I Can

Nas

credits


publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Nasir Jones, Roy C. Hammond, Salaam Remi
album: Track 7 in album God’s Son
release date: 2002-12-16
popularity : 69 users have visited this page.
length: 4:14

Album Information

label: Columbia
country(area): Germany
format: CD
barcode: 5099750981122
script: Latin

Cover Art

Nas God’s Son cover art

Lyrics

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I know I can (I know I can)
If I work hard at it (If I work hard it)

You can be anything in the world, in God we trust
But nothing comes easy it takes much practice
She was very beautiful, leaving people in awe
Hung with the wrong person
Cocaine, sniffing up drugs, all in her nose
No fun cause when she reaches for hugs people hold they breath
Watch the company you keep and the crowd you bring
So if you gonna be the best, I'ma tell you how
I know I can (I know I can)
If I work hard at it (If I work hard it)

Be what I wanna be (be what I wanna be)
I'll be where I wanna be (I'll be where I wanna be)
Be, B-Boys and girls, listen again
The ones who watch videos and do what they see
Careful, 'fore you meet a man with HIV
Whatever you decide, be careful, some men be
Older than you are, give yourself time to grow
Young boys, you can use a lot of help, you know
You don't wanna be my age and can't read and right
Smart boys turn to men and do whatever they wish

Be what I wanna be (be what I wanna be)
I'll be where I wanna be (I'll be where I wanna be)
I know I can (I know I can)
If I work hard at it (If I work hard it)

We were kings and queens, never porch monkeys
Timbuktu, where every race came to get books
Asian Arabs and gave them gold when
Money then became empowerment for Europeans
They learned about the gold, the teachings and everything sacred
Slavery was money, so they began making slave ships
He was so shocked at the mountains with black faces
Still goes on today, you see?
They learn to survive until they gain control
Read more learn more, change the globe
Hold your head up, little man, you're a king
Your man is saying "She's my queen"
I know I can (I know I can)
If I work hard at it (If I work hard it)

Be what I wanna be (be what I wanna be)
I'll be where I wanna be (I'll be where I wanna be)
Save the music y'all, save the music y'all
Save the music

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Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Get Down
  • 2 The Cross
  • 3 Made You Look
  • 4 Last Real Nigga Alive
  • 5 Zone Out
  • 6 Hey Nas
  • 7 I Can
  • 8 Book of Rhymes
  • 9 Thugz Mansion (N.Y.)
  • 10 Mastermind
  • 11 Warrior Song
  • 12 Revolutionary Warfare
  • 13 Dance
  • 14 Heaven