opensource lyricist (remix)

from Romance Language by Ultraklystron



OpenSource Lyricist
Lyrics by Karl Olson

verse 1:
I could probably rap in VB / But then all these MCs
would then declare me / all too propietary

But to rhyme open source /the Gnu Public adores
A licence that'd force /me to live in poverty

can't give word code away/that's just game I just play
come on suckas just pay/ me a little royalties

I'll rap it all C/ or maybe PHP
post it in O G G/ just need a little money

I know it seems obscene/to ask for hard earned green
But my checkbook's means/ are just a little scary

It reads close to zero/And if some cash don't show
I'll take my rhymes and go/right on the Sanzu ferry

Everyone wants me to be an Open Source Lyricist
And it is for free they wanna be Hearin' this
Everyone just wants me to give it away
Not Understandin The Economics of my Everyday

verse 2:
Look, I'm not demanding some great sum/Cause that'd be quite dumb
I know that I'm not only one/with a meager balance

I'd like to like to come out even/but I gotta funny feelin
That I'll be further reelin/from the lack of allowance

CDs cost cash to make/Bandwidth's about to break
It can barely take/traffic belligerence

And for it weren't friends/supporting me with ends
I would imagine/ that I'd have no deliverance

So please just let this be/one and only plea
to those on P2P/this is my last contigence

Cause if I can't make enough/to pay for production and stuff/
Then for me it's tough/I'll drop this compliance


Verse 3:
Now please don't pay attention to the obvious fact
That I got ten Chrysler Maybachs just stashed in back
Please Ignore the Jaguars in my music videos
Cause don't you don't know that they are just rentals

Pay no attention to the man behind the green curtain
I'm the man up front in flames, and financially hurtin
Ignore the 1000 percent service charges on my tickets
Cause I'm up here kickin it all hardcore and wicked

Ignore the fact that for the most part this track's ironic
Focus on the fact like G U Is I'm so iconic
Ignore the truth that I'm really neither here nor there
But I'll quit music if payment stays incredibly rare

(repeat x 1.5)


from Romance Language, released February 14, 2007
Written, performed, recorded, mixed and produced by Karl Olson. Copyright 2007 Karl Olson.




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