"Stop" as written by James Christopher Adkins, Richard E Burch, Zachary Michel Lind and Thomas Darrell Linton....
Don't have to be the prettiest
If you have the mind, the willingness
No one stops,
A girl who knows what she's got.

No reason why
I can't help following with my eyes
Even at my best,
I guess I'm still just one of them.

I see it all in my head.
Cool hands on your steps
You wanna make me mad?
Stop 'cause I am.

Combination of strong and lost
How easily you turn, then turn it off
Do you take what you want
Then save it for a better time?

Don't act that way
Honey I don't buy it at all
If you're really as tough
As your defenses let, them fall.

I see it all in my head.
The cool hands on your steps
You wanna make me mad?
Stop 'cause I am.

You can call this a game.
You can look at my face.
You wanna hurt me baby?
Stop 'cause you have.

Ah,

I see it all in my head.
Cool hands on your steps
You wanna make me mad?
Stop 'cause I am.

You can call this a game.
You can look at my face.
You wanna hurt me baby?
Stop 'cause you have.

You wanna make me mad?
Stop 'cause I am.
You wanna hurt me baby?
Stop 'cause you have.


Lyrics submitted by ellie117, edited by ParanoidDroid8, LampyTheLamp

"Stop" as written by Richard E Burch James Christopher Adkins

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    General CommentI've only heard the unmastered demos of their new tracks, but I think he says:

    "If you're really as tough as your defenses
    Let them fall"

    and not

    "But he has taught as your defenses and let them fall."

    Also "There's no one stops" there is no "There" at the beginning of that.

    Still, this has to be my favorite track from their demos for the new album. It's just the right combination of love, sadness, and pop melody. A perfect JEW song.

    For me, it's their traditional relationship song. He's with a girl that most can't see the depth of. Even though he sees more in her than just her outer appearance, she still puts him through foolish games and situations. She does it as some sort of defense mechanism to prevent herself from getting too close to him. She cares for him, but she's proceeding like a little girl about it all. She's not trying to push him away, and he knows that, that's why he tells her to "stop", because if she continues it will ruin them.

    That's just how I view it. It oddly reflects something I'm going through. Well, just went through. Still, I love this track out of the bunch. The album is very nice, but this is the standout track, for me.
    Cabreson September 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this one the best so far! but curse it the version i have is scratched a bit :(
    idlekindon September 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is a shame that the final copy of Chase this Light doesn't have this song on it. I'd love to hear it in a final produced version. Hopefully this and "Be Sensible" make appearances as B-sides or something.
    Justin834on October 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMan it IS a shame this didn't make the album OR the B-sides, it's without a doubt one of my favorite JEW songs period! Such a great guitar solo as well...I hope this sees the light of day in a more commercial fashion soon. Also, just a small correction to the lyrics. I'm almost certain in the first verse he sings "No one stops a girl who knows what she's got." The "combination of strong and lust" part sounds a bit awkward to me as well, but I really can't figure that part out. But yeah, AWESOME tune...and it seems it's pretty obvious what it's about if you read the lyrics closely enough. But again, it's more about what it means to YOU! Rock on.
    TheTellTaleHearton January 24, 2008   Link
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    General Commentok so i was tweaking with my sounds system a bit and the part "cool hands on your steps" for some reason i hear "cool hands on your slip" love the solo though...first time i heard it, it made me cry cause it was exactly what i needed to express at the mo'...j.e.w. always knows how to do that!
    idlekindon September 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionCorrect lyrics for Stop from Invented:

    Don't have to be the prettiest
    If you have the mind
    And willingness
    No one stops a girl who knows what she's got
    No reason why
    I can't help following with my eyes
    Even at my best I guess I'm still just one of them.

    I see it all in my head:
    Cool hands on your sweat
    You wanna make me mad?
    Stop
    Because I am

    A combination of strong and lust:
    How easily you turn, then turn it off
    Do you take what you want?
    Then save it for a better time?
    Don't act that way
    Honey, I don't buy it at all
    If you're really as tough as your defenses
    You'd let them fall

    I see it all in my head:
    Cool hands on your sweat
    You wanna make me mad?
    Stop
    Because I am
    You can call this a game?
    Then you can look at my face
    You wanna hurt me, baby?
    Stop
    Because you have

    I see it all in my head
    Cool hands on your sweat
    You wanna make me mad?
    Stop
    Because I am
    You can call this a game?
    Then you can look at my face
    You wanna hurt me, baby?
    Stop
    Because you have


    You wanna make me mad?
    Stop 'cause I am.
    You wanna hurt me baby?
    Stop 'cause you have.
    YC_fan91on September 05, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNot gonna lie, this song is great and I am pretty excited that it's going to be on the new album. If the two songs we've heard are an accurate reflection of the whole album, I think Invented is going to be a lot better than Chase this Light
    yaznastyon September 06, 2010   Link

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