Super Man Took Steroids

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released January 21, 2014

Recorded & Mastered by Chris Fawcett of Mercury Recordings.
Design by Derrick Birkmann of Converge Studios.

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Track Name: Workaholic
Verse 1:
I got kickball withdrawal took a sudden pitfall
never thought from HipHop I would need pit stop
tryna find a 4 leaf clover in the dirt oh for sure
I'm the stressed out coworker slaving over overtures
it's really dope when the fans come & the words
but they see a ghost of a man cuz I'm overworked
& then I'm underpaid, but yo that come with age
I find peace in the summer shade
& every-time that I wanna turn & run away
I look my son in the eyes and brave another day
so indie..no manager ... Im a slave.. To a calendar
Why you filming fireworks on a camera?
looking at a phones so long we're missing planet earth


Hook (Dj CrossWalk)
So I toast to my freedom til the day that it kills me (put your glass high)


Verse 2:
Gettin close to makin it but I just need a break
Wifey mad cuz I’m taking calls while eatin steak
piece of cake? naw it’s not a piece of cake
cuz I missed my sons birthday I was rappin he was eating cake
they say keep it real then they go and torrent it
how will keep it real put christmas presents under ornaments?
exhaustion til the coffin never stoppin’
but I don’t have an option i’m tryna make the top 10
stressed out pullin out hair follicles
only way to stop is a bottle full
ya the critics in an article… could never take away my heart of gold
could never walk in my shoes like barbie clothes
I’m workin you in party mode!
workaholic, I got far to go
workaholic, just call me Ari Gold

Hook (Dj CrossWalk)
So I toast to my freedom til the day that it kills me (put your glass high)

it doesn’t feel as good when theres blood in the champagne
& when you break down on the side of the fast lane
& all of your friends only know of your rap name
cuz no-one really knows you outside the rap game
the quest for royalties will check ya loyalty
when money drips in the pure just like an oil leak
I’m just tryna be a person first and a rapper second
this a dream I’ve been chasin since my adolescents
life lessons iridescent see my name in fluorescents
far from heaven, transgressions runnin from the omnipresent
sicka being sloppy seconds I’m just tryna pay expenses
cop a benz & christmas presents & do it all independent
to all my people on up their grizzly
watch for the red in the bottom of bubbly
cuz you don’t know who’s blood shed off for that fizzy
so i toast to my freedom til the day that it kills me

Hook (Dj CrossWalk)
So I toast to my freedom til the day that it kills me (put your glass high)
Track Name: Poor People Like To Dance Too ft. Jam
ha, baller on a budget,
still we floss out in public
broke as a joke like rich I will never be
dope with the flow so a local celebrity
go to the store make it rain with a coupon
group-on ticket for us to get our groove on
baby girl I see you geekin on pintrest
online window shopping for a little pink dress,
let me peak ya interest, a student loan with interest that i can invest
are you impressed? cuz i’m willin now to go into debt just to blow on ya neck,
i’m feelin like i wanna know all of ya friends
& grow old with you until we go in dependz,,
so hop in my van like you know it’s a benz
crack a window stick ya head out & flow in the wind like

Hook:
We don’t need no BMW
Cruisin’ in my mini-van throwin up my W
Like Poor People, Poor P Poor People
Poor People Like To Dance Too, Dance Too

Verse 2 (Jam):
If I can't get you a necklace
I'll write you a love song
When you're going home
I'll walk you to the bus stop
It gets cold
Make sure you got gloves on
You’re the kinda girl ill spend my 20 bucks on
Yeah
We can make the room our night club
Bills add up
So you make sure you turn the lights off
No amount of income could ever come between us
Netflix, Xbox, movie theatres
To tie the big knot
Propose with a ring pop
And you can flash it all around
Like a big rock
Can't put a price on a nice warm night
Sitting in the handles of my quite old bike
Fly kites When it's windy
Girl when you're with me
a penny can
Can Always feel like it's plenty
Blow cheques no sweat
Girl your worth the whole debt
Plus the time that we spend
Is the closest

