I Can't Wait
Ol' Dirty Bastard Lyrics


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Yo, Yo Miami
Yo Cali-Fornia
North East West and South motherfucker
Yo Check this out
This is Dirt Dog
I'm here to make you scream

Big Baby Jesus
I can't wait
Nigga fuck that!
I can't wait!
Big Baby Jesus
I can't wait
Nigga fuck that!
I can't wait!
Big Baby Jesus
I can't wait
Nigga fuck that!
I can't wait!
Big Baby Jesus
I can't wait
Nigga fuck that!
I can't wait!

I ain't no actor my shit's for real
Thighmaster
If I don't get paid 2 or 3 million dollars on Monday
I'm a bring on the Armageddon! (it's Monday)
Fuck that feeling, this fo reeling
Nigga I want my Noalin
Make it rain, hail, storm and earthquake
Uh! That's what I'm saving!
Play that music in your trunk
The cocaine got my ?? stuck
Nigga I'm from the ghetto
How many celebrities from the ghetto?
(Dirty your crazy, I'm crazy about your music
Dirty your crazy, you're a nutcase you're a fucking nutcase)

A to the Pox doing Night Fever
Cancer, herpes, mumps, seizures
Diabetes, TV if your against me
You die easier!
Cops don't have a show whatsoever
Ain't no more doctors, ministers
Nurses can't give us searches
There won't be electric, won't be churches
Cause your body go against you
Whether it's a lie or whether it's true
You can't use violent mentalities anymore
It ain't lambskin
You can't use the word napkin
Nigga ya sleeping

Hold on hold on hold on
Ha ha ha ha ha ha
Hold on hold on hold on
Ha ha ha ha ha ha
Hold on hold on hold on
Ha ha ha ha ha ha

I'm diplomatic playing pen and pad
Ratatat you're a scaredy-cat
Cause I have a tat put you up like that
You can't stand that, cause you gotta scat
You couldn't even move
Don't know how to groove
Bitch take off your shoes
Take up the brew
Motherfucker you knew!
Fucking with the doo
Dirt Dog don't make any room

I want to give a shoutout to FunkMaster Flex
And all the DJs across the world
I want to give a shoutout to my nigga Lupe
I want to give a shoutout to my nigga Suge Knight
To my nigga Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg
I want to give a shoutout to um,um, what's them niggas, Outkast
I want to give a shoutout to them crazy niggas
In parts of the world that I never been too
I want to give a shoutout to the Eskimos
I want to give a shoutout to the submarines
I want to give a shoutout to the army, air force, navy marines
Know what I'm saying? y'all playing my music
In the submarines and the boats
Play that shit know what I'm saying?
It's called travelling music busting ya ass style
Yo Big Baby Jesus
It's One Love
I give a shout out to all the women
I give a shout out to all the babies
All the munchkins
All across the world playa, God
I want to give a shoutout to all the school teachers
I give a shout out to um,um, myself





I give a shout out to the Wu-Tant, Tang, Tang!
The Brooklyn Zoo

Overall Meaning

The Ol' Dirty Bastard's song "I Can't Wait" is an explicit, raunchy, and nonsensical track that needs a proper interpretation for its meaning. At first glance, it seems like a rap about flaunting one's wealth and status, demanding payment, and bringing a cataclysmic end if that does not happen. The character of Dirt Dog, who is performing the rap, comes off as a loud and rude persona who is full of himself. The chorus "I Can't Wait" repeats multiple times throughout the song, emphasizing urgency and a lack of patience.


However, the song seems to shift in meaning towards the end. It includes references to STDs, like herpes and mumps, and other conditions like diabetes and seizures. Dirt Dog seems to suggest that these diseases and ailments will be the ones to destroy humanity, not any nuclear bomb or apocalypse. Also, the song gives a shout-out to various celebrities, DJs, and even Eskimos and submarines, indicating a lack of coherence in the overall theme.


Therefore, "I Can't Wait" is a satirical take on the rap genre itself, its emphasis on materialism and bravado, and the persona of the gangster rapper who brags about their status. It tries to subvert the expectations of the audience and jokingly suggests that the end of humanity will not come due to wars or global catastrophes, but rather health problems.


Line by Line Meaning

Yo, Yo Miami
Greetings Miami


Yo Cali-Fornia
Greetings California


North East West and South motherfucker
Greetings to all directions


Yo Check this out
Listen to what I'm about to say


This is Dirt Dog
I'm Ol' Dirty Bastard


I'm here to make you scream
My music will excite you


[Chorus: x4]
Repeating chorus 4 times


Big Baby Jesus
My alias


I can't wait
I'm very excited


Nigga fuck that!
I don't care about that


I can't wait!
I'm very excited


I ain't no actor my shit's for real
I'm not faking, this is real


Thighmaster
My reference to exercise equipment


If I don't get paid 2 or 3 million dollars on Monday
I want to be paid a lot of money


