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(+LYRICS+MEANING+TRANSLATION) MUSIC REVIEW: I CAN’T KILL MYSELF BY TIMAYA “THE SLANG IS MORE POPULAR…”

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Slangs have come and gone but one certain slang that has decided to stay is this “I can’t kill my self” which has been made more popular ever since music act “Timaya” used it to sing.

So what is the song “I can’t kill myself” basically talking about

The artiste used the slang “I can’t kill myself” to explain that in as much as he would like to please everybody, he can’t actually please everybody. In essence, no matter how much good you do to people or how nice you are or how modest or how careful you are trying to be; there would always be people with that “Ostrich eyes infact “Giant squid” eyes that would still find errors in you and then criticize you.  In simple English it means “You can’t please everyone”

So, live your life to the fullest like Timaya did all through the video.

So why do I feel the song is more popular than the artiste. As in, a lot of people know the song but don’t really know that it was done by Timaya; well just saying.

In the song, the artiste also says it is not people that have gotten him to the place he is but God, hence no one can bring him down.

The song comes in two verses, the chorus was taken thrice. It is neither a slow tempo nor fast tempo song; let’s just say mid tempo. It is not one song that is danceable to, the only catchy and interesting line is the chorus.

The song especially the chorus is melodious and the video complements the track. The artiste sang in pidgin and fused it with some Igbo words, a Nigerian language.

View some of the igbo word used below

Apunu means leave them

Okwa gi ka’si ni Jehovah means I said you are Jesus

Maka Chukwu means because of God

Babalawo means herbalist

Take a gander at the lyrics below

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LYRICS TO I CAN’T KILL MYSELF BY TIMAYA

INTRO

BEATZ

Leggo; Chrisstringz; Leggo                                                                                                                  Easy; Slowly; Leggo

Yeah

CHORUS (2X)

This life I can’t kill myself. I can’t kill myself o
I can’t kill myself. Allow me to flex o

VERSE 1

Many many years me I don dey go. Rock the mic, me I rock the show
Many many hit songs when I go.Still dem go say me I no dey try
I see them complain of Kanye West. Im speak im mind the people vex
Everybody wants to be the best, but the world can do without the best o

Okwa gi ka’si ni Jehovah, xxxxxxxxxxx
Nobody be like Jehovah eh, xxxxxxxxxxxxx
I say apunu my guy. Reply them for eye
In a twinkle of an eye, e do them like film o

CHORUS

This life I can’t kill myself. I can’t kill myself o ah
I can’t kill myself. Allow me to flex o

This life I can’t kill myself. Maka chukwu I can’t kill myself o ah
I can’t kill myself. Allow me to flex o

HOOK

Iyokokokoko iyokokoko, eh
When you dey win dem go say na wayo, yeah yeah
Iyokokokoko iyokokoko oh oh oh oh
Some people say I go babalawo (Never)

VERSE 2

No be any maga carry me pass eh                                                                                                      Nobody dey carry me pass o
No be anybody dey carry me pass o
Nobody know when me I dey pray and fast eh
Only God dey carry me pass eh
Only my Jehovah dey carry me pass oh
Nobody dey carry me pass eh eh eh

Leggo

CHORUS

This life I can’t kill myself. I can’t kill myself o ah
I can’t kill myself. Allow me to flex o

This life I can’t kill myself. Maka chukwu I can’t kill myself o ah
I can’t kill myself.

OUTRO

Stringz!

Yeah, yeah, yeah yeah oh oh oh
Dey don’t clap whenever I win
Yeah, yeah, yeah yeah oh                                                                                                                    So we don’t care, life we dey live
Leggo

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR THE SONG “I CAN’T KILL MYSELF BY TIMAYA” BELOW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlyzO7dJ0YY

DURATION: 3 MINUTES 19 SECONDS

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