4 Minutes

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About 4 Minutes

"4 Minutes" is a song by American singer Madonna from her eleventh studio album Hard Candy (2008), featuring vocals by American singers Justin Timberlake and Timbaland. It was released as the lead single from the album on March 17, 2008, by Warner Bros. Records. According to Madonna, the song is about saving the environment and "having a good time while we are doing it". She also cited the song as the inspiration for the documentary I Am Because We Are (2008). The song was recorded at Sarm West Studios, in London, while the mixing of the track was finished at The Hit Factory studio, in New York City. Sound engineer Demo Castellon first worked on the vocals and then on the beats, while the synths were composed by Timbaland and Danja. An uptempo dance-pop song with an urban and hip hop style, "4 Minutes" incorporates Timbaland's characteristic bhangra beats and the instrumentation used in the song includes brass, foghorns and cowbells. The lyrics carry a message of social awareness, inspired by Madonna's visit to Africa and the human suffering she witnessed in the continent. 


Year:
2008
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I'm outta time and
All I got is four minutes, eh

I'm outta time and
All I got is four minutes, eh

I'm outta time and
All I got is four minutes, eh

I'm outta time and
All I got is four minutes, eh

I'm outta time and
All I got is four minutes, eh

I'm outta time and
All I got is four minutes, eh

I'm outta time and
All I got is four minutes, eh

I'm outta time and
All I got is four minutes

Come on, ah
Yeah, ah
Break down
Come on

Hey, uh
Come on
Madonna

Come on boy
I've been waiting for somebody
To pick up my stroll

Well don't waste time
Give me a sign
Tell me how you wanna roll

I want somebody to speed it up for me
Then take it down slow
There's enough room for both

Well, I can handle that
You just gotta show me where it's at
Are you ready to go
(Are you ready to go)

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
I'm a give you what you want

Time is waiting
We only got four minutes
To save the world
No hesitating
Grab a boy
Grab a girl
Time is waiting
We only got four minutes
To save the world
No hesitating
We only got four minutes
Four minutes

Keep it up, keep it up
Don't be a pretty
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 pretty Madonna, uh

You gotta get in line, hop
Tick tock tick tock tick tock
Sometimes I think what I need
Is a you intervention, yeah

And you know I can
Tell that you like it
And that it's good, by the way
That you move, ooh, hey

The road to hell is paved
With good intentions, yeah

But if I die tonight
At least I can say I did
What I wanted to do
Tell me, how 'bout you?

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
I'm a give you what you want

Time is waiting
We only got four minutes
To save the world
No hesitating
Grab a boy
Grab a girl
Time is waiting
We only got four minutes
To save the world
No hesitating
We only got four minutes
Four minutes

Keep it up, keep it up
Don't be a pretty 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 pretty Madonna, uh
You gotta get in line, hop
Tick tock tick tock tick tock

Breakdown, yeah
(Tick tock tick tock tick tock)
Yeah, uh huh
(Tick tock tick tock tick tock)
I only got four minutes, to save the world

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Madonna

Madonna (born Madonna Louise Ciccone /tʃɪˈkoʊneɪ/ chi-KOH-nay; August 16, 1958) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, director, dancer and entrepreneur. She has sold more than 300 million records worldwide and is recognized as the best-selling female recording artist of all time by Guinness World Records. Considered to be one of the "25 Most Powerful Women of the Past Century" by Time for being an influential figure in contemporary music, she is known for continuously reinventing both her music and image, and for retaining a standard of autonomy within the recording industry. Critics have praised her diverse musical productions which have also been known to induce controversy. more »

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Written by: Floyd Nathaniel Hills, Justin Timberlake, Madonna Ciccone, Timothy Mosley

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