"Careful With That Mic" as written by and Richard Timothy Sult Jean-paul Gaster....
So tell me, when you took the practice scholastic aptitude test
Did you know the answers or did you just guess?
You rely on gimmicks to amuse your fans
And act all urban to jack-up your sound-scan
What's the matter with you? How come you rhyme monosyllabically?
Is atrophy shrinking your entire vocabulary?
Your style's like garbage cans meant to be taken out on a weekly basis
Ever since your first record you've been in a state of suspended animation
You look like snuffaluffagus and australopithecus
Me cray, you abacus
Enough about you, let's talk about me
And how single-handedly I redefined the science of radio astronomy
Making nobel prize winners question their notions of reality
Oh, but I digress, you play sorry, I play chess
King's pawn to b3, checkmate, go get some percocets

Careful with that mic, weezy
Do you really think it's that easy?

Mmmm, this is really good ice cream! You want some of it?
Oh, my bad I didn't know you were lactose intolerant
Makes you pass gas, frightens all the girls away
Only friends you keep are those you pay
Always on the ready for the wack snack attack
I carry sandwiches around in a straight-edge style jansport backpack
Got the gadget q gave bond. Take control of your mind and make you jump in a pond
Go "quack quack" and flap your arms, leave you confused, but completely unharmed
Ahaha haha

Careful with that mic, weezy.
Do you really think it's that easy?
Do you really think it's true
That up above they can't hear you?

Ahaha haha

Now look here

Now both you and I know that the past ten years have been rather intense
I'm ashamed to admit that I've been fooled by the seductions of violence
People walking around with ugly auras
At times I'm even tempted to seek the advice of dr. Laura
But I ignore her

And I take a deep breath and count to ten
Ain't gonna let it get under my skin
Take a deep breath and count to ten
Think of all the nice places that I been

Like back when I was waging peace against the visigoths,
I was tutored in the ancient mysteries by a wizened philosoph
Learned the polyrhythm of celestial time
And wait for the one to come and get it done to finish the rhyme, ahaha

Careful with that mic, weezy.
Do you really think it's that easy?
Do you really think it's true
That up above they can't hear you?

Ahaha haha
Hmm
Ahaha haha
Hmm
Ahaha haha
Hmm
Ahaha haha


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"Careful With That Mic" as written by Jean-paul Gaster Dan Maines

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  • +1
    General CommentWrong Way, Cray computers are the fastest, biggest, baddest supercomputers in the world today. Probably named after Seymour Cray, maybe a company he founded.
    stogieon June 20, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe song is about Fred Durst, whom the band got sick of when Columbia forced the two bands to tour together in 96 or 97.
    rolekion April 24, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOnly Neil can make a segue from bashing dumb artists to sandwiches
    syldudeon April 01, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionAnyone who thinks Neil Fallon wrote & recorded a song in 2000 or so about Lil Wayne has a very powerful imagination.

    The line "And act all urban to jack-up your sound-scan" sure makes it seem like it's directed at a nu-metal rap/rocker and Fred Durst seems as good a guess as any, especially as they toured together in 1998.
    Vanderminton June 03, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThis song is clearly about Lil' Wayne, aka Weezy. His rap style is lazy and slow, as if he is stoned and fried when singing. multiple references to his small vocabulary and highlighting his tendency to make sounds or half laughs rather than words (aha aha.) -examples found in Mrs. Officer.

    Is atrophy shrinking your entire vocabulary? Lil' instead of Little Wayne.

    It seems like he is pissed or annoyed with Lil' Wayne's laziness and negative messages, advocating violence through his own ignorance. "Careful with that Mic Weezy, do you really think it's that easy."
    jon1104723on April 04, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgenius!! my interpretation is that he is just mocking posers and those that are in music for the money. pretty simple.
    downpouron April 09, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou can see a few transparent shots at nu-metal in here, and he's basically just taking a swipe at fake rock music, music that's copletely fake and passionless and unintelligent. "Your style's like garbage cans; meant to be taken out on a weekly basis."
    shadowwiththeeyeson June 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI believe this is about Fred Durst. "monosyllabically", "flap your arms"...
    eightesickson September 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think eightsicks is right. This song is mocking Fred Durst from beggining to end. Since Limp Bizkit is sort of "rap-rock" whatever Neil Fallon is sort of rapping in this song and he actually comes out with some pretty sick rhymes. "Like back when I was waging peace against the Visigoths,
    I was tutored in the ancient mysteries by a wizened philosoph,
    Learned the polyrhythm of celestial time,
    and wait for the one to come and get it done to finish the rhyme."
    ed.bk84on December 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI've always wanted to hear this song mixed in with Shootyz Groove's "Put down the mic".. Both are pretty much messages to bad bands (or DJ's) to stop what they are doing..

    I think it would be neat.. although Neil would definitely take the cake on original lyrics.. lactose intolerant? australopithecus?

    that's just awesome.
    SavageMadroxon January 13, 2006   Link

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