Hold It Down (prod. by LEX)

by LEX

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These last few days have been a challenge to many of us as there is much uncertainty with how our futures will proceed. Yesterday I decided to put some of these thoughts into lyrics knowing that I'm not the only one going through it. I hope the words on this one are relative and resonate with some of you. I'm always grateful for the folks who support my music. I do this for us. One love y'all. Be safe.

lyrics

Intro:
it's wild right now, I don't even really know where to begin with it..

I'm just tryna hold it together for the fam and keep some semblance of peace and normalcy
but Unfortunately these ain't normal times..

It's so much to think about, so many people I love about to really go through it right now,
what more can we do than what we can do, you know what I'm sayin..

Verse 1:
Ayo these last few days have been like nothing I could think of,
existence as we know it's been escorted to the brink of
reality I'm seeing folks I know losing their livelihood,
a lot of sceptism in the thought that even I'll be good,
We all going through it at once, unsure of what's next,
I confess, in just a few days I fear the unrest,
I know the desperation that'll lurk around the corner,
and I'm thinking to myself how will the world restore it's order,
maybe I'm just over-reacting, thinking too much,
gotta keep my head clear, ain't been drinking too much,
stocked up on food, vitamins, and checking the list,
asthmatic daughter, I'm diabetic, are we at risk,
thankful I can work at home while she's schooled through an app,
many people have awaken from their usual nap,
couple doobs in the stash, should I choose to relax,
can't let my mind wander off to where I'm losing the grasp

Hook:
I guess we all gotta hold it down,
it ain't over til it's over that's the motive now,
- Life in the city where they overcrowd,
this is bigger than us, the whole world involved
I guess we all gotta hold it down,
it ain't done til it's done I'm taking notice now,
- Take a deep breathe and slow it down,
And keep the outlook positive we gotta hold it down

Bridge:
Where will it land when it all comes crashing down,
I don't know, but I know that I'm down
to do whatever it takes,
It's hard to believe that this is all of our fates,
And if you look in my face,
you can see the anxiety,
Tryin to see if our lives are free,
While inside I grieve for the life we knew,
It's sad but true, but that might be through

Verse 2:
My daughter worked her whole life to be a senior with honors,
And my wife busted her hide just to make it through college,
both of them supposed to graduate this year and it hurts
to think that they won't turn the tassel, I know things could be worse,
I hope and pray for the elders in my family at large,
hard to trust the government, citizens are at odds,
bail out for the big businesses, priorities first,
Dems blocked the stimulus plan, this shit is the worst,
My man Eff in Peru, pray he make it home safe,
call your loved ones you need to count your blessings of late,
The Italian death toll just surpassed the Chinese,
the weight of it all can bring your stance down to its knees,
Yo if you ain't got a weapon, gonna be hard to get one,
alot of people's paradigms shift when being threatened,
there's a lesson on the other side of all your beliefs,
tours cancelled, sports done, I'm just hoping for peace

I guess we all gotta hold it down,
it ain't over til it's over that's the motive now,
- Life in the city where they overcrowd,
this is bigger than us, the whole world involved
I guess we all gotta hold it down,
it ain't done til it's done I'm taking notice now,
- Take a deep breathe and slow it down,
And keep the outlook positive we gotta hold it down

credits

released March 20, 2020
Written, produced, recorded & mixed by LEX. Artwork by LEX.

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