Hold Back the River - James Bay


www.last.fmby Minerva Carrillo


The Experience: Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes
Hold back the river, so I can stop for a minute and be by your side...Lonely water, lonely water, won't you let us wander. Let us hold each other
Life is like a river current that just keeps on flowing. It´s hard to go back to the exact same spot...we have to live the present moment and always keep on moving.




Music video: a very simple video in which we see James Bay and his band perform the song. 

Meaning of Hold Back the River: we only get to live life once and it´s only up to us to make the best out of it. We can let ourselves be carried away by the flow, we can go against the current or we can enjoy each moment and live it intensely. Holding back the river just means we want to go back and stop right there. But, how about moving on and filling our lives with good moments?

Ask yourself: How do I live my life? Is there anything I want to go back to? Am I happy with my present?


LYRICS:

Tried to keep you close to me,
But life got in between
Tried to square not being there
But think that I should have been

Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes
Hold back the river, so I
Can stop for a minute and see where you hide
Hold back the river, hold back

Once upon a different life
We rode our bikes into the sky
But now we call against the tide
Those distant days are flashing by

Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes
Hold back the river, so I
Can stop for a minute and be by your side
Hold back the river, hold back

Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes
Hold back the river, so I
Can stop for a minute and see where you hide
Hold back the river, hold back

Hold oho, oho, oho, oho
Oho, oho, oho, oho

Lonely water, lonely water, won't you let us wander
Let us hold each other
Lonely water, lonely water, won't you let us wander
Let us hold each other

Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes
Hold back the river, so I
Can stop for a minute and be by your side
Hold back the river, hold back

Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes
Hold back the river, so I
Can stop for a minute and be by your side
Hold back the river, hold

Lonely water, lonely water, won't you let us wander
Let us hold each other
Lonely water, lonely water, won't you let us wander
Let us hold each other

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