"The Negotiation Limerick File" as written by Mario Caldato Jr., Michael Louis Diamond, Adam Horovitz and Adam Nathaniel Yauch....
My DJ's got the cuts and the beats are on
We're comin' with the limericks and we're comin' strong
And the rhythm's on time to every word and rhyme
When it comes to keep it real I keep it really wrong
At the risk of sounding crass I would like to mention
That I am well aware of your wack intentions
To usurp my prose you so and so
It's my primary bone of contention
I tell you everybody I've had it
With all these people with static
I'll go insane if it don't rain
Sucker MC's are problematic
I love it when you hit those switches
A curve ball's what my pitch is
So here we here we come
Like dumb ditty dumb
I keep all five boroughs in stitches

The sound sounds sweeter through the echo plex
It'll spin you around and throw you in a hex
Until you feel no pain inside your brain
All your worries are soothed by the sound effects
Read it in the Post and the Daily News
Listen everybody lets show improve
Don't let me begin about heroin
Living six feet deep just ain't the move
We're giving you soul power
I like it sweet and sour
When it comes to rhymes and beat designs
I'm at the control tower
Tell me what makes you so afraid
Of all those people you say you hate
Just give it one time for your mind
And let's try to negotiate
And let's try to negotiate
And let's try to negotiate


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"The Negotiation Limerick File" as written by Adam Nathaniel Yauch Adam Horovitz

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  • +1
    General CommentThis has the illest beat, one of the best Beastie's songs
    boomerstyleon December 08, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentreal nice beat, great song to chill to, guess its about the beastie boys.
    Lester_91on September 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe use of limericks in this track parallels the way Shadrach was written. Negotiation Limerick File is one of the songs that makes Hello Nasty a great album. It's kinda like what The Beatles would have sounded like if they were a hip hop group
    kanoe13on June 21, 2012   Link
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    General CommentWhat a shame. Great song.
    kanoe13on June 27, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThe Beastie Boys were so innovative and unconstrained by the rules of the music industry. They will forever be one of my favorite groups of all time. This track is so spectacular!
    maryalice114on July 12, 2012   Link

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