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15 Minutes Away

This song is by K'naan and appears on the album Troubadour (2009).

Yeea,
I'm sending this one out to anyone who's had to wait on a money transfer, yeah 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 complaing,
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 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

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.

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
It's like an angel speaking, she can barely believe it

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.

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 can't 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 havnt 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, 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.

Yo let the beat ride out for a minute ima say somethin' right quick to people. I don't 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 didn't even know about Western Union till 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