"Microphone Fiend" as written by Eric/griffin Barrier and Alan Edward/ball Gorrie....
Yo, I was a fiend before I became a teen
I melted microphone instead of cones of ice cream
Music orientated so when hip-hop was originated
Fitted like pieces of puzzles, complicated
Shot grabbed the mic and try to say, " Yes y'all!"
They tried to take it, and say that I'm too small
Cool, 'Cause I don't get upset
I kick a hole in the speaker, pull the plug, then I jet
Back to the lab, without a mic to grab
So then I add all the rhymes I had
One after the another one, then I make another one
To dis the opposite then ask if the brother's done
I get a craving like I fiend for nicotine
But I don't need a cigarette, know what I mean?
I'm raging, ripping up the stage and
Don't it sound amazing 'cause every rhyme is made and
Thought of, 'cause it's sort of, an addiction,
Magnetized by the mixing

E-F-F-E-C-T
A smooth operator operating correctly
E-F-F-E-C-T
A smooth operator operating correctly
E-F-F-E-C-T
A smooth operator operating correctly
E-F-F-E-C-T
A smooth operator operating correctly

But back to the problem, I gotta habit
You can't solve it, you silly rabbit
The prescription is a hypertone that's thorough when
I fiend for a microphone like heroin
Soon as the bass kicks, I need a fix
Gimme a stage and a mic and a mix
And I'll put you in a mood or is it a state of unawareness?
Beware, it's the reaniamator!
A menace to a microphone, a lethal weapon
An assasinator, if the people ain't stepping
You see a part of me that you never seen
When I'm fiending for a microphone
'Cause I take it to the maximum, I can't relax see, I'm
Hype as a hypochondriac 'cause the rap be one
Hell of a antidote, something you can't smoke
More than dope, you're trying to move away but you can't, you're broke
More than cracked up, you should have backed up
For those who act up need to be more than smacked up

E-F-F-E-C-T
A smooth operator operating correctly
E-F-F-E-C-T
A smooth operator operating correctly
E-F-F-E-C-T
A smooth operator operating correctly
E-F-F-E-C-T
A smooth operator operating correctly

A smooth operator operating correctly.

Uh!

Music orientated so when hip-hop was originated, originated
Fitted like pieces of puzzles, complicated, complicated
Music orientated so when hip-hop was originated, originated
Fitted like pieces of puzzles, complicated, complicated
Music orientated so when hip-hop was originated, originated
Fitted like pieces of puzzles, complicated, complicated
Music orientated so when hip-hop was originated, originated
Fitted like pieces of puzzles, complicated, complicated

Music orientated so when hip-hop was originated, originated
Fitted like pieces of puzzles, complicated, complicated
Music orientated so when hip-hop was originated, originated
Fitted like pieces of puzzles, complicated, complicated

'Cause I'm an E-F-F-E-C-T
A smooth operator operating correctly

An E-F-F-E-C-T
An E-F-F-E-C-T
An E-F-F-E-C-T
An E-F-F-E-C-T

A smooth operator operating correctly
A smooth operator operating correctly
A smooth operator operating correctly
'Cause I'm an E-F-F-E-C-T


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"Microphone Fiend" as written by Eric Barrier Roger Ball

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    General Commenthey this song is up there man....lyrics are out of this world.....
    strange nobody has commented on this song...
    i really like this part which goes "i melted michrophones instead of cones of icecream"
    iNcleton June 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthey rage rules ok if anybody doesnt like rage they suck


    p.s skateboarding rules
    peace out
    skateron June 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like the original... eric b and rakim rule. rage kicks ass. and the lyrics rule. simple enough... rakim cant get enough of the music
    SENORgraciosoon March 09, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentskater is an idiot, go learn the word "opinion" rage itself the band is good, but the rapper is annoying
    Anti-Punkon January 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwait.... anti, you don't like Zack de la Rocha, or the rakim and whoever? If you don't like zach, and this my "opinion," you're an idiot who doesn't care about anything, and you just listen to music to be like everyone else.
    SWR410on January 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentActually no, when I said the band I meant the back-up music, lke Tom Morello is really good, but Zach has an annoying voice, and that's my opinion, so shut up you fuckin idiot, there is no need to say "anyone that doesn't like Rage is an idiot who doesn't listen to real music" shut up for fuck sakem if you can't handle an opinion then go die, fuckin twat
    Anti-Punkon January 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsweet mother of god!

    what the fuck is a hyperchondriac?
    T_D_Phoenixon November 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHypochondriac is someone you thinks their health is really bad when it's not! They worry too much. As for Tom Morello being really good - that was maybe true 10 years ago but his guitar playing hasn't developed at all - it's still all Wah and kill-switches. He even tapes 2 wahs together now (with Audioslave) and it sounds shit (IMHO)!
    lukeshepon January 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthaha i can't get enough of Zach's vocals, ther just soo unique and it seems like he should be the only one to sing their songs, cuz the whole revolutionary thing just fits him so well...haha its good tom morello never does lead vocals, i heard his solo stuff and his singing is garbage
    v2kvon June 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentimo this song is about being straight eg. instead of zach getting a kick from heroin or whatever like most rappers, to zach his lyrics and rhymes are his addiction.
    holmesinhoon April 17, 2008   Link

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