"4 Minutes" as written by and Timothy Mosley . Madonna....
Ah
Yeah, ah
Break down, come on

Hey, uh
Come on, Madonna

Come on boy
I've been waiting for somebody
To pick up my stroll, uh

Well don't waste time
Give me a sign
Tell me how you wanna roll, uh, hm

I want somebody to speed it up for me
Then take it down slow
There's enough room for both

Well, I can handle that
You just gotta show me where it's at
Are you ready to go
(Are you ready to go)

If you want it
You already got it
If you thought it
It better be what you want
If you feel it
It must be real just
Say the word and
I'm a give you what you want

Time is waiting
We only got four minutes to save the world
No hesitating
Grab a boy, grab a girl
Time is waiting
We only got four minutes to save the world
No hesitating
We only got four minutes, four minutes

Keep it up, keep it up, don't be a pretty, hey
Madonna, uh
You gotta get in line, hop
Tick tock tick tock tick tock
That's right, keep it up, keep it up,
Don't be a pretty Madonna, uh
You gotta get in line, hop
Tick tock tick tock tick tock

Sometimes I think what I need
Is a you intervention, yeah

And you know I can tell that you like it
And that it's good,
By the way that you move, ooh, hey

The road to hell is paved
With good intentions, yeah

But if I die tonight
At least I can say I did
What I wanted to do
Tell me, how 'bout you?

If you want it
You already got it
If you thought it
It better be what you want
If you feel it
It must be real just
Say the word and
I'm a give you what you want

Time is waiting
We only got four minutes to save the world
No hesitating
Grab a boy, grab a girl
Time is waiting
We only got four minutes to save the world
No hesitating
We only got four minutes, four minutes

Keep it up, keep it up,
Don't be a pretty Madonna, uh
You gotta get in line, hop
Tick tock tick tock tick tock
That's right, keep it up, keep it up
Don't be a pretty Madonna, uh
You gotta get in line, hop
Tick tock tick tock tick tock


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"4 Minutes" as written by Timothy Mosley . Madonna

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    General CommentShouldn't this song be 4 minutes long though?
    amster8on March 27, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment...I don't know why but I'm starting to like it..I mean, I heard it in a club and it rocked!!! the lyrics are just meaningless... but still... Madonna's the queen!!!
    Tixxxon April 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is easy to understand! I am a Kabbalist so I know what she is meaning.
    Basically the "4 minutes" is a concept about not wasting time. How people think they want to do something - but they never get around to doing it. and how each minute is important. Thats why the lyric is "the road to hell is paved with good intentions". its again its about people not acting and just wasting time and thinking about it. Its also about your "Conciousness". Meaning if your head isnt in the right place - you wont get it. Which means, if you want something, your thoughts create what you want. The thin about the boy and girl - is also about how life can change by having children. Anyway, its a concept about important things are to get done, and how we all talk and dont get them done>
    KatrinaBon June 24, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song is about "The Law of Attraction". It's a warning to everyone as to what's going on on a cosmic level. If you're not familiar with Rhonda Byrnes book the secret that came out around 2006, Madonna is trying to pass on some very important information as to what's going to happen in 2012 and IS happening now. The law of attraction is a universal law that says what you put your attention on you attract. So if you say I am a healthy person you attract health, but if you say I don't want cancer...guess what you're attracting? Yup...cancer. "4 minutes to save the world is just that." 4 minutes to try to educate the masses. I teach this as well as mind, body, and spirit. Visit my website for more info on the changes we are currently going through and will go through. I have links on my links page that should help. Much love and peace!
    Leombson May 20, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMadonna's a legend!
    youdontmissmeon May 08, 2012   Link
  • +1
    MemoryAgreed with the preceding blogger! Here's the New Detroit Math.
    Four Minutes X 30 Years =Rock Brilliance! Madonna Saved and Changed the world one brilliant song at a time after another. Music is Her American Life and Ray of Light. She Lives to Tell and Takes a Bow and that is indeed Something to Remember. Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone is an American success story who made it from nothing and made something of her life-through song, dance and humanitarian work, the lady is the outcome of the happier aspects of the American Dream. Like the song says "Are you ready to go?/There's enough room for both!...Tick-tock tick-tock tick-tock..." For good ol' Madge, Music is a God-given gift of beauty. Four Minutes=Immortality. For Madonna, may it ever be so. Madonna Forever!
    rabbitbunnyon November 01, 2012   Link
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    General CommentShe writes alot about the law of attraction and this kind of secret that she knows and she is always hinting and putting random subliminals or double meanings into her words that can be taken in so many ways that it is hard to decifer unless you are into these things, like kabbalah, law of attraction, worship of baphomet and hecate, some people translate it into even christianity although Madonna frequently bashes religion.
    ALLSEEINGIon February 13, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove madonna. Loved confessions. Was expecting a lot more from this song. Justin sucks and he's singing most of the song, and that he's featuring madonna..
    I don't think this is her best work. Its very unlike madonna to bow down and conform/copy what is popular these days. But people criticized confessions before it came out and it turned out to be a great record. Let's hope this is the worst song off hard candy.
    idntfckloserson March 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI HATE THIS SONG!!!

    IT`S BAD AND IT SEEMS TO BE MORE A JUSTIN SONG MORE THAN A MADONNA SONG....
    kanedaon March 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love Madonna, I'm a huge fan of her and her music! BUT this song...I don't like it!! What happened to Madonna? I think the music of this song isn't special, the lyrics neither...I hope the rest of the album is better!
    Tixxxon March 19, 2008   Link

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