You Can’t trust a big butt

Words coined by Bell Biv Devoe in their classis song “Poison. But I think and hope that you can trust a big butt…and a smile with it is even better.

[Michael Bivins:] Yeah, Spiderman and Freeze in full effect

[Ronnie DeVoe:] Uh-huh

[Ricky Bell:] You ready, Ron?

[DeVoe:] I’m ready

[Bell:] You ready, Biv?

[Bivins:] I’m ready, Slick, are you?

[Bell:] Oh, yeah, break it down

[Verse 1: Ricky Bell]

Girl, I, must

(Warrrrrn yoooooooooou)

I sense something strange in my mind

Situation is (seriooooooooous)

Let’s cure it ’cause we’re running out of time

It’s oh, so (beautifuuuuuuuuul)

Relationships they seem from the start

It’s all so (deadllllllllly)

When love is not together from the heart


It’s drivin’ me out of my mind!

That’s why it’s HARD for me to find

Can’t get it out of my head!

Miss her, kiss her, love her

(Wrong move you’re dead!)



Never trust a big butt and smile


[Kool G. Rap:] (“POISON! “)

[Verse 2:]

[If I were you I’d take pre-]


Before I start to meet fly girl, you know?

‘Cause in some (portiooooooooooons)

You’ll think she’s the best thing in the world

When Prayers get answered

She’s so – (flyyyyyyyyyyyy)

She’ll drive you right out of your mind

And steal your heart when you’re blind

Beware she’s schemin’, she’ll make you think you’re dreamin’

YOU’LL fall in love and you’ll be screamin’, demon, HOO…

[Rap Verse: Ronnie Devoe]

Poison, deadly, movin it slow

Lookin for a mellow fellow like DeVoe

Gettin paid, laid, so better lay low

Schemin on house, money, and the whole show

The low pro hoe she’ll be cut like an aaa-FRO

See what you’re sayin’, huh, she’s a winner to you

But I know she’s a loser (How do you know?)

Me and the crew used to do her!


[Kool G. Rap:] (“POISON! “)

[Mixing of Kool G. Rap’s “POISON! “]

[Michael Bivins:]

I was at the bar, shake, breakin and takin ’em all

And that night, I played the wall

Checkin out the fellas, the highs and lows

Keepin one eye open, still clockin’ the hoes

There was one particular girl that stood out from the rest

Poison as can be, the high power chest

Michael Bivins here and I’m runnin’ the show

Bell, Biv DeVoe [Ronnie laughs]

… now you know!

Yo, Slick, blow…



[B.B.D.: adlibs]

Yo’ fellas, that was another Dope one…

Heaven is real

You know what I’m sayin’, Mike?

Yeah, B.B.D. in full effect

Yo’, wassup to Ralph T and Johnny G

And I can’t forget about my boy, B. Brown

And the whole NE crew


[Bell harmonies]