Bull, Dan - Proud Lyrics




So it's nearly time for me to go
But I want to thank you for being here
It's been a pleasure
I mean that truly
And now I'm going to do a convoluted tune
A composition that I'm particularly proud of

Never been a fellow to be down with the Gs
Hardly ever collect felonies out on the street
My criminal record took minimal effort
To scribble and get all it down on a sheet
Me, I can do without the police
See, I'm a dude renowned to be tedious
No pissing about, I'm serious
I really just sit around on a seat
Read a book, put it down, have a wee
'til I feel I've had enough then I slouch in my PJs
These days when I'm counting my sheep
It takes me ages drowsing to sleep
Feel I'm thousands of feet out of my league
Like a floundering dinghy down in the deep
People shouting at me I'm not allowed on a beat
But there's four times more that'll tell me I'm sweet
I found my release when I bought me a mic
And recorded a tight lyric down on a beat
With the sound so loud that the speakers
Melt with the heat cos I'm Dan to the B

[Hook:]
One, two, I'm counting to three
Then I want you, to bounce to the beat
From the North to the West to the South to the East
We can all get well rowdy

I oughtn't lie, I mean demographically
There's a hypothesis I support:
That I am the more priviliged in all of society
Quite unlike the baller I try and be
I was born in a nice region
And brought up politely
So I was taught to mind my Ps and Qs
And make way for OAPs in queues
I'm a decent dude, peaceful too
But on a beat I speak with lethal truth
This sequel to my debut album's
A way to tell them the good news:
That I'm a middle class kid from the Midlands
Less "safe" more like "how you diddling?"
I'm like a Polo without the middle in
More whole than the hole to fill it in
Though I'm a bitter kid, just a little bit
Bringing mint lyrics but no-one's listening
But I'm in the zone and I'm coveting the throne
So I'm not gonna give it in, gloves coming off and I'm boxing until I win
Watch when I'm in the ring
Roundhouse my doubts, bopping them in the chin
Plot thickening along with the smoke
But I'm not gonna choke - I've got ventolin
Like when I kicked my bong and it broke
It allowed me the freedom to breathe the air again
And now that I'm clean and the songs that I wrote then
Are out and they're seen I am proud to be me
You could tell when I'd been chilling out with some weed
I couldn't leave the house, you could smell the Febreze
Now when I'm out on an evening in town I'm a demon
Downing indecent amounts of Ribena
'til I'm down on my knees and in pieces
Weeping shouting "help me, please"
But when I'm having doubts about my belief
I just tell myself that I'm proud to be me

[Hook]





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Bull, Dan Proud Comments
  1. Joel Cresswell

    this song is really depressing for me now, I have so many memories associated with it

  2. Tristen Hamm

    So it's nearly time for me to go
    But I want to thank you for being here
    It's been a pleasure
    I mean that truly
    And now I'm going to do a convoluted tune
    A composition that I'm particularly proud of

    Never been a fellow to be down with the Gs
    Hardly ever collect felonies out on the street
    My criminal record took minimal effort
    To scribble and get all it down on a sheet
    Me, I can do without the police
    See, I'm a dude renowned to be tedious
    No pissing about, I'm serious
    I really just sit around on a seat
    Read a book, put it down, have a wee
    'til I feel I've had enough then I slouch in my PJs
    These days when I'm counting my sheep
    It takes me ages drowsing to sleep
    Feel I'm thousands of feet out of my league
    Like a floundering dinghy down in the deep
    People shouting at me I'm not allowed on a beat
    But there's four times more that'll tell me I'm sweet
    I found my release when I bought me a mic
    And recorded a tight lyric down on a beat
    With the sound so loud that the speakers
    Melt with the heat cos I'm Dan to the B

    [Hook:]
    One, two, I'm counting to three
    Then I want you, to bounce to the beat
    From the North to the West to the South to the East
    We can all get well rowdy

