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"The Patreon Song" is a song which was uploaded onto the ERB2 Channel on April 10, 2019. It was produced to announce the ERB Patreon page that opened that same day and to highlight some rewards for those who become involved.

Lyrics

[Note: Peter is in blue, Lloyd is in orange, and the ERB crew members are in regular text. If both Peter and Lloyd are rapping together, it will appear in italics.]

Yo, it was five o'clock and I was making a Nespresso.

I was thinking to myself, "You know, there's fans that want some special

Extra shit that can't be seen by everybody that subscribes."

I'm talking about the fans who kept the rap battles alive!

And I was sitting at the coffee table cutting checks for rent,

And all the other bills we got since we went independent

And I was like, "Damn, I'm so glad we did this;

But damn, we gotta run this whole business!"

Yo Lloyd, check it out, man, the mask came in! (Sweet!)

Well, this is the stunt mask. The other one is coming next week! (What?)

It's so easy! We got a sweet deal, see?

We'll keep the whole costume under three G's, easy!

Three G's?! Easy!

Yo, this isn't cool! (Hey, this is very cool.)

We still owe five to Atul! (True.)

Speaking of that, I think we should do the makeup,

'Cause it would be sweet to have a scar when you wake up!

We need some extra funds. I think we need some extra minds.

I just want to get this done. We've got so much to decide

Like, should the Red Baron really actually fly?

Dude. What, man? You decide!

Pete, man, I'm with you, we gotta do this right;

But we can't spend all the cash! We still need to rent some lights!

Man, you gotta see this Wendy's comment, this dude can write!

If he could know the battles in advance, that would be tight!

I've got an idea! (I've got an idea!)

We should start a Patreon!

We'll start a Patreon!

We'll start a Patreon!

We got a Patreon!

Yo, in the George Carlin verse, I wanna say shit, fuck, and jism

And I'm not trying to bow to no ads or algorithms!

Patreon!

We'll start a Patreon!

We got a Patreon!

We got a Patreon!

We'll have a special Discord where you can help us make decisions,

And livestream sessions where we answer all your questions!

Patreon!

We got a Patreon!

We got a Patreon!

We got a Patreon!

Patreon!

Trivia

General

References

  • Previously upcoming rappers referenced in the video include Wolverine, Che Guevara, Thanos, Wendy, George Carlin, maybe Luke Skywalker and possibly the Red Baron.
    • Wendy and Carlin were the only two to be mentioned in the song's lyrics (three if Red Baron is included).
    • Wolverine and Guevara were referenced via costume.
    • Thanos' name is written on a whiteboard behind Lloyd towards the beginning of the video. There's also what appears to be a rough sketch or storyboard of Thanos on the board next to the name.
    • A figure of Qui-Gon Jinn from Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace appeared on the desk at the beginning, though it is unknown if this was intentionally hinting at a Star Wars character or just an item they left on the table while filming.
  • The line "It would be cool if you had a scar when you wake up" is a reference to Freddy Krueger vs Wolverine when Wolverine wakes up before his second verse.
  • The line "Yo in the George Carlin verse I wanna say shit, fuck and jism" is a reference to the lines "Well, this is the pissin fuckin cuntin' Internet" and "Non-stopping brain droppings like my wit’s got the shits!" from George Carlin vs Richard Pryor.

Errors

  • The subtitles are slightly off-centered throughout the entire video.
  • The subtitles have no shadow when Peter says "And I was making a Nespresso".
  • In the line "Well, this is the stunt mask", the subtitles say "Well, this is just the stunt mask".
  • When Peter says "It's so easy", the subtitles say "This is so easy".
  • At 1:35, the subtitles say "We'll start a Patreon" when Peter and Lloyd say "We got a Patreon".
  • In the line "And I'm not trying to bow to no ads or algorithms!", "algorithms" is spelt incorrectly.