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It Was A Good Day
Song

It Was A Good Day

Ice Cube
Album:
The Predator

Song Meaning and Background of It Was A Good Day by Ice Cube


"It Was a Good Day" is a song by American rapper Ice Cube and released in February 1993 as the second single from his third solo album, The Predator.


Ice Cube commented on the concept behind the song explaining,


The inspiration was my life at the time... I was at the top of the rap game. It was the summer of '92 and I was in a hotel room, really in a state of euphoria.

I had all the money I had dreamed of. I was in a good frame of mind. And I remember thinking, 'Okay, there's been the riots, people know I will deal with that. That's a given. But I rap all this gangsta stuff—what about all the good days I had?'


"It Was a Good Day" samples the Isley Brothers' "Footsteps in the Dark, Pts. 1&2" and "Sexy Mama" by The Moments.


The song peaked No. 27 on the UK Charts, and on the Billboard Hot 100, the song peaked at No. 15, making it Ice Cube's highest-charting single on the chart to date.


Lyrics of It Was A Good Day by Ice Cube


Break 'em

Yeah

Yeah

Yeah

Uh

 

Just wakin' 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

I got my grub on, but didn't pig out

Finally got a call from a girl I wanna dig out

Hooked it up for later as I hit the door

Thinkin', "Will I live another twenty-four?"

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

Lookin' in my mirror and 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 MJ

I can't believe today was a good day

 

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 door 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 LA

Today was a good day

 

Left my nigga's house paid

Picked up a girl been tryna fuck since the 12th 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 punani

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

Drove her to the pad and I'm coastin'

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 flashin' those high beams

No helicopter lookin' 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 throwin' up

Halfway home and my pager still blowin' up

Today I didn't even have to use my AK

I gotta say, it was a good day

 

Hey, wait, wait a minute!

Pooh, stop this shit!

What the fuck am I thinkin' about?

Release Date

1993

Songwriter/s

O'Shea Jackson

Producer/s

DJ Pooh

Label/s

Lench Mob, Priority

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