Hook:
We don’t need no BMW
Cruisin’ in my mini-van throwin up my W
Like Poor People, Poor P Poor People
Poor People Like To Dance Too, Dance Too

let me teach you how to be economical, phenomenal
we gotta bottle full of pabst & we feelin like a boss
like scoring a soccer goal wearing a monacal blarin phil collins full blast,
we aint gotta be rich to have the nice things
just ask for a cup for water but fill it with iced tea,’
my wallet can suck it like d generation x
stacking up my credit card like we never pay it back,
into the wild like eddie vedder in my chevy venture
on a heavy bender of discounted chicken tenders,
It’d be better if we hit the city centre
you and me we stick together like sweaty people that stick to leather

Hook:
We don’t need no BMW
Cruisin’ in my mini-van throwin up my W
Like Poor People, Poor P Poor People
Poor People Like To Dance Too, Dance Too
Track Name: We Don't Say It Anymore ft. Jocelyn Alice
Chorus (Jocelyn Alice):
Oh, How'd we ever get this far?
I never really liked this part
We said hello everyday
Now we, don't say it anymore

Verse 1:
I'm standing right across from you
But feelin' miles away
Evaporated dreams I choke on words I try to say
I've been through break-ups before but this ain't typical
I guess I was stupid to think that love would play a bigger role
I used to wanna be the one to see you gettin' old
Now I only creep your profile hopin' that you're miserable
Give me a higher dosage
Don't need a diagnosis
You cried a river did a cannonball & tried to float in
With no life preserver
I never tried to hurt her
A 5 foot killer with no mercy but I swear she's perfect
I would say I would murder every boy you kiss
But they're already dead upon contact you're poisonous

Chorus:
Oh, How'd we ever get this far?
I never really liked this part
We said hello everyday
Now we, don't say it anymore

Verse 2:
I threw away all your stuff I cleaned this whole place
I broke your hair elastics even tossed ya colgate
But it's just no use
You just won't erase
You were the one & I don't even believe in soul mates
I should've held onto this romance with both hands
Instead of gettin' comfortable & hypnotized by slow dance
Now when I'm drinkin,
It's never just to celebrate it's always just to medicate
& forget your face
My mom's tellin' me I let the good one get away
For heavens sake my whole family is on my case
I want you back I'll buy a ring & we can set the date
& we can set this straight
But you're too far away

Chorus:
Oh, How'd we ever get this far?
I never really liked this part
We said hello everyday
Now we, don't say it anymore

Bridge:
All you say you want is me
All you ever do is leave
All you say is dead to me
Cuz you never showed
When I needed you the most

Chorus:
Oh, How'd we ever get this far?
I never really liked this part
We said hello everyday
Now we, don't say it anymore
Track Name: George Clooney
Verse 1:
2013, we change careers like underwear
dodge commitment like that puddle there
we’re unaware
act like being unprepared is just another double dare
we have to follow through or else be another square
how do we settle down acting like we’ll never drown?
taking pictures with our lovers rub it in for those who never found
what it was to be in a committed relationship
it just makes em sick everytime we post our pics
but maybe they have reason to be pessimisstic
when we’re narcasstic & focus hard on hearts & kisses
plus when most flings only last a couple weeks
we point & call that couple week & celebrate their buckled knees
home is more than just the forth plate
but we’re rounding third & see the court case & divorce rate blocking home plate
so I slide up under the glove
& bet it all... in the name of my love
It’s ironic everything nowadays is touch
touch screens, iTouch but still man we’ve lost touch
you may now instagram the bride
& plan your life through the camera’s eyes
fantasize, if only there was a filter that helped you stand beside
your lady like your Gramps even after Grandma died
the book of love is a book we never canonized
we’d rather light the wick and watch the canon fly
my father is my hero a real admirable man
always kept composure when he’d handle the fam
cook us up some eggs, maybe scramble the ham
& despite all that I still battle the man, it’s crazy man
none of us are really tres bien
so how do we create a home that we can raise babies in
how do we flip a wife from a lady friend
when it seems we’re degressing as a race of homosapiens

Hook:
part of me wants to be George Clooney
never settle down every night different groupies
trying to feed a family with a microphone
it goes two turntables and a wife at home


