"Settle For A Slowdown" as written by and Martin/beavers/bentley/....
I must look just like a fool, here in the middle of the road,
Standin' there in your rear view, gettin' soaked to the bone
This land is flat as it is mean, a man can see for a hundred miles
So I'm still prayin' I might see, the glow of a brake light

But your wheels just turn, down the road ahead
If it hurts at all, you ain't showed it yet
I keep lookin' for the slightest sign
That you might miss, what you left behind
I know there's nothin' stopping you now
But I'd settle for a slowdown

I held on longer than I should, believin' you might change your mind
And those bright lights of Hollywood, would fade in time

But your wheels just turn, down the road ahead
If it hurts at all, you ain't showed it yet
I keep lookin' for the slightest sign
That you might miss, what you left behind
I know there's nothin' stopping you now
But I'd settle for a slowdown

But your wheels just turn, down the road ahead
If it hurts at all, you ain't showed it yet
You're just a tiny dot, on that horizon line
Come on tap those brakes, baby just one time
I know there's nothin' stoppin' you now
I'm not asking you to turn back around
I'd settle for a slowdown
Come on just slowdown
I'd settle for a slowdown


Lyrics submitted by TerilynnHamblin

"Settle for a Slowdown" as written by Brett Beavers Tony Martin

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    General Commentholy shit.

    this song is beautiful. this song can be taken two ways: literally or metaphorically. literally... just read the lyrics. it's self explainatory. metaphorically, this song is about a person leaving someone, and that someone doesn't really want them to go. though they realize it's just not going to work out, one just wants to see that they were worth something, and that what they had actually was worth their time. hence the name of the song, "settle for a slowdown".

    just amazing. i can relate.

    the best way i can explain this though is through personal experiance. i dated this amazing boy, but we broke up for reasons. and we're still pretty good friends. well he already has a new girlfriend and seems to be forgetting about me, and though i miss him, i'm not asking him to come back... i just want to see him have some type of nostalgia for the thought of us, or to know that i was important.
    DeathByPoisonon May 14, 2007   Link

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