이제는 밥을 먹어도
눈물 없이는 삼키지 못해
억지로 먹고 먹어도 속이 늘 허전해
노래를 들어도 흥얼대지도 못해
영화를 봐도 내가 뭘 본 건지 기억 못해

밥도 잘 먹지 못해 네가 생각날까 봐
네 생각에 체할까 봐 네가 떠난 후로
오늘도 눈물로 하루를 먹고 살아
버스도 타지 못해 누가 날 욕할까 봐
우는 날 놀려댈까 봐 아무것도 못 해
너 없인 나 혼자 살지 못해

이제는 술을 마셔도
눈물 없이는 마시질 못해
아무리 병을 비워도 너만 더 생각해
살아서 뭐 해 넌 내 곁에 없는데
혼자 뭘 어째 아무것도 할 수 없는 난데

밥도 잘 먹지 못해 네가 생각날까 봐
네 생각에 체할까 봐 네가 떠난 후로
오늘도 눈물로 하루를 먹고 살아
버스도 타지 못해 누가 날 욕할까 봐
우는 날 놀려댈까 봐 아무것도 못 해
너 없인 나 혼자 살지 못해

너 없이 웃는 것도 난 못해
너 없이 걷는 것도 난 못해
아무것도 아무것도 못 해
내겐 네 사랑이 필요해
혼자 살아서 뭐 해
네가 더 잘 알잖아
너 없인 나 안 되잖아
너밖에 몰라서 너 없인
밥조차 먹지 못하는 나인데
차마 죽지도 못해
네가 돌아올까 봐 아무것도 못 해
오늘도 내일도 너만 원해


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못해 I Can't Lyrics as written by Min Soo Yun Yeon Jae Min

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    Curious - I don't know an extraordinary amount in terms of historical knowledge, so for those were saying this song contains inaccuracies, care to elaborate? The "taught Greeks and Romans" line is the only thing I can spot out without doing my research, because uh, the Roman Empire ended way before Timbuktu existed and was doing all the good stuff it was. Even the Byzantine Empire, which he may very well have meant, was pretty much Christian, so I don't think they were anywhere near Timbuktu either.

    Aside from that, I still love Nas, and this is a pretty great commercially-friendly song. At least he makes an effort to spread knowledge, and the inspirational bits come with good intentions. Just don't kick the wrong knowledge, Mr. Jones, because that's no good.

    Blaringbluron December 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
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    this is a really good song i like it alot i didn't even know it was a song untill my made me listen to this song soo thank

    sugar_babe529on June 11, 2003   Link
  • 0
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    np :/

    NaMmYon June 12, 2003   Link
  • 0
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    Well this song's meaning is really obvious. He's trying to get America's youth to be better people, instead of being taken in by sex and drugs. Good song.

    no commenton May 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
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    ya kinda obvious. but what i think is smart is the furelise playing in the background. it makes a fantastic melody and rythm. Nas really knows how to convert political views into musical art!!!

    odd-numberon May 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
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    Yeah.

    Not only is he trying to tell kids to be better people, I felt he was also trying to shy them away from the evils of the music industry and the artists and images that promote those evils.

    WebSlinger69on January 02, 2005   Link
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    I LOVE nas! This song is amazing. He isn't rapping about how many times he has been shot or how many women he can have sex with in one night, in fact he is speaking out against this kind of thing. Can't stop playing it!!!

    verityon April 03, 2005   Link
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    truongt41 you're a twat. Rap doesnt suck- I'm not a rap fan I'm an emo kid but theres no point dissing other peoples tastes just cause' you personally dont like it. I think this is a mental song, he goes a bit self-righteous at the end though- i think the fleur d'elise really empathsises that just cause' you come from the ghetto doesn't mean you're doomed to a life of crime.

    kernkrafton April 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    are you self proclaimed emo?

    Bertxxon April 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I find this song rather disturbing. The songs message is a fine message, and one that more songs should proclaim (pride, self-respect, etc) however, the song itself, while trying to gain some cerebral credit through the use of Fur Elise in the background, is full of historical inaccuracies and exaggerations.

    Hippias_Rexon February 11, 2006   Link

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