Verse 2:
it goes two turn tables and a microphone
a swollen ego that believes all the hype ya on
boobs out black sharpie write it on
while tryna be faithful to ya wife at home
my phone rings on the way out
tellin me my boy’s fightin in the playground
wish that I could say now that I’m on my way now
but I’m in another city sittin on a greyhound everyday now
high anxiety, low sobriety, what is piety? where’s your light in me?
cuz I can’t find and i’m tryna do some soul searchin’
but it’s black inside from all the smoke lurkin
religious say gays are ruining marriage right
meanwhile these parasites infiltrate our parent’s eyes
lost love no return ticket from paradise
it’s ok nowadays you get married twice
nowadays you get married twice

Hook:
part of me wants to be George Clooney
never settle down every night different groupies
trying to feed a family with a microphone
it goes two turntables and a wife at home

religious say gays are ruining marriage right
meanwhile these parasites infiltrate our parent’s eyes
lost love no return ticket from paradise
it’s ok nowadays you get married twice
nowadays you get married twice
the first time imma do it right
Track Name: Humble Brag
Verse 1:
When it come to award shows i’m slept on like torsos
but we don’t let it daunt us, like ortho
words drugs voice crack like it’s hormones
i hang with the poor folk who move work with 4 phones
pray to the spirit & know that he hears it
but the church wanna judge me for who i have beers with
haters be frequent, following ya feet prints
& hope that you buckle & fall, in the deep end
they ask about calgary & talk i’m so indie
love those songs but that’s not all that’s in me
those were old songs
that was another time
what kinda artist was I couldn’t make up my mind
one things for sure though, i never did compromise
never did sodomize with the business to capitalize
how is it my fault that my stuff gets publicisized
& your videos only get seen by ya mothers eyes…

Hook:
I didn’t wanna have to do this
Here’s a humble Brag
I’m doing shows round the world with my duffle bag!
you gotta learn to toughen up on the up & up
Throw Fists at the industry we comin’ up!

Verse 2
I’m tryna map it out,
take my money farther
my money farther
my homies live cheque to cheque
sippin’ lucky lager
But i’m tryna be somebodys father
buy him converse or boots for the muddy water
tour dates feel like foreplay
to a court-case
man this biz is a doorway to divorce rate
& that’s exactly porque
you must be forte
or you’re gunna fall to broads down in norway
no debatin’ i’m motivated wanna be over-rated
sick of being underated, king like son of david
there’s too many politics
rich kids with there collars flipped
gangster kids in baller whips
backpack rap from college kids
you only in the game
for the fast cash?
that’s why your whole crowd fake like a laugh track
three hype men on stage wearin’ backpacks
guess i’m the number one prospect like half-sack

Hook:
I didn’t wanna have to do this
Here’s a humble Brag
I’m doing shows round the world with my duffle bag!
you gotta learn to toughen up on the up & up
Throw Fists at the industry we comin’ up!

Verse 3:
Local rappers talk smack like they want that alberta beef
i see them as my kids though & want them to learn from me
sit em down quick give the talk bout the birds & bees
& bring em back a stuffed animal from germany
these jealous degenerates want my feathers clipped
but i will never quit i’m a veteran doin’ better than i’ve ever been
your set list irrelevant, girl on ya guestlist an elephant
you should stay at home watchin ellen degeneres
i’m tryna see more dough
than a simpson fan
tryna see more food
than instagram
i used to say that it wasn’t bout the dividens
but now i am a family man & just adopted little man
yea, you thought i was driven before
well it’s a whole nother level with a kid at the door
beggin’ me to stay as i’m leavin for tour
i gotta make it up to him and bring him back the world.. like.
Hook:
I didn’t wanna have to do this
Here’s a humble Brag
I’m doing shows round the world with my duffle bag!
you gotta learn to toughen up on the up & up
Throw Fists at the industry we comin’ up!
Track Name: Super Man Took Steroids ft. Astronautalis (Prod. Factor)
Super man took steroids,
Pete Rose placed bets
Half of ya heroes just do it for the paycheque
& were just so susceptible to pedelstols enamored by Politicians & Jezebels on genitals
maybe were just looking for a substitute like someone to look up to who can fill the void of daddys drug abuse
ya bieber poster come unglued
you make the switch to someone new
& pour your heart to strangers knowing they will never love you too
as kids when we play we put a cape on
as teens we play we put our jays on
college years pumping gas at a save on
escaping through the glamour of a drake song,
with this naieve eyes i’ve seen dudes i idolize
snortin stuff that looks like white flower no edelweiss
seen my hero wrap a belt on arm & tie it tight,
they stripped away his belt from him at the title fight

