Steve you are a dick, the comedic song that’s grabbing people’s attention
Steve you are a dick, such a phony handsome dick.
Xave Ruth, the 31-year-old maths teacher from wait for it…Toronto, Canada (gasp) is the guy behind the hit comedic song Steve, you are a dick.
Xave Ruth, who sounds like the comedic brother of Xavier Rudd, uses a keyboard with words written on it and sings, creating a looped track of up to 6 parts at a time.
The message of the song is simple. It’s about a guy named Steve, who is overly friendly as well as devilishly handsome; you know those ‘dick-ash’ types who are probably faking their niceness.
Ruth originally used the song in his comedic act, but then made a YouTube video because of the success it had with audiences.
Not always a ‘Steve’
Naturally, the song isn’t solely about a “Steve,” but rather depicts certain characteristics.
As Ruth puts it, it’s about “that guy who’s super handsome and successful and also nice, and it’s like, ‘dude, you must be putting on an act. I bet you’re really a dick deep down’.”
Growing up, he was a “quiet, nerdy kid, not exactly a class clown,” he said. “That being said, the first ‘song’ I can remember writing was definitely comedic.”
He took piano lessons as a kid for 1 year, and started tinkering with songs.
His other songs take on the likes of anti-vaccination campaigners and mansplainers, but the song about Steve is a definite favourite.
“One time, one glorious time, there were two people named Steve in the crowd, and they stared daggers at each other across the curtain while I played the song,” he said. “They were both massive dicks.”
Watch Steve you are a dick, and have it stuck in your head all day!