"I Wish I Knew Natalie Portman" as written by Karl Amani Wailoo, Al Jolson, B.g. Desylva, Joseph Meyer, Jason Schwartzman, Alex Greenwald, Kevin Deron Brereton and Ritchie Acheampong....
I'm on the run for my life
It's seems that everything that you said was right
Has come undone, lost my sight
But have you ever thought you've done your best

When you were under the gun, that's right
I know. I've seen this place before
But it's never been so fun
Never been so fun

I've been on the run, this shadow weighs a ton
It's starting to make sense to me
I can't really make you love me
No, no, you know I can't really make you love me, no, no

I've been on the run, my shadow weighs a ton
I know I found the recipe for me
But I can't really make you love me
No, no, you know I can't really make you love me, no, no

You know I'm haunted on overseas
Haunted on each coast
Play them like Ebaneeza
I made them see the ghost

Back from the future donned in Japanese kimonos
Even though the streets show love, try to see me grow
I often see me floatin', but my shadow it weighs a ton
Call it baggage, I use it all to advantage

But I can't make you love me
This time it's on you
And you can't try to deny, these words when they're true
I'm on the run

I've been on the run, this shadow weighs a ton
It's starting to make sense to me
I can't really make you love me
No, no, you know I can't really make you love me, no, no

I've been on the run, my shadow weighs a ton
I know I found the recipe for me
But I can't really make you love me
No, no, you know I can't really make you love me

Oh no, ay yo, cud get to steppin'
Your tongue is like a weapon
This is cappin' from heaven and yet so are ye's

Since the age of seventeen
I've been taking apart microphones
You've been taking apart men you've blown
With glowing skeleton bones

In the closet, animals strike curious poses
They feel the heat between us
But you need a woman's glorious style on diamond to fetus
Carry my penis, I'm like the man in the moon
When we kissed then you soon on the run

I've been on the run, this shadow weighs a ton
It's starting to make sense to me
I can't really make you love me
No, no, you know I can't really make you love me, no, no

I've been on the run, my shadow weighs a ton
I know I found the recipe for me
But I can't really make you love me
No, no, you know I can't really make you love me, no, no

I can't really make you love me
I can't really make you love me
I can't really make you love me
I can't really make you love me


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"I Wish I Knew Natalie Portman" as written by Al Jolson Karl Amani Wailoo

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentI'm going to comment here again once I've interpreted this song. And I like how K-os sampled "California". It's very catchy :)
    schoolideason September 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love the chorus. Such a good song.
    lla07on November 27, 2009   Link
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    General Commentwtf? why is it he wishes he knew natalie portman? :S
    Ganonx321on March 08, 2010   Link
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    General Commenthere's something that really explains the meaning to this song well haha

    K-os explained to Jam! Music that though he is a fan of Natalie Portman, this song is more about her homeland than anything else. "I think Natalie Portman is the best America has to offer, the ideal that America has to offer," said k-os. "I think it's my subversive thing on, 'Go south, Kevin.' I was afraid of America for a long time. When I toured, I opened for a band called Gym Class Heroes, and it was the first time I went to Alabama, Oklahoma, New Orleans. It blew my mind because I had considered myself a fairly well-read, intelligent person (but I ) had all these preconceived notions about America based on press and I was meeting amazing people every time, every night, so that and Obama becoming president, totally made me cut ties with fear of America. So I Wish I Knew Natalie Portman over this California beat is kind of like I'm ready to sort of immerse myself in that. Maybe it's not really necessarily about being a superfan of a beautiful woman."

    Artist Direct asked k-os if Natalie Portman has heard this track. He replied: "She has! A friend of mine who works for Entertainment Tonight in Canada was interviewing her for the Toronto Film Fest. At the end of the interview, he was like, 'Have you heard of K-Os?' She responded, 'Yes, I have.' So he said, 'Do you know he has a song called, "I wish I knew Natalie Portman?'" She laughed in a humble but embarrassed way about it. She knows the song exists. It was cool of my friend to ask her that."

    from songfacts.com/…
    maffy06on March 13, 2010   Link
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    General Comment@maffy06: Thanks! That was really helpful.
    chellievistaon March 23, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAnyone know who the woman singing the "I can't really make you love me" part in the chorus is?
    barstr7on May 11, 2010   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionNevermind, it's Nelly Furtado. I knew it sounded familiar. Also I think a few small corrections are in order:

    Hustlers grab your guns
    Shadow weighs a ton
    Hustlers--Hustlers grab your guns
    Shadow weighs a ton
    (repeat)

    I'm on the run, for my life
    It's seems that everything that you said was right
    Has come undone, lost my sight
    But have you ever thought you've done your best
    When you were under the gun, that's right
    I know I've seen this place before, but it's never been so fun
    Yeah, it's never been so fun

    I've been on the run
    This shadow weighs a ton
    It's starting to make sense to me
    I can't really make you love me
    No I can't really make you love me
    To get it done I'm on the run

    I've been on the run
    Shadow weighs a ton
    I know I found a recipe, for me
    But I can't really make you love me
    No I can't really make you love me

    You know I'm haunted on overseas
    Haunted on each coast
    Play them like Ebeneezer
    I made them see the ghost
    Back from the future jaunt in Japanese kimonos
    Even though the streets show love to try to see me grow
    I often see me floatin, but my shadow it weighs a ton
    Call it baggage, I use it all to advantage
    I can't make you love me
    This time it's on you
    And you can't try to deny, these words when they're true
    I'm on the run

    I've been on the run
    This shadow weighs a ton
    I know I found a recipe, for me
    But I can't really make you love me
    No I can't really make you love me
    To get it done I'm on the run

    I've been on the run
    Shadow weighs a ton
    I know I found a recipe, for me
    But I can't really make you love me
    No I can't really make you love me

    To get it steppin
    Your tongue is like a weapon
    This is Kevin from heaven and yet
    So are ye, since the age of seventeen
    I've been taking apart microphones
    You've been taking apart men you've blown
    And throwing skeleton bones
    In the closet, animals strike curious poses
    They feel the heat between us
    But you need a woman Gloria Steinem diamond defeat us
    Carry my fetus, I'm like the man in the moon, we kiss then you swoon
    On the run

    I've been on the run
    This shadow weighs a ton
    It's starting to make sense to me
    I can't really make you love me
    No I can't really make you love me
    To get it done I'm on the run

    I've been on the run
    This shadow weighs a ton
    I know I found a recipe, for me
    But I can't really make you love me
    No I can't really make you love me

    I'm haunted (repeat)
    barstr7on May 11, 2010   Link

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