Can You Hear Me
Lyrics Enrique Iglesias

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Can you hear me?

I am numb but I can still feel you
Sometimes I'm blind but I see you
You're here but so far away

The times when you wanna.. I'm missing you
Makes me feel like I'm spinning
Sometimes you get what you gain

I'm on a course of collision
Am not about to give in
Can't explain my position or the condition I'm in.

Where I am is no limit, no walls, no ceilings
No intermission, so
Let the party begin.

[Chorus:]
Hey hey hey all the way
DJ let it play
Hey hey can you hear me?
Ooooh

Hey hey hey all the way
DJ let it play
Hey hey can you hear me?
Ooooh

Can you hear me?
Can you hear me?
Can you hear me?
Can you hear me?
Ooooh

Don't you mean that you're my vision
I gotta make a decision
Do I go, do I stay? (Stay)

You've gotten into my system
You are in control of my mental
I'm in an euphoric state

I'm on a course of collision
Am not about to give in
Can't explain my position or the condition I'm in.
Where I am is no limit, no walls, no ceilings
No intermission, so
Let the party begin

[Chorus:]
Hey hey hey all the way
DJ let it play
Hey hey can you hear me?
Ooooh

Hey hey hey all the way
DJ let it play
Hey hey can you hear me?
Ooooh

Ooooh Ooooh Ooooh Ooooh Ooooh Ooooh
Can you hear me?
Can you hear me?
Can you hear me?
Can you hear me?
Can you hear me?
Ooooh

Hey hey hey all the way
DJ let it play
Hey hey can you hear me?
Can you hear me?
[x6]

[Lil Wayne:]
Enrique, Enrique did it again
Mr Morales, Mr Morales

Song facts

"Can You Hear Me" is the official song of UEFA Euro 2008. The choice of this song was announced by UEFA on 20 May, and Iglesias was described as the perfect person for the job. "He is an international star who is passionate about football and who has European roots", said commercial director Philippe Margraff. It is performed by Enrique Iglesias, who wrote the song with Steve Morales and Frankie Storm. The song was produced by Big Ben Diehl and Carlos Paucar, and recorded at Circle House Studios in Miami, Florida. The song received generally negative reviews, but achieved success in many European countries where it was a top ten hit.

The song was Iglesias' third UK single from his Greatest Hits album in June 2009 but failed to enter the UK Top 200.

The song was performed at the closing game in Vienna on 29 June. The single was released on 26 May, and the video—featuring football tricks and dancing, intercut with Iglesias performing was directed by Paul Minor. "Can You Hear Me" features also on a re-issue of Iglesias' Insomniac album in France, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, and Italy.

Media reaction to the song has largely been negative, most finding it inappropriate for the venue. Darryl Broadfoot, of the Scottish newspaper The Herald, called it a "cheesy, synth-driven melody". The Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet, in reviewing the song, found that it lacked purpose and motivation, and that it had little to do with football. The reviewers called the song a rejected B-side, and gave it one out of six points. Nick Amies, of Deutsche Welle, called "Can You Hear Me" an "insipid and un-footie-inspiring, corporate sell-out single". He also reported that spectators preferred the song "Seven Nation Army" by The White Stripes as an alternative, unofficial anthem.

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