You might guess
That a fool like me woulda shot Cyrus

from Ice Cube – Ghetto Bird Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

This line is a reference to the 1979 cult classic film The Warriors. The plot begins with a gathering of all of NYC’s street gangs, where a leader named Cyrus proposes that they all form a super-gang and take over the town. But when Cyrus is assassinated, the titular Warriors gang is blamed, and must embark on a trek to their home turf in Coney Island while avoiding and fighting off rival gangs

Aside from getting shot, Cyrus is most well-known for providing one of the film’s most oft-quoted lines: “CAN YOU DIG IT!?”

To help improve the meaning of these lyrics, visit “Ghetto Bird” by Ice Cube Lyrics and leave a comment on the lyrics box