Hook (Astronautalis)
these hands never medle what they couldn’t lift
let’s pretend that i’m better than i ever been
Live the lie one more time for your good ol’ friend
cuz you know one day you’ll just fade away
I fade away, I’ll fade away
cuz you know one day you’ll just fade away

Verse 2
foolish loyalty is all i walk the plank with,
heart often vacant, acting ostentacious
when the princess in the folklore put make-up on her coldsore
maybe that’s the reason that these girls don’t feel normal,
or maybe that’s the reason we loving watching the kardashians
to laugh at them
& laugh it off, a long day with glass of scotch,
as a kid I shaved 23 in my head,
Jordan 12’s had the black & white & white & red
Then I heard Jordan had a gamblin problem
& had an affair i didn’t care 23 in my hair,
grew older & became more aware
dissappointed fans I’ve had my fair share,
they think we’re so innocent but we are only business men
& when they see that man they can’t be a kid again
they can’t be a kid again
so take this cape from my itchy skin

Hook (Astronautalis)
these hands never medle what they couldn’t lift
let’s pretend that i’m better than i ever been
Live the lie one more time for your good ol’ friend
cuz you know one day you’ll just fade away
I fade away, I’ll fade away\
cuz you know one day you’ll just fade away

verse 3:
eyes full of piss & vinegar
could throw a frozen rope
from right there to third base
to shatter all ya hope
i breathe life into ya dinner
i could tell a solid joke
glide across the dance floor
so smooth you swore i float
folks knew i was a winner
since before i learned to walk
a firm handshake was my signature
you’d trust me when i talk
it’s true but could begin again
i wouldn’t change a grain of salt
but no one tells a sprinter anythin’ of how it feels to fall
it’s all victories & solid gold
records ya soon to break & cups ya hold
and then one day you feel em gettin close
their breath upon ya neck is hotter than a summer night back home
that’s when you feel it slip a little bit
no fall at all
just a glimpse you might be losin grip
so what the heck you gunna go & do with this?
anythin, to keep em held at a distance kid

Hook (Astronautalis)
these hands never medle what they couldn’t lift
let’s pretend that i’m better than i ever been
Live the lie one more time for your good ol’ friend
cuz you know one day you’ll just fade away
I fade away, I’ll fade away\
cuz you know one day you’ll just fade away
Track Name: Friend Zone ft. The Blue
Verse 1:
I’ve known you since the days of elementary
when you had acne & braces & allergies
dill pickle popcorn refresh it with beverages
movie nights season 2 arrested development
ya breasts started developin and pimples started settlin
attractin cool kids that were less than intelligent
you started gettin macked by this hockey player
and it was odd behaviour he look like AC Slater
you used to always laugh at my stupid jokes
but lately it seems like ya humour broke
you used to be the one to dress up so unusual
and now you feel you gotta be skanky to be beautiful
it’s like how avril lavigne wore plaid & some jeans
now she’s on magazines bearing all to be seen
& I don’t wanna see you treated like a piece of meat
please have the deceny to let me treat ya how you need to be

Hook:
You got me geeked like a high school dance
With those highwaiste pants & that sideways glance,
You keep tellin me that you can’t find a rad dude
Stop dating guys with tans & tribal tattoos
I’m stuck in the friendzone
I’m stuck in the friendzone
I’m stuck in the friendzone
I’m stuck in the friendzone

