Sir Mix-A-Lot - Suburbian Nightmare Lyrics



[Verse 1]
You can check my blackness, fact is
I'm rough as a cactus
Now I gotta change what I practice
So I went to the suburbs and bought me a big house
And now they wanna run a brother out?
I'm a well-educated young maker of revenue
Rollin' in a big black BMW
So I'm supposed to fit because I'm straight legit
But the police STILL wanna trip
They accuse me of robbin' myself
Never seen a brother with wealth
Hell, I thought I was big, and now I'm trapped in the house
'Cause the cops got my crib staked out
The police chief is runnin' for comissioner
But if I get outta this, chief, I'm gettin' ya
Cheif needs a cover-up plan 'cause he heard I'm famous
Called a crazy white boy, name was Amos
I thought Amos was a burglar
But when he saw me, he said I never heard of ya
He couldn't tell north from south
But Amos was my only way out
of this suburbian nightmare

Huh
Yeah
My suburbian nightmare

[Verse 2]
I may not look like Beaver, but you don't either
I bought a big house for the breather
Even in the suburbs, cops are my enemy
And all the rich liberals ain't friendly
So Amos got a shotgun and I got a skillet
Anything movin', I'ma straight up kill it
I'm a black man on the come-up, I got done up
And roughed up by a cop tryin' to get hooked up
I got a meal and I just sealed two more deals
And now I'm runnin' from the cops? This ain't real!
You see, the cops sent Amos in to play that role,
Be a burglar and rob my home?
They offered him a deal and then took it back
Ol' Amos should have signed them a contract
Cheif walks in talkin' that +nigga+ smack
*punch* "oof!" "+nigga, take+ that!"
Now they want me for attempted murder
The craziest case that a brother ever heard of
The neighborhood fears me, they're scared to get near me
The cops wanna smear me
My suburbian nightmare

Suburbian nightmare

[Verse 3]
I used to eat pig feet, now I'm eatin' lobster
Gettin' my check, boy, the hell with them propers
Life still ain't changed 'cause I gotta get my hustle on
Just to get these cops gone
Four or five mil' can't make my race change
It can make the pace change, but it won't maintain
I can't go outside to jog
'Cause my next-door neighbor got a prejudiced dog
But it's America, home of the free
Life in the 'burbs ain't nothin' like TV
Now I'm runnin' from the cop clan
'Cause my neighborhood told the cops: "It was a black man"
Mr. and Mrs. Gilman next door
Puffin' on a joint, kinky to the core
And that's the typical role model
White picket fence, big house and a bottle
Who can I blame for the stereotypical mix-up?
The innocent again get tricked up
Things is supposed to change when you grow to my size
Open your eyes to my suburbian nightmare

[black woman laughing]
Huh!
My suburbian nightmare
[black woman laughing]
My suburbian nightmare
[black woman laughing]




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Sir Mix-A-Lot Suburbian Nightmare Comments
  1. Angel Rodriguez

    (LYRICS) You can check my blackness, fact is
    I'm rough as a cactus
    Now I gotta change what I practice
    So I went to the suburbs and bought me a big house
    And now they wanna run a brother out?
    I'm a well-educated young maker of revenue
    Rollin' in a big black BMW
    So I'm supposed to fit because I'm straight legit
    But the police STILL wanna trip
    They accuse me of robbin' myself
    Never seen a brother with wealth
    Hell, I thought I was big, and now I'm trapped in the house
    'Cause the cops got my crib staked out
    The police chief is runnin' for comissioner
    But if I get outta this, chief, I'm gettin' ya
    Cheif needs a cover-up plan 'cause he heard I'm famous
    Called a crazy white boy, name was Amos
    I thought Amos was a burglar
    But when he saw me, he said I never heard of ya
    He couldn't tell north from south
    But Amos was my only way out
    of this suburbian nightmare
    Huh
    Yeah
    My suburbian nightmare
    I may not look like Beaver, but you don't either
    I bought a big house for the breather
    Even in the suburbs, cops are my enemy
    And all the rich liberals ain't friendly
    So Amos got a shotgun and I got a skillet
    Anything movin', I'ma straight up kill it
    I'm a black man on the come-up, I got done up
    And roughed up by a cop tryin' to get hooked up
    I got a meal and I just sealed two more deals
    And now I'm runnin' from the cops? This ain't real!
    You see, the cops sent Amos in to play that role,
    Be a burglar and rob my home?
    They offered him a deal and then took it back
    Ol' Amos should have signed them a contract
    Cheif walks in talkin' that +nigga+ smack
    *punch* "oof!" "+nigga, take+ that!"
    Now they want me for attempted murder
    The craziest case that a brother ever heard of
    The neighborhood fears me, they're scared to get near me
    The cops wanna smear me
    My suburbian nightmare
    Suburbian nightmare
    I used to eat pig feet, now I'm eatin' lobster
    Gettin' my check, boy, the hell with them propers
    Life still ain't changed 'cause I gotta get my hustle on
    Just to get these cops gone
    Four or five mil' can't make my race change
    It can make the pace change, but it won't maintain
    I can't go outside to jog
    'Cause my next-door neighbor got a prejudiced dog
    But it's America, home of the free
    Life in the 'burbs ain't nothin' like TV
    Now I'm runnin' from the cop clan
    'Cause my neighborhood told the cops: "It was a black man"
    Mr. and Mrs. Gilman next door
    Puffin' on a joint, kinky to the core
    And that's the typical role model
    White picket fence, big house and a bottle
    Who can I blame for the stereotypical mix-up?
    The innocent again get tricked up
    Things is supposed to change when you grow to my size
    Open your eyes to my suburbian nightmare

