Microphone Fiend Lyrics

Rage Against the Machine


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Roger Ball, Eric Barrier, Malcolm Duncan, Stephen Ferrone, Alan Edward Gorrie, William Griffin, Owen Onnie Mcintyre, Hamish Stuart
album: Track 1 in album Renegades
release date: 2000-11-28
popularity : 5 users have visited this page.
genres: Hip Hop Rock
styles: Alternative Rock/Funk Metal/Hard Rock
length: 5:02
producer: Rick Rubin
mixer: Rich Costey
writer: Louis Eric Barrier, William Michael Griffin Jr.

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Rage Against the Machine Renegades cover art
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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.

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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


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Microphone Fiend
  • 2 Pistol Grip Pump
  • 3 Kick Out the Jams
  • 4 Renegades of Funk
  • 5 Beautiful World
  • 6 I’m Housin’
  • 7 In My Eyes
  • 8 How I Could Just Kill a Man
  • 9 The Ghost of Tom Joad
  • 10 Down on the Street
  • 11 Street Fighting Man
  • 12 Maggie’s Farm
  • 13 Kick Out the Jams (live)
  • 14 How I Could Just Kill a Man (live)