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Nice, Nice, Maybe?

A poem by Michele “Mickey” Hetherington, NSW

The following lyrics are to be sung to the tune of ‘Ice, Ice, Baby’ by Simon and Garfunkel.

Yo,
A. I. P, Let’s kick it.

Nice, nice, maybe?
Nice, nice, maybe?

We need to stop, collaborate and listen,
Our race is dying and our voice is missing.

Let us grab a hold of this tightly,
flames are burning high, daily and nightly.

We need to make it stop,
Yo, do you know
We will take it to the top,
and we will show them, 
We have the rights and we know them.

Deadly with the sounds of our memory, 
Any less respect for our people is a felony,

To the extreme, we will uncover their scandal 
Light up our Land with a flame they can’t handle.

Dance, Shake up the room,
til the lies go boom.

Love us or leave us, we have much to say, 
They need to listen cause were not here to play.

Yes, there has been a problem.
They need to solve it, 
Check out the hook, because our people will revolve it.

Nice, nice, maybe?
Nice, nice, maybe?
Nice…

Compare with the original lyrics

Yo, VIP, let's kick it!
Ice ice baby
Ice ice baby
All right stop
Collaborate and listen
Ice is back with my brand new invention
Something grabs a hold of me tightly
Then I flow that a harpoon daily and nightly
Will it ever stop?
Yo, I don't know
Turn off the lights and I'll glow
To the extreme I rock a mic like a vandal
Light up a stage and wax a chump like a candle
Dance
Bum rush the speaker that booms
I'm killin' your brain like a poisonous mushroom
Deadly, when I play a dope melody
Anything less that the best is a felony
Love it or leave it
You better gain way
You better hit bull's eye
The kid don't play
If there was a problem
Yo, I'll solve it
Check out the hook while my DJ revolves it
Ice ice baby Vanilla
Ice ice baby Vanilla
Ice ice baby Vanilla
Ice ice…

Michele was inspired to these new lyrics by my adaption of the Sound of Silence.

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