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'Can I Live?' Rap Song

That's right. CMR has a rap song on it. Laugh it up fuzzballs but it's a pretty powerful pro-life statement. And kinda' catchy.


CMR Thanks to the always great Paul at Thoughts of a Regular Guy who asks "It's probably just my impression, but is it rappers who are doing the best pro-life songs these days?

And just in case you're interested. Paul is a strong pro-lifer who's running for the Illinois legislature. Any contribution would help including just $10. He's asking all of his on-line pro-life friends to help make a difference.

Here's the donation button.

And just in case you're like me and couldn't understand a darn word Nick Cannon said here's the lyrics to "Can I Live."

[Talking]
Talking Ma
I know the Situation is Personal
But it 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]
Yeah 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 alot of angels waiting on their wings
You see me in your sleep so you cant kill your dreams
300 Dollars thats the price of living what?
Mommy I dont like this clinic
Hopefully you'll make the right decision
And dont go through with the Knife incision
But it's hard to make the right move
When you in high school
How you have to work all day and take night school
Hopping off da bus when the rain is pouring
What you want morning sickness or the sickness of mourning

[Chorus]
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 am a child of the king
Ain't no need to go fear me
And I see the flowing tears so 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 you look at your tummy
What is becoming ma I am Oprah bound
You can tell he's a star from the Ultrasound
Our Sprits Connected Doors Open Now
Nothing But Love And Respect Thanks For Holding Me Down She Let Me Live...

[Chorus]
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 apart 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
[Repeat 2]

[Nick Talking]

It's uplifting foreal yall
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

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15 comments:

maureen said...

Beautiful.

Dirtdartwife said...

Absolutely wonderful! Thanks for sharing. I posted it on my facebook to share with others to keep it going. It's a powerful video with a strong message.

Sarah said...

It made me cry. Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this. Beautiful.

Paul, just this guy, you know? said...

Thanks for the shoutout, Matthew, and the contribution, it means a lot to me!

But a minor correction: I'm not running for Congress, but for the Illinois legislature.

matthew archbold said...

Fixed. Thanks.

Fr. Andrew said...

Holy cheeseballs, that was awesome!

Joseph Antoniello said...

I am a huge fan of Hiphop...this made me happy to see.

Check out another song by Common called "Retrospect for Life"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmDybzfNBG0

Anonymous said...

That is such an awesome song!!!! :D Thanks for posting it Matt

Wayne said...

This was great! Thanks!

Also, check out this one... a father's perspective.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inEhl0Ab3CU

Niall Mor said...

I think there is considerable statistical evidence that abortion has hit the black community disproportionately hard--I think people have actually used the word "genocide" to describe it. Maybe some folks in that community are beginning to see abortion for what it really is.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Normally you see less black culture on this blog than at a Mitt Romney family reunion. This was really impressive. Good on ya.

Sara - I welled up at the end too. The "thanks for listening" part got me.

Lishi said...

I always kinda liked Nick Cannon :) I've heard a few hip hop/rap songs that had a pro-life message. Probably because a lot of those people came from the type of situation where lots of women were getting abortions.

gregg said...

Here's another: Flipsyde - Happy Birthday

Except for one line, this is pretty good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qj3nWy7HMs

What do you think?

Lishi said...

I love that flipsyde song!

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