Man I Used to Be



publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Kevin Deron Brereton
album: Track 3 in album Joyful Rebellion
release date: 2004-8-24
popularity : 15 users have visited this page.
genres: Hip Hop Funk / Soul
styles: Conscious
length: 5:05
producer: k-os
lead vocals: k-os
mixer: Greg O'Shea
engineer: Greg O'Shea
electric guitar: Nelson Milley
arranger: k-os
violin: Karen Graves and Kathleen Kajioka
keyboard: k-os
cello: Mike Olsen
piano & keyboard: Dave Williams
strings arranger: Mike Olsen
drums programming: k-os
assistant engineer: k-os
composer: Kevin Brereton
lyricist: Kevin Brereton

Album Information

label: EMI Music Canada
country(area): Canada
format: CD
script: Latin

Cover Art

K-os Joyful Rebellion cover art


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[Chorus:Repeat x2]
Now I just want to get back to me
Back into the man I used to be
Things that I said I wouldn't do, I did 'em
This mankind is past, but can he erase
Of animals, that taught to walk upright
Flowing the planet, trying to find missing links
Mysteries, maybe not
I hold a pen with the grip so tight
Came up from the underground, now I write above on a hovercraft sound
Keeping me clean, speaking in dreams

Lost some friends along the way, I did dirt
From leaving my body, to watching the birds sing
Had been across the universe and inside of flowers
Rappers are acting like man tan
Rap bandit, got Kheaven acting frantic
But what is a man if he acts like an ape
Load up my EPS and peruse my record crate
So what is reality, I don't know
You know what
I took a trip to the corner store
But I'd never heard the voice of truth before
Pretended I didn't see
You could try all the same
There's no pile on your plane
Try all the game, but you'll never know this mystery
Said you're the man you used to be seen
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
K dash rocking it out, rocking the cold style
Woke up, in the early morn didn't know what was going on
Flows like an immaculate goat what up, whatever


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Emcee Murdah
  • 2 Crucial
  • 3 Man I Used to Be
  • 4 Crabbuckit
  • 5 B-Boy Stance
  • 6 Commandante
  • 7 The Love Song
  • 8 Hallelujah
  • 9 Clap Ur Handz
  • 10 Neutroniks
  • 11 Dirty Water
  • 12 One Blood (Jiggy Homicide)
  • 13 Papercutz (feat. Kamau)