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15 Minutes Away Lyrics

15 Minutes Away by K'naan  

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15 Minutes Away Yeah, I'm sending this one out to everybody
That's had to wait on a money transfer
Yeah, it's 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, 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 had paid 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 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

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 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 holler
He likes your Pepsi-Cola, but you ain't runnin' Lola

Brazil ain't nothin' easy for Velez or for Sheezy
The sun would make you dizzy, workin' for something measly
These girls will 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
It's like an angel speaking, she can barely believe it

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 inclination
But now I'm proud and pacing and walking to the station
Heavy precipitation but you can't tell me anything

I got my bills in order, I made it 'cross the border
Such dazzles, such a horror, his life was like an opera
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?

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

Yo' let the beat ride out for a minute
I'ma say some' very quick to people
I don't really do shout outs but I just wanna give a quick shout out
To the people that helped me out when I was in need
You know what I'm sayin'

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
Thank you very much

Mr. Jarvis Church
Who didn't even know about Western Union 'til he met me
Thank you very much
My wife Dedna, helpin' us 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
Yeah, thank you very much, it's K'Naan



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