Sunday, March 12, 2006

Picks Of The Week #15

Lyrics Of The Week

Now this is real inspiring. Every time I feel let down, I would just listen to this great song and realize that I know I can.

I Can
Nas

I know I can (I know I can)
Be what I want a be (be what I wanna be)
If I work hard at it (If I work hard at it)
I'll be where I want a 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 Horn, but the younger version
Hung with the wrong person
Got her strung on that heroin
Cocaine sniffing up drugs all in her nose...
Coulda died, so young, now looks ugly and old
No fun cause now when she reaches for hugs people hold they 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'm a tell you how,
Put your hands in the air, and take a vow

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

Be, B-Boys and girls, listen again
This is for grown looking girls who's only ten
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’re thinking he can give you wealth, but so
Young boys, you can use a lot of help, you know
You thinking life's all about smoking 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

[Chorus]

Be, before we came to this country
We were kings and queens, never porch monkeys
It 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 off they nose to impose what basically
Still goes on today, you see?
If the truth is told, the youth can grow
Then 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"

[Chorus]

Save the music y'all, save the music y'all
Save the music y'all, save the music y'all
Save the music



Download This!

Sugababes/ Red Dress

Fabulous new single from this UK girl group, now with vocals from new member Amelle. Just a fantastic dancefloor hit that’s cool enough for a guilty pleasure.


Flashback

Tristan Prettyman/ Love Love Love

Think about her as a female version of Jack Johnson, and you’ve quite got how her music sounds like. She’s got this kind of smooth, breezy voice that really did the song good, after listening to this one, all you’ll gain is positive thinking and good feelings.


Music Video Of The Week

The Cardigans/ Don’t Blame It On Your Daughter

Another great video directed by Johan Renck, who also directed Madonna’s ‘Nothing Really Matters’. It’s a weird indie video, with strange costumes, magic crystal balls, scary pale faces and all. A must-watch. The song’s pretty good, too.


Contest Of The Week

Win some Fort Minor goodies! Click on the link below to enter.

http://www.popyoularity.com/variables/fortminorcontest.shtml

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