Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Can’t Hold Us Down Lyrics

[Verse 1: Macklemore]
Return of the Mack 1
Get ’em, what it is, what it does, what it is, what it isn’t 2
Looking for a better way to get up out of bed
Instead of getting on the Internet and checking a new hit me, get up 3
Thrift shop, pimp strut walking 4
Little bit of humble, little bit of cautious 5
Somewhere between like Rocky and Cosby 6
Sweater game nope nope y’all can’t copy 7
Yup, Bad, moonwalking, this here is our party 8
My posse’s been on Broadway, 9 and we did it our way 10
Grown music, I shed my skin and put my bones
Into everything I record to it and yet I’m on 11
Let that stage light go and shine on down
Got that Bob Barker suit game and plinko in my style 12
Money, stay on my craft and stick around for those pounds
But, I do that to pass the torch and put on for my town 13
Trust me, on my I-N-D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-T shit hustlin’14
Chasing dreams since I was fourteen 15
With the four-track, bussing
Halfway cross that city with the backpack 16
Fat cat, crushing labels out here, nah, they can’t tell me nothing 17
We give that to the people, spread it across the country
Labels out here, nah they can’t tell me nothing
We give it to the people, spread it across the country 18

[Hook x2: Ray Dalton]
Can we go back, this is the moment
Tonight is the night, we’ll fight ’til it’s over 19
So we put our hands up like the ceiling can’t hold us
Like the ceiling can’t hold us 20

[Verse 2]
Now can I kick it, thank you
Yeah, I’m so damn grateful 21
I grew up really wanting gold fronts
But that’s what you get when Wu-Tang raised you 22
Y’all can’t stop me
Go hard like I got a 808 in my heart beat 23
And I’m eating at the beat like you gave a little speed
To a great white shark on Shark Week, raw! 24
Tell me go up, gone, deuces, goodbye, I got a world to see
And my girl, she wanna see Rome, Caesar’ll make you a believer 25
Nah, I never, ever did it for a throne, that validation comes
From giving it back to the people, now sing a song and it goes like 26
“Raise those hands, this is our party
We came here to live life like nobody was watching” 27
I got my city right behind me, if I fall, they got me 28
Learn from that failure, gain humility, and then we keep marching, I said 29

[Hook]

[Bridge x2]
Na na na na, na na na na
Hey-ee ay-ee ay-ee ay ay-ee ay-ee, hey
And all my people say

Na na na na, na na na na
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
And all my people say 30

Mack-le-eh-eh-eh-eh-more!

[Hook]

[Music Video Ending x2]
Let the night come, before the fight’s won
Some might run against the test
Yeah those that triumph embrace the fight cos
The fear is there to prove that courage exists 31

Hope [x5]

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