    I oughtn't lie, I mean demographically
    There's a hypothesis I support:
    That I am the more priviliged in all of society
    Quite unlike the baller I try and be
    I was born in a nice region
    And brought up politely
    So I was taught to mind my Ps and Qs
    And make way for OAPs in queues
    I'm a decent dude, peaceful too
    But on a beat I speak with lethal truth
    This sequel to my debut album's
    A way to tell them the good news:
    That I'm a middle class kid from the Midlands
    Less "safe" more like "how you diddling?"
    I'm like a Polo without the middle in
    More whole than the hole to fill it in
    Though I'm a bitter kid, just a little bit
    Bringing mint lyrics but no-one's listening
    But I'm in the zone and I'm coveting the throne
    So I'm not gonna give it in, gloves coming off and I'm boxing until I win
    Watch when I'm in the ring
    Roundhouse my doubts, bopping them in the chin
    Plot thickening along with the smoke
    But I'm not gonna choke - I've got ventolin
    Like when I kicked my bong and it broke
    It allowed me the freedom to breathe the air again
    And now that I'm clean and the songs that I wrote then
    Are out and they're seen I am proud to be me
    You could tell when I'd been chilling out with some weed
    I couldn't leave the house, you could smell the Febreze
    Now when I'm out on an evening in town I'm a demon
    Downing indecent amounts of Ribena
    'til I'm down on my knees and in pieces
    Weeping shouting "help me, please"
    But when I'm having doubts about my belief
    I just tell myself that I'm proud to be me

    [Hook]

  3. Maria Petrov

    So this is where gap rod is from

  4. Kian

    Dan do you mind if I use this song for lgbt stuff because I think it this would be a great song for the lgbt community

  5. TheEvilVargon

    Heres to hoping that dan will put together another album. Not about games or politics. Just about him.

  6. Dark Overlord of Gaming

    When he sings the chorus after rapping it, what are the lyrics after "from the North to the South to the West to the East"? I can never find it anywhere. I'm positive he isn't just saying "We can all get well rowdy" again. I can't make out all the words, but to me, it sounds something like:
    "Tell [...]
    (Tell 'em what?)
    that I'm proud to be [either new or me]"
    Anyone able to tell me what he's ACTUALLY saying? I really want to cover this song but I can't quite work it out. xD

    EternalHours

    it is that we can all get well rowdy and proud to be me
    not sure who/what he's telling

    Dark Overlord of Gaming

    +EternalHours Thank you for the response. I just found the A Capella version and apparently it's
    "Tell peeps
    That I'm proud to be me"
    Either that or he's telling some guy named Pete.

    3PMShadow

    "description"- all I'm saying

    Dark Overlord of Gaming

    +3PMShadow I had checked the description. It only has the first half of the hook. There's more to it than what's in the description. As I discovered after finding his a capella version, the full lyrics are
    "One, two, I'm counting to three,
    Then I want you to bounce to the beat
    from the North, to the West, to the South, to the East,
    We can all get well rowdy.

    One, two, I'm counting to three,
    Then I want you to bounce to the beat
    from the North, to the West, to the South, to the East,
    Tell peeps
    (Tell 'em what?)
    That I'm proud to be me."
    This confusion in intent of my question was probably my fault for not saying I had already checked the description, but I still do not appreciate that you simply said "description" rather than actually attempting to assist me.
    [EDIT: After a bit of thought, I realize that this reply might seem a bit mean-spirited. I apologize. Thank you for replying to my comment. I realize that you were merely trying to help in the simplest way possible. I just wasn't in a very good mood when I wrote that.]

