I wonder if I come to you at night when
You’re fast asleep, the same way that you
Come to me every night in my dreams
Every problem that I thought ran deep
A nightmare turned fantasy
I don’t even wanna go to sleep
Cause I know all I’ll see is you
Is you, is you
I hate that I dream of you
And I can’t forget the way
You made me feel, only to
Wake up and find that love
Ain’t fair and I don’t regret
How it felt, and I have no control
Don’t mind being alone
Only makes me sad all
The things I’ll never have
And nothings ever real
Except the way you make me feel
So why make it so complicated
Never wanna keep you waiting
Every night it’s hard for me to sleep
And maybe part of me was hoping
I could really keep my focus
Visions in my head just make me weak
Makes me weak
I can’t sleep
Makes me weak
I can’t sleep
Makes me weak
I can’t sleep
Makes me weak
I can’t sleep

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    General CommentCurious - 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
    General Commentthis 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
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    General Commentnp :/
    NaMmYon June 12, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell 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
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    General Commentya 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
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    General CommentYeah.

    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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    General CommentI 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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    General Commenttruongt41 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 Commentare you self proclaimed emo?
    Bertxxon April 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI 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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