Aaliyah - I Can Be Lyrics




Ohhhh no... ohh, oh... mmmm
Oh... ohhhh...

Maybe I'm just wrong for feelin the way I do
Thoughts indecent, want to put those down to you
I know you have a girl, I don't want to tie
When you're free one night just make those hours mine

I can be another woman in your life
I can be the other reason you're out at night
I can be all the things you thought she might
I can be on the side
That would alright, alright, alright

Love just ain't my thang, but half of you might be
Enough for two or more, no her to me and me
Fine like expensive wine, drunk off one glass of you
I think more might be too much, so weekends for me are cool

I can be another woman in your life
I can be the other reason you're out at night
I can be all the things you thought she might
I can be on the side
That would alright, alright, alright

I can be another woman in your life
I can be the other reason you're out at night
I can be all the things you thought she might
I can be on the side
That would alright, alright, alright

Alright, alright, alright, alright....
[repeat until end]





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  1. 0pda 1

    shes acknowledging shes a side chick, but by saying she CAN BE meaning she doesnt want to be. hes her side piece too

  2. Tanisha Holley

    Just to kno her albums will be available on streaming outlets in jan is remarkable

  3. Deobra Redden

    The side chick rock & pop Anthem
    R.I.p. Aaliyah 😘

  4. Marie Rimmer

    another one of my fav's from this album ❤

  5. Ladii Henry

    I can rewind that beginning part over n over 😂😂...it sound so pretty n depressing

  6. Ladii Henry

    The beginning of this song breaks my ❤️...then when the beat drop n u hear the lyrics it's like woah wait a minute

  7. M 360

    Original side chick anthem before SZA- The Weekend 🔥🔥🔥

  8. Angela

    Takin' me back...

  9. Bryan Bernard II Btonix

    2019 anyone

  10. Hoopz Neal

    I mean really, this album is a real masterpiece of work! I recently bought two copies of this album and I just love it, Aaliyah could definitely be flexible with music

  11. Noemy Sanchez

    Aaliyah was definitely ahead of her time. Pure talent perfection! The whole album is pure Gold. It feels like it just came out. The sound the style the beat everything about this album and the way Aaliyah portrays and puts so much soul to every song is incredibly amazing. She really touches fill a me with peace n joy. She really gave her heart out n gave it her all. The sound the style the beat everything was magic worked so well👍👍. She was the real deal. She was killing the game top charts. This girl really had mad skills n unique qualities that till this day haven't been matched. A pure young soul full of life lived a full life at only 22 and life was cut short. You manage to do so much in such short time. You had matured grown and is proven here. Wish you were still here. You are so terriblly and deeply missed. You continue to speak to our hearts ❤💞 after many years that have passed. I still feel your spirit. You will forever be remembered as one of the greatest R&B singers that the music industry ever had. You r so admired and respected loved by so many.... Is pure joy to just listen n watch you. You r a real true legend. Rest well my dear sweet angel babygirl Aaliyah.

  12. ANDREANNA TheInBetween

    I can be 🖤

  13. MrsUnfcknblevabl143

    I never realized the beauty of her soft voice until recently. Just mesmerising

  14. 40K Zulu

    I'm a 19 year old male singing along to every word talm bout "I can be the other woman" cause this shit go hard 😭🔥🔥 why didn't my big sister tell me they went this hard back then God Damn

  15. D D Williams

    The beat is louder than her voice cant understand what she saying.

    unbothered

    You're either deaf or American english isn't your first language because her voice is as clear as day. The beat is not louder than her voice.

  16. Kabrina Willis

    A dark jam

  17. Kenya Walls

    This was my favorite song on her album

  18. RAN SAVAGE

    This would be a hit in 2019. #RIP AALIYAH

  19. VERTICE 88

    I love this Track, AALIYAH went in on this track okay ROCK

  20. Nathan Sampson

    Before "The weekend" there was "I can be"

  21. Bel’Air Flocko

    I swear I think about her all the time n i get sad thats shes past ...

  22. ¡GOHAN FOREVER!.

    A:Authentic,A:Angelical,L:Lovely,I:Inspirational,Y:Young,A:Adorable,H:Heaven,Aaliyah forever!.

  23. King Solrac

    woop woop woop, woop woop woop, yea yea yeeaaa

  24. Santhamarie Curry

    These girls today can't touch her!

