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This Is The Soundcheck

from RER Extras by MJ Hibbett & The Validators

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We all liked this song and I think we might have practiced it once or twice but for some reason it never got picked up on and was sort of left to one side. Shame really, I like it a LOT.


This is not happening
We haven't started yet
This is not the gig
This is the soundcheck

Don't give us your applause
Save that for the main set
We like to be ignored
During the soundcheck

This is as good as it gets
This is the soundcheck
This is the soundcheck

And now we're back on stage
And we're like men possessed
We are so rock and roll
Forget the soundcheck

Or you might ask yourself
Is this all for effect
They didn't seem to care
During the soundcheck

Although we dance and shout
Behind our eyes we're dead
We are not here for fun
This is the soundcheck

So be careful to not get excited
Try not to break a sweat
It wouldn't do to express an emotion
During the soundcheck

Is this as good as it gets?
Or is it the soundcheck?
This is the soundcheck


from RER Extras, released May 11, 2009


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MJ Hibbett & The Validators have performed live on Radio One, had a Record Of The Year in Rolling Stone, an Album Of The Day on 6Music, released one of the first ever viral videos, toured the UK and Europe, featured in an Edinburgh Fringe Festival show, and recorded a science fiction rock opera, all while maintaining their complete independence from outside record labels. ... more


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