[Chorus: samples (repeat 2X) *1 and *2, *3 and *4 simultaneously]
[*1] "Bow-wow-wow-yippie-yo-yippie-yay" [*2] "Dog-catcher, dog-catcher!" [*3] "Bow-wow-yippie-yo-yippie-yay" [*4] "I can dig it!"
[Verse One] Here's another topic I'm addressin So learn a quick lesson, about your Smith and Wesson Sit your ass back and comprehend As I let you know about man's best friend Now remember: it used to be a dog like Lassie But now in ninety-one it's a gun if you asked me Just like a jimmy hat's used for protection I use my nine when suckers start to flexin Cause if you run up and try to play mine I'd rather have a AK than a fuckin canine Cause if you shot your gun, and my dog tried to fetch her Me and the dog's goin out on a stretcher And I ain't with that, so I gotta get that Big black gat, aim and I hit that Forget about a dog fool, he'll shit in the den Nowadays.. a gat is man's best friend
[Chorus + Cube saying "Man's best friend" after *3 first time]
[Verse Two] Here is the reason why Ice Cube pack Just in case the little punks try to jack I can't put a motherfuckin pitbull Under a coat, in the small of my back So I gotta take my beretta, and I betcha It'll probably work, a 100 percent better Cause it'll keep me out of danger With sixteen in the clip and one in the chamber So this goes to all y'all intruders Beware of the owner, cause the owner is a shooter I don't just wanna give your ass rabies I'd rather have your ass pushing up daisies And I can't do that with Benji, Rin Tin Tin, or Spuds McKenzie Forget about a dog fool, he'll shit in the den Nowadays, a gat is man's best friend
"Just don't let me see you shoot no dogs!" "Hey, I got shots fired here, send me another unit" "The profile of a typical American gun owner is this: Over thirty, white, male, middle class" [Peter Jennings]
Songwriters: JACKSON, O'SHEA / CLINTON, GEORGE JR. / SHIDER, GARRY MARSHALL / SPRADLEY, DAVID L. / ISLEY, O'KELLY JR. / ISLEY, RONALD / ISLEY, RUDOLPH BERNARD / WORRELL, BERNARD G. JR. / COLLINS, WILLIAM EARL