"Stop" as written by Paul Doucette and Rob Thomas....
Yes it's true that I believe
I'm weaker than I used to be
I wear my heart out on my sleeve
And I forget the rest of me

Yes there's times I've been afraid
And there's no harm in that I pray
Cuz I'm more frightened everyday
Someone will take the hope I have away

But you gotta give it up
To get off sometimes
You gotta give it up
To get off sometimes
You gotta give it up
To get off sometimes I know

But you gotta give it up
To get off sometimes
You gotta give it up
To get off sometimes
You gotta give it up
To get off sometimes I know

All the times I've given in
You fit me like a second skin
And one by one I will begin
To wear you on the days I'm feeling thin

But you gotta give it up
To get off sometimes
You gotta give it up
To get off sometimes
You gotta give it up
To get off sometimes I know

But you gotta give it up
To get off sometimes
You gotta give it up
To get off sometimes
You gotta give it up
To get off sometimes I know

You'd better stop, stop, stop
Using me up
You'd better stop
Cuz I've had enough
And I'm ready to forget the reasons
That keep me here

You'd better stop, stop, stop
Using me up
You'd better stop
Cuz I've had enough
And I'm ready to forget the reasons
That keep me here



Lyrics submitted by 7_myshell_7

"Stop" as written by Rob Thomas Paul Doucette

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  • +1
    General CommentI'm sorry shark =/ That's not cool. I just got out of a situation like this. Stupid jerk only used me. Then said he was 'figuring himself out' and wasn't being his true self. All lies. I hate that. But hey sometimes you have to harden your heart, swallow your tears, and just walk away.
    alistrine13on December 13, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song, but some lyrics are missing!
    Zatchon July 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits being afraid to make a decision if its better for you.
    happily_sullenon April 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song, it's so energetic and full of passion!
    Gabigson August 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWalk in the rain
    You will even if you're never gonna change
    Good God need a little love while
    You'll find what you think you're gonna be child
    InSearchOfMeaningon December 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes, that part of the lyrics are so important and missing there!.
    Gabigson March 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah it's great and all... But what exactly does it mean? I haven't given it a whole lot of thought, I only truly listened to it for the first time this morning, and I don't know what to think...
    waterskiaholicon August 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about the perils of being yourself, when you admit you're down but you want more in life. Sometimes you have to become this boring bland person in order to fit in. It's about becoming more acceptable as a person. You gotta give it up to get off sometimes means you gotta stop being you to "get off". This song also is about the frustrations of not being yourself because people start using you and you realise why you were yourself in the first place. That's just what I get from this song but I'm sure there are plenty of interpretations!
    Olliemundayon February 22, 2015   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI feel like this relates to my current situation:

    You're trapped in a relationship with a girl who uses you, and ignores you when she doesn't need you. She says she's just trying to figure herself out, but, "Good God, you need a little love." and it's to the point where you're just gonna start using her to feel better like she does to you. Sooner or later though, enough will be enough and you'll be able to forget the reasons that kept you there.
    sharkon December 13, 2010   Link

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