"Man I Used to Be" as written by and Kevin Deron Brereton....
[Chorus:Repeat x2]
I tried it, I couldn't find it
Now I just want to get back to me
Awe baby, hoo hoo
Back into the man I used to be

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' a 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


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 want to 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

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"Man I Used to Be" as written by Kevin Deron Brereton

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  • +1
    General CommentI love this song. It's about growth, but the negative side- you wind up doing things you swore you'd never do, you go against your morals and conscience. Your friends leave you, and you don't know if it's because they can't handle your success, or if you've really been messing up that badly. It's the fight to regain that sense of right and wrong, the search for spirituality and God, the desire to go back and fix all your wrongs, even if you don't know how. It's a really great song.
    _biggreenmonkey_on January 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDon't think this is about growth, it's about a search for truth.
    Really fantastic lyrics.
    "It's getting hot..." that part is most likely about global warming.
    mammadaddioon April 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentat the end when the acoustic guitar comes in you can hear him whisper "stop, stop, stop" like something was wrong. i am pretty sure at least the rap at the end is a freestyle
    noone1111111111111111111on June 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes he say 'I tried it, I couldn't fight it'?
    MaggieMayIsiton August 20, 2008   Link
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    General Commentfor me it's about finding a meaning to this shithole we're all in
    maffy06on April 24, 2010   Link

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