Jungle Brothers
Description of a Fool (Talkie)
[Verse 1]
"Fool" - defined in Webster's
Open up the book, read it, read it
Turn the page, see what it says
Read it to me will you, please

(One who acts dope doltishly
So what? What does it mean to me?)
That's you (How's that?)
'Cause of the way you act (Huh?!)
Standing on the corner sellin' jumbos (What you talkin' 'bout?)
Scaring your friends and also your foes
What's the matter wit'cha, boy? (Ain't nothin' wrong with me, mother...)
You big galoot (Huh?), you nincompoop (What?)
What's wrong with you? You can't compute (Yes, sure I can compute)
Don't fix your lips to tell me you can
Standing on the boulie playin' pusherman
What you got to do with yourself? (Oh what?)
Can't you be somebody else? (Sure)
Look at you, described to a tee (Huh)
You're a fool of many in society (Crazy)
I know some more, I shall go on
And continue in the song, fooled the fool

"Fool" - scratched by Ali Shaheed Muhammad
Man, I don't know what you're talkin' 'bout callin' me a fool
I've been out here for twenty-some-odd years
Doin' my thing, I ain't no fool, man
You crazy or something?
I'm gonna stick this, right up your...
[Verse 2]
The girl I talked to she's sort of neurotic (Yeah)
Her crazy ex-boyfriend is really psychotic (Uh-huh)
Scares the girl by threatening her life (Word)
Says "Girl, you're dead if you're not my wife" (Oh man)
Beats in her public, beats her in private (Yeah)
Tried it 'round me, almost a riot (What you gonna do?)
Said "Forget him, don't you know he's a loser
Who would love a woman, turn around and abuse her?”
Only a fool as described by the Tribe
Here's another one who's on the fool vibe (Okay)
Gonna make it short, gonna make it quick (Why?)
For this situation makes me sick (Oh)
See your brother man, with a female (Yeah)
His crazy ego tried to show he'll prevail (Uh-huh)
In any situation, lady luck's on his side (Word)
Emotions run free, nothing he will hide
Why, I remember one sunny day (Yeah)
Took my cousin to the park so we can play (Yeah)
On the way, a couple resembled
The one I just described, everything assembled
Another young man walked in their direction (Yeah)
Bumped him a bit, excused his imperfection (Mhm)
But the man with the lady grabbed the other by the neck (Mhm)
Demanded an apology and also respect (Mhm, mhm)
The young man aggravated grabbed him back and smacked him
The girl just laughed and laughed and laughed at him (Oh, man)
He felt ashamed for what he had done
And looked like a fool to everyone (Oh)
These are three stories from the naked city (Yeah)
Reality, is sometimes saditty (Yeah, uh-huh)
Like Rod Serling from The Twilight Zone
Earth to your brain - is anyone home? (What you talkin' 'bout?)
I see you there, tryin' to make amends
Try to make some friends, but now my story ends (Oh, man)
On the note, that I just wrote
Stay afloat on the reality boat (Oh)
Slow down and think and take it cool
And try to avoid the description of a fool
[Outro dialogue]
Man, Tip, you think you all that now that you on wax
Or something that you can tell a brotha what to do?
You know I'm older than you? I'm your senior, brotha
Man, you better go someplace with that old fool nonsense
I'm gon' keep doin' what I gotta do
And survive the way I gotta survive, know'm'sayin'?
You can't do nothin', can't do nothin', man
Know'm'sayin'? I've been out here too long doin' my thing...