"Can't Forget About You" as written by Chrisette Michele Payne, Irving Gordon, Nasir Jones and Will Adams....
There comes a day in your life when you wanna kick back
Straw hat on the porch when you old perhaps
Wanna gather your thoughts, have a cold one
Brag, to your grandkids about how life is golden
So I will light a cigar in the corridor of the crib
Pictures on the wall of all the things that I did
All the money and fame, eight by tens
Of the whole Rat Pack inside of a big frame
Collidin' with big names that could've made your career stop
All that, and your man is still here, and I'm still hot
Wow, I need a moment y'all
See, I almost felt a tear drop

When was the last time you heard a real anthem?
Nas, the millionaire, the mansion
When was the last time you heard your boy Nas rhyme?
Never on schedule, but always on time

These streets hold my deepest days
This hood taught me golden ways
Made me, truly this is what made me
Break me, not a thing's gonna break me
These streets hold my deepest days
This hood taught me golden ways
Made me, truly this is what made me
Break me, not a thing's gonna break me

Oh, I'm that history, I'm that block
I'm that lifestyle, I'm that spot
I'm that kid by the number spot
That's my past that made me hot
Here's my life long anthem
Can't forget about you
(Can't forget about, can't forget about you)
(Can't forget about, can't forget about you)

Can't forget about the old school, Bam, Cas, Melle Mel, Flash
Rocksteady spinnin' on they back
Can't forget when the first rap Grammy went to Jazzy, Fresh Prince
Fat Boys broke up; rap hasn't been the same since
So irregular, how it messed you up
When Mr. T became a wrestler
Can't forget about Jordan's retirement
The shot Robert Horry to win the game in the finals, kid
Some things are forever, some things are not
It's the things we remember that gave the world shock
They stay in a place in your mind so snug
Like who the person was with whom you first make love

When was the last time you heard a real anthem?
Nas, the millionaire, the mansion
When was the last time you heard your boy Nas rhyme?
Never on schedule, but always on time

These streets hold my deepest days
This hood taught me golden ways
Made me, truly this is what made me
Break me, not a thing's gonna break me
These streets hold my deepest days
This hood taught me golden ways
Made me, truly this is what made me
Break me, not a thing's gonna break me

Oh, I'm that history, I'm that block
I'm that lifestyle, I'm that spot
I'm that kid by the number spot
That's my past that made me hot
Here's my life long anthem
Can't forget about you
(Can't forget about, can't forget about you)

Unforgettable, unsubmittable, I go by N now
Just one syllable; it's the end 'cause the game's tired
It's the same vibe Good Times had right after James died
That's why the gangsta rhymers ain't inspired
Heinous crimes help record sales more than creative lines
And I don't wanna keep bringing up the greater times
But I'm a dreamer, nostalgic with the state of mind
The past the past, enough of it, a'ight then
But nothing gives me chills like Douglas and Tyson
Or Mike when his talk was live
Or when he first did the moon walk on Motown 25

When was the last time you heard a real anthem?
Nas, the millionaire, the mansion
When was the last time you heard your boy Nas rhyme?
Never on schedule, but always on time

These streets hold my deepest days
This hood taught me golden ways
Made me, truly this is what made me
Break me, not a thing's gonna break me
These streets hold my deepest days
This hood taught me golden ways
Made me, truly this is what made me
Break me, not a thing's gonna break me

That's why, darling, it's incredible
That someone so unforgettable
Thinks that I am unforgettable too


Lyrics submitted by gplpark92

"Can't Forget About You" as written by Will Adams Irving Gordon

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    General CommentThis song is very overlooked.. It's a very catchy tune to chill to... Reminds me of the old New York days when broadway was more popular then Hollywood, and when people used chariots instead of cars for transportation..so yeah.
    Moderator06on March 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOh, and Nate King was a great singer
    Moderator06on March 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOne of the best songs off his new album. When i first got my hands on it, i wasn't particularly enamored with it but their's so many tracks on their that will become classics.

    Peace
    insignificant2all_5on March 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentNasty Nas (or N as he refers to himself now) reflects on his two musical "parents": Queensbridge and hip-hop. He's indebted and committed to the two, and this song is a way for him to give back and proclaim his love to the communities.

    The well-placed addition of the Nat King Cole sample at the end shows Nas graciously acknowledging his own accomplishments in hip-hop. Nas will always remember hip-hop... and hip-hop will always remember Nas (Illmatic made sure of that).
    Primeon March 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commentcould it be "these streets hold my deep disdain"?
    and the singing chorus be an ironic ballad about where grew up?
    Youknowmysteez..on May 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentedit: i meant to say, the chorus was about the current state of what the "streets" are
    Youknowmysteez..on May 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song gives me chills. It's sublime.
    Crimsonicityon October 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentNas really tells it as it is. This track however is a bit too similar to his first single hip hop is dead
    markidoon March 20, 2008   Link
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    General Commentjust one thing that gets me .. he's like "the past, the past, enough of it aight then" and then goes on to reminisce some more.

    anyway, i'm not very knowledgeable on rap so I don't know most of what he's talking about but sounds very nostalgic. i could very easily cry to this if I had been there for all that.
    i like the sample at the end too.
    othatzsokewlon September 20, 2010   Link

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