NoCap & Clever – Hold Back The River lyrics

Oh-oh (Al Geno on the track)
Yeah

[NoCap]
We gave love first, and we knew that it wouldn’t last
Like we cops and crooks, we don’t ever want to look back
It felt like home, but we got evicted, we didn’t wanna move
They left us abandoned, they left us scarred, they left us with open wounds
I’ve been strugglin’ tryna hold back the river
(Injuries, my heart been shattered, ooh)
I’m strugglin’ tryna hold back the river
(Just goin’ on competition, my heart race faster)

[NoCap]
I smell the hate, that shit so potent
If I ever cry, I bet my tears fill up a ocean
I’ma get her fly, I’ma take the bitch up outta Lotus
A legend in the trap game, I’ma get to coachin’ (Ooh, oh I)
All I ever saw was rain, so I brainstorm (So I brainstorm)
Now they think I hang with you, I’m in Saint Laurent (I’m in Saint Laurent)
How a nigga killed Duke? My nigga went broke on guns (Nigga went broke on)
Burnt Slim, my bones, they left me nothin’
And I’ve been tryna hold back the river
‘Cause it’s gone flood up
So I’m just tryna hold back the river
And wear my best fake smile
Even when it ain’t workin’ (Ain’t workin’)
Gotta still make sure you pray
Suicide ain’t worth it (Ain’t worth it)
‘Cause you wanna get away like its a vacation
We was catchin’ footballs (Footballs)
We grew older, then we started catchin’ cases
Think I might go insane, but my straitjacket custom-made though (Made though)
Play with that gang, money on his head like halos (Like halos)
Count different money, but we in the trap with the same clothes (Same, yeah)
I’ma sell this drank, I won’t never sell my soul (Same, yeah)
I’ll go do life, lay in the grave ’bout my nigga Joe (‘Bout my nigga dome)
Is they all ridin’? I doubt it, but we will never know
Even if the light stay red, we still gotta go
You bring ’em in yo trap (Trap), them niggas are still rats (My nigga, I’m scared)
I ain’t talkin’ scoliosis, but let’s bring the real back (Let’s bring the real)
We here to get high, we chew Percs like they candy (Yeah, yeah)
Give my young niggas the word, they wiggin’ like they from Kansas (Yeah-eah)
Spent five thousand on merch, we would shoot dice on the campus (Yeah-eah)
They left me all alone, I start feelin’ abandoned

[NoCap]
We gave love first, and we knew that it wouldn’t last
Like we cops and crooks, we don’t ever want to look back
It felt like home, but we got evicted, we didn’t wanna move
They left us abandoned, they left us scarred, they left us with open wounds
I’ve been strugglin’ tryna hold back the river
(Injuries, my heart been shattered, ooh)
I’m strugglin’ tryna hold back the river
(Just goin’ on competition, my heart race faster)

[Clever]
They ask me how I feel
I feel like a part of me has died behind the wheel
Just tryna fill a void, I can feel a void
This old street I used to drive, I still avoid
But I still see its wooden cross
As a child, I watch a fire take my family home
And everything that we had, it was practically gone
Years later, I would lose it all and take what I found and burn it to the ground
I have fake friends out here writin’ statements
The jake slid through out from under my cell door
And smiled, they really try my patience
I got indicted later, I thought you was s’posed to be here
My child was just a month old, I thought I was off to prison
My grandmother died listenin’ to my song and I missed the funeral
And now when the birds sings, sometimes, I stop and listen
The tears can’t stop the fire, as they fall, the flames get higher
And I’m strugglin’ tryna hold back the river
Yeah, but it’s so strong, tryna hold on
And hold back the river

[NoCap]
We gave love first, and we knew that it wouldn’t last (Yeah)
Like we cops and crooks, we don’t ever want to look back
It felt like home, but we got evicted, we didn’t wanna move
They left us abandoned, they left us scarred, they left us with open wounds
I’ve been strugglin’ tryna hold back the river
(Injuries, my heart been shattered, ooh)
I’m strugglin’ tryna hold back the river
(Just goin’ on competition, my heart race faster)