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I Can

Nasir Jones

2003

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Top 40

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I Can

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

Be, B-Boys and girls, listen up
You can be anything in the world, in God we trust
An architect, doctor, maybe an actress
But nothing comes easy, it takes much practice
Like, I met a woman who's becoming a star
She was very beautiful, leaving people in awe
Singing songs, Lena Horne, but the younger version
Hung with the wrong person
Got her strung on that
Heroin, cocaine, sniffing up drugs, all in her nose
Could've died, so young, now, looks ugly and old
No fun cause when she reaches for hugs, people hold their breath
Cause she smells of corrosion and death
Watch the company you keep and the crowd you bring
Cause they came to do drugs and you came to sing
So if you gonna be the best, I'mma tell you how
Put your hands in the air, and take the vow

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

Be, b-boys and girls, listen again
This is for grown-looking girls who's only 10
The ones who watch videos and do what they see
As cute as can be, up in the club with fake ID
Careful, 'fore you meet a man with HIV
You can host the TV like Oprah Winfrey
Whatever you decide, be careful, some men be
Rapists, so act your age, don't pretend to be
Older than you are, give yourself time to grow
You thinking he can give you wealth, but so
Young boys, you can use a lot of help, you know
You thinkin life's all about smokin weed and ice
You don't wanna be my age and can't read and write
Begging different women for a place to sleep at night
Smart boys turn to men and do whatever they wish
If you believe you can achieve, then say it like this

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

Be, be, 'fore we came to this country
We were kings and queens, never porch monkeys
There was empires in Africa called Kush
Timbuktu, where every race came to get books
To learn from black teachers who taught Greeks and Romans
Asian Arabs and gave them gold when
Gold was converted to money it all changed
Money then became empowerment for Europeans
The Persian military invaded
They heard about the gold, the teachings and everything sacred
Africa was almost robbed naked
Slavery was money, so they began making slave ships
Egypt was the place that Alexander the Great went
He was so shocked at the mountains with black faces
Shot up they nose to impose what basically
Still goes on today, you see?
If the truth is told, the youth can grow
They learn to survive until they gain control
Nobody says you have to be gangstas, hoes
Read more learn more, change the globe
Ghetto children, do your thing
Hold your head up, little man, you're a king
Young Princess when you get your wedding ring
Your man is saying "She's my Queen"

I know I can (I know I can!)
Be what I wanna be (be what I wanna be!)
If I work hard at it (If I work hard it!)
I'll be where I wanna be (I'll be where I wanna be!)
I know I can (I know I can!)
Be what I wanna be (be what I wanna be!)
If I work hard at it (If I work hard it!)
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 y'all, save the music y'all
Save the music

Alle Top 40-hits

Details Mark Ambor - Belong Together
Details Yves Berendse - Terug In De Tijd
Details Sabrina Carpenter - Espresso
Details Roxy Dekker feat. Ronnie Flex - Gaan We Weg?
Details Shaboozey - A Bar Song (Tipsy)
Details Dasha - Austin
Details Myles Smith - Stargazing
Details Post Malone feat. Morgan Wallen - I Had Some Help
Details Cyril - Stumblin' In
Details David Guetta & OneRepublic - I Don't Wanna Wait
Details Kris Kross Amsterdam & Inna - Queen Of My Castle
Details Eminem - Houdini
Details Bankzitters feat. Roxy Dekker - Huisfeestje
Details Armin Van Buuren & Chef'Special - Larger Than Life
Details Robert Van Hemert - Zoet Zout Zuur
Details Zerb, Sofiya Nzau / Zerb, Tiësto & Sofiya Nzau - Mwaki / Mwaki - Tiësto's VIP Mix
Details Benson Boone - Slow It Down
Details Coldplay - Feelslikeimfallinginlove
Details Adam Port & Stryv - Move
Details Meduza, OneRepublic & Leony - Fire
Details Sabrina Carpenter - Please Please Please
Details Alex Warren - Carry You Home
Details Dua Lipa - Illusion
Details Alex Warren - Before You Leave Me
Details Hannah Mae & Maksim - Ik Wil Dat Je Liegt
Details Jaxomy, Agatino Romero & Raffaella Carrà - Pedro
Details Roxy Dekker - Sugardaddy
Details Billie Eilish - Birds Of A Feather
Details Emma Heesters & Rolf Sanchez - Contigo
Details Disturbed - The Sound Of Silence - Cyril Remix
Details Sam Feldt with Jvke & Anitta - Mi Amor
Details Di-Rect - My Blood
Details Donnie & Snollebollekes - Engelengezang
Details Dua Lipa - Training Season
Details Kleine John feat. DJ Dylvn - Samen (Niet Alleen)
Details Kygo with Zak Abel & Nile Rodgers - For Life
Details Benson Boone - Beautiful Things
Details Joost - Luchtballon
Details Douwe Bob - Nothing To Lose
Details Marshmello & Kane Brown - Miles On It