  25. T_im_so_me Williams

    Who would of thought alternative rock & r&b & pop works together Aaliyah 💕did 🤷Babygirl was ahead of her time❤

  26. Strange & Unusual

    One of my fav songs from this album. Sounds like it’d be a good song to drive and cruise around in the car late at night to 😎❤️ Btw I hate that this song is so short 💔

  27. aliceboyblue

    I can't tell you how many times i had this song on repeat

  28. Badulaques

    CLASSIC.

  29. Julie Macharia

    When you're asleep at night, just make those hours mine😉

  30. Waymen C. Harden III

    2:05... had that deep rock, dirty Diana feel. She's a pro at it

  31. King Solrac

    Apparently DA sampled this on Tyga/Offset song "Taste"

  32. Miillie Mesh

    Definitely could see Aaliyah being on that afro futuristic blaque vibe if she was still here with us.

  33. Jonathan Samudio-Facyson

    Good song

  34. Charmed Iyi

    She is the reason why I was able to crossover and listen to different genres/styles of 🎶🎼🎵...no lie 😇🙏🏽!

  35. Stop it

    TYGA GOT THE BIGGEST COMEBACK OF 2018

  36. Goldenxronnie

    Really so progressive. Ahead of her time. Industrial rock and R&B all in one. No wonder she was such a huge fan of Nine Inch Nails. She was so ahead of her time. A true visionary. Happy birthday babygirl we love you forever

  37. Jamil Powns

    When they said she was “ ahead of her time”. Happy 40th birthday to the Queen 🎈👑🕊#2019

  38. pilar perry

    I can be all the thing's you thought she was😉😌😏

  39. Elijah Ashman

    Lmfaooo how did the intro become taste it sounds like whole Otha vocal chop somewhere else.

  40. Jahmar Kirk

    You can hear 👂 the growth from her previous projects & tell she had grown up. Restinpeace aaliyah

  41. devin scott

    I love how she says “but half of you might be, enough for two or more” i love the way she sung it 😩😍😍

  42. Prince Von

    Can’t nobody say she didn’t step out the box when it came to her music 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🔥🔥🔥🔥

  43. Roman D

    45 people are upset that they could not be.

    I love this song. Considering this being Aaliyah, this song is rather dark.

  44. A.J Marsley

    Man FUCK RIP AALIYAH

  45. jabrown1978

    This album was such a classic but so was one in a million. Her, timbaland and missy really were the Holy trinity. They were a perfect storm of creativity that came together, and we also cannot forget the incredibly dope choreography of Fatima Robinson that was born of their wonderful relationship and music with one another. Her choreo to ALL of Aaliyah’s videos was iconic.

    myhextixmind

    You forgot Static Major. You can't forget Static Major.

  46. Steelcity 412

    early 2000 side chick anthem lol..she made it sound soooo good

  47. Sosa Justo

    Possibly her most underrated song.

    Blonde Rose

    Absolutely

  48. Unreleased/Underrated R&B Grooves

    The beat is flamin' RED HOT! Just like the cover of her final album, RIP Babygirl

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  54. tcobbin1

    Tyga taste

  55. Terrell Jackson

    So ahead of her time. Can't believe this album came from a 22 year old

  56. P WEST

    What did tyga taste sample from this

    afuhaod 23

    Patrick West ikr ? i came here to see and i don't get it lol

    XQMusic

    did yall get it yet?

  57. StandaFukin Man

    Taste taste

  58. remembering_ aaliyah

    r.ip babygirl

  59. Nice Ansimple

    Wish she was still here she was never the type to be over sexual but classy sexy cool lol Beyonce def wouldn't be the top dog if she was here Rip LIYAH

  60. Sarah Long

    we miss you bbgrl

  61. Sade Tucker

    The piano notes give me an eerie vibe along with her voice in the very beginning.

  62. Telly's Muse

    Can't listen to this song like i use to... My hubby cheated on me ... Still love the song but damn man 😞

  63. anjelheaven

    The thing that would've given Aaliyah longevity in music was her constant desire to be ahead of the curb and reinvent her sound from album to album. This album didn't sound like One in a Million and One in a Million didn't sound like the debut. Nothing in R&B sounded like _Aaliyah_ in 2001. While her contemporaries were seeking "immediate" hits from The Neptunes & Darkchild (no shade to them), she trusted her team of relatively unknown (outside of Timbaland) producers to deliver the goods. She was fearless and seemingly not afraid to fail. It's so unfair that her life was taken at such a young age.

    Deon Lucas

    You exactly right on point. No rnb sounded like this Aaliyah album in 2001. She was definitely ahead of her time. I love her.🙏🏾🤩🖤

    Issacthekid

    @Deon Lucas Barely now either. You can't think of an album that really compares to this one right off the top of your head.

