Half a world away, a young boy and a soldier,
trade a bullet for a stone...
Another mother worries why her son has not come home.
Red triangles along the roadside, tell of hidden mines.
In the same fields where once shepherds tended sheep
and saw the sign.

Stop the world, let me catch my breath.
So little time to live, between life and death.
Stop the world, I need a little break.
You see, I've taken all I can take.
Just a little time off for good behavior.

Picked up the morning paper, can't believe what I see.
Well, there's too much hate for you, too much hate for me.
Too much pain in the land of the free.
Every waking hour, every damn day,
are spent chasing the sign of the dollar,
such a heavy price to pay...
That's why I say...

Stop the world, let me catch my breath.
So little time to live, between life and death.
Stop the world, I need a little break.
You see, I've taken all I can take.
Just a little time off for good behavior.


We bite the hand that bleeds and
we kick the ones we should feed.
Apathy can fuel the disease.
Can you feel it in you?
Can you cure it in me?

Courtroom drama with the chosen four,
who were there to serve and protect.
The defense rests,
while the jury sleeps and the prosecution objects.
It means nothing to me,
the color of hands that light fires in the night.
I hope the king saw his reflection in his
thousand points of light...
Read my lips now...

Stop the world, let me catch my breath.
So little time to live, between life and death.
Stop the world, I need a little break.
You see, I've taken all I can take.
Just a little time off for good behavior.

Stop the world, let me catch my breath.
So little time to live, between life and death.
Stop the world, I need a little break.
You see, I've taken all I can take.
Just a little time off for good behavior.


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