My Favourite Song Last Year at This Time (Day 30)

Day 30 – Your favorite song at this time last year

Wow, I can’t believe the 30-day song challenge is already over. It doesn’t feel like thirty days has passed. I’m gonna miss this daily dose of music. I think I will do a recap post tomorrow to review the songs that I did choose. I might try this again a few years down the road and see what kind of changes I would make to this list at that time.

Anyway, here is today’s song.My favourite song from this time last year. It brings up some good memories and pings at my heart just a little because of those memories, but here it is.

MC Lars “True Player For Real.”

My girlfriend and I used this a theme song for a while. She even referenced the song in a title of a post she wrote for my blog. Those were great times. I miss her so much but just as this thirty-day song challenge is now over and it’s time to move on, I know it’s time to move on and away from her.

It’s now time for the music.

“Since I was 3 I had ADHD,
got in trouble constantly, said, “Just gotta be me!”
Nineteen years later I’ve got this piece of paper
It says “congrats, you’re broke English major”
I still live with mom and dad and it’s kind of sad
when this Stanford grad brings ladies to his pad,
“What up girl?”
“Aren’t you that rapper with that song about Hot Topic?”
Maybe Bukowski was right about women? “ha ha, stop it!”
This is an old-school jam, I’m dropping knowledge like Plato
while most rappers track it backwards and stay flat like Play Dough
but I’m a Minor Threat, I flip scripts so they know
You can’t taze me bro (“Don’t taze me bro!”)
Not to conceal, keep it surreal,
piss off the British press when I’m like, “Who’s John Peel?”
The NME says, “Lars is well rubbish,
his single is bollocks,” but I know that they love this!

chorus
I’m MC Lars (true player for real!)
TPFR (true player for real)
It’s my self-referential introduction song
TPFR (true player for real)

I’m MC Lars (true player for real!)
TPFR (true player for real!)
The name’s MC Lars now you know the deal
(true player for real)

Once upon a time Grandmaster Flash
inspired these nerds with a culture clash
Once Run-DMC mixed rock guitars
with the kick, snare, kick, kick, snare
Public Enemy took a political stand,
now we pirate these records like damn the man
NWA got attacked by the media,
now we check the facts up on Wikipedia
Can’t get on the stage at the Jay-Z show
so we boot up ProTools and bust a funky flow
Online for free we don’t make dough,
okay just thought I’d let you know
And I can give you 27 reasons why
Nerdcore rhymes are just as fly
As anything born from mainstream rap,
Till my laptop dies… and I’ll take that back

chorus
I’m MC Lars (true player for real!)
TPFR (true player for real)
Still my self-referential introduction song
TPFR (true player for real)

I’m MC Lars (true player for real!)
TPFR (true player for real!)
The name’s MC Lars now you know the deal
(true player for real)

Like Ralph Waldo Emerson, I stay “Self Reliant”
Genre-defiant, all ages shows with Kobe Bryant
I just checked billboard, my album’s in the charts
I think therefore I soundscan, right Descartes?
But am I a culture thief making hip-hop sound white?
Haven’t got the right like Lancelot the knight?
No, Camelot’s a myth, and Guinevere’s a slut
So I’ll jump into this mosh pit, pants sagging like “What!”… key change

chorus
I’m MC Lars (true player for real!)
TPFR (true player for real)
Still my self-referential introduction song
TPFR (true player for real)

I’m MC Lars (true player for real!)
TPFR (true player for real!)
The name’s MC Lars now you know the deal
(true player for real)

Outro:
I kill it on stage, with two DI’s, why?
Post-punk laptop rap is the new DIY
(true player for real!)
TPFR (true player for real)

I kill it on stage, with two DI’s, why?
Post-punk laptop rap is the new DIY
TPFR (true player for real)
TPFR (true player for real)

True player…. true player”

– “True Player For Real”
lyrics by MC Lars
music by MC Lars, Brendan Brown and Phil Jimenez

Go to the post that started it all – Day 1 – My favourite song and scroll through all 30 songs by clicking the links at the bottom of the posts.

2 Comments on My Favourite Song Last Year at This Time (Day 30)

  1. Nice ending song. Thank you Chase March for sharing your music with us.

  2. Hi Ela,

    It was a lot of fun. This did seem like the perfect song to close off the challenge as well. Thanks!

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