Hold On

Album: Wyclef Jean (2010)
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  • (feat. Wyclef Jean)
    [Intro - Timbaland - talking]
    Oh!
    You know what?
    ([Wyclef:] good good good)
    I go through a lot, since my baby girl's not here
    Life ain't been the same for me
    Lately I miss you very much
    I want you to hear my pain that I go through (go through ...)

    [Verse 1 - Timbaland + (Wyclef Jean)]
    It's been three years (AH!), livin this fast life
    I think on it, I know one day I won't have life
    People don't know me over the time be
    They don't want to know me, they want to know my G's
    Le I quit, things ain't the same no more
    But I'ma do my thing 'til there ain't no more (yeah)
    I got a plan, I wonder how far I can go
    I demand the best for myself, that's all I know
    I, done seen the world become
    Products of a revolution that we begun (yeah)
    Make me want to split a swisher, I need me one
    They keep on copying what we done done
    That's why I say ..

    [Break - Timbaland]
    I know you like my shoes, cause you walk in my shoes
    And would you be prepared to see (would ya?)
    A life full of money and a life full of girls
    But a heart that's really in deep (feel my pain)
    A lot of people yellin ("we love ya Timbaland")
    But I know why'all really in need (ooo)
    I don't know who's in my corner, don't know where is my corner
    But I gotta grab all these leaves
    So I must ..

    [Chorus - Wyclef Jean]
    Hey, Timbaland you gotta hold on (hold on)
    But you got to be strong
    Though the pain almost over
    ([Timbaland:] My pain almost over)
    Look towards the sky, there's only one Jehovah
    ([Timbaland:] I can't quit yet), you can't quit

    You gotta hold on, you got to be strong
    ([Timbaland:] Uh, my pain almost over)
    Look towards the sky, there's only one Jehovah

    [Verse 2 - Magoo + (Wyclef Jean)]
    Pain, can't you see the pain in my eyes?
    The lie behind my cries, don't you sympathize with me
    You don't have to wonder when I come
    You label me a bum, you fake it ain't suprisin me (yeah)
    Funny how Oo got money, people come around
    Soon as Oo fail, kick 'em to the ground (yeah)
    Not just neighbors, the whole damn town
    Own flesh and blood, said I was a clown
    But as the world turns, my life can too
    And like a gun kills, a knife can too (yeah)
    I was stabbed thrice, how 'bout you?
    Once by my mom, pops the other two
    Child abuse kid, ward of the state
    I know it was the past, but I just can't shake
    How you had a kid, beat me like a slave
    I was only three, how could I misbehave?
    I didn't know better, you could teach me first
    You said fuck that, then you beat me worse
    It's pain in this verse, hard to go on (yeah)
    Oo is a man, so I must hold on

    [Break - Timbaland]
    I know you like my shoes, cause you walk in my shoes
    And would you be prepared to see (would ya?)
    ([Wyclef:] yeah)
    A life full of money and a life full of girls
    But a heart that's really in deep (feel my pain)
    A lot of people yellin ("we love ya Maganoo")
    But I know why'all really in need (ooo)
    I don't know who's in my corner, don't know where is my corner
    ([Wyclef:] yeah)
    But I gotta grab all these leaves, uh huh
    So I must ..

    [Chorus - Wyclef Jean]
    You gotta hold on (hold on)
    But you got to be strong
    Though the pain almost over
    ([Timbaland:] my pain almost over)
    Look towards the sky, there's only one Jehovah
    ([Timbaland:] I can't quit yet), can't quit

    You gotta hold on (yeah)
    You got to be strong (yeah)
    ([Timbaland:] my pain almost over)
    Yeah, look towards the sky, there's only one Jehovah (yeah)

    [Verse 3 - Wyclef Jean]
    Yeah, yo, I seen Brooklyn turn into Crook-lyn
    The youngn's they spend their life in central Crook-lyn (yeah)
    I've seen prom queens, turn into prom fiends
    Sometime I ask myself what happen to Dr. King's "Dream" (yeah)
    I've seen best friends, turn to enemies
    What made it sad, I had to sing at the eulogy
    So hard for us to say goodbye
    So I puff the lye and stay high (yeah)
    The man you said was your fam in the park (yeah)
    Saw your face spark when you found out he was a Narc (yeah)
    Cause everybody want to be Nino Brown
    They want to be Nino Brown, they want to be Nino Brown (yeah)
    And the girls they love the Nino Brown
    They hug they Nino Brown, they lust for Nino Brown (yeah)
    And the fiends they want the Nino Brown
    The way he hold you down, when he comes around (yeah) [echo]

    [Outro - Timbland - talking]
    The pain never stops baby
    Lele, I hope ya hear us
    Cause life will never be the same without you girl
    ([Wyclef:] yeah)
    Timbaland talkin to you
    ([Wyclef:] yeah, yo, yo)
    We ain't used to nothin
    This music industry, will never be the same without you
    Nothin but pain, hard struggle
    But me and Jimmy D, we're gonna keep ridin for ya
    Cause life must go on
    You must live on
    So we gotta hold on, see'mon

    (Hold on) uh, (hold on)
    My pain almost over (hold on, hold on)
    I can't quit yet (hold on, hold on)
    My pain almost over (hold on, hold on)
    Nah Lele, me and 'Goo we can't quit, OH! Writer/s: DAVID CONSTANTINE, JERRY DUPLESSIS, WAYNE WILKINS, WYCLEF JEAN
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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