Caribou - Jamelia Lyrics




If I can't be the man, tell me what I am
Tell me what I'm here for
If I can't be the one, tell her what I've done
What good can I be for

Did I not do enough and save the two of us
What more could I give her,
What more could I do to see her point of view
Why can't I believe her





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  1. z3me1

    grrrrrr hate this blank parts at the end so stupid amazing album tho

  2. josh steindler

    God this song is great.

  3. Szymek lejsik

    I love this 9 years with Caribou. Thanks

  4. Yuri Gagarin

    If I can't be a man, tell me what I am?
    Tell me what I'm here for?
    If I can't be the one, tell her what I've done
    What good can I be?
    Did I not do enough to save the two of us?
    What more could I give her?
    What more could I do to see her point of view?
    Why can't I believe her?
    You got to make the change
    I can't take you no more
    These things you know
    Do go, oh, oh
    Oh, Jamelia
    You got to to go away
    Oh, oh
    You got to make the change
    I can't take you no more
    These things you know
    Do go, oh, oh
    Oh, Jamelia
    You got to to go away
    You can't come
    Oh, oh

  5. H M Duarte

    I'm so glad to have found he's music, I like all the sounds, the vibrations are so engulfing and unique. I never felt such intensity. Genius!

  6. Roberta Lippolis

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAWxbLfTnVk lol

  7. mezobromelia

    The comments on here lead me to believe that humanity is fucking stupid. Caribou is genius though.

  8. caio soares

    chela brought me here

  9. Lifting Loud

    Does he still make music like this or has history claimed another who was ahead of the curve

  10. mono halcyon

    Chela's cover of this is unreal

  11. derek askari dupont

    this is a forever jam

  12. dysko_lija

    beautiful

  13. Drago_N

    It captures in such a beautiful manner the way a destructive relationship makes you feel

  14. Dan J

    Oh jamelia your dogs have run away,and they diiieeed ooooooh

  15. Nicolas Potreau

    - Mais la France ne veut pas rester adorable, voyez-vous, Monsieur Le loup", dit la Grand-mère au Loup

  16. Avocadu

    Eins der schönsten Lieder auf Erden..

    Avocadu

    Ok, bis auf die Stelle mit dem ganzen Krach..

  17. bladerunnerBear

    Theses things you know do gooooo goo ooo oooo o

  18. Gian Londoño

    One of the Weirdest Melody Songs i ever heard... But it's cool ;)

  19. Orchid

    *swoon*
    One of the best songs of the album,for certain!

  20. Thomas Grizzell

    Caribou are Quality

  21. Dominique Fetalbo

    best earworm remover

  22. Nakata7

    simply beautiful

  23. Fearghus Raftery

    quite simply the best track off the swim album

    cat wit 2 leg

    Exactly. This is the track that shows virtuosity, imo. The rest of the album is just really nice

    Eugenia Loli

    Fully agreed. And I think this is why he put it last in the album: it didn't fit with the rest. This song feels like classical modern music (if such thing would exist). It's a whole another level. I emailed Caribou twice since 2010 to politely ask him to write more songs in the spirit of Jamelia. He never replied, and he never wrote anything like that again.

    Astro Luxe

    Yes, it is.

    Victor Quezada

    Odessa is a bonafide classic

    But Jamelia is my favorite.

  24. Mariusz Rusin

    o co chodzi
    ?

    Ethan430

    Mariusz Rusin chazdi chasity no rama?

  25. gia carangi

    elephants milk a facebook

  26. EmptyKingdoms

    Impressive no one is talking about the use of unconventional tuning here. Would be far better without volume abuse. And leave Ligeti alone, if you are not gonna put him to good use.

    Yeno

    +EmptyKingdoms sample warrior

    Andreas Thorhauge

    +EmptyKingdoms who is Ligeti?

    EmptyKingdoms

    +Andreas Thorhauge A great composer.

    Ernesto Rosa

    Where's the sample from?

  27. arboldemayo

    where this great band is ¿

    Orchid

    It's one guy, btw! Not a band

    Orchid

    He has also made music under the names Manitoba, and Daphni! <3

  28. G0rd0nHealth

    The RIGHT version:

    If I can't be a man,
    Tell me what I am,
    Tell me what I'm here for.


    If I can't be the one,
    Tell them what I've done,
    What good can I be her?


    Did I not do enough,
    To save the two of us?
    What more could I give her?


    What more could I do,
    See her point of view?
    Why can I believe her?