Verse 2:
Well I saw you, sun dress, pretty smile and all
you were captivating, my heart was racing across the hall
you saw me, snap back, glasses, a kid between classes
hadn't seen you all summer and now you like magic
whoa how did you come gummy bears and loving dirt
to eating caviar and walking around in mini skirts
having dudes whistle at you kind of like their favorite tune
hoping this was a phase you were passin through
you were into drama, I watched everyone of your plays
but when it came to your man, it wasn't cool he couldn't stay
and then you cry to me over the phone about how he's so dumb
then the next day you're so convinced that he's the one
you've got me looking for the girl I once knew
cause as sure as I am that the sky's blue, it aint you
it aint true, yeah but whatcha gonna do..and how do you spell fake,
Y-O-U, and I'm through

Hook:
You got me geeked like a high school dance
With those highwaiste pants & that sideways glance,
You keep tellin me that you can’t find a rad dude
Stop dating guys with tans & tribal tattoos
I’m stuck in the friendzone
I’m stuck in the friendzone
I’m stuck in the friendzone
I’m stuck in the friendzone

Verse 3:
You say I’m like a brother to you, but you’re my princess
does that make it incest?
She’s not ready for relationships,
But she’s really into makin friends,
do you remember the times before,
book reports boogy boards laughin at jersey shore,
now you’re datin a Pauly D
cant believe i thought u fall for me
You’re askin why I’m uptight?
you’re pretty much dating a budlight
sneakin out late gettin caught by the floodlights
hickeys on your neck tryna act like their bugbites
you used to make fun of Calgary rodeos
now your daisy dukes make you look like a roady-hoe
I’m sick & tired of bein just ya homie so
let me be ya romeo & we can do-si-do

Hook:
You got me geeked like a high school dance
With those highwaiste pants & that sideways glance,
You keep tellin me that you can’t find a rad dude
Stop dating guys with tans & tribal tattoos
I’m stuck in the friendzone
I’m stuck in the friendzone
I’m stuck in the friendzone
I’m stuck in the friendzone
Track Name: Alberta Anthem ft. Elise Roller
Verse 1:
Hell or high water, or even if they burn it down
Listenin to Paul Brandt, I’m Alberta Bound
Never ever turn it down, my province on the stereo
It gets very old only hearin bout Ontario
My province is, beautiful with confidence
In Edmonton at parliament or Lethbridge with the college kids,
bass poundin’ drivin through the mountains
on my way home Alberta Sky keeps me grounded

Chorus:
Skipped, side to side
Sailed from the coast-line
I hail from fields of dreams
Where dreams are bigger than the skies

Verse 2:
Alberta is my stadium,
tryna represent like MBF & Danny Vacon did,
Proud to be Canadian
It’s magical my glass is full,
Canada’s cultural capitol
Calgary where I call my home
More than just cattle bulls
& dudes riding animals
incredible edibles best of all is Alberta Beef
My wife used to be vegan now she servin’ meat
it certainly occured to me this province helped encourage me
art grants & burseries
Alberta gives back,
Alms for the poor
Entrepreneurs be sponsoring schools
It’s awesome & cool how we often will do
What they really dont expect, like jump in a pool
Or a river in the dead of the winter & not even shiver
My province tougher than splinters we love the adventure
they moved for the treasure & stayed put for the pleasure
the people so good it makes up for the weather

Chorus:
Skipped, side to side
Sailed from the coast-line
I hail from fields of dreams
Where dreams are bigger than the skies

Verse 3:
Floods can’t stop us,
Or forest fires,
My family up in slave lake more inspired,
it takes more than tragedy to crush our spirit,
With that same attitude I bust these lyrics,
& I Raise up a pint of big rock to the disc-jock,
I’ve seen street kids lives’ changed from hip-hop,
I’m the Nenshi Emcee the Mayor in my video,
Made music with Jann Arden about my city yo,
& I’m not braggin like “oh how sick am I?”
Im just sayin Alberta looks out for the little guy,
some say Alberta’s scene really aint worth the dream,
you could make it much easier in different streams,
where else would you see trucks with spoilers,
down at Rexall, Canucks vs. Oilers,
from the business men to punks who loiter,
we run this place like Jackie Joyner,

Chorus:
Skipped, side to side
Sailed from the coast-line
I hail from fields of dreams
Where dreams are bigger than the skies

