"Cop Stop" as written by and Gavin Degraw....
When your feathers are soaked and your eyes are too bloody to see,
And you pulled every punch that you had but there's one that you need,
Then you've waited too long,
There's a hole in your heart,
And all you've become is emotionally overrun

[Chorus]
Wishing wells were made to echo a dime,
The consequences are you keep on relying,
You've become a run and hide refugee,
Baby I'm a cop, stop, put up your hands and surrender to me

You're gonna get hooked if there's anything left I can do,
You've already disarmed it's your lasting alarm I pursue,
You can loosen those fists,
C'mon blow me a kiss,
You've been roughed up enough to deserve some relief from your troubles,
So I'm coming in

[Chorus]

Otherwise, I would never tell you what to do despite,
Any indecision though I know I'm right,
Arguing was always my forte,
And one thing I can say is I won't tell you lies,
Or treat you like a rental car like other guys,
And if you think I'm crazy find an alibi,
Cause you will need some evidence to show

[Chorus]

Baby I'm a cop, stop, put up your hands and surrender to me


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"Cop Stop" as written by Gavin Degraw

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    General CommentThis song is about a girl who has been through many bad relationships yet there is a boy right under her nose who is basically telling her that he willl take care of her and will always be there for her. He is saying stop the hurting and stop and come to me. How sweet is that?!
    Jess0628on April 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is definitely one of my favorite Gavin songs, I think every girl can relate to the girl in this song. I totally agree with Jess on the meaning of it .. and who wouldn't want a guy to say those things to her??
    AmberLynnon April 14, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti recently saw gavin in concert and he said that the main line of the song was inspired by a cop role playing game he used to play with an old girlfriend... kinda funny... he even had furry handcuffs with him onstage... amazing in concert. ive seen him twice and its not enough.
    JELLO19on January 24, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyou're right, gavin is so amazing in concert. what i like most about this song is that he says that wishing wells weren't really made for wishes, and that her wishes wont get her anywhere and she needs to stop relying on that. he is right there in front of her. and those are the guys that are hardest to see.
    GeorgiaRoseon February 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAnyone know of plans to studio record this?

    I just heard it live last night and absolutely loved it. He's such a great performer. Can't wait to see what he puts on the next album.
    jfett85on July 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti just saw gavin in concert in london last night & it was amazing! he said this song was about how he had a crush on a girl which got out of hand and he was kind of "stalking her", he tried to persuade himself that he wasn't being selfish but he was "doing it for her", and she didn't want his help. so that he wasn't actually "stalking" her, he pretended to be a cop, so she would have to stop and surrender to him! he was so funny when he was telling the story!
    finallyfreeon September 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love this song.. especially the part when it goes... baby i'm a cop, stop, put up your hands, and surrender to me.. ahh i love itt!!!
    ginger753357on January 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhich Cd is this song on? Can someone msg me or something plz?
    Machineryon January 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis isn't on any CD. He just performs it live (very often). Try downloading it. I love it! I'm sure he will put it on the new album... whenever the hell it comes out, its been 4 years since the first one.


    But this is so much fun to sing along to. Its so catchy and cute. He really wants this girl :)
    kristaseleneon April 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGreat song.

    In the first verse, he describes this poor, jaded girl. She has made mistakes and he is ready to fix them. My interpretation for the chorus is that this girl makes wishes, and relies on luck to get anywhere in life, meanwhile Gavin is explaining to her that you have to work for something like love, you can't just hope it comes to you.
    He assures her that she will like him with the more time she spends with him. She's already "disarmed" which means they have reached a point of security and comfort that she rarely lets happen, but he wants more.

    In the bridge, he let's her know that the choice is still hers to make, and he is not forcing her into anything, but still has that confidence that he is right for her. He makes sure she knows that he is a better choice than other guys.
    abosleton August 31, 2008   Link

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