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I Can by Nas

[Kids]
I know I can
Be what I wanna be
If I work hard at it
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)

[Nas]
Be, B-Boys and girls, listen up
You can be (1)________________ in the world, in God we trust
An architect, doctor, maybe an actress
But nothing comes easy it takes (2)________ practice
Like, I met a woman who's becoming a star
She was very beautiful, leaving people in awe
Singing songs, Lina Horn, but the younger version
Hung (3)________ the wrong person
Got her strung on that
Heroin, cocaine, sniffin 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 (4)________ and the crowd you bring
Cause they came to do drugs and you came to sing
So if you gonna be the best, I'ma tell you how,
Put your hands in the air, and take a bow

[Nas and Kids]
I know I can (I know I can)
Be what I wanna be (be what I (5)__________ be)
If I work hard at it (If I work hard at 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 at it)
I'll be where I wanna be (I'll be where I wanna be)

[Nas]
Be, B-Boys and girls, listen again
This is for (6)__________ 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 (7)______________
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 (8)________ and ice
You don't wanna be my age and can't read and write
Begging (9)__________________ 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

[Nas and Kids]
I know I can (I know I can)
Be what I wanna be (be what I wanna be)
If I work (10)________ at it (If I (11)________ hard at it)
I'll be where I (12)__________ 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 at it)
I'll be where I wanna be (I'll be where I wanna be)


[Nas]
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 (13)________ gold when
Gold was (14)__________________ to money it all changed
Money then became empowerment for Europeans
The (15)______________ military (16)______________
They (17)__________ about the gold, the teachings, and everything sacred
Africa was almost (18)____________ naked
Slavery was money, so they began making slave ships
Egypt was the (19)__________ (20)________ Alexander the Great went
He was so shocked at the mountains (21)________ black faces
Shot up they (22)________ to (23)____________ what basically
Still goes on today, you see?
If the truth is told, the youth can grow
Then learn to (24)______________ 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 (25)________ head up, little man, you're a king
Young Princess when you get your wedding ring
Your man is saying "She's my queen"

[Nas and Kids]
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 at it)
I'll be where I (26)__________ be (I'll be (27)__________ 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 at it)
I'll be where I wanna be (I'll be where I (28)__________ be)

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