"Can I Live" as written by Edward Theodore Riley, Richard Stanard and D'wayne Jones....
Talking Ma
I know the situation is personal
But it's 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:

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
It's the late 70's, huh
You seventeen, huh
And having me that will ruin everything, huh
It's a lot of angels waiting on they wings
You see me in your sleep so you can't kill your dreams
Three hundred dollars that's the price of living, what?
Mommy I don't like this clinic
Hopefully you'll make the right decision
And don't go through with the knife decision
But it's hard to make the right move
When you in high school
How you gotta work all day and take night school
Hopping off the 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 it's always true
If I could talk I'd say to you
Can I live? Can I live?

I'll always be a part of you
Trust your soul Know it's always true
If I could talk I'd say to you
Can I live? Can I live?

Verse 2:

I'm a child of the king
Ain't no need to go fear me
And I see them flowing tears so I know that you hear me
When I move in your womb that's me being scary
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 lying saying ain't nothing but a migraine
It ain't surprising you not trying to be in WIC food lines
Your friends will 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


It's uplifting fo'real y'all
I ain't passing no judgement
Ain't making no decisions
I am just telling ya'll my story
I love life
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
Mama thanks for listening

Lyrics submitted by drucifer23

"Can I Live?" as written by Yolanda Yvette Adams James Edward Jones

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., THE ROYALTY NETWORK INC.

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  • +1
    General Commentyet another reason to hate nick cannon. he should have been aborted.
    vadgeon July 14, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPoor Nick Cannon; he can't stand the idea that his mother has control over her uterus!
    Menstruationon July 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song says it all... this is a song that every expecting mother should hear... respect for life is beautiful... and It's great to see big names in the entertainment industry uphold it... The Game is another one, listen to Dreams, at the end he thanks his mother for his life, this is a guy who got shot in the face I don't know how many times!
    ajjpon June 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is awesome and sad Nick is just telling the truth there's girls out their getting pregnant and just aborting that and its there fault they got themsleves in this mess so they should grow up and deal with the consequenceses. Unless they were raped or somthing. But yah he's just telling it how it is and yall need to stop hating him for being someone whose telling the truth so back off.
    rapchickslideon December 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's clearly a song against abortion. I think it's sad how someone said he should be aborted. NOBODY SHOULD. But the sad truth is, hundreds of thousands of babies have been already. I respect anyone who makes such a bold song public.
    mistymistyon February 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHey Menstruation we are talking about a seperate being from the mother, not her uterus
    Ryan1678on February 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song has a great message. why would someone say that another HUMAN BEING should've been aborted. that's horrible. what kind of psycho would say something like that. you obviously have no class. one of the best songs in the world!!!!!!!!!!
    angelbehavior18on February 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHe's telling HIS version of the truth rapchickslide. So get that through your thick skull.

    Mistymisty, it is the woman who is pregnants' choice, not yours hunny. Don't ever forget that. If you feel the need to say "NOBODY SHOULD (have an abortion)". Then I would really like to see you walk up to a woman going into an Abortion Clinic and say that...then see you get punched in the face for scrutinizing her decison.

    Menstruation, THANK YOU.

    As for these lyrics, I won't say they aren't well written, because I think they are. HOWEVER I think that this is a sad attempt at him showing his views on supporting "Pro-Life" whether it has to do with his mother or not...I don't care.
    MissAtrocityon September 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnyone who is anti-choice hates women, like nick cannon and anyone else on here who agrees with him. All "pro-lifers" should have been aborted.
    shadowevinnaon November 05, 2010   Link

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