  2. Gary Tew

    I Love This Song From Amos and Andrew

  3. SuperNitpicker

    Nicolas Cage has it all, including a Sir Mix a Lot song about one of his characters and two shitty Paul Schrader films before Paul made First Reformed.

  4. Dean Slackish

    Still bummmping in 2019

  5. B. Rod Clark

    New to my ears!

  6. joseph gamble

    The best film with Nicolas Cage and Samuel L Jackson. And the song is lit.😎🔥💰

  7. Robert McCann

    Can't find this on Spotify, so bummed out.

  8. Big brother josh

    When Ghostrider Johnny blaze was sent to Rob Nick fury and the Man behind chucky doll Mocked Black people

  9. Frankie Carbone

    Damn!! Thanks!! Haven't heard this since I saw A&A in the theater.

  10. Artamatron 2000

    Funny song !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. K3NNY O

    ..you check my blackness, fact is i'm rough as a cactus...

  12. K3NNY O

    can't go out and jog, cuz my neighbor got a prejudice dog!

  13. Arturo Millán

    The part with "nigga that" is hilarious. The first time I heard this song (at the end credits, the first time I saw the movie), when it got to that part I had this weird déjà vu-like feeling, as if I just knew that line was about to come up.

  14. Mothers Speak

    Nothing but the TRUTH!

  15. Wayne V.

    I love this song,. Thank you burnbabymarch for posting this !!! this so reminds me of my small town

  16. jkrycz

    Fuck, the police just don't understand.

  17. peter barman

    esta pelicula la puedo ver varias veces en un dia y me sigo riendo :D

  18. skibumtim1

    Just watched movie again for 1st time in almost 20yrs. Still was able to makes me laugh my ass off! Thanks Obama!

  19. Ron Walters

    I wish the song was unedited. Still great though.

  20. Mary Vargo

    Agreed!!! Awesome song!!

  21. wolverine

    man this movie was so funny!

  22. sean wilson

    give it up for sir MIIIIIIIIIX-A-LOT!!!! <--- *proud family reference* :-)

  23. Tony Petty

    I LOVE THIS VIDEO. I MEET SIR MIX A LOT SEVERAL TIMES WHEN I LIVED IN SEATTLE,WASHINGTON WHICH IS WHERE HE IS FROM

  24. thedarkman891

    I love how this is the ENTIRE PLOT of the movie.

  25. Itzkaaal

    REAL Hip Hop

  26. austins830

    @209BluntSmoker *Bong* Nigga that!

  27. Triple H

    this is so cool it tells you all about the movie how cool i love amos and andrew mostly amos though.

  28. rathergrumpy

    this song made me wanna watch the credits

  29. Kathleen Wray

    Awesome song! I love Sir-Mix-Alot. His shit is soooooooooooooooooooooo funny!

  30. MAGNUS

    lmao good thing they put the song at the end of the movie, talk about spoiler.

  31. Mekorro

    nice movie:D nice rassist motive:D and other funny shit :D

  32. 5eilat5

    love this! thanks!!!