  7. Tundra Settler

    nice song man this literally one of my favorite songs but in the early part did you say pissing about or kidding about

    Tundra Settler

    not a hate comment just asking cause I wanna do this song for my project

    3PMShadow

    +Tundra Settler look in description

    Tundra Settler

    +3PMShadow thanks me bad m8

  8. DEATHBYFIRE09

    Hey man, old track for you, but this still speaks to me :) keep doing you man

  9. Arcana

    oh this is where the second verse comes from :O

  10. I AM CUPCAKES yolo

    +Dan Bull can I do a cover of this for my channel please

    Jammo

    I'm 100% sure he'd be fine with it :)

  11. holypigfrill

    The only way this could be better is if it has a music video

  12. toby george Rouse

    This is so much better than rap god version

    Dominik holbík

    no one care about your words mate :)

    Shuffle

    Dominik holbík they seem to care more about his than yours.

  13. Michael Dockery

    Did this or Gap Rod get wrote first?

    TheMinecraftMountain

    Please, pay attention to the dates, mate. This came firsr

    Michael Dockery

    sorry, I was on my phone and i use a really old version

    Subject

    Gap Rod + Spoonerism = Rap God. Something Dan is.

    holypigfrill

    Ay lay off him mate the date isn't always displayed u could just answer politely

    This was made first but he took parts of it to put in gap rod

  14. Ben Zinger

    You are absolutely brilliant. I love it when you do songs like this that are from the heart and I will be listening to the rest of the album and anything else I can find.

  15. LewisIsFail

    This is such a feel-good song. Really makes you want to strive for perfection and be proud of what you can achieve.

    OLIdaWALLY

    o hai there lewis, fancy seeing you here

    LewisIsFail

    @OLIdaWALLY oh hello mr wally

    OLIdaWALLY

    I had a baby

    Kian

    LewisIsFail there is no such thing as perfection everything has flaws but don't try to hide them or get rid of them there what makes you you focus on making the good things better and if you get nocked down get back and carry on

  16. CobraJaws98

    Best fucking rap ever.

  17. popupzdotcom

    I hate how every white rapper needs to be compared to Eminem to give an image of their talent; Dan this piece is amazing and it's one of my favorite raps of all time. I loved the rhyme scheme in the beginning. Very clever

  18. Brandon Griffiths

    This is better than most rappers. This is comparable to eminem. Not gonna go as far too say as good or better but its there

  19. Isak Hauptmann

    Whoever allowed them to do that shit needs to get a lesson in respect for the dead...

  20. smokypoet

    legit one of my fav songs ever.. know it or drop dead

  21. Ghost2095

    tupac did it

  22. Chotzkey Reznov

    SO hot!

  23. Cole Thorpe

    DAN!!! Why isn't Dan bull more popular

  24. Isaac Simerly

    Hey dan im commenting on this song because its my favorite on this album and any of your albums . Ive liked this whole album and your gaming album and I commented on my favorite of the gaming album ,Tony Hawk. I think you deserve it man ,you've worked hard . You went for it and delivered. On to caring is sharing -Isaac Simerly

  25. games24/7

    come on dan. you gotta do something about your voice, you can sing, rap. you could be better than most rappers now. i know you arent a stage person, but just think the crowed is one camera and you are making another video. you gotta do something man, i would be your number one fan

  26. FlamingDeception

    Playing game dev tycoon. Name game "Bounce to the Beat", casual music game. My first perfect 10.
    So now this is my official game dev tycoon background song.

  27. FlamingDeception

    His itunes.

  28. xFeCkZ -I-

    You can download any youtube video udio on vid2mp3 hope this helps

  29. Ke Sing

    Well. You can listen to it on Spotify. I dont know where you are able to download it tho, sorry.

  30. Ke Sing

    How can you be a "true" autist? "nintendoisawsome2" said exactly what he meant I think.

  31. Boomandstunt

    You are a true artist.

  32. Ahmed Alam

    hey.where can i get the instrumental??btw you are awesome..

  33. ZaheerMusic

    siiiiiiiiiick

  34. TomClementsUK

    Still my favourite Dan Bull track to date.

  35. JohnLothe

    Promote this more I wish I would have come across this

  36. Zalthraks

    I usually don't really like rap or that kinda thing (more a rock/metal person) but you, Dan, are bloody incredible.

