Pitbull reflects on his rise from rags to riches on this immigrant-proud song.
First we shine the shoes Then we own the shoe shop First we make the sandwich Then we own the restaurant First we clean the house Then we own every house on the block Not bad for some immigrants
"If you don't know where you're from, you don't know where you're going," Pitbull told The Fader when asked about the track. "If you don't stand up for something, you'll fall for anything. That's what 'Can't Have' is all about – appreciation. Because the grass looks greener on the other side until you get to the other side."
The song samples Miami-based singer Steven A. Clark's 2015 song of the same title, retaining the original chorus and incorporating EDM/Trap beats into it.
Movie director Michel Gondry played live drums on the Late Registration track, "Diamonds From Sierra Leone." The Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind filmmaker happened to be in the studio on a day when producer Jon Brion was setting up a drum kit