When I Found Out Yesterday

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It was something like mid-afternoon
Merk scooped me up in his ride,
And so began this 3-hour drive
Now, Merk is a DJ, and I do this,
So midway through his set, I was to get up on the mic
And freak it like I usually do – no problem
At this frat house, no doubt that we could rock ‘em
Arrived around 6, Merk’s setup was quick
And there were still a couple hours
before he’d have to get behind the table and mix
Last thing we had to do
Was a simple mic check, make sure everything is cool
Hey, normally it is, and you’ll know in an instant
But instantly we noticed something was different
All knobs were turned, all switches were flipped,
and we’re both at a loss for words
But the fact of the matter is,
nothing is coming out of the speakers
We need us a backup, and so starts the search.

When I found out yesterday
Just how quick a plan can be thrown off course
I knew that before, but this reinforced
And this situation was far from done,
It was far from done

Now you gotta understand, that this city, it ain’t got jack
It’s sorta wack our first stop was a RadioShack
Dude said downtown there was a music store
And yeah, there is, ‘cept the door said they closed at 4.
I’m sure they did.
Optimism is getting bleak –
We’re off to two more stops in Merk’s Jeep
Which happen to be Meijer and Wal-Mart, jeez
It’s like getting a bag of trees with nothing but seeds
Neither of those stores carried what we needed
Defeated, RadioShack is where we retreated, believe it
The one mic they had in stock
Was about a quarter the size of the one that I got
And I couldn’t imagine the quality would be
Anything to remotely appease Merk or me
But time was of the essence, so the mic was bought
The show must go on y’all, it must go on…

When I found out yesterday
Just how quick a plan can be thrown off course
I knew that before, but this reinforced
And this situation was coming to a head
It was coming to a head

Fast-forward to the middle of the set:
Merk’s killing it without breaking a sweat,
and the place is packed
I bring the mic in front of the table,
Plug it in,
Turn it on,
And the house is filled with…feedback.
I turn it off quick, get the level settled some,
so the first couple of songs are cool
I’m standing kind of awkward here,
‘Cause the cable on the mic is just long enough
for me to not be able to move
Struggle through the third song,
struggle through the fourth
And it was then when I had to call it quits
There wasn’t a benefit to continuing to spit, man,
I knew just as well as they did it sounded like shit
Even with that said, a couple people came up
and genuinely wished that I would’ve rapped more
The performance was poor but a few saw through it,
And in this line of work, that’s all you can ask for


When I found out yesterday
Just how quick a plan can be thrown off course
I knew that before, but this reinforced
And this situation just shows how it goes
It’s just how it goes...

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from Cooking With Que​-​C, released September 6, 2012

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