Monday, November 8, 2010

From The Heart--Can I Live

This is Nick Cannon's song, "Can I Live". It's about his mother's last minute decision not to abort him when she was in an abortion clinic, laying on a gurney. Powerful.

To any young, scared women out there who are pregnant, Nick is empathetically speaking to you from his heart. There are many people who understand what you are going through and care very much for you and your unborn child.
May you be able to muster the same courage his mother did! :-) --LKR

Can I Live

I'm talking Ma
I know the situation is personal
but it something that has to be told
as i was making this beat, you was all i could think about you heard my voice

[Verse 1]
Yeah just think just think
what if you could just
just blink your self away..
just just wait just pause for a second
let me plead my case
Its the late 70's huh
You seventeen huh
and having me that will ruin everything huh
it's alot of angels waiting for their wings
you see me in your sleep so you cant kill your dreams
$300 thats the price of living what?
Mommy I dont like this clinic
hopefully you'll make the right decision
and dont go though with the knife incision
but it hard to make the right move
when you in high school
how you got to work all day and take night school
hopping off da bus when the rain is pouring
What you want morning sickness or the sickness of mourning

I'll always be a part of you
trust your soul know its always true.
If I could talk I'd say to you
I'll always be a part of you
trust your soul know its always true.
If I could talk I'd say to you

[Verse 2]
I'm a child of the king ain't no need to go fear me
and I see the flowing tears so know that you hear me
When I move in your womb that's me being scaring, 'cause who knows what my future holds
Yo, the truth be told you ain't told a soul
Yo, you ain't even showing I'm just 2 months old
Through your clothes try to hide me deny me, went up 3 sizes
Your pride got you lyin' sayin' it ain't nothin' but a migraine
It ain't surprisin' you not tryna to be in WIC food lines
Your friends look at you funny, but look at you mommy, that's a life inside take a look at your tummy
What is becoming, ma, i'm Oprah bound
You can tell he's a star from the ultrasound
Our spirits connected doors open now
Nothing but love and respect thanks for holding me down
She let me live...

[Chorus x2]

[Nick Talking]
Its upliftin' fo'real ya'll
I ain't passing no judgement
ain't making no decisions
I'm just telling ya'll my story
I love life
And I love my mother for giving me life
We all need to appreciate life
A strong woman that had to make a sacrifice
Thanks for listening
Thanks for listening
Ma thanks for listening

--Nick Cannon

1 comment:

Gienna said...

Wow "What you want morning sickness or the sickness of mourning...She let me live" It does take guts to do what you know in your heart is right If no one sees the mistake you made, they won't know of the pain you are hiding mourning the life that was taken away