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    qestions

    Hi there,
    I don’t understand (Question 1) what message the song ‘4 minutes’ by Madonna and Justin wants to convey.


    Question 2

    And I also don’t understand some of the line. Please help me!
    For example, what does ‘it’ refer to in the chorus:

    If you want it
    You already got it
    If you thought it
    It better be what you want
    If you feel it
    It must be real
    Just say the word and
    Imma give you what you want


    Question 3:
    What is ‘stroll’ and ‘roll’ in the lyric. What do they mean?
    Come on, boy
    I've been waiting for somebody
    To pick up my stroll

    (Justin:)
    Well, don't waste time
    Give me a sign
    Tell me how you want to roll



    Question 4

    What is ‘pri’? What is ‘tick and tock’? What did they say ‘keep it up?

    (Madonna, Justin & Timbaland:)
    Keep it up, keep it up, don't be a pri, hey
    Madonna, uh
    You gotta get in line, hop
    Tick tock tick tock tick tock
    That's right, keep it up, keep it up, don't be a pri, hey
    Madonna, uh
    You gotta get in line, hop
    Tick tock tick tock tick tock


    Thanks a lot
    Pete

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    Re: qestions

    Hi Pete

    I think Madonna and Justin probably don't know what a lot of those lyrics mean themselves!

    I think the meaning of 'it' has been left for the listener to decide, but it probably means 'love' or 'my heart' ... maybe 'sex'.

    I've heard 'roll' used this way quite a lot, and I think it means 'procede' or 'behave' ... or maybe refers to someone's style of living.

    "hey, baby - that's how I roll" (that's my style, that's what I do, that's the way I live my life)

    'tick tock tick tock' usually refers to the sound made by a clock. So maybe they're making a reference to time passing, time running out or maybe waiting for something.

    Brian

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    Last edited by Brian Boyd; 14-Sep-2008 at 08:21. Reason: adding further information

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    Re: qestions

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Boyd View Post
    I think the meaning of 'it' has been left for the listener to decide, but it probably means 'love' or 'my heart' ... maybe 'sex'.
    Doesn't everything in pop songs mean "sex" unless there is good evidence otherwise?

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    Re: qestions

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Doesn't everything in pop songs mean "sex" unless there is good evidence otherwise?

    I wanna huh, I wanna huh, I wanna huh, I wanna huh
    I wanna really, really, really, wanna zigga-zig-ahhh!

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