Stop And Stare

Album: Dreaming Out Loud (2008)
Charted: 4 12
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  • 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 live

    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

    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? Writer/s: Andrew John Brown, Eddie Ray Fisher, Ryan Benjamin Tedder, Timothy John Myers, Zachary Filkins
    Publisher: Downtown Music Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 6

  • Stella from EuropeI fell in love with this song as a teenager, little did I know that one day when I finished university I would relate to this so much. One can plan, have dreams, but when it does not turn out the way you want to live your life, you really need to "stop and stare". This song can make me cry, but it is a treasure just like Ryan and the others.
  • Kimberly from Landing, NjYes I agree. We all need to stop and stare. We all should stop. take in the reality. For what is in front of us and are EYES. Thank you again for the reminder. Great Lyrics.
  • Annika from Apeldoorn, Netherlandsbeautifulish awesome song
  • Chantelle from Shellharbour, Australiawhen i first heard this song i was like wow this is so powerful. I watched the film clip over and over but then eventually i got and i was just like omg i can relate to that. SO POWERFUL!!!
  • Melissa from Newtown, Paso lovely. i love it when you can relate to songs like this
  • Alyssa from Forney, TxThis song is awesome
    Very cool =]
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