15 Minutes Away
K'naan Lyrics


Yea,
I'm sending this one out to anyone who's had to wait on a money transfer,
Yea its kinda whack when they charge you like 10 percent on the dollar
But you know how good it feels when they say

[Chorus]
You can pick it up today, its 15 minutes away.
You can pick it up today, its 15 minutes away.
You can pick it up today, its 15 minutes away.
You can pick it up today, its 15 minutes away.

The worst thing is the waiting man,
Its spiritually draining,
I guess I could repaint it, but don't think I'm complaining,
I'm in my small apartment,
This month has been the hardest
I couldn't afford some omelets,
I'm broke like an empty promise
Sometimes when im in a meeting, and everyone else is eating,
I feel so awkward asking, so I pretend like I am fasting,
My girl had paid my payments,
She wants to save my anus,
She says my loves contagious but my pride is so outrageous
She sent me Western Union, so I can make it doin'
It felt so good when she said write down this eleven digits
I go out to receive it, I'm desperate and I need it,
Feels like an angel's speaking, I can hardly believe it

[Chorus]

You finally got a cola, you met him in sarpola
A tourist with a dollar, he's some kind of a baller
Two babies in a stroller, and still he wants to hollar
He likes your Pepsi-Cola, but you ain't runnin' Lola
Brazil ain't nothin' easy, for Velez or fa sheezy
The sun would make you dizzy,
Workin' for something measly
These girls would make you trust em,
And sweetness is the custom,
But everyday they hustlin', everyday they hustlin',
John calls her with the number,
Home with her local lover,
Who was it that picked up the phone,
Oh that was just my brother
She goes out to receive it she's desperate and she needs it
Its like an angel speaking, she can barely believe it

[Chorus]

I got my confirmation,
The western union agent,
Said grandmas destination,
Had violent inclination
But now I'm proud and pacing,
And walking to the station,
Heavy precipitation,
But you cant me anything,
I got my bills in order,
I made it cross the border,
Such dazzles such a horror,
His life was like an Oprah,
Grandma I never forget you,
Worry I never let you,
Soon as I leave the venue,
This money I will send you,
I still haven't gone astray,
Don't drink or smoke and sway,
Though sometimes I don't pray,
It feels so good to say,
Go out and receive it,
Cause I just know you need it,
Your boy has grown up decent,
Grandma can you believe it?

[Chorus]

Yo let the beat ride out for a minute ima say somethin right quick to people.
I dont really do shout outs
But I'm gonna do a quick shout out to the people that helped me
When I was in need you know what I'm sayin',
The people who sent me things on Western Union what have you.
You know Mahama Yuisef takin care of us numerous times
When me and rezac stuck on the road somewhere.
Mr Jarvis Church who didnt even know about Western Union til he met me.
My wife Dedna helpin' out when we needed her, thank you baby.
Mr. solgai helpin out with my brothers bail money
Even before we been working together,
Thank you very much, orregato I appreciate it,
And now I'm sending money to people.
Generosity is the key, generosity is the key.
Thank you very much, it's K'Naan

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Written by: BRIAN WEST, GERALD EATON, KEINAN WARSAME

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

Re△Love∞ution

Yeah
I'm sending this one out to anyone who's had to wait to wait on a money transfer
Yeah, it's kind of whack when they charge you like 10% on the dollar
But you know how good it feels when they say

(chorus)
You can pick it up today, it's 15 minutes away
You can pick it up today, it's 15 minutes away
You can pick it up today, it's 15 minutes away
You can pick it up today, it's 15 minutes away

The worst thing is the waiting, man
It's spiritually draining
I guess I could repaint it
But don't think I'm complaining
I'm in my small apartment
This month has been the hardest
I couldn't afford some omelets
I'm broke like an empty promise
Sometimes when I'm in a meeting
And everyone else is eating
I feel so awkward asking
So I pretend like I am fasting
My girl helped pay my payments
She wants to save my anus
She says my love's contagious
But my pride is so outrageous
She sent me Western Union
So I can make it through an'
It felt so good when she said
Write down this eleven digits
I go out to receive it
I'm desperate and I need it
Feels like an angel speaking
I can hardly believe it