    Nakia Brown

    Well said dear! I couldn't agree more. I have always believed that she always put the art over record sales. Aaliyah wasn't the artist who was simply looking to put a hit song on the radio, but instead always showcased creativity and innovation in her work, qualities that have certainly distinguished her from her contemporaries. She was a talented and beautiful artist, gone way too soon.

    Strange & Unusual

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  64. Ladii Henry

    Aaliyah ain't mind being a side fling

  65. Amanie tingle

    I really like this song.

  66. ashrick718

    This is the original “The Weekend by SZA” 🤣

  67. Maya Htx

    I wish Spotify and apple would put her music on the app

  68. RAN SAVAGE

    This song is so ahead of its time. Timeless rather. Sound like something on the radio would play today 2018. Her impact is still and will forever be cherished for years to come. Her death personality effected me way more than 9/11 did. No disrespect to the victims of 911 but her death happened 2 weeks before 911 and I remember really grieving her death for many years like I knew her. May the Lord rest her soul. I love you aaliyah forever

  69. Mshollywood101

    Maybe I'm just wrong
    For feelin' the way I do
    Thoughts indecent
    Want to put those down to you
    I know you have a girl
    I don't want to tie
    When your free one night just make those hours mine

    I can be the other woman in your life
    I can be the other reason you're out at night
    I can be all the things you thought she might
    I can be on the side
    That would be alright, alright, alright

    Love just ain't my thing
    But half of you might be
    Enough for two or more
    No her to me and me
    Fine like expensive wine
    Drunk off one glass of you
    I think that might be to much
    So weekends for me are cool

    I can be the other woman in your life
    I can be the other reason you're out at night
    I can be all the things you thought she might
    I can be on the side
    That would be alright, alright, alright

  70. mysticmanification

    Can anyone else hear Selena Quintanilla on this in their imagination?

    Rxyalty Antoinette

    mysticmanification ummm now that u mention it yeah

    mysticmanification

    Antoinette Turner yeah for some reason listening back to this all I could think was "this is kind of that rock edge Selena was going for in "I'm getting used to you", and "Captive Heart". Even the melody made me think of those songs for some reason.

  71. yo o.k

    Sza and Aaliyah have the best side chick songs !! No doubt

    yo o.k

    Antoinette Turner I didn’t?

    Rxyalty Antoinette

    yo o.k I was just saying that everyone keeps saying that about both of them . it is kind of comparing.

    yo o.k

    Antoinette Turner they can say what they want, does it really matter? No. Both are great

    Rxyalty Antoinette

    yo o.k I didn't say it was anything wrong with it and no it doesn't matter I was just saying that I've been seeing them being compared damn 😂 I never said one was better than the other.

    yo o.k

    Antoinette Turner cool 🤗

  72. Legion Ivory

    I never thought I'd be jamming to a song about a woman *trying* to become a side chick, but if anyone could do that, it's Aaliyah.

    Oh, how I miss her.

  73. Trina K

    Before SZA.

  74. BonitaApplebumm

    The smoothest side chick anthem ever made.

    Mo Dub

    Queen Tam she states it that way but when you listen to it. She basically saying shes better for him than the other woman.

    Jezzie Wells

    @Mo Dub she says I can be on the side that will be alright. Sound like a side chick to me ijs.

  75. W. Ray

    I think Aaliyah’s next album would have been a rock album. I think that her style and voice fits rock. It would have been great to see 😢

    Rxyalty Antoinette

    That damn Gucci right She would be the QUEEN 🖤 ahead of her time with this Album my favorite album of Aaliyah she was really doing something so different from her peers at the time 💯

  76. GUSTAVO INFINITO

    ¡Extraordinary album!, one of the best masterpiece of 2001,if Aaliyah were here today..........would be completely unstoppable.

    Rxyalty Antoinette

    GUSTAVO INFINITO I agree with you I love how she did the rock n rnb thing before anyone did ots crazy Aaliyah should be here she would be queen I get mad thinking about it

    GUSTAVO INFINITO

    Yeah definitely,but at least she left to all us this beautiful album before she died in that accident.This album is perfect,so well done all the song´s are amazing.

  77. Katlyn Barnes

    Before SZA - the weekend.

    Cidney Oliver

    And now she's dead (traggic).

