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Trynna Finda Way

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Published on Dec 5, 2007

"Trynna Finda Way" is a song by Nelly Furtado, and was the sixth and final single from her 2000 debut album, Whoa, Nelly!. The track was released to radio in Mexico in late 2002 (see 2002 in music).

Furtado has described the song as a stream-of-consciousness piece heavily inspired by Beat poets such as Jack Kerouac (particularly his novel On the Road) and Allen Ginsberg, as well as the "street science and street energy and rawness" present in Jim Carroll's novel The Basketball Diaries. The opening line of the song, "I left my heart in San Francisco", is a reference to Ginsberg. She originally wrote part of the first verse of "Trynna Finda Way" for a song called "Post No Bills".

The song includes influences of hip hop music because of Furtado's self-described "obsession" with urban and hip-hop music when she was a teenager. It features a berimbau, a traditional Brazilian instrument, because Furtado connected with Brazilian music and its "rich instrumentation".

"Trynna Finda Way" was featured on the soundtrack of the 2001 film The Princess Diaries, and it was used in the 2005 television film School of Life.

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    • Brian West, Gerald Eaton, Nelly Furtado
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    • UMG (on behalf of DreamWorks); BMI - Broadcast Music Inc., CMRRA, Sony ATV Publishing, LatinAutor - SonyATV, EMI Music Publishing, UNIAO BRASILEIRA DE EDITORAS DE MUSICA - UBEM, LatinAutor, and 3 Music Rights Societies

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