(chorus)
You can pick it up today, it's 15 minutes away
You can pick it up today, it's 15 minutes away
You can pick it up today, it's 15 minutes away
You can pick it up today, it's 15 minutes away

You finally got a caller
You met him in Sao Paolo
A tourist with a dollar
He's some kind of a baller
Two babies in a stroller
And still he wants to holler
He likes your Pepsi-Cola
But you ain't running, Lola
Brazil ain't nothing easy
Favelas oh fa sheezy
The sun would make you dizzy
Working for something measly
These girls would make you trust 'em
Their sweetness is the custom
But every day they hustlin'
Every day, they bustlin'
John calls her with the number
Home with her local lover
Who was it that picked up the phone
Oh, that was just my brother
She goes out to receive it
She's desperate and she needs it
It's like an angel speaking
She can hardly believe it

(chorus)
You can pick it up today, it's 15 minutes away
You can pick it up today, it's 15 minutes away
You can pick it up today, it's 15 minutes away
You can pick it up today, it's 15 minutes away

I got my confirmation
The Western Union agent
Said Grandma's destination
Had violent inclinations
But now I'm proud and pacing
And walking to the station
Heavy precipitation
But you can't tell me nothing
I got my biz in order
I made it 'cross the border
Such dazzle, such a horror
His life is like an opera
Grandma, I'll never forget you
Worry, I'll never let you
Soon as I leave the venue
This money I will send you
I still haven't gone astray
Don't drink or smoke and sway
Though sometimes I don't pray
It feels so good to say
Go out and receive it
'Cause I just know you need it
Your boy has grown up decent
Grandma, can you believe it?

(chorus)
You can pick it up today, it's 15 minutes away
You can pick it up today, it's 15 minutes away
You can pick it up today, it's 15 minutes away
You can pick it up today, it's 15 minutes away

(Spoken)
Yo let the beat ride out for a minute Im'ma say somethin right quick to people. I dont really do shout outs but I'm gonna do a quick shout out to the people that helped me when I was in need, you know what im sayin> The people who sent me things on Western Union what have you. You know Mahama Yuisef takin care of us numerous times when me and Rezac stuck on the road somewhere. Mr. Jarvis Church who didnt even know about Western Union til he met me. My wife Dedna helpin out when we needed her, thank you baby. Mr Solgai helpin out with my brothers bail money even before we been working together, thank you very much, Orregato I appreciate it, and now I'm sending money to people. Generosity is the key, generosity is the key. Thank you very much, Its K'Naan.



Read more: K'naan - 15 Minutes Lyrics | MetroLyrics 



King Max

Yea,
I'm sending this one out to anyone who's had to wait on a money transfer, 
Yea its kinda whack when they charge you like 10 percent on the dollar 
But you know how good it feels when they say

You can pick it up today, its 15 minutes away.
You can pick it up today, its 15 minutes away.
You can pick it up today, its 15 minutes away.
You can pick it up today, its 15 minutes away.

The worst thing is the waiting man,
Its spiritually draining,
I guess I could repaint it, but don't think I'm complaining,
I'm in my small apartment,
This month has been the hardest
I couldn't afford some omelets,
I'm broke like an empty promise
Sometimes when im in a meeting, and everyone else is eating,
I feel so awkward asking, so I pretend like I am fasting,
My girl had paid…



All comments from YouTube:

Morgan Mahn

Isn't it amazing how much better rap is when the lyrics are about real things and not just money, drugs, and sex?

Jon Dee

Man this guy is one of the greatest ever I feel his music is so heart wrenching uplifting 15 minutes away I love it bless blaah!!!!!!!!!!

DiamondTV

I relate to this song so much. K'naan keeps it real. Don't stop giving us real positive music!

Daniel Vásquez

This guy's got a lot of amazing songs!!!

africa ethiopia

love this song.......somalian money transfer fast and trustworthy.......respect from ethiopia

TheChangePeople

I love K'naan, because he's a really good hip hop artist AND he is singing about the real world and the shit in the world!

