K'NAAN


Take A Minute Lyrics

And any man who knows a thing knows
He knows not a damn, damn thing at all
And every time I felt the hurt
And I felt the givin' gettin' me up off the wall

I'm just gonna take a minute and let it ride
I'm just gonna take a minute and let it breeze
I'm just gonna take a minute and let it ride
I'm just gonna take a minute and let it breeze

How did Mandela get the will to surpass the everyday
When injustice had him caged and trapped in every way?
How did Gandhi ever withstand the hunger strikes and all?
Didn't do it to gain power or money if I recall

It's to give, I guess, I'll pass it on
Mother thinks it'll lift the stress of Babylon
Mother knows, my mother she suffered blows
I don't know how we survived such violent episodes

I was so worried and hurt to see you bleed
But as soon as you came out the hospital you gave me sweets
Yeah, they try to take you from me
But you still only gave 'em some prayers and sympathy

Dear mama, you helped me write this
By showing me to give is priceless

And any man who knows a thing knows
He knows not a damn, damn thing at all
And every time I felt the hurt
And I felt the givin' gettin' me up off the wall

I'm just gonna take a minute and let it ride
I'm just gonna take a minute and let it breeze
I'm just gonna take a minute and let it ride
I'm just gonna take a minute and let it breeze

All I can say is the worst is over now
We can serve the hard times, divorce, it's over now
They try to keep us out but they doors is open now
My nigga, Akon is gettin' awards and covers now

This is K'naan and still reppin' the S
Comin' out of Mogadishu and still draped in the mess
And no matter how we strong, homie
It ain't easy comin' out of where we from, homie

And that's the reason why, I could never play for me
Tell 'em the truth is what my dead homies told me
Ooh yeah, I take inspiration from the most heinous of situations
Creating medication out my own tribulations

Dear Africa, you helped me write this
By showing me to give is priceless

And any man who knows a thing knows
He knows not a damn, damn thing at all
And every time I felt the hurt
And I felt the givin' gettin' me up off the wall

I'm just gonna take a minute and let it ride
I'm just gonna take a minute and let it breeze
I'm just gonna take a minute and let it ride
I'm just gonna take a minute and let it breeze

Nothing is perfect man, that's what the world is
All I know is I'm enjoying today
You know 'cause it isn't every day that you get to give

And any man who knows a thing knows
He knows not a damn, damn thing at all
And every time I felt the hurt
And I felt the givin' gettin' me up off the wall

I'm just gonna take a minute and let it ride
I'm just gonna take a minute and let it breeze
I'm just gonna take a minute and let it ride
I'm just gonna take a minute and let it breeze

I got nothin' to complain about
You know where I'm from
You know where I'ma last, so
You know I was flyin' high

I'm just gonna take a minute and let it ride
I'm just gonna take a minute and let it breeze
I'm just gonna take a minute and let it ride
I'm just gonna take a minute and let it breeze

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Songwriter(s): Gerald Eaton, Keinan Warsame, Brian West
Copyright: Mawga Dawg Inc., Sony/ATV Music Publishing Canada, Worldwide West Music Inc.
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Meaning to "Take A Minute" song text (7 meanings)
kerli-fan 12/17/11,17:06
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this is one of the best songs i have ever heard....i love it and it inspired me to take a minute and let it rideeeee haha i love this song
kyra 09/10/10,15:28
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It's amazing how he writes such inspirational songs. How a few words can change the way we all look at the world. It's nice to have songs written for teens that don't involve drugs, pips or ho's.
jamiere 07/14/10,05:50
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mr. k'naan your song is so wonderful, and though im not a hiphop fan but this song keeps me really singing. more power!
that guy 06/10/10,19:10
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Axel... your right about bla bla bla butt honestly loose yourself? thats like one of the best songs of the decade dog.
TB 05/25/10,23:24
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I always thought it was, And that's the reason why, I could never phony, Tell 'em the truth is what my dead homies told me, Either way, he's very talented and deserves more airplay!
Axel G Tamtam , facebook 05/22/10,13:19
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This text comes from the real life , not like smack that , or lose yourself , or bla bla bla , K'naan he is the Best
Ashley 03/30/10,21:48
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I love this song and I'm in love with K'naan i just don't understand why he is not getting media coverage seriously he is talented oops i guess cuz he's African from the forgotten nation Somalia
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