Mic Check

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lyrics

PRE-CHORUS
My mic sounds nice
Check eyes
My mic sounds nice
Check ears
My mic sounds nice
Check Brain
Are you ready?

CHORUS
When I’m on the microphone all I have is one wish
If you would listen to me that would be a gift
This is something every speaker would like
You hear me, right? Respect the mic, so I check the mic

PRE-CHORUS

VERSE 1
To be an active listener you’ve got to use your eyes
To some that might come as a surprise
follow along with your eyes wherever the speaker goes
see photos, videos or graphic info they may show
Their face and body language have so much to add
Are they excited, angry, happy or sad?
visual aides give you a clue
So microphone check one two one two

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CHORUS

VERSE 2
To be an active listener you’ve got to use your ears
people been telling you that for years
You might need to come near me to hear me
Whatever it takes to hear the speaker more clearly
You have some doubts? To figure it out you need to hear what I’m talking about
open your ears and close your mouth, if everyone’s talking I’d have to shout
Listen quietly, it’s the thing to do
So microphone check one two one two

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CHORUS

VERSE 3
To be an active listener you’ve got to use your brain
So you you can understand what’s strange until it’s simple and plain
So you got to concentrate
Think about what the speaker said, in other words contemplate
You don’t need a distraction
Keep your body still, no unnecessary actions
I’ll do the same when I give the mic to you
So microphone check one two one two

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CHORUS
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from Baba Got BARS, released August 3, 2019
Written, performed, produced, recorded and mixed by Bomani Armah

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Baba Bomani Washington, D.C.

Baba Bomani, aka the Watermelon man has been using hip-hop, poetry and multi-media disciplines to teach fun and informative workshops with all ages from kindergarteners to graduate students for well over 15 years Bomani . Here you can find his hip-hop music for kids as well as teaching materials showing students the writing process through hip-hop! ... more

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