There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back - Shawn Mendes




The Experience: You just want attention, you don't want my heart... If you love someone, they play a huge part in who you become...


Music video: The setting is romance (Paris). The story is love - Shawn Mendes and Ellie Bamber together. But the crazy and the manipulation and the torn up reputations from the lyrics are completely missing in the video. Is it the relationship he pretends to have? The relationship he wishes he had? Or is his girl so perfect that total surrender only brings good?

The Meaning of There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back: Love includes surrender - I wanna let her take control. You can't truly love if you hold back - there's nothing holdin' me back. But that's a risk. The person you love isn't perfect. They can make mistakes. Or worse, decide to hurt you - you take me places that tear up my reputation and manipulate my decisions. You can trust God to never hurt you when you let him take control, but your girl or your boy aren't perfect like God is. Shawn Mendes acknowledges that with lyrics - maybe I should stop and start confessing - and with the minor chord behind those lines, a chord that warns of bad things in the works. But he also decides to ignore that warning vibe. In relationships, that can be a fatal error.

Ask yourself: Do you settle for relationships where you're a victim? Or do you hold onto your freedom until you're sure you won't get hurt when you give it up as a gift to the person you love?

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LYRICS:

I wanna follow where she goes
I think about her and she knows it
I wanna let her take control
'Cause every time that she gets close, yeah

She pulls me in enough to keep me guessing, mmm
And maybe I should stop and start confessing
Confessing, yeah

Oh, I've been shaking
I love it when you go crazy
You take all my inhibitions
Baby, there's nothing holdin' me back

You take me places that tear up my reputation
Manipulate my decisions
Baby, there's nothing holdin' me back

There's nothing holdin' me back
There's nothing holdin' me back

She says that she's never afraid
Just picture everybody naked
She really doesn't like to wait
Not really into hesitation

Pulls me in enough to keep me guessing, whoa
And maybe I should stop and start confessing
Confessing, yeah

Oh, I've been shaking
I love it when you go crazy
You take all my inhibitions
Baby, there's nothing holdin' me back

You take me places that tear up my reputation
Manipulate my decisions
Baby, there's nothing holdin' me back

There's nothing holdin' me back

'Cause if we lost our minds
And we took it way too far
I know we'd be alright,
Know we would be alright

If you were by my side
And we stumbled in the dark
I know we'd be alright,
I know we would be alright

'Cause if we lost our minds
And we took it way too far
I know we'd be alright,
I know we would be alright

If you were by my side
And we stumbled in the dark
I know we'd be alright,
We would be alright

Oh, I've been shaking
I love it when you go crazy
You take all my inhibitions
Baby, there's nothing holdin' me back

You take me places that tear up my reputation
Manipulate my decisions
Baby, there's nothing holdin' me back

There's nothing holdin' me back

I feel so free
When you're with me,
Baby

Baby, there's nothing holdin' me back


review by Benjamin O'Loughlin

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