If It Rhymes It's Real

by Wordburglar

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"My Christmas Catalogue Number" Written & performed by Wordburglar Produced, mixed & mastered by Fresh Kils Scratches by More Or Les Artwork by Dave Howlett LYRICS: VERSE 1 My favourite Holiday book? The Catalogue from Sears. Each year in your mailbox it magically appeared. Used to show up mid fall, early as October, jammed with the stuff that kids would go nuts over – and DID I? Let me tell ya the facts: I studied this catalogue like I was taking the LSATS. For some reason I just needed to know every Star Wars, Transformer, GI JOE, Ninja Turtle and Wrestler, Micro Machine, Hot Wheel – so much awesome I thought it was not real! The best photo reference that you could find full of brand new toys and didn’t cost a dime! Pages were full-colour, glossy and thin. I’d circle toys I wasn’t even interested in! Yeah I slept with this thing, I’d even take it to dinner. It kept me warm through the cold Canadian Winter CHORUS From the first sign of snow til winter was done, you could find me flipping through pictures of fun / CUTS / It’s all good didn’t need a reason, yeah, the best read of the season / CUTS VERSE 2 They called it the Wishbook, a Toy marketing triumph. Designed for kids to bug their parents to buy em! And the kids in the pics were who I wanted to be, I imagined they got all of those toys for free! From the RC trucks to that weird hugging monkey and that doll in overalls called “My Buddy”. Nobody wanted that, sorry if you had em, I’d rather have a GO-BOT or even Prince Adam. From Care Bears to the Care Bear Cousins they had the best toys you’d ever seen by the dozens – even ones looking back you know you’re laughing at like kids who had a Cabbage Patch for their habitat. "That’s a fact!” I’d pray to Santa every night – it’s not blasphemy, he’s technically a Saint, right? And when I met him at the mall when I was younger he asked what I wanted – I gave him Catalogue Numbers CHORUS From the first sign of snow til winter was done, you could find me flipping through pictures of fun / CUTS / It’s all good didn’t need a reason, yeah, the best read of the season / CUTS VERSE 3 I knew the Catalogue better than anybody did, had Teachers asking me what they should get for their kids. And while my sister was blasé to the whole affair, I could name My Little Ponies by the colour of hair. Yeah! Snoopy Snowcones and the Garfield Phones, Tabletop Hockey and Tape deck from Home Alone. Yo! Gameboys, Glo-Friends, Barbies to Boglinz, video games, rock tumblers and toboggans? Begging for MegaZords, Play-Doh, Lego...A book full of dreams – c’mon what kid could say no? Dino-Riders, COPS, MASK, THUNDERCATS. If it was plastic with a staff - I wanted that! But honestly thinking of the elation, I didn’t need the toys – I had imagination. After all these years I still have the thought / That all I want for Christmas is a Sears Catalog! CHORUS From the first sign of snow til winter was done, you could find me flipping through pictures of fun / CUTS / It’s all good didn’t need a reason, yeah, the best read of the season / CUTS

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Stay tuned for a brand-new Wordburglar full-length album in 2018!

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released December 14, 2017

written & performed by: Wordburglar.
beats by: Beatmason
cuts by: More Or Les (track 1) & DJ Uncle Fester (track 3)
mastered by: Dorc for Banging Masters
artwork and design by: Mike Holmes. Colours by Truc Nguyen
executive engineer: Timbuktu
executive producer: Wordburglar

This project has been made possible in part by FACTOR The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings with support from Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and the Government of Canada. Ce projet a été rendu possible en partie grâce au gouvernement Canadien.

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Bringing words together like an ampersand, Wordburglar weaves mischievously creative concepts, intricate lyrics and unpredictable storytelling over old-school, boom-bap infused beats. The result is a uniquely classic, engaging and fun listening experience filled with upbeat party jams, nerdy wordplay and honest hip-hop love. ... more

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