    Sometimes I think they'd say
    I can't take him no more.
    They think you've gone too far, oh Girl!
    OH Jamelia, you've got to flow away.
    And take my, hope.


    Sometimes I think they'd say
    I can't take him no more.
    They think you've gone too far, oh Girl!
    OH Jamelia, you've got to flow away.
    And take my, hope.

    woooah
    oh oh oh

    oh oh oh...


    woh oh oh
    uh oh
    oh oh-oh-oh

    Ane T

    G0rd0nHealth I’ve been singing the wrong lyrics for a long time 😂

    Andrea Faragli

    💪💪💪💪💪

  29. TaRxFaCe

    If I can't be the man
    Tell me what I am
    Tell me what I'm here for

    If I can't be the one
    Tell her what I've done
    What good can I be for?

    Did I not do enough
    To save the two of us?
    What more could I give her?

    What more could I do
    To see her point of view?
    Why can't I believe her?

    You got to make the change
    I can't take you no more
    These things you know
    Do go, oh, ohh

    Oh, Jamelia
    You got to to go away
    You can't come
    Oh, ohh

    You got to make the change
    I can't take you no more
    These things you know
    Do go, oh, ohh

    Oh, Jamelia
    You got to to go away
    You can't come
    Oh, ohh

    G0rd0nHealth

    +TaRxFaCe
    No.


    Sometimes I think they'd say
    I can't take him no more. 
    They think you've gone too far, oh Girl! 
    OH Jamelia, you've got to flow away. 
    And take my, hope.

    benjamin martinez

    G0rd0nHealth x

  30. A Lex

    Es una canción ¡excelentísima!

  31. Hanna Samson

    sometimes your my fav.

  32. Manon P

    This Caribou guy is excellent, very beautiful electro music.

  33. Sandra Pradas Ruiz

    Genial.

  34. conspicuouspancake

    Theory on the chorus lyrics:

    'Sometimes I think they say
    I can't take it no more
    These things you know you asked for
    Oh Jamelia, you've gotten nowhere
    And taken my hope'

    G0rd0nHealth

    Sometimes I think they'd say
    I can't take him no more. 
    They think you've gone too far, oh Girl! 
    OH Jamelia, you've got to flow away. 
    And take my, hope. 


    woooah 
    oh oh oh

    oh oh oh...


    woh oh oh
    uh oh
    oh oh-oh-oh

    Fidel Martinez

    You got to make the change
    I can't take you no more
    These things you know
    Do go, oh, ohh

    Oh, Jamelia
    You got to to go away
    You can't come

  35. dulce destruccion

    Delicius!!

  36. Milk Thistle

    Song was good guys, then you awfulled it, what happened careabou?

  37. GeoMcEvan

    I always find my way here when high...

    Jessica Mendoza

    Try clams casino - I'm God , or clams casino - I'm the Devil.  Both are good.

    Phil Kasper

    @Jessica McNary thanks for advise - I'm God is great! (i'm the devil - not as much tho)

    Jessica Mendoza

    Yeah, not as much as "I'm God" but still worth a listen. 

    Imphepho

    @GeoMcEvan haha...same here :D mindblowing song!

    conrad burdge

    HAH i came here in search of a good song to be st0ned with

  38. Sept 0

    @abepl it's also spelled marijuana in English. js 

  39. InsomniumX

    One of the songs I use to get stoners and so who listen to rock to get into electronic music. Beautiful, lush, and so psychedelic.

  40. Frozentoast13

    this is so great :))

  41. Farore247

    Sounds like somebody did a terrible job of mixing two songs.

    Go ahead. Flame me!

    Jude

    such a low grade comment doesn't even dignify a response
    (irony)

    Gabriel Santana

    Me? lol

    Man Ray

    Personally, I only enjoy the first half of the song. The middle just isn't my thing.

    HornyUnicorn

    KIRB - you enjoy the first half

    Natalia Wróbel

    Same here, the second part is just too dramatic for me

  42. Ieva Radvilė

    In some languages it's "marichuana".

  43. abepl

    it's a first time in my life I've seen somebody misspelled "marihuana" .... maRICHUana lol u srs ? AlcoCHol and MariChuana ....

    Zachary Who

    Marijuana

  44. Permafrostrock

    It is fantastic how the smooth silence explodes at that moment.

  45. Ian Bruno Bueno Peixoto

    Onírico. ...amo perfeita

  46. Cashew Mixes

    this song is absolutely incredible. no joke.

  47. faithlessgr

    marichuana pop not electro pop:)

  48. peacockman00

    The song ends at 3:55 .....

