"Stop The World" as written by and John Rzeznik....
You need someone to hold you
You need somethin' that you ain't been getting
Yeah, I could be the one
To tell you what to do, but it don't mean nothing
And you're holding on forever
But that something just ain't true
I'm just like you
And I know
It's what I'd do
Here I go

Cause I couldn't stop the world, cause I loved you
I couldn't stop the world, and I don't want to
I couldn't stop the world, and I won't
Cause it ain't enough

You had another bad day
You let me know that you just can't take it
I've given up on you
You live in truth and I know I can't fake it

Cause the stars you see on dirty sidewalks
And they ain't for wishin', ooh
They don't come true
And I know, it's what I'd do
Here I go

Cause I couldn't stop the world, 'cause I loved you
I couldn't stop the world, and I don't want to
I couldn't stop the world, and I won't
Cause it ain't enough

Am I too young for the world?
I'm not too young for the world
And I can't change for the world
(I don't need to stop the world)
'Cause I don't care for the world
(I'm too young, I'm too young)
I don't make sense to the world
(I don't need to stop the world)
(I'm too young, I'm too young)


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"Stop the World" as written by John Rzeznik

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    General CommentI love this song, one of my favourites by the Goo's.

    You feel you love someone so much you'd do anything for them, stop the world in this case and stop all of the things that are hurting them. But in the long run you know it really won't solve anything or help. The person in question just complains too much and you're fed up with trying to 'stop the world' just to please them. They just have to learn to deal with the shit that comes their way.
    sleepfloweron October 22, 2004   Link
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    General Commentahhhhhh this song is AMAZING!!!
    at first i was like wtf type of goo goo dolls song is this??? (as in "opposite of iris") but its still got the same heart as their recent stuff...
    i could stop the world cuz i love you....
    sigh.

    its probably about a guy that would do anything for this girl..even stop the world..but it "wouldnt be enough" maybe b/c hes too young or she doesnt think hes right for her.."Im not too young for the world and i cant change for the world"...
    but none the less w/e it means i LOVE it!!!
    stay goo
    peace
    gonletitslideon February 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwait, so at first you didn't like this song when you first heard it because it wasn't like "iris"? this song is exactly what the goo goo dolls are...or were...before they went mainstream. this song was from more than 10 years ago. it's people like you that annoy me. but a goo fan is a goo fan, so i'm just going to shut up. =)
    mrs. brightsideon June 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI've never commented on any songs before, but upon seeing this song had so few remarks I had to jump in. This is my favorite tune off of Superstar Car Wash. I actually feel as though Johnny is right by me singing this song, the vocals, the lyrics, everything about this song is beautiful. =]

    "Cause' the stars you see on a dirty sidewalk, and they ain't polished and new."
    oooachoo2on May 14, 2006   Link
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    General Comment*are on a dirty sidewalk

    Ah, typos.
    oooachoo2on May 14, 2006   Link

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