"Keep Your Head" as written by Kirk Franklin, Phillip Bailey and Maurice White....
The room's green
It's got writing on the wall
It's got one chair
It's kinda small

Dirty shoes
Running past the door.
And then you go round
Beat yourself up,

[Chorus]
Ten minutes to go,
And I wanna go home
Ten minutes to go,
Yeah, I've got to go home
Ten minutes to go,
And the air, it don't feel clear
Everybody disappear, you're
In it on your own

Fourteen,
Intimidated, and she's just fourteen
She's getting pulled from the opposite side,
Until it breaks down
Blame it on the wrong crowd
Stay, more make up, hair dye

[Chorus]
Ten minutes to go,
You know she should have gone home
Ten minutes to go,
Yeah you should have gone home
Ten minutes to go,
And the air, it don?t feel clear,
Everybody disappear, you?re
In it on your own

You can't sleep,
You know it's over but you just can?t sleep
You've gotta face it,
Gotta go outside
And do the day-walk
Living with the lights off,
Ain't nobody home

[Chorus]
Ten minutes to go,
You know you wanna stay home
Ten minutes to go,
Yeah you wanna stay home
Ten minutes to go,
And the air, it don't feel clear,
Everybody disappear, you're
In it on your own

Keep your head
Keep your head
Just keep your head
Keep your
Head

You wanna keep, ah
Keep it on the right side
If you know your gonna be coming off
It's gonna make you open your eyes
I said, now, open your eyes
You know it
You wanna keep, ah
Keep it on the low side
Yes you gonna see ten minutes to go
And your keeping it heads up
Keep it low, be right
Push it kinda low

So, open your eyes.


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"Keep Your Head" as written by Phillip Bailey Kirk Franklin

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, CAPITOL CHRISTIAN MUSIC GROUP

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    General Commentto the two people before me, i looked for the lyrics, and I found this from a website:

    Ting Ting Jules De Martino told Rhapsody about this song: "That track was just a riff we had on stage. Before we forgot the melody, we went to the studio and just turned on the vocal so we could remember it. That guide vocal that Katie put down is the track on the album. It's almost like you think she's singing something, but it's just complete gobbledygook. So we liked the idea that it was of its time. We're not into writing songs, storing them on machines and going back to them months later and finishing them."

    In China this song is banned and all the Chinese album versions have had this track removed. De Martino explained to Rhapsody that because the lyrics can't be translated "they worried that there's some sort of secret message in it."
    -from: songfacts.com/…



    I was lyk, "OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!' XDDD
    nightwriter69on September 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSchweet, first to comment this song. Pretty catchy. I think it's saying to stay sane even if you just don't want to be there. Like, don't get all crazy and berserk.
    azncravin08on June 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy favourite in the cd. :)
    Btw, anyone have any idea what "Impacilla Carpisung" says?
    lalunacrecienteon July 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI was looking for that one too :D

    I think it's a song about a party. And then the day after the party.
    73on August 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is always in my head at work

    10 minutes to go, and i want to go home
    xBenji65on February 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think that when you're under twenty-one, songs that mention certain ages/age-groups feel like they're written about you, even when they apparently weren't written at all.
    I like this song.
    "Fourteen, intimidated, and she's just fourteen"
    polkadot.peekabooon March 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI'm pretty sure this song is about going on stage for the first time.

    The room's green
    It's got writing on the wall
    It's got one chair
    Its kinda small
    -Before you go on stage, you're hang out in a Green Room, usually they're small rooms.

    Dirty shoes
    Running past the door.
    And then you go round
    Beat yourself up,

    Ten minutes to go,
    And I wanna go home
    Ten minutes to go,
    Yeah, I've got to go home
    Ten minutes to go,
    And the air, it don't feel clear
    Everybody disappear, you're
    In it on your own

    -Nerves, stage fright, you go on without any help, especially if you're doing a monologue or solo piece of music, but eventually you have to face it and ignore all the people in the audience.

    Fourteen,
    Intimidated, and she's just fourteen
    She's getting pulled from the opposite side,
    Until it breaks down
    Blame it on the wrong crowd
    Stay, more make up, hair dye

    -She's inexperienced and shouldn't be performing, and blames it all on the audience when it was really her own fault.

    You can't sleep,
    You know it's over but you just can't sleep
    You've gotta face it,
    Gotta go outside
    And do the day-walk
    Living with the lights off,
    Ain't nobody home

    -Nerves the next day and the worry that someone will recognize you. (I guess, I don't really get this part.)


    The rest of it is pretty much the same idea :)
    Just throwing that out there, that's what I get from it.
    Shanekmhon April 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think that this song is about when a person wants to go home but the party has not yet ended. They have to keep their head because maybe something bad happened that made them want to go but they don't want to be rude by leaving early.
    songofsongson September 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningI'm not sure if this is right but I think this song MIGHT be like about bullying
    "fourteen Intimidated and she just forteen"
    "hanging with the wrong crowd" could be like the mean person


    But you know I could be wrong that's just what I think but I also like what Shanekmh said
    megronion September 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentactually, this reminds me of my first time having sex.
    i was fourteen, his room was green, he wore dirty torn-up converses.. he was a "bad boy", two years older, in a band, into heavy metal, he was kinda messed up.. he naturally broke up with me after i ran out of his house.. it was messed up.
    after that i could barely sleep, i regretted it so much..
    i was starting to get more into the "wrong crowd", stayed out late, wore too much make-up, dyed my hair blonde (it looked horrible, lol, im a natural redhead) but after that, i just stayed at home and sulked. used myspace a lot. ignored my real friends. felt like becoming a "scene queen"
    :P
    now im getting better, but its just been almost two years.. haven't been able to completely get over it
    i really love this song <3
    nikkiexhellyeaahon October 12, 2009   Link

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