Verse 4:
My city, where I finished University,
My favourite place to play & I’ve rocked up in Germany
done shows in Spain, hit crowds in Scandinavia
& Calgary still the place I chose to raise my baby up

Chorus:
Skipped, side to side
Sailed from the coast-line
I hail from fields of dreams
Where dreams are bigger than the skies
Track Name: Bus Pass Transfer
I got a bus pass transfer
& tough love answers
they puff puff passin
in they plushed up mansion
i’m up up rappin
tryna make it happen
like I don’t wanna be an embarassment to my grandson
we call this a business, juvenile to call it fun
fun don’t buy christmas gifts & the college fund
that’s why I book my own shows, own biz all at once
& toast to my haters & the critics who call it dumb,
out of all em, this business is most idiotic,
work yourself into the ground for such little profit,
no time for friends cuz your way too busy poppin’
but it all seems worth it to get ya city poppin,
total intensity we choke all the enemies
local celebrity seekin for the global supremecy
over the jealousy, colder than a cobra on venom spree
since i was 17 been better than you’ll ever be
steadily readily killin melodies & tellin these sweet 16’s
sleepin’ in my tux til I meet my dreams
I don’t need a Jesus piece I got the peace that Jesus brings, & the kids will sing.
Track Name: Holy Disaster ft. Jocelyn Alice & Immaculate
Verse 1:
Let bygones be bygones
Let shoulders be cried on
Let murals be krylon
The block filled wit pylons
My homies still live on
Despite those who did wrong
talent & passion will shine on through this song
Let there be justice for those who disgust us but let us stay focused on people who love us
And as the people morn and feel rain from the storm let em think of the rose and not the thorn
I keep shouting at myself to stop being so negative but will I be happy if I never end up makin it?
These are the things I have to deal with,
You have to grow up touring is not a field trip,
And when you have days when you don't wanna rap no more,
Remind yourself that not every one us can be Macklemore,
You are daniel Bennett
And you are loved
You are who you are
& not what you’ve done

Hook (Jocelyn Alice):
I’m sick with the dream
It’s like it’s chasin me
It’s right at my feet
It’s all that I can see
I’m sick with the ethics
Sick with the greed
I’m eager and willing to please
I’m sick if I think it’s all I need
I need you and you need me

Verse 2 (Immaculate):
Beneath the feet of the founding fathers who stand before us
Orphans of fortune when chosen over their sons and daughters
They want us to tread these waters upon this surface we dance
For their entertainment
Shameless, how we serve in this trance
Perverted words we chant,
We’re sayin’ save our soul!
We’re prayin’ out to God,
Often forgotten, guess he cant save us all
And they wonder why we strikin’ back
..While I write this?
Some in other countries fight
For the rights we have
When the lights go out? While it might get bad
(They say..)
Got to get back in your place
Or they might just, spit back in your face,
Get a taste a that
Before you fade to black, without a trace,
Cant change the facts
Or Erase the past
Unless you raise the stakes,
Better have that ace up sleeve..
In place, at least
And I’ve watched so many fail
Fightin’ for what they believe
Got a right to execute this new belief
System just been too asleep
Listen got some truth to speak
Beautifully paint this master piece
A thousand words at least
Look what you do to me
Holy disaster

Verse 3:
Don't look at me man
I am a dead beat
One day we all die and become a chest piece,
struggle to get free
and move your chess piece until it’s cheque please
I used to hide my struggles when I’d write these verses down,
can’t perform in churches now unless you’re somehow perfect now,
but now I stick to honesty,
and know all of my flaws covered by Majesty,
my friend used to be a pastor
he told the church was strugglin
and they kicked him out ass first,
you know what’s backwards? how we attack first, & claim the Master?
Holy Disaster!!!
with so many Christian people conservative
thir servants is dying from malnourishment
it’s hard to dance when theres kids thats starvin in apartments
in my own city kiddies barely makin kindergarten

Hook (Jocelyn Alice):
I’m sick with the dream
It’s like it’s chasin me
It’s right at my feet
It’s all that I can see
I’m sick with the ethics
Sick with the greed
I’m eager and willing to please
I’m sick if I think it’s all I need
I need you and you need me