I'm a bring on the Armageddon! (It's Monday)
I'm going to cause destruction


Fuck that feeling, this fo reeling
I don't care about that, I'm feeling good


Nigga I want my Noalin
I want my money


Make it rain, hail, storm and earthquake
I want a lot of chaos to happen


Uh! That's what I'm saving!
That's what I'm keeping for later


Play that music in your trunk
Listen to my music loudly in your car


The cocaine got my ?? stuck
I'm having trouble speaking


Nigga I'm from the ghetto
I come from a poor neighborhood


How many celebrities from the ghetto?
Not many famous people come from the ghetto


(Dirty your crazy, I'm crazy about your music
Someone complimenting Ol' Dirty Bastard


Dirty your crazy, you're a nutcase you're a fucking nutcase)
Someone calling Ol' Dirty Bastard crazy


[Chorus]
Repeating chorus


A to the Pox doing Night Fever
A reference to the Wu-Tang Clan


Cancer, herpes, mumps, seizures
Serious illnesses


Diabetes, TV if your against me
More medical conditions


You die easier!
You're more likely to die


Cops don't have a show whatsoever
Police don't have any power anymore


Ain't no more doctors, ministers
No more medical or religious figures


Nurses can't give us searches
Nurses can't examine us


There won't be electric, won't be churches
No more electricity or churches


Cause your body go against you
Your body will betray you


Whether it's a lie or whether it's true
Whether it's the truth or a lie


You can't use violent mentalities anymore
Violence won't solve problems


It ain't lambskin
It's not expensive or high-quality


You can't use the word napkin
You can't use certain words


Nigga ya sleeping
You're not paying attention


[Chorus: x3]
Repeating chorus 3 times


Hold on hold on hold on
Wait a minute


Ha ha ha ha ha ha
Laughing


I'm diplomatic playing pen and pad
I'm good at writing lyrics


Ratatat you're a scaredy-cat
I'm not afraid of anyone


Cause I have a tat put you up like that
I have a tattoo that will intimidate you


You can't stand that, cause you gotta scat
You can't handle me


You couldn't even move
You're powerless


Don't know how to groove
You can't dance


Bitch take off your shoes
Take off your shoes


Take up the brew
Drink some alcohol


Motherfucker you knew!
You should have known better


Fucking with the doo
Messing with me


Dirt Dog don't make any room
I won't back down


[Chorus]
Repeating chorus


I want to give a shoutout to FunkMaster Flex
Giving a shoutout to a DJ


And all the DJs across the world
Acknowledging DJs everywhere


I want to give a shoutout to my nigga Lupe
Giving a shoutout to a friend


I want to give a shoutout to my nigga Suge Knight
Giving a shoutout to a friend


To my nigga Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg
Giving a shoutout to rappers


I want to give a shoutout to um,um, what's them niggas, Outkast
Giving a shoutout to Outkast


I want to give a shoutout to them crazy niggas
Giving a shoutout to someone


In parts of the world that I never been too
Acknowledging people from different places


I want to give a shoutout to the Eskimos
Giving a shoutout to indigenous people


I want to give a shoutout to the submarines
Giving a shoutout to people in submarines


I want to give a shoutout to the army, air force, navy marines
Giving a shoutout to military members


Know what I'm saying? y'all playing my music
Acknowledging people who listen to his music


In the submarines and the boats
Acknowledging people who listen to his music in specific places


Play that shit know what I'm saying?
Listen to my music


It's called travelling music busting ya ass style
My music is unique


Yo Big Baby Jesus
My alias


It's One Love
We're all united


I give a shout out to all the women
Giving a shoutout to women


I give a shout out to all the babies
Giving a shoutout to children


All the munchkins
Referring to children again


All across the world playa, God
All around the world, my friend


I want to give a shoutout to all the school teachers
Giving a shoutout to educators


I give a shout out to um,um, myself
Giving a shoutout to himself


[Chorus]
Repeating chorus


I give a shout out to the Wu-Tant, Tang, Tang!
Acknowledging the Wu-Tang Clan


The Brooklyn Zoo
Referring to a specific place




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: RICHARD WILSON, IRVING LORENZO, RUSSELL JONES, MARK SNOW

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@marshalldurand2249

Ain't no more doctors, ministers
Nurses can't give us searches
There won't be electric, won't be churches
Cause your body go against you
Whether it's a lie or whether it's true
You can't use violent mentalities anymore
It ain't lambskin
You can't use the word napkin
Nigga ya sleeping



All comments from YouTube:

@dakotamatt2572

I remember bumping this shit in a submarine when I was in the Navy! thanks for the shout out ODB!!

@djkingsolomon

That's dope

@princessbubblee699

Best comment

@djkingsolomon

In church lol

@djkingsolomon

In a Wendy's line

@antnotrub

DakotaMatt What boat were you on?

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@10PIECECOMBO

First shout out to Eskimos in history! It's about time they get their props.

@rhymezgalore

Yeah WORD lol

@J2dADispora

Yes, they've been 'chilling' ever since..

@willhickey7387

Submarines too!

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