"15 Minutes Away" as written by Gerald Eaton, Brian West and Keinan Warsame....
I'm sending this one out to anyone who's had to wait on a money transfer,
Yea its kinda whack when they charge you like 10 percent on the dollar
But you know how good it feels when they say

You can pick it up today, its 15 minutes away.
You can pick it up today, its 15 minutes away.
You can pick it up today, its 15 minutes away.
You can pick it up today, its 15 minutes away.

The worst thing is the waiting man,
Its spiritually draining,
I guess I could repaint it, but don't think I'm complaining,
I'm in my small apartment,
This month has been the hardest
I couldn't afford some omelets,
I'm broke like an empty promise
Sometimes when im in a meeting, and everyone else is eating,
I feel so awkward asking, so I pretend like I am fasting,
My girl had paid my payments,
She wants to save my anus,
She says my loves contagious but my pride is so outrageous
She sent me Western Union, so I can make it doin'
It felt so good when she said write down this eleven digits
I go out to receive it, I'm desperate and I need it,
Feels like an angel's speaking, I can hardly believe it


You finally got a cola, you met him in sarpola
A tourist with a dollar, he's some kind of a baller
Two babies in a stroller, and still he wants to hollar
He likes your Pepsi-Cola, but you ain't runnin' Lola
Brazil ain't nothin' easy, for Velez or fa sheezy
The sun would make you dizzy,
Workin' for something measly
These girls would make you trust em,
And sweetness is the custom,
But everyday they hustlin', everyday they hustlin',
John calls her with the number,
Home with her local lover,
Who was it that picked up the phone,
Oh that was just my brother
She goes out to receive it she's desperate and she needs it
Its like an angel speaking, she can barely believe it


I got my confirmation,
The western union agent,
Said grandmas destination,
Had violent inclination
But now I'm proud and pacing,
And walking to the station,
Heavy precipitation,
But you cant me anything,
I got my bills in order,
I made it cross the border,
Such dazzles such a horror,
His life was like an Oprah,
Grandma I never forget you,
Worry I never let you,
Soon as I leave the venue,
This money I will send you,
I still haven't gone astray,
Don't drink or smoke and sway,
Though sometimes I don't pray,
It feels so good to say,
Go out and receive it,
Cause I just know you need it,
Your boy has grown up decent,
Grandma can you believe it?


Yo let the beat ride out for a minute ima say somethin right quick to people.
I dont really do shout outs
But I'm gonna do a quick shout out to the people that helped me
When I was in need you know what I'm sayin',
The people who sent me things on Western Union what have you.
You know Mahama Yuisef takin care of us numerous times
When me and rezac stuck on the road somewhere.
Mr Jarvis Church who didnt even know about Western Union til he met me.
My wife Dedna helpin' out when we needed her, thank you baby.
Mr. solgai helpin out with my brothers bail money
Even before we been working together,
Thank you very much, orregato I appreciate it,
And now I'm sending money to people.
Generosity is the key, generosity is the key.
Thank you very much, it's K'Naan

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"15 Minutes Away" as written by Gerald Eaton Brian West

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    General Commentyou met him in sao paula
    A tourist with a dolla
    Two babies in a strolla
    kjeskeon September 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI can't stop listening to this song!! It's very catchy and the message of the song is very down to earth. My favorite part is when he talks about his grandma, "Your boy has grown up decent, Grandma, can you believe it?"
    Marc7on April 25, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthis song is awesome, makes me happy yo. It expresses so perfectly the feelin of gratefulness, and shock at the kindness of others. Relief, but that's not the right word.. I dunno what western union is but I think I get this song from the feelin.
    DJgifon January 04, 2011   Link

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