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OneRepublic – Stop & Stare lyrics

This town is colder now, I think it’s sick of us
It’s time to make our move, I’m shakin' off the rust
I’ve got my heart set on anywhere but here
I’m staring down myself, counting up the years

Steady hands just take the wheel
Every glance is killing me
Time to make one last appeal
For the life I lead

Stop and stare
I think I’m moving but I go nowhere
Yeah, I know that everyone gets scared
But I’ve become what I can’t be, oh

Stop and stare
You start to wonder why you’re here not there
And you’d give anything to get what’s fair
But fair ain’t what you really need
Oh, can you see what I see?

They’re tryin' to come back, all my senses push
Untie the weight bags, I never thought I could
Steady feet, don’t fail me now
I'm gonna run till you can’t walk
Something pulls my focus out
And I’m standing down

Stop and stare
I think I’m moving but I go nowhere
Yeah, I know that everyone gets scared
But I’ve become what I can’t be, oh

Stop and stare
You start to wonder why you’re here not there
And you’d give anything to get what’s fair
But fair ain’t what you really need
Oh, you don’t need

What you need, what you need
What you need

Stop and stare
I think I’m moving but I go nowhere
Yeah, I know that everyone gets scared
I’ve become what I can’t be
Oh, do you see what I see?



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    KRashBash
    I think this song is about the many out looks on life. And if you don't use them they are gone, you aren't getting them back. To try and see things diffrent than what they actually physically are. And when the song says " i think im moving but i go nowhere " I think it means that people are moving past and your not noticeing what your can be loosing out on when in fact you can get alot out ofit,.
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    lilkimmyc3995
    I think this song sends out a good message. Its talking about how our life could be so much better than it really is. And we need to take advantage of that. When the song says " untie the weight bags i never thought i could " this is a very strong, lyrical statement saying that all the weight or pressure that was one put on you is now out of sight. Also when the song says " i think im moving but i go nowhere " this means that your life seams like it has changed but really. It hasn't changed all that much and your still suck in the same situation, just a different setting and time.
    I really think this is a great song and it conveys a strong message. This song is just ah-mazzing with the lyrics and the music. I love it.
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    LJS181
    The lyrics to this song indicate that the author can visualize the life he wants but there is something holding him back from achieving his goals ("you start to wonder why you're here not there"). He believes that he has been working hard all along to achieve his ideal life but then realizes that the objectives he set for himself don't work to accomplish his goal ("I think I'm moving but I go nowhere"). He realizes that the person he has become is not the person he wishes to be in order to achieve fulfillment; perhaps because of a fear of failure or even a fear of success. ("I know that everyone gets scared but I've become what I can't be"). He then finds the courage to pursue the life he wants ("Steady hands just take the wheel" and "steady feet don't fail me now").
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    rollypollie420
    I only like Phill Collins songs, but this song is pretty good because one time I was Albertson's buying pastrami and this f'ing guy was staring at my cart hella long. I was getting really pissed off, but then this song came on my mp3 player that my dad got me for X-mas and it was a really weird coincidence that this dude was just stopping and staring at my cart and this song was on. Needless to say I started hysterically laughing. Really weirded the dude out:) this guy's voice is cool 2. Rolliepollie___.
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    This is one of my favorites songs of all, because the meaning that it has for me is very emotional, is kind of my back up song. It reminds me that life sometimes is very tough and time passes by really fast, it makes me think of where I am right now and the struggle to get where I wanna be, all the difficulties I've been through. But the phrase that really hits me is "but fair ain't really what you need," because it tells me that I can get a lot more than fairness, I can get what I want in life because I want it! Stop and stare!
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