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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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    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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    Unregistered
    I think this song sends out a good message. It's 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 once put on you is now out of sight. Also when the song says "I think I'm moving but i go nowhere" this means that your life seems like it has changed but really. It hasn't changed all that much and your still stuck in the same situation, just a different setting and time. I really think this is a great song and it conveys a strong message. The message is to respect life the way it turns out. This song is just amazing with the lyrics and the music.
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    oluseyi
    To me, the point of the piece is to deviate from the status quo. The rigid nature of the status quo is choking the individual causing them to wan to get away regardless of what is going. It is the status quo which allows terrible things to happen because it is so rigidly uniformed. He wants people to look around and see how crazy the world it yet, we as individuals, have the ability to change those horrors. The person is trying to gain enough courage to break away from the status quo but it is a very long process.
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    lou22sethut
    I think this song is about how in life we get so caught up in materialistic things that we forget about the only thing that actually important in life God.
    The phrase "i think i'm moving but i go nowhere" means that no matter how you think youre getting to the top your actually not going anywhere
    because this wont matter if and when you get to heaven.
    The phrase "but i've become what i cant be" meaning that he's not happy with how and why he's become who he really is.
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