Re△Love∞ution

Yeah
I'm sending this one out to anyone who's had to wait to wait on a money transfer
Yeah, it's kind of whack when they charge you like 10% on the dollar
But you know how good it feels when they say

(chorus)
You can pick it up today, it's 15 minutes away
You can pick it up today, it's 15 minutes away
You can pick it up today, it's 15 minutes away
You can pick it up today, it's 15 minutes away

The worst thing is the waiting, man
It's spiritually draining
I guess I could repaint it
But don't think I'm complaining
I'm in my small apartment
This month has been the hardest
I couldn't afford some omelets
I'm broke like an empty promise
Sometimes when I'm in a meeting
And everyone else is eating
I feel so awkward asking
So I pretend like I am fasting
My girl helped pay my payments
She wants to save my anus
She says my love's contagious
But my pride is so outrageous
She sent me Western Union
So I can make it through an'
It felt so good when she said
Write down this eleven digits
I go out to receive it
I'm desperate and I need it
Feels like an angel speaking
I can hardly believe it

(chorus)
You can pick it up today, it's 15 minutes away
You can pick it up today, it's 15 minutes away
You can pick it up today, it's 15 minutes away
You can pick it up today, it's 15 minutes away

You finally got a caller
You met him in Sao Paolo
A tourist with a dollar
He's some kind of a baller
Two babies in a stroller
And still he wants to holler
He likes your Pepsi-Cola
But you ain't running, Lola
Brazil ain't nothing easy
Favelas oh fa sheezy
The sun would make you dizzy
Working for something measly
These girls would make you trust 'em
Their sweetness is the custom
But every day they hustlin'
Every day, they bustlin'
John calls her with the number
Home with her local lover
Who was it that picked up the phone
Oh, that was just my brother
She goes out to receive it
She's desperate and she needs it
It's like an angel speaking
She can hardly believe it

(chorus)
You can pick it up today, it's 15 minutes away
You can pick it up today, it's 15 minutes away
You can pick it up today, it's 15 minutes away
You can pick it up today, it's 15 minutes away

I got my confirmation
The Western Union agent
Said Grandma's destination
Had violent inclinations
But now I'm proud and pacing
And walking to the station
Heavy precipitation
But you can't tell me nothing
I got my biz in order
I made it 'cross the border
Such dazzle, such a horror
His life is like an opera
Grandma, I'll never forget you
Worry, I'll never let you
Soon as I leave the venue
This money I will send you
I still haven't gone astray
Don't drink or smoke and sway
Though sometimes I don't pray
It feels so good to say
Go out and receive it
'Cause I just know you need it
Your boy has grown up decent
Grandma, can you believe it?

(chorus)
You can pick it up today, it's 15 minutes away
You can pick it up today, it's 15 minutes away
You can pick it up today, it's 15 minutes away
You can pick it up today, it's 15 minutes away

(Spoken)
Yo let the beat ride out for a minute Im'ma say somethin right quick to people. I dont really do shout outs but I'm gonna do a quick shout out to the people that helped me when I was in need, you know what im sayin> The people who sent me things on Western Union what have you. You know Mahama Yuisef takin care of us numerous times when me and Rezac stuck on the road somewhere. Mr. Jarvis Church who didnt even know about Western Union til he met me. My wife Dedna helpin out when we needed her, thank you baby. Mr Solgai helpin out with my brothers bail money even before we been working together, thank you very much, Orregato I appreciate it, and now I'm sending money to people. Generosity is the key, generosity is the key. Thank you very much, Its K'Naan.



Read more: K'naan - 15 Minutes Lyrics | MetroLyrics 

anonymou s

only mistake was it was muhammad not mahama and deqa not dedna

goldimage

I havent called my mother in 3 months because university life is getting to me, paying tuition, bills, exams and all. But after listening to this song... i must call her tomorrow. Inspirational song... thanks K'naan!!!

DHAGAX CHANNEL

There are decent Ethiopians like you . Keep up the good work. K'naan used some Ethiopian beats and he gave credit so I don't see why some people are agitated ??? Actually i would be honored if I was Ethiopian.....! Music brings people closer, I have came across a lot of Ethiopians who love somali music and vice versa .....that is how it supposed to be.

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