  37. Connor Stone

    quite frankly i don't care what you do, you're an amazing writer and artist and we'll support you the whole way

  38. Carlos Garcia

    Dan this is Amazing!

  39. B Keyz

    Dan.... I love your stuff, absolutely amazing. Just remember if you give up, i will find you and BITCHSLAP THE FUCK OUT OF YOU. Sorry for being explicit but... Never give up. Never get weak. DANBULL FOREVER!!!

  40. BaMbii PeAcOcK

    i hope dan does get famous because he would help artists that need recognition and help to perform and blossom there music, In my opinion all these rappers like Eminem, Dr Dre, Drake all these guys are out for themselves and couldnt care less about the unfamous artist. So Dan would be an ideal celebrity as he could help sway the music industry

  41. TheThriceIsRight

    Itsdanbull
    Istanbul
    Hmm...

  42. Jarisn Samuel

    As long as you accept who you arr and proud of it you can truly be happy

  43. PersonalAgenda

    But you do it better than 95% of other rappers, gotta show 'em up dan!

  44. Koriat

    this and all of your songs/ raps are amazing keep it up Dan!

  45. Jake Curtis

    You're an inspiration to us all. Thank you

  46. Ninja Tree Frog

    Personal opinion: You're a rapper, try to stick with that.
    This song sounds great, but most of your others? Just too slow, too unlike what sounds good with you.

  47. Dragathor the Slayer

    this is my FAVORITE SONG :D good work Dan, you should be famous!

  48. Shreem

    Dan you quit smokin?

  49. Max Engberts

    this really is awesome!

  50. Logan Sipe

    Go to ITunes they have all of his songs and you can buy them as singles

  51. jeirda5

    I have no need for a full album, but i'de be more than willing to buy several of your songs if you sold them as singles. You're a great rapper, but with all the music out there I tend to pick the very best rather than just having all the good ones.

    AchillesGaming

    jeirda5 you can get them on itunes

  52. Callum Walker

    I believe a wise man once said: How well they're selling is about how well you're selling them.

  53. Ja0Ro

    brilliant

  54. DeviousThoughtBubble

    Unlike his game raps, this one shows him and his life and how HE raps compared to the major names. That's not what makes me love this one song over all of his others, though. This one is my favorite because it was the song that made me respect the rap genre more and have hope that this guy, Dan Bull, will be touring around, getting tons of praise, and becomes bigger than most. I sincerely hope that you are on stage one day near me, Dan, cause you have talent. I fucking LOVE your rapping!

  55. SomeAussie

    IM AMAZED THERE IS ANY

  56. LeGrand Barzul

    Je suis ici grave a Aiekillu :D

  57. Leo G-B

    Your video views are broken D: They're only showing my views!

  58. evilplummulplive

    You know what. I don't normally don't like rap, but your raps are awesome. I think it's because you're not an arrogant guy. Your raps aren't full of swearing about meaningless shit. It's either 'delicious' nerd rap, or just plain epic. Thanks Dan. You're a cool guy.

  59. Brandon Nielsen

    Just downloaded your album, didn't buy it but I promise once I get a job going again I'm gonna buy it twice so 2 of my friends can have it. Maybe they'll pass it on like I will :)

  60. ImSubtle

    i find this... odd.

  61. iSYKE

    All those thing are out there to make money... no one is gonna sign an artis/performer who will willingly give their music away for free in good intentions... sad but true.

  62. 5pinningmy13ottle

    Holy crap!!! I was reading the lyrics out loud . Then I scolled down and I lost my place but I still kept going. >:)

  63. 5pinningmy13ottle

    I'm actually kinda glad you're not trying to be famous.

  64. alexkantola

    best album ever.

