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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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    KRashBashMay 10, 2008 at 2:26 am
    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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    lilkimmyc3995May 4, 2008 at 7:16 pm
    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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    rollypollie420Apr 18, 2008 at 7:11 am
    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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    UnregisteredJun 29, 2012 at 4:54 pm
    Stop and stare to me means that someone is trying to hold someone ba ck from achieveing what they want out of life. I think this song gives a clear meaning as to this character in the song is going to break away from all the people and things and follow his dreams no matter what risks are at stake(: reminds me of myself such an inspirational song to a sixteen year old female. Have a great day.
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    UnregisteredJun 11, 2012 at 3:51 am
    I think the meaning to the song is different for everybody. For example, for me it's about life and the choices we make as we get older: "i'm staring down myself counting up the years". Also I think the song might be about regret as well as moving on past that regret: "you start to wonder why you're here not there". It's more or less about someone who is stuck in the past and can't let go and therefore can't move on.

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