Break 'em
Shit, uh, yo

Just waking up in the morning, gotta thank God
I don't know but today seems kinda odd
No barking from the dog, no smog
And momma cooked a breakfast with no hog (yeah)
I got my grub on, but didn't pig out
Finally got a call from a girl I want to dig out (wassup?)
Hooked it up for later as I hit the do'
Thinking, "Will I live another twenty fo'?"
I gotta go 'cause I got me a drop top
And if I hit the switch, I can make the ass drop
Had to stop at a red light
Looking in my mirror, not a jacker in sight
And everything is alright
I got a beep from Kim and she can fuck all night
Called up the homies and I'm askin' y'all
"Which park, are y'all playin' basketball?"
Get me on the court and I'm trouble
Last week, fucked around and got a triple double
Freakin' niggas every way like M.J.
I can't believe, today was a good day (shit)

Drove to the pad and hit the showers
Didn't even get no static from the cowards
'Cause just yesterday them fools tried to blast me
Saw the police and they rolled right past me
No flexin', didn't even look in a nigga's direction
As I ran the intersection
Went to Short Dog's house, they was watchin' Yo! Mtv Raps
What's the haps on the craps?
Shake 'em up, shake 'em up, shake 'em up, shake 'em
Roll 'em in a circle of niggas and watch me break 'em
With the 7, 7-11, 7-11
7, even back do' Little Joe
I picked up the cash flow
Then we played bones, and I'm yellin', "Domino"
Plus nobody I know got killed in South Central L.A.
Today was a good day (shit)

Left my nigga's house paid (what)
Picked up a girl been tryna fuck since the twelfth grade
It's ironic, I had the brew, she had the chronic
The Lakers beat the Supersonics
I felt on the big fat fanny
Pulled out the jammy, and killed the punanny
And my dick runs deep, so deep, so deep put her ass to sleep
Woke her up around one
She didn't hesitate, to call Ice Cube the top gun (yeah)
Drove her to the pad and I'm coasting
Took another sip of the potion, hit the three-wheel motion
I was glad everything had worked out
Dropped her ass off and then chirped out
Today was like one of those fly dreams
Didn't even see a berry flashing those high beams
No helicopter looking for a murder
Two in the morning got the Fatburger
Even saw the lights of the Goodyear Blimp
And it read "Ice Cube's a pimp" (yeah)
Drunk as hell but no throwing up
Halfway home and my pager still blowing up
Today I didn't even have to use my AK
I gotta say it was a good day (shit)

Ay, wait, wait a minute Pooh, stop this shit
What the fuck I'm thinking about?

Lyrics submitted by Ice

It Was a Good Day Lyrics as written by Curtis Mayfield Bernie Worrell

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +6
    General CommentIt is not about him having a good day, it is about him DREAMING of his perfect day, because you have to take note of the END of the song!
    cutnpaasteon August 23, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General Commentthe signature song of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
    kyem2010on October 21, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentMy new goal in life is to put my b's ass to sleep every time. Also positive message for women with big fat fanny's too. ICE Cube Rocks.
    Stefanem20904on July 01, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIn the song, it ends with him cutting it off and reveals that he's just daydreaming

    In the video, however, it ends with the SWAT team and police surrounding his house and a "To Be Continued..."

    Which leads to the "Check Yo Self" video, in which he's in jail
    bad_fish4444on January 08, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song sounds great but also says a lot about living in a rough inner city environment. The use of irony is quite brilliant and I love the poignant and deeply significant line

    "Plus nobody I know got killed in South Central L.A."

    The fact it is worth commenting that no one got killed just highlights the tragic nature and inevitability of gang deaths in L.A at that time. Ice Cube spins it beautifully with this great and sometimes humorous track.
    tonymulryanon March 13, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDang?! Where are the Ice Cube fans?! Anyway, freaking great ass song.
    tahwyason August 30, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentcutnaaste:
    WTF he says it was like a dream
    ever heard of a simile?
    hm anyways i love this song :] !
    yeah meaning is pretty obviousss
    jasssson October 06, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentCutnpaaste is right, you gotta look at the last three lines. He stops the song because none of it happened, he's just talking about what a good day would be like.
    DF Ashon July 17, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment
    i thing this song it's all right cause it talks about good things that happends to him.
    elpinrryon February 16, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song beautifully captures life in early 90’s Los Angeles black neighborhoods. It’s a subtle commentary and also flows amazingly well from Ice Cube. A good day means playing and partying, but always in the background is the looming threat of violence and injustice. A good day means some basketball, winning at dice, oh yeah and not getting carjacked. It means getting some pussy and getting high and not having to shoot at anyone. It’s driving around in your car, eating burgers, and not finding out that a friend was murdered.
    It was a crazy time in LA and this song is a snapshot of what it was like to live in a poor, abused, and dysfunctional community. Performed with Ice Cube’s angry scowl and heavy hitting character, this song is a true work of art!
    herpnerdon April 19, 2018   Link

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