Is Anybody Out There? (¿Hay alguien allí afuera?) es una canción que trata de la poca atención que a veces reciben los jóvenes con problemas, y que en algunos momentos, resultan convertidos en fantasmas para una sociedad que está envuelta en situaciones que a veces resultan banales y dejan pasar por alto la esencia de una persona y lo que ésta piensa o padece. 

K´naan junto a la colaboración de Nelly Furtado, logran a través de la melodía transmitir ese pesar que sienten Mary y Adam, los protagonistas de la letra y quienes al parecer se sienten sin apoyo ante todo lo que pasan día a día sin recibir ayuda. 

Mary es la chica rechazada que nunca se ha sentido bonita, y a manera de comparación K´naan menciona a la actriz Cameron Díaz. Mary pide ayuda y se pregunta si hay alguien allí afuera y si realmente está sola en la lucha.  Adam por su parte nació en una familia dispar, su madre murió y como a veces suele suceder, el papá se sumergió en una vida de alcohol e irresponsabilidades, olvidándose de atender al hijo y prestarle la atención necesaria. 

Estos dos ejemplos son usados por K´naan para retratar los problemas sociales que a veces sufren muchos, que en algunos son discriminados por sus mismos allegados. Este cantante de origen somalí, ha logrado a través de su rap plasmar su visión de la realidad a modo de protesta y tratar de hacer un llamado de atención.

A su modo, busca alzar su voz y que los que escuchamos esta canción nos preguntemos si realmente hay gente sola con sus problemas o si realmente, ¿hay alguien allí afuera?



I don't wanna be left, In this war tonight, Am I alone in this fight?, Is anybody out there?...

 Don't wanna be left left in this world behind, Say you'll run to my side...
Something 'bout Mary, Never won a pageant, Never felt pretty, Never looked like Cameron, Diaz was her last name, Always been abandoned, Keep your head up...

Baby girl this is your anthem, There goes Hannah, Showin' off her banner, Rocking that crown, Make them boys go bananas, When you're insecure about yourself, It's a fact, You can point a finger, But there's three pointing back, I can see her crying out, yeah, Is there anybody out there?...

She's really counting on your love, Still struggling uphill, But you act like you don't care, Right now she could really use a shoulder, Hanging onto the edge til it's over, She's crying for your love tonight, Lonely is hard to survive, she said:

I don't wanna be left, In this war tonight, Am I alone in this fight?, Is anybody out there?...
Don't wanna be left, left in this world behind, Say you'll run to my side, Is anybody out there?, yeah, yeah, yeah...

Is anybody out there?, (Somebody, anybody)...
His name was Adam, When his mom had him, Dad was a phantom never took a look at him, Grew up mad, And antisocial, Hated outdoors, always in playing madden, Adam was lonely, Drugs were the only, Way out of his own life, Now he's slowly losing his fire, Close to retire, With one last hope he puts his arms up higher, I can see him crying out, yeah, Is anybody out there?...

He's really counting on your love, Still struggling uphill, But you act like you don't care, Right now he could really use a shoulder, Hanging onto the edge til it's over, He's crying for your love tonight, Lonely is hard to survive, he said:

I don't wanna be left, In this war tonight, Am I alone in this fight?, Is anybody out there?...
Don't wanna be left left in this world behind, Say you'll run to my side, Is anybody out there?...
If you feel the way I feel, Like you've been talking to yourself, Well this one's for everyone who's felt invisible, Lonely in a crowded room, Searching for someone like you, Can't do it all alone, (no one can baby) Can't do it all alone, (no one should baby) Is anybody out there?, (Somebody, anybody), Is anybody out there?, I'm right here for your, Is anybody out there?...

I don't wanna be left, In this war tonight, Am I alone in this fight?, Is anybody out there?...
Don't wanna be left left in this world behind, Say you'll run to my side, Is anybody out there?, yeah, yeah, yeah, (I don't wanna do it all alone), I don't wanna do it all alone, (I need your love to take me home), I need your love to take me home, (No one said you should be all alone), No one said you should be all alone, (I'm right here, I'm right here), Is anybody out there?...