    Starri X

    SZA or that song sounds nothing like this lol, also her sample at the beginning was complete trance like

  78. Samuel Medina III

    Thw first 20 seconds of this song was im inspiration behind the Destiny Fulfilled album, dopeeee!!

  79. Monique Brown

    I love Aaliyah is my favorite singer

  80. Monique Brown

    I am go Name my future daughter name Aaliyah

  81. TiAnna Freeman

    B4 Sza!!! Lol

  82. TiAnna Freeman

    She saying she could be...but she won't...she too fly 4 that.

  83. Matthew Ross

    Man... a video for this like at the end of one of her regular vids would have been off the chain .. especially that guitar part with the chorus , classic & edgy

  84. Christina Glenn

    When u realize this was a side chick song lol I loved it tho😂😂😩❤️😍

  85. 2Tru Muzic

    One of my fav songs.......

  86. carla juana

    Ohhhh no... ohh, oh... mmmm
    Oh... ohhhh...

    Maybe I'm just wrong for feelin the way I do
    Thoughts indecent, want to put those down to you
    I know you have a girl, I don't want to tie
    When you're free one night just make those hours mine

    I can be another woman in your life
    I can be the other reason you're out at night
    I can be all the things you thought she might
    I can be on the side
    That would alright, alright, alright

    Love just ain't my thang, but half of you might be
    Enough for two or more, no her to me and me
    Fine like expensive wine, drunk off one glass of you
    I think more might be too much, so weekends for me are cool

    I can be another woman in your life
    I can be the other reason you're out at night
    I can be all the things you thought she might
    I can be on the side
    That would alright, alright, alright

    I can be another woman in your life
    I can be the other reason you're out at night
    I can be all the things you thought she might
    I can be on the side
    That would alright, alright, alright

    Alright, alright, alright, alright....
    [repeat until end]

  87. Courtnie McMillan

    Honestly, this sounds like it should be on ANTi

  88. King Arsine

    What made me really love this song is when i was in high school the girl i had been pursuing became my girlfriend about 30 mins after i first heard it

  89. Jaida Taylor

    The original: "my man is is my man that's your man, heard that's her man too!" LOVE this album!

  90. Shea Kay

    this is the shit

  91. onesequentglove

    I guess the guy from "If Your Girl Only Knew" listened to "Try Again" because now she's all "I Can Be", lol

  92. Legacy Sanchez

    The best that ever did it...het next album was going to be a rock album...rip babygirl

  93. Donte Rodriguez

    SZA took good notes from BabyGirl. I love it!

    Jerry Jaguar

    this song is about the life of a sidechick or telling the guy the things you could do if you had Aaliyah as a sidechick. Just like The Weekend by SZA

    Prince Von

    Donte Rodriguez i didn’t know she was An Aaliyah fan

    Miillie Mesh

    @Prince Von who isn't? lol

    Ashley Stearns

    Boy please. Nobody can even remotely touch Aaliyah on any level. Her style was her own. It can not be emulated.

  94. luke james

    i feel like this would have been on the queen of the damned soundtrack. the sound of it reminds me of the metal aspect of the film

    Rxyalty Antoinette

    luke james I agree and this guitar is 🔥 🖤

  95. MICO

    This album and THIS RECORD is a prime example why Bey (Don't Hurt Yourself) and the rest get compared to the Queen, let's be real WHAT black female was doing records like this BEFORE Aaliyah? Not Janet, Not Toni DAMN SURE not Brandy and Monica. Gorl Lemonade, Anti, that bitch Kehlani and who ever follows are HEAVILY influenced by thy Aaliyah darling! it's time for the Queen to be respected a whole lot more. Bitch where is her STAR and STATUE'S?!!! Uh uh! Not on My Watch!

    Relationship Therapy

    Mico, The DON yesssssss I agree seriously she was super versatile and ahead of her time she can dapple in all kinds of music and we see that with Rihanna, she even said she is heavily influenced by Aaliyah

    Aurelius Wright

    Let the church say fucking AMEN! I recently watch a video about female rebels and songs they sing such as this one - being a side chick/ the other girl and who fresh and new it is to see females like this (such as Rihanna, sza, etc etc) and I’m like the fuck!?!? Aaliyah’s “RED ALBUM” the AALIYAH album is a blueprint for these “we ain’t taking shit from anyone” type of females now.

    excaliber

    Janet did songs like this

  96. Brian bothwell

    In this era no other sound was out like this it's crazy how she could mix pop rock and r&b with her her voice in a 3 minute song quite incredible

  97. Chris Anderson

    I can be !!!! When your free one night make your hours mine!