Stop the World I Wanna Get Off with You
Arctic Monkeys Lyrics


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Open Sesame (we've places to go)
We've people to see (let's put 'em on hold)
There's all sorts of shapes, that I bet you can make
When you want to escape, say the word

Well, I know that getting you alone isn't easy to do
With the exception of you I dislike everyone in the room
And I don't wanna lie, but I don't wanna tell you the truth
Get the sense that you're on the move
And you'll probably be leaving soon, so I'm telling you

Stop the world 'cause I wanna
Get off, with you
Stop the world 'cause I wanna
Get off, with you

Eyes the color of (water left in mud)
Icing sugar dust (crazy green flashes)
It's a funny thing, that I cannot explain
Don't you know the train keeps a-rolling?

Stop the world cause I wanna
Get off, with you
Stop the world cause I wanna
Get off, with you

Well, I know that getting you alone isn't easy to do
And I don't wanna lie, and I don't wanna tell you the truth
And I know we got places to go, we got people to see
Think we both oughta put 'em on hold and I know you agree

Stop the world 'cause I wanna
Get off, with you




Stop the world 'cause I wanna
Get off, with you

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "Stop The World I Wanna Get Off With You" by Arctic Monkeys can be interpreted in a few ways. On one hand, they can be seen as a playful invitation to escape from the world and be with someone you desire. The opening line "Open Sesame" is traditionally used to open the door to hidden treasures, and in this context, it seems to suggest opening a door to a secret world in which you can be free with the person you want to be with. The lines "We've places to go / We've people to see / There's all sorts of shapes, that I bet you can make / When you want to escape, say the word" further reinforce this idea of a secret escape to be with someone.


On the other hand, the song can also be seen as a commentary on the difficulty of finding true connection and intimacy in a world full of superficiality and meaningless interactions. The lines "With the exception of you I dislike everyone in the room" and "Eyes the color of water left in mud / Icing sugar dust crazy green flashes" suggest a dissatisfaction with the people around the singer and a longing for something deeper and more real. The repetition of the line "Stop the world 'cause I wanna / Get off, with you" can be seen as a cry for escape from the superficiality and emptiness of the world and a desire for true connection and intimacy with one person.


Overall, "Stop The World I Wanna Get Off With You" is a catchy, upbeat song that can be interpreted in different ways depending on one's perspective on love and relationships.


Line by Line Meaning

Open Sesame (we've places to go)
We have destinations in mind


We've people to see (let's put 'em on hold)
Let's postpone meeting the people we planned to meet


There's all sorts of shapes, that I bet you can make
There are various fun things we can do


When you want to escape, say the word
You can always tell me if you want to leave


Well, I know that getting you alone isn't easy to do
I'm aware that it's challenging to get some alone time with you


With the exception of you I dislike everyone in the room
I don't like anyone here except for you


And I don't wanna lie, but I don't wanna tell you the truth
I don't want to deceive you, but I also don't want to upset you


Get the sense that you're on the move
I feel like you're about to leave


And you'll probably be leaving soon, so I'm telling you
Because you may be leaving soon, I want to talk to you about something important


Stop the world 'cause I wanna
I want to put a stop to everything else going on right now


Get off, with you
And spend some time alone with you


Eyes the color of (water left in mud)
Your eyes are a beautiful shade of brown


Icing sugar dust (crazy green flashes)
Your hair has a mix of white and green highlights that looks amazing


It's a funny thing, that I cannot explain
There's something about you that's hard to put into words


Don't you know the train keeps a-rolling?
Time keeps moving forward and we have to make the most of it


And I know we got places to go, we got people to see
We have obligations we need to meet


Think we both oughta put 'em on hold and I know you agree
I believe we should prioritize spending time alone together, and I think you feel the same way




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Alex Turner

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@horvathszilveszter

I listen to AM when I walk in the dark, when I drink coffee, when it rains, when I'm alone. Shit. Everytime it fits.

@promiseringgirl

best comment here

@ariam6850

ikr

@cherie8039

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@Randernardy

It's always good to listen AM.

@kiwichi4488

Szilveszter H. even listening to them when I shit fits

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@angus7021

This song is just is like a mix of AM songs. You can hear a little arabella here, knee socks there, etc.

@ThatRunnerAaron

That's funny....

@labriezalka9026

i kinda hear snap out of it (?)

@brookesdeathmetalreviews

I hear a little bit of "snap out of it" too!

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