"Stop For A Minute" as written by Timothy James Rice-oxley, Tom Chaplin, Richard David Hughes and Keinan Abdi Warsame....
Some days, feels my soul has left my body
Feel I'm floating high above me
Like I'm looking down upon me
Start sinking, every time I get to thinking
It's easier to keep on moving
Never stop to let the truth in

Sometimes I feel like it's all been done
Sometimes I feel like I'm the only one
Sometimes I wanna change everything I've ever done
I'm too tired to fight and yet too scared to run

And if I stop for a minute
I think about things I really don't wanna know
And I'm the first to admit it
Without you I'm a liner stranded in an ice floe

I feel like a thief who has no faith
Maybe more than by the grade
Of the drugs he took that day

Sinking, in the pain he's been inflicting
Yet he's feeling like the victim
Just a horoscope's to blame

Sometimes I feel like a little lost child
Sometimes I feel like the chosen one
Sometimes I wanna shout out 'til everything goes quiet
Sometimes I wonder why I was ever born

And if I stop for a minute
I think about things I really don't wanna know
And I'm the first to admit it
Without you I'm child
And so wherever you go, I will follow

Ugh, yeah
And baby you are just beautiful
From crown to your cuticles
You held down with two sons
You never frown when duty calls
You know me, I gave you more than you can handle
But you still keep a handle on it
Even when I take something beautiful and vandal on it
No more females
Well how come my emails got notes on a scandal
It's like Eve with the apple
A priest in a chapel
Overcome by the devil's tackle
I'm still shackled in the battle
I know, I'm such a hassle
Every time I let me thoughts go
I get baffled
So I hardly pause
I just crossed z's with these gnarly broads
Cause it hurts me just to see what I finally lost
So I guess I'm just a fiend
Consumed by the scene
The stage and the screen where it's just me and Keane

And if I stop for a minute
I think about things I really don't wanna know
(So I guess I'm just a fiend, consumed by the scene)
And I'm the first to admit it
Without you I'm a liner stranded in an ice floe
(The stage and the screen where it's just me and Keane)


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"Stop for a Minute" as written by Timothy Rice-oxley Keinan Warsame

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    My OpinionI absolutley love this song although i really dont know what it means so can someone tell me?
    Rockglamon May 07, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think the general message is that if you stop for a minute (no shit) and think about your life, you might realise things about yourself that can be hard to come to terms with, like realisations about yourself...
    chrissomerson May 10, 2010   Link
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    General CommentSome of K'Naan's part was cut out (after "I'm still shackling..").

    It's:
    "I'm such a hassle every time I let my thoughts go
    I get baffled so I hardly pause
    I just crossed seas with these gnarly broads
    Cos it hurts me just to see what I finally lost
    So I guess I'm just a fiend
    Consumed by the scene
    The stage and the screens
    Where it's just me and Keane"

    I think it's about pausing and realizing how much you need God or Jesus or a higher power to help you out because without that help you wouldn't be where you were.
    Petuniaon August 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI can't believe there aren't more comments on this song, I love it.
    It's definitely about stopping and having introspective moments, thinking about yourself.

    The lines "Without you i'm a child/ liner stranded in an ice floe" completely make this song, because with them, you realize that when he "stops for a minute", what he thinks about )and it's kind of a frightening thought, sometimes, to need someone that much) is that he absolutely needs this other person, to help him find direction.

    At least, that's how I see it, and that's how I want to see it.
    He needs this person (K'Naan's part makes it pretty clear this is a lover he's talking about, in my opinion, they give him direction and help him out with everything, he feels lost without them. I think it's a sweet thought.

    I don't know what the individual lines all mean, but this is the general idea.
    NimEdelweisson September 06, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"Sinking in the pain he's been inflicting
    Yet he's feeling like the victim
    Just a horoscope's to blame"

    I like this verse. It think it's basically saying people who act negatively to other people wonder why they themselves get treated that way. And they end up blaming it things other than themselves. Hence, "just the horoscope's to blame". It's basically saying they think that they aren't the ones causing their own pain.
    crusher8576on October 09, 2010   Link

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