STOP!

Here’s a cool song called STOP! by a i:Candy.

As lead singer Ashli Wright says:

As a teenage band ( we’re aged 17-18 ) this sort of stuff affects us, although it seems that the media are seemingly focused on the gun problem being one that mainly affects the black community, whereas knives affect everyone – and that is so wrong. Combining rap beats with messages about gun violence is only fueling the media frenzy and attitude, so we tried to address it as plain four white teenagers concerned about it as something that affects us all.

Let’s hope that your series gets kids to see sense and disarm both guns and knives. After all, as STOP! says “That person is like you, it’s just another mother’s son”

Click below to listen to or download the song

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The lyrics are reprinted in the comments below with permission

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  1. STOP! lyrics

    (c) Bagnall/Thomason/i:Candy

    STOP!

    There’s a body bleeding in the gutter

    Another victim of mistaken identity

    Or so the papers say, or so the parents say

    But it can be whatever we want it to be.

    But don’t fall into the everlasting trap

    Because the headlines scream it’s all because of rap
    CHORUS

    So I say STOP! DON’T SHOOT!

    Think of what you’re doing before doing what you’ve done

    The person is like you – it’s just another mother’s son

    STOP! DON’T SHOOT!

    You don’t need to prove yourself to anyone

    Just turn and walk away – Leave to live and love

    Another day

    There’s somebody disrespecting others

    So there’s a lesson out needing to be learnt

    Or so the brothers say, or so the cultures say

    Respect ain’t given coz it has to be earned.

    But don’t fall into the everlasting trap

    Because the headlines scream it’s all because of rap
    CHORUS

    So I say STOP! DON’T SHOOT!

    Think of what you’re doing before doing what you’ve done

    The person is like you – it’s just another mother’s son

    STOP! DON’T SHOOT!

    You don’t need to prove yourself to anyone

    Just turn and walk away – Leave to live and love

    Another day

    A bullet’s no respect for age or class or race

    When it’s decided that it’s all down to your face

    Life’s for living. Life just isn’t there to waste

    So put that down – and turn around – Just turn and walk away

    Can’t you detect – to gain respect – you’ll learn to live and fight another day

    There’s some flowers tied onto a railing

    That’ll salve somebody’s conscience for a while

    It’s not the gangland way, it’s the accepted way

    All hidden now behind a supercilious smile

    But now don’t fall into the everlasting trap

    And blame the whole thing on a headline full of rap
    CHORUS

    So I say STOP! DON’T SHOOT!

    Think of what you’re doing before doing what you’ve done

    The person is like you – it’s just another mother’s son

    STOP! DON’T SHOOT!

    You don’t need to prove yourself to anyone

    Just turn and walk away – Leave to live and love

    Another day

    (repeat chorus)

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