Stop Right There
Sunday, January 22, 2012 4:57:55 AM
- So, what does this song talk about?
- Where can this song be found?
So, what does this song talk about?
This song is lyricially similar to "Give Me One Reason" and "Dismissed", although the music is completely different. This is one of the ZOEgirl songs that has two perspectives:
- ZOEgirl is telling a guy to "Stop Right There" because they want to stay pure for God; and/or
- ZOEgirl is telling Satan to "Stop Right There" because they want to stay pure for God.
As a guy, this annoys me, because it gives me the impression that a lot of male human beings misbehave. i'd really want this to be false, for both genders, but we live in an imperfect world where everyone has flaws, including me.
In the first verse, the lyrics seem to be suggesting that ZOEgirl, or the first person ("i") represented in this song, is "like a slave" to a certain second person, but wants "to walk away" from this lifestyle. The girls finish this verse by letting their spirit say "no, no, no!" to this slavery.
Then comes the chorus. The girls say "Stop right there!" to the guy and/or Satan that are no longer their friend or property.
Probably the best part of the song is the bridge, which is repeated twice throughout the song. The first time, it is said/sang almost a capella, while it is repeated in the chorus' background the second time. The chorus confirms that the singers are certain that they don't need to submit to the guys and/or Satan, as well as the associated temptations. The girls instead find refuge in the God of Christianity.
Don't be fooled. "Stop Right There" by ZOEgirl shares little in common with the hit single "Stop" by the Spice Girls. First, ZOEgirl's track was never released for mainstream audiences beyond its appearance on their debut album. Second, while the Spice Girls have a catchy, energetic beat backing their song, the ZOEsong has very little music and is mostly dominated by their vocals. These girls do seem to share in common the need for "somebody with a human touch," although that term itself can be very broad and have varying definitions. There were a lot of unique girl groups around the time these songs were released, which simply adds to the variety we have in this world.