"Stop!" as written by and Thomas James Gabel....
[Chorus x 2]
Stop! Take some time to think, figure out what's important to you
Stop! Take some time to think, figure out what's important to you
Stop! Take some time to think, figure out what's important to you
You've got to make a serious decision

It could be me up there in stage lights
It could be me on the TV in your living room
It could be me jet-setting with my band all across the world
Appearing live in concert one night only, tickets sold out

[Chorus]

There I am giving candid disclosure to press in interview
There I go on my way through the crowd up to the podium
On behalf of our fans we'd like to accept this award
Smile for the camera, boys, gold record in hand

[Chorus]

All of our lives in waiting
All of our lives traded for their roses and applause
All of our lives dedicated to shoving it right back in their fucking face

Stop! Take some time to think, figure out what's important to you
Stop! Take some time to think, figure out what's important to you
Stop! Take some time to think, figure out what's important to you
You've got to make a serious decision
Said, you've got to make a serious decision

Stop! Take some time to think


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"Stop!" as written by Thomas James Gabel

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    General Commentdannyv, that was ignorant as fuck dude.

    Bands change, get over it.

    If you played the same shit over and over again, you'd want to try something different.

    I like how everyone is saying that they sold out because of this album. Did you not read the lyrics to ANY of the songs on this album. Or are you jumping to conclusions like the rest of the elitist fucks?

    The latter is a fair judgement on this situation.

    Against ME! knows that they're going to get the whole "OMGZ YOU FUCKING SELL OUTZZS" treatment after this record dropped.

    They were prepared though. The lyrics in this album act as the contraband. I think the albums whole theme is "Listen, we know you guys are gonna give us shit. But were not going to turn into a bunch of jerk offs like fall out boy."

    I think this song is a perfect example of this. They probably made it more radio friendly to demonstrate how shallow the radio audience is.

    I think alot of people need to stop jumping the gun.

    Sure you can say that the old stuff is better, but to say that this is not Against ME!, is ridiculous.
    therookieloton July 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is about how Against Me! could have risen traded their creative thirst for millions of dollars. This song can be applied to anyones life such as mine. Do I forgive my best friends betrayal or do I fight back?
    Cool Cozon July 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI enjoy the new cd but this song is downright awful. Honestly, Against Me at their worst with this stinker.
    finding_timon July 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is ridiculous.
    BlackLungFeveron December 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHoly shit, is the person above me a real person, or are they just a huge joke?

    Oh, and Against Me! are total sell outs. They should just pump out another DIY anarcho album, over and over again, because when they start making music they want, then they are, as hxc shibby gangsta so eloquently put it, "gay fags".

    I don't think they sold out. I think they got smart and realized that anarchy, as much fun as it is to talk about, breeds alot of "totally independent" narcissistic assholes who couldn't give two shits about anyone but their mohawks and kickass belt chains.

    Any dumbass who has the audacity to start yelling "sell out" is clearly too ignorant to even consider the fact that maybe they don't know shit about "selling out", a now-meaningless phrase that elitists throw around, since being bitter is so goddamn hip.
    makeshifton January 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a flat out not good song. It doesn't matter if they sold out. It doesn't matter if they are no longer "anarchy punk". It sucks because it sounds like that shitty Frankie Goes To Hollywood songs. Plus all of that "look how defiant I am by being famous" schtick sounds like stuff that self-absorbed rappers sing about.
    Saint Thomason January 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti don't really get this song at all. how can they play a song that basically mocks the mainstream while they are taking part in it? ugh, against me!
    wherewolfon January 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou put up a big mirror and say "Hah! Look at that wanker!"
    Saint Thomason January 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI LOVE this band, but the unintended irony of this song is sad. They are pretty big sellouts and this song is about not being a sellout.

    Anyway this song is the worst by far on their new CD, i dont know why they play this live instead of anything from Searching.

    Anyway, i still love Against Me! and always will, and this album is a great album, its just not an Against Me! album. Axl Rose will always be one of the best punk albums ever
    tenaciousxgon February 19, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"I LOVE this band, but the unintended irony of this song is sad. They are pretty big sellouts and this song is about not being a sellout."
    I think its fair to say the irony was very much intended. Signing to a major doesn't make you a sell out, nor does production value. They're sound hasn't really bent to fit commercial interest. Alot of the songs on the album are far from radio ready. The content has changed, but they're getting older. The Rolling Stones are sellouts, they're 60 year old men singing about being horny young studs! As AM! grows they're singing about the things they're facing now in the voice they have now.

    All in all they're still capable of a pithy turn of phrase, a good hook, and a decent tune. And if they make a less good album once in a while (cause its not BAD, Toxic is bad), so what? They said it, "the stage is not a pedestal". Even one of the greatest artists ever, Bob Dylan, made some pretty shitty albums (Knocked Out Loaded and Street Legal anyone).

    And shibby gangsta, AM! is punker and more anarchist than you. Bigotry and homophobia stand in opposition to everything those movements are about.
    thatonebastardon March 09, 2008   Link

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