  65. firux man

    good advertiment is what you need to get big ask other big channels to promote you and such or just some forum posts some way to draw the attention of people

  66. Chuggs Mcgillicuddy

    well, start writing something you could perform on stage! i think you could win on the x factor or Britains got talent. you are very good at what you do.
    somebody should let me know if you change your mind. don't think i get britains got talent up here in minnesota.

  67. Jonathan hellström

    Cheers Dan, just placed an order for a shirt!

  68. MrTuts4life

    Yeah OK do what you want, but keep singing you have such a good voice and when you sing the words are just so...Fluent so keep it up and you will hopefully be a massive YouTube sensation :)

  69. Dan Bull

    People keep telling me, but honestly I'm not a stage performer, I'm just a writer who happens to make songs out of what I write :)

  70. Dan Bull

    Love to Mississippi. I've never been there but I learned how to spell it in school

  71. Dan Bull

    I have started selling a bit. This kind of thing is all new to me. I can't provide my website URL in YouTube comments, but it ends in dotcom and is "itsdanbull"

  72. Huff Huffington

    yeah he has stuff for sale like hats and shirts

  73. Falsechicken

    Agreed.

  74. Johner108

    heck yeah son! i live there too

  75. Fenrir29

    Homie yuz boss with tht nasty flow of yours. Shouts out from East San Jose, California homie.

  76. MrTuts4life

    @douglby C'mon im begging you, you need to do somthing about your amazing voice because its just astonishing so please even think about bgt (britains got talent) or Xfactor coz u have a very good chance of winning.

  77. DemonstrativePronoun

    So complex, I love it. Thanks for posting the lyrics. As an American I find it hard to understand your accent/slang and it really helps me appreciate the music fully.

  78. HHHugsie

    ...that's 6 friend... -.-

  79. Wiley Wolfe

    How does this guy NOT have a contract yet?! I mean seriously he's better than half the rap people listen to these days, and those raps are mostly about pussy, bitches, gangstas, and hoes. This here, is a refreshing view of rap. Definately buying the album.

  80. cdog6799

    is bong made 4 accounts

  81. Sidney Taylor

    same here bro! ;) nearly all my friends don't like dan so i constantly bug them by singing this song. at least they give me credit for rapping this fast!

  82. James G

    you are a genius i am constantly singing these in my house or humming them at school both times i get shouted and made fun of because i am different from the other people in Portsmouth because everyone there is a clone of the other but i am also proud that i am not one of them.

  83. James G

    we can do without the racist police

  84. Sidney Taylor

    too much. about 4 too much

  85. Sidney Taylor

    MASTERD IT!!!!!!!!! can i have a cookie now?

  86. dkhill98

    where can i buy this

  87. Bro Dude

    I probably listen to this song 3 times a day, and all the others atleast once, yeah that's how good they are :3

  88. earthbreaker100

    I feel special that i can rap all his fast parts :D Ilovedanbull<3

  89. Gerome Frias

    I love this kind of rap

  90. t3mb3

    thumbs up if you almost choked trying to sing this song....
    still an awesone song

  91. DahFletch

    You all faggot ass bitches shut the fuck up and enjoy the fuckin music!!!!! Jeez!!! Stop arguing!!! I didn't know that almost every person on YouTube is a little lady that loves to argue!!! Jeez what even started this shit?

  92. zeniak

    *yawn* really? Another YouTube fight? Fuck this, it's like two trolls against each other, it won't work XD

  93. SuperPacman87

    Really 4 dislikes?

  94. MrPieFlavour

    Man this is such great Tune!!!

  95. After Work Sounds

    God I'd love to beatbox for Dan.

  96. Sam Cook

    i hope dans real songs ( not the gaming ones ) get views BTW i do love the gaming as well
    ! :)

  97. DahFletch

    Cmon keep goin you're putting on a show XD

  98. DahFletch

    Cmon keep goin your putting on a show XD

  99. DahFletch

    XD XD XD XD XD XD XD XD XD XD fuckin hilarious

  100. DahFletch

    Lolz XD youtube fight