm gone
I'm like Vaughn Bode, I'm a Cheech Wizard
Never quittin', so won't you listen

Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, yes, indeed, it's fun time

Because you can't, you won't, and you don't stop
Because you can't, you won't, and you don't stop
Well, you can't, you won't, and you don't stop
Mca, come and rock the sure shot

I want to say a little something that's long overdue
The disrespect to women has got to be through
To all the mothers and the sisters and the wives and friends
I want to offer my love and respect to the end

Well, you say I'm twenty-something
And I should be slacking
But I'm working harder than ever
And you could call it macking
So I'm supposed to sit upon my couch just watching my TV
I'm still listening to wax
I'm not using the CD!

Well, I'm that kid in the corner
All fucked up and I wanna
So I'm gonna (yeah)
Take a piece of the pie
Why not, I'm not quittin'
Think I'm-a change up my style just to fit in

I keep my underwear up with a piece of elastic
I use a bullshit mic that's made out of plastic
To send my rhymes out to all the nations Like Ma Bell
I got the ill communication

'Cause you can't, you won't, and you don't stop
'Cause you can't, you won't, and you don't stop
Well, you can't, you won't, and you don't stop

Keep on and rockin' the sure shot

Tick-tock, tick-tick, tock-tock

Lyrics submitted by piesupreme, edited by titwhistle, sokorny

"Sure Shot" as written by Wendell T Fite Jeremy Steig

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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  • +1
    General CommentYea its great to see they grew up and still can rock :-)
    People lack back then about WHITE BOYS rapping :-o
    CaniusSwisson June 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentShould be "never rock the MIKE with the panty hose"
    MyPrivateAltamonton May 08, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPerfect example of an underrated single. When Ill Communication came out, we all bought it after hearing Sabotage, which was the first single released before the album dropped. Sure Shot is just as strong of an opening to this album as Jimmy James was for Check Your Head. I love the dog at the beginning saying, "I love you". Sure Shot is one of the more hip hop influenced songs on this album & the styles are kinda all over the place in the 1st few tracks. But after hearing their other 3 albums they had gained the trust of their fans to always place trust in them. Even though Sabotage was so awesome & these songs didn't sound like it, nor did they sound alike at all- it was still great! And you kinda forget about Sabotage when you hear songs like Sure Shot. The Beasties had perfected a new style that they created & introduced to us with Check Your Head. Ill Communication was the closing of an era. For the Beasties & the music industry in general. Kurt Cobain was dead & generation X'ers were well into their 20's. This album, along with Check Your Head was well liked by the kids who were 12 & getting into stuff like this. It was probably a much better influence on them than Licensed To Ill was on me when I was 12.
    kanoe13on June 06, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"The Disrespect To Women Has Got To Be Through
    To All The Mothers And Sisters A And Ahe
    Wives And Friends
    I Want To Offer My Love And Respect To The
    End" I like This Part. I like The Way Beastie Boys Change The Way They Rhyme. They All About Positivity Now
    Spade9on September 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh Yes Indeed, It's Fun Time
    taliban0on June 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSiiiiick. I grew up listening to this, and it is still just as great.
    myfirstbreathon March 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love how they changed there image and still rapped as hard, man. They realized they were role models and bad ones and now they're preaching peace and equality. It's always been there, before it was partying and equality, like everyone under the umbrella of partying. But now they're being responsible, wish more people would fucking man-up and be responsible!
    SanjuroSeaCowon July 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningSo, I'm curious, has anyone watched the video to this song?
    In several cut scenes the guys are shown all dressed in Tuxedos, in what seems to be several different location around Las Vegas, NV.

    I was wondering if these scenes had any relation to Mike D's line:
    I'm a newlywed, not a divorcee,
    And everything I do is funky like Lee Dorsey

    Did one of them get married around the time this song came out?
    Like I said, ...just curious.
    the good guyon July 14, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShould be "And I've got mad hits like I was ROD CAREW"

    Carew played for the Twins and then the Angels in the 70's, won the batting title a few times

    stoneo68on May 07, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentstoneo68 and MyPrivateAltamont are both correct on their lyrics corrections. Evidently written out by someone too young to know who Rod Carew is ...
    edfinkelon May 14, 2012   Link

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