Tuney Tuesday: K-os

After reading Easy like Sunday morning by sonofabeach, I had to dig through my cd collection to find this.In case you haven’t heard of Canadian rapper/singer/songwriter/record producer K-os, let me introduce you to him. (pronouncd chaos, stands for Knowledge of Self). This song is called “Man I Used To Be” and comes from his 2004 Joyful Rebellion album.

Now, some of you are not clickers, so I have included the lyrics below (copied and pasted from http://www.azlyrics.com).
[Chorus x2]
I tried it, I couldn’t find it
Now I just wanna get back to me
Awe baby, hoo hoo
Back into the man I used to be[Verse 1]
Things that I said I wouldn’t do, I did ’em
Secrets below the service of truth I hid ’em
This mankind is past, but can he erase
The tears of a million years is human race
Of animals, that taught to walk upright
Then slave all day and fall in a trance at night
Flowing the planet, trying to find missing links
Like the men we used to be and always suppose to think
Mysteries, maybe not
It’s getting hot, we better configure the plot, but
I hold a pen with the grip so tight
That’s squeeze the ink out’ta the page, and write a song for the people
Came up from the underground, now I write above on a hovercraft sound
This microphone, like an an amphetamine
Keeping me clean, speaking in dreams
So nature can intervene, just for a scene


[Verse 2]
I walk the long path alone, my feet hurt
Lost some friends along the way, I did dirt
I went to church, I tried everything
From leaving my body, to watching the birds sing
For hours, so I could feel heavenly powers
Had been across the universe and inside of flowers
But what is it worth, I’m still just a man on the earth
Rappers are acting like man tan
Can I be candid, I can’t stand it
Rap bandit, got Kheaven acting frantic
I wanna swing my sword decapitate
But what is a man if he acts like an ape
So I sit back, planning my great escape
Load up my EPS and peruse my record crate
The man I used to be, I can only see by looking beyond me
So what is reality, I don’t know


Oops, wrong song, stop it stop it
You know what
I woke up in the morning
I took a trip to the corner store
That’s when I heard my calling
But I’d never heard the voice of truth before
So I kept on walking
Pretended I didn’t see
Walked by a window and my reflection said to me
You could try all the same
But you’ll never know this mystery
There’s no pile on your plane
So you’re not the man you used to be
Try all the game, but you’ll never know this mystery
When your pile has no plane
Said you’re the man you used to be seen
Holla and ya holla, you folla you fall
Ya holler and ya holla, you folla you fall
Ya holler and ya holla, you folla you fall
Ya holler and ya holla, you folla you fall
Ya holler and ya holla, you folla you fall
Ya holler and ya holla, you folla you fall
Yo, microphones get ripped holding us back
K dash rocking it out, rocking the cold style
Making it up, go along singing my song
Woke up, in the early morn didn’t know what was going on
Whatever, I don’t really know
Flows like an immaculate goat what up, whatever

Writer(s): Kevin Deron Brereton
Copyright: Universal Music Publishing A.D.O. Unive

28 thoughts on “Tuney Tuesday: K-os

    1. Me too. Sometimes, I will listen to some old cd’s and wonder why I ever liked them. Sometimes, like this song, the music is timeless. Thanks for your comment. I am glad I could share something that you enjoyed ☺

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        1. Feel free to share what songs you like too Lynn! You can tell me in the comments or a post and I will reblog. I started to do this as a way to expand my musical horizons. I imagine you have a variety of music interests, or perhaps you have some of your jazz singing??

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    1. Thanks! He has a song ‘Sunday Morning’ too, that’s why I started thinking about him. And apparently he has done a cover of John Lennon jealous guy but I haven’t found that one (yet.) P.S. Again, thank you for all of your tunes. I hadn’t heard JD McPherson yet either and I thought he was pretty cool. ☺

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