"Four Minute Warning" as written by and Mark/kennedy Owen....
Four minutes left to go, is this the end, then?
Message on your stereo, four minute warning.
Everybody wants to know, what should we do?
The official story's a four minute warning.

Sasha stands in his yellow cafe,
The heart of the city is here, so he tells me,
Sitting on his red leather sofa, he's rolling another,
Man, I'll see you when I see you.

Holly is set to be the next big thing,
In her high heeled boots, and her two inch earrings,
Heart of glass, Blondie, sings in her ear,
You're a rock queen honey and we all hear you!

Three minutes left to go, is this the end, then?
Message on your stereo, four minute warning.
Everybody wants to know, what should we do?
The official story's a four minute warning.

Lucy had a hard time with love,
But love recently chose the right time for Lucy,
Loving when you know it's the final time,
She now holds time in her own mind.

Yeah, Jimmy is the local for Michael,
A Guinness in one hand, in the other a fable, able,
I once asked are you a lonely man?
His reply was non-committal, 'I am what I am'.

Two minutes left to go, is this the end, then?
Message on your stereo, four minute warning.
Everybody wants to know, what should we do?
The official story's a four minute warning.

The final story is one of me,
Who with four minutes left has used up three,
I think of you, I think of me,
Then I think of nothing, it's the end you see, yeah!

One minute left to go, is this the end, then?
Message on your stereo, four minute warning.
Everybody wants to know, what should we do?
The official story's a four minute warning.

What would you do, yeah?

With a four minute warning, a four minute warning

I'm fading away, I'm fading away, if anybody wants to know


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    General CommentThis songs basically about the end of the world and being alerted that theres only 4 minutes left and what the world does etc..
    Despite being a poppy song apparenbtly this song has affected a lot of people emotionally...
    Great song over all :)
    Breathe_No_Moreon March 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAbsoloutly brilliant, what pop should be all about. It is a real life thing, that if the Russians were to launch a missile at London, the government promises us 4 minutes warning to make our peace with God...
    Comrade_Liaron July 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love how the song itself actually takes up almost exactly four minutes. When you finish listening to it you think, wow, that would be it by now.
    hastalavictoriaon February 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentjocularjosh pretty much nailed it......its about fear....
    mettaon March 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMeaning:
    It's nearly up, our life. All he cares about is his love. But it is saying use the time you have left wisely. He only has four minutes, that's four minutes with his love.
    Markielover2on July 08, 2009   Link

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