  49. Manu McAlly

    the first 16 seconds are similar with Till there was you- Rachel Star.. mah. my opinion.

  50. Scott Campbell

    Gives me the squeaks.

  51. Chocolatekisslove

    Imagine listening to this on a sunny day or maybe a rainy day with a bit of sunshine, at the waterside where everything is echo-y and when the music gets busier and louder you jump in the water and when you're back above water the music is at 3:23 and everything is calm again

  52. ShinerCCC

    The string samples (0:47, 1:34) are from Ligeti's Second String Quartet, movement 1.

  53. ichi San

    hheeyyyyaaaa!!! yaa ya yaaaaaaa WOOOOO!!!! GET IT SUCKAZZZZ :-)

  54. Andreia Maia

    a minha musica preferida do album

  55. Konstantinos Papadopoulos

    LEGALIZE IT!!!!!!!

  56. Aapje

    melt was awesome..

  57. liz whyte

    Love this

  58. JcLeCtiC

    Trop bon

  59. Aspekwtf

    Alucinante canción, siempre que pasa un tiempo y la escucho de nuevo siento como si una enegía se apoderara de mí y quisiera salir. Una pasada, una obra maestra.

    Awesome tune!

  60. Gaia Barbetta

    love it

  61. rafa reyna

    Best break-up song ever?? :/ ... xD Btw; I'd love to hear a mix with Jamelia and lykke li's song Jerome :D .... Even though lykke's is more about like stalking but both are so good!! Oh, oh Jerome and Jamelia! oh, oh...

  62. Brad Lloyd

    This song is just pure class.

  63. Enrico F. G.

    if he didn't sing in this song it would be so much better

  64. Klemzius Klm

    agree with akroPL :D

  65. Шай Хигхман

    yaaaaaahhhh i found you

  66. imafuckenduckaddicct

    I don't think you do Caribou justice by this comparison. Whitest Boy Alive is little than a usual Indie-band, in my eyes. This one here is the work of a genius, though.

  67. Daniel18sep

    I love the off keyness (or whatever it is) of Caribou's music.

  68. nikeaforce

    Like if this song makes you think of the ones you once loved.

  69. daftmunk

    I did not believe you but then it happened and all was good

  70. Gabriel Santana

    1:40 Eargasm..............Eargasm...Eargasm...

  71. Michael Hermann

    Wonderfull vocals to the sound, awsome..!

  72. kameron richardson

    haha its funny how everyone freaks out on :47 its jolted me a bit too

  73. TheBrossadent

    Very, VERY good song. I wont do any nightmare this night. Thx Caribou

  74. LankyAlpaca

    what thê fuck happened at :47?

  75. LankyAlpaca

    @kickthatrick jameela* :)

  76. Ivan Antić

    hahaha...pozdrav! :) crazy song indeed

  77. Michael Hermann

    Is this song because of the book Jamelia?

  78. sleepyfish

    this track makes me sad

  79. Valeriia Panchenko

    On 1:40-1:45 it seems to me that something exciting is happening!!

  80. Rique Greenwood

    Jamelia: In arabic means beautiful (For a female)

  81. bogdan george

    that thing over there is kinda parov stelar-ish. great track !

  82. Trichta

    brings me tears because of it's beauty.

  83. kassiusssss

    shining samples?!!

  84. amigosmuciacios

    katowice 2012 !

  85. Jose Alfredo Mendoza Velazquez

    ESTA CANCION ME ENCANTO DESDE QUE LOS ESCUCHE EN EL CONCIERTO DE RADIOHEAD ME VOLVI SU FAN

  86. JulietMusic

    ooooh esa me hizo bailar los 2 días de Radiohead :D buena banda!

  87. Bumchampion420

    Caribou/Manitoba sounds a lot like Whitest boy alive. Really chill though. I love the song Brandon by Manitoba. It does my name justice. lol, and Odessa from this album is awesome!

  88. nancyac

    me encanta!

  89. Consequence

    Holy shit this is amazing.

  90. kikker

    AMAZING!!!!

  91. soundsol

    Check out my channel for an extremely chill song :)

  92. D. W. Shoemaker

    favorite

  93. Sergio Sojo

    WOOOOW!!! AMAZING!

  94. Desert Lake Striper

    I need headphones and some herbs

  95. ElectricEmphasis

    Amazing....

  96. Amongthecosmos

    my name is Jamillah but people pronounce my name like "Jamelia" ALL the time smh ---

  97. TroubadourPariahTV

    I'm tripping my face off!!!xD