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How Can I Live
Ill Niño Lyrics


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I am so alike you
In so many ways
I know I'm just a copy
That carries on the stain

(But) we make the same mistakes
('Cause) we are one in the same
(But) we leave behind the stain
I cannot separate

All that lies in me
All that dies in me
How can I live without you?
All that lies in me
All that dies in me
How can I live without you?

I am your mirror image
I'm all you left behind
You made me what I am
Then who the hell am I?

(But) we make the same mistakes
('Cause) we are one in the same
(But) we leave behind the stain
I cannot separate

All that lies in me
All that dies in me
How can I live without you?
All that lies in me
All that dies in me
How can I live without you?

Why? Yo no entiendo por qué
I know that our lives are the same
Y mi vida
Just a guessing game, a dirty stain that I cannot play
But I follow your steps
In the same way that you just
Walked away and blocked the way through
I, will, not, live

Do you think of me?
Do you dream of me?
I always dream about you
Do you think of me?
Do you dream of me?
I always dream about you

All that lies in me
All that dies in me
How can I live without you?
All that lies in me
All that dies in me
How can I live without you?

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Ill Niño's song "How Can I Live" delve into the struggles of identity and personal connection. The opening lines set the stage as the singer acknowledges that they are very similar to the person they are addressing, almost as if they are a copy. However, this similarity also means they share the same mistakes and leave behind the same "stain" in their lives. The singer cannot separate themselves from this connection, as it is ingrained in the very fabric of who they are.


The chorus repeats the question "How can I live without you?" which could refer to a lost love or a sense of personal identity. The repeated phrase "all that lies in me, all that dies in me" suggests that this loss is intimately tied to the singer's sense of self. The lines "you made me what I am, then who the hell am I?" further support this idea of identity being tied to their connection to the other person.


The second verse continues to explore this sense of identity and connection, referencing a "dirty stain" that the singer cannot ignore. The lines "But I follow your steps / In the same way that you just / Walked away and blocked the way through" suggest that the person they are addressing has left them behind or cut them off, yet they are still tethered to that person in some way.


The bridge, which is partly in Spanish, adds another layer of complexity by acknowledging that the singer doesn't fully understand why their lives are so intertwined. They are left guessing and dreaming about this connection, unable to truly live without it.


Overall, "How Can I Live" is a heart-wrenching song that explores the struggle of finding personal identity in the face of deep connections to others.


Line by Line Meaning

I am so alike you
There are so many ways in which I am similar to you


In so many ways
In countless ways


I know I'm just a copy
I am aware that I am only a replica


That carries on the stain
That perpetuates the negative legacy


We make the same mistakes
We commit identical errors


Cause we are one in the same
Because we are essentially identical


But we leave behind the stain
But we pass on the harm and damage


I cannot separate
I cannot distinguish or extricate myself from it


All that lies in me
Everything that exists within me


All that dies in me
All that perishes or fades within me


How can I live without you?
How can I survive and thrive in your absence?


I am your mirror image
I reflect your likeness and characteristics


I'm all you left behind
I am the only legacy you left


You made me what I am
You created and shaped me into who I am now


Then who the hell am I?
So who exactly am I now?


Why? Yo no entiendo por qué
Why? I don't understand why


I know that our lives are the same
I realize that our existence is identical


Y mi vida
And my life


Just a guessing game, a dirty stain that I cannot play
Simply a risky game and a damaging legacy that I am helpless to prevent


But I follow your steps
But I adhere to the same path you took


In the same way that you just
In an identical manner as you did


Walked away and blocked the way through
Walked away and closed off the path to success


I, will, not, live
I do not wish to exist


Do you think of me?
Do you consider me?


Do you dream of me?
Do you imagine me?


I always dream about you
I continuously imagine and think about you


How can I live without you?
How can I continue without you present?


All that lies in me
Everything that exists within me


All that dies in me
All that perishes or fades within me


How can I live without you?
How can I survive and thrive in your absence?




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Bob Marlette, Cristian Machado, Dave Chavarri, Jardel Paisante, Lazaro Pina, Marc Rizzo

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@ianpence1697

Metal has ALWAYS been good.
Just gotta find the right bands at the right time.
I listen to metal from the late 70s/early 80s all the way up to bands that are just emerging. Nu-metal was fantastic, especially with so many bands putting their own little twist on the style.
But, thash, groove, and all the other subgenres put out amazing music.

Some recommendations, if you're willing...

Slayer
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Godgory
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Lamb of God
The Hu

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@demondanmorrissey9264

I am so Unlike you,
In so many ways.
I know I'm just a copy,
That carries on the stain.
But, we make the same mistakes.
Cause, we are one in the same.
But, we leave behind the stain.
I cannot separate.
All that lies in me,
All that dies in me.
How can I live without you?
All that lies in me,
All that dies in me.
How can I live without you?
I am your mirror image,
I'm all you left behind.
You made me what I am,
Then who the hell am I?
But, we make the same mistakes.
Cause, we are one in the same.
But, we leave behind the stain.
I cannot separate.
All that lies in me,
All that dies in me.
How can I live without you?
All that lies in me,
All that dies in me.
How can I live without you?
Why, you're nor guess or forget,
I know that our lives are the same,
Maybe we've got,
Just a guessing game,
A dirty stain,
That I cannot play.
But I follow your steps,
In the same way that you just walked away,
And blocked the way through.
I, will, not, live!
Do you think of me?
Do you dream of me?
I always dream about you.
Do you think of me?
Do you dream of me?
I always dream about you.
All that lies in me,
All that dies in me.
How can I live without you?
All that lies in me,
All that dies in me.
How can I live without you?



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@Mechimmortal

I miss that era where EVERY horror movie had a badass Nu-metal soundtrack.

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For example All that remains - this calling. I think that is a different genre of metal though🤔

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Me too

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The movies of horrors the 2000s

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