James Bay - Hold Back The River Lyrics




Tried to keep you close to me
But life got in between
Tried to square not being there
But it's there that I should've been

Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes
Hold back the river
So I can stop for a minute and see where you hide
Hold back the river, hold back

Once upon a different life
We rode our bikes into the sky
But now we're caught against the tide
Those distant days all flashing by

Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes
Hold back the river
So I can stop for a minute and be by your side
Hold back the river, hold back

Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes
Hold back the river
So I can stop for a minute and see where you hide
Hold back the river, hold back

Oh, oho, oho, oho, oho
Oho, oho, oho, oho

Lonely water, lonely water
Won't you let us wander?
Let us hold each other?
Lonely water, lonely water
Won't you let us wander?
Let us hold each other?

Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes
Hold back the river
So I can stop for a minute and be by your side
Hold back the river, hold back

Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes
Hold back the river
So I can stop for a minute and be by your side
Hold back the river
Hold
[Alternative line:] Hold back the river
[Acoustic version's line:] Hold back

Lonely water, lonely water
Won't you let us wander?
Let us hold each other?
Lonely water, lonely water
Won't you let us wander?
Let us hold each other?





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James Bay Hold Back The River Comments
  1. Aasथा Shresठ

    This sounds like Cleopatra from the lumineers.

  2. João Vitor Coelho

    PES 2017

  3. Mücahit Toprak

    Yunus Emre - Şol Cennetin Irmakları :)

  4. pisac samuel

    I tried to keep her close to me , but life got in between ! 😥😔

  5. Marta Paraventi

    i don t like this song oooaoaooaooaoaooahahahahaha

  6. Legacy Junior

    February 2020 and I'm still here
    Dope sound
    Fablous lyrics
    Guitar was on point

  7. Joshua Derek

    THIS IS AMAZING. I ALWAYS CRY TO THIS

  8. class offf

    I still think this needs more wiews and and likes, 'cause it is still my favorite song.

  9. Erika Johnson

    This song. I had to force my.uncle to listen. And it should have been our next song before he passed in November 💔 it's a memory now.

  10. lucas porteous

    My friend sienna jade made a cover to this song

  11. Gabi

    Such a jam

  12. noluthando mjoli

    my favorite song since 2014 until now

  13. محمد الكعبي

    PES 2017 ❤️💋♥️🌷👍

  14. Nevaeh Marlow

    Am I the only one that this song makes me so happy

  15. Fabrizio Ciferri

    Still Better than senorita

  16. ThePierre Gaming

    Porfinnnnnn llevo como 1 hora buscando esta obra de arte puta madre que suerte estuve como perra, que satisfacción lo merece la mejor canción

  17. jacklee1989

    WAKE YO ASS UP, THAT’S THE SUN AND SHIT

  18. Leena Savvides

    Wait a minute r u the ACTUALL SINGER?

  19. REY

    PES2017💙💚💛🧡❤️

  20. KAKÀ

    Oh my god this song is sooooooooo amazing ...( pes 2017 soundtrack)

  21. Some ones elses Heartbeat

    I love this mans poetic soul 💕its about him and his girlfriend living in different countries😢

  22. Kata

    2020? 🤗

  23. irini lysykh

    From what film this song?

    Moon Rey

    i think its 'the space between us'

  24. Lil Russell

    It was awesome man check out my music as well my dude

  25. knighTeen87

    Who is here from PES 2017?

  26. Tin Nguyen

    The first two notes remind me of when the party’s over

  27. N Z

    Obsessed feel good music

  28. skipshots skipshots

    Che bella questa canzone 😘😘😘😘

  29. Omb Ziggy

    I had to see where NoCap got this from 😭

  30. Malik Sultan

    Another major hit for him will be history.

  31. Elizabeth Kyung

    I lost my grandpa and this song makes me think he is still here with me

  32. Rico J Williams

    Damn this song brings back memories

  33. Sandra Povilauskienė

    Perfect song.
    Repeat again and again 🙃🙃🙃

  34. Lia Silva

    Amo dms😍❤ PES 2017

  35. Ace Chong

    English Subtitles was terrible...

  36. cartridge bomb

    Good song!

  37. Noe Suárez

    Omg I listened this song in a korean show, but for some reason (I love superband' s cover) never search the original

  38. Over Switch

    Anyone here in 2031..?

  39. Marvel James

    This is one of the songs you have to learn to play on a instrument

  40. empty bottler

    Pes 2017

  41. kim zoza

    I'm here from monstax kihyun

  42. Sophie sofi

    ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  43. MANUEL DE AGUIAR BARRIOS

    algún ESPAÑOL en 2020?

  44. elly-mae curley

    God I love this song :)

  45. GingerBreadMan 619

    This song is beautiful!

  46. LE LIN

    Music kalphung chu a inang deuh chu a nih hmel hi

  47. heyahe

    thanks kihyun for telling me about this masterpiece

  48. Shaunette Reid

    This guy sing songs that really touches your soul

  49. Yonas Adamu

    Anyone else tried the closed caption with translation from Japanese to English?

  50. Ardhi Rumfaan

    PES 2017 ♥️

  51. Rohanna F

    This song just helped to relax me, love you James.

  52. Royan Kon

    PES 17 90%
    Fans James bay 10%

  53. 박지영

    Superband lucy brought me here.

  54. Ederson Cleber Sousa Santos

    Excelente música

  55. muff. T

    Love the tone
    Of that Epiphone🎸

  56. il Opi

    Masih sangat kereennnn

  57. chistine kamler

    i alaways remember the great times

  58. CodrutROMANIA

    #MueLaCai

  59. Simon Black

    It's just such a perfect conglomeration.

  60. Zuru65

    Dude look like James Franco lol

  61. Nimu zic zac 2.0

    Best Song

  62. Demon BEAR 666

    Just learned how to play the intro on guitar

    Yoyo Psycho

    Nice man, goodjob. Happy new year

    Abra Gabe Gaming

    keep going until you can play and sing the whole song!

    Sarah Lovatt

    Same! Have a nice day 🌸

    Alexander Safranko

    Same
    🤯

  63. Emkeea Hatjo

    https://youtu.be/idEEgXPK6HU ..more

  64. Ilse Jackson

    Love it!

  65. Urairat Muennara Pukkee

    i love this song, thank you darling xo belgium

  66. Saad Khan

    Loll did no one notice he copied River and roads?

  67. AX Guillén

    I Love it is the best 💖❤️🤗

  68. fut play futebol

    Era minha música preferida no pes2017

  69. who is brian?

    stop commenting years damnit just hold back the river stop for a minute~

  70. B. Nainggolan Channel

    PES 17 and NHS' Mental Illnes ads anyone?

  71. Forest Speyer

    I came here hoping to read original comments about the song but instead I got a bunch of people saying "Who's listening in 2020"

  72. Kamil G

    2020!!!!!!

  73. Woahthatshost

    Yooooo this myyy songggg😍💗💗forever

  74. Fabrizzio Antonio Calderon Gallesi

    Alguien por pes 2017 en el año 2020

  75. Dang Hung anh

    2020 here 😋😋😋

  76. King Kong

    Fa cup anyone?

  77. Bru Dias

    2020 people!??❤😍James Bay💖

    凪ちゃんねる

    Bru Dias Im Japanese
    I like him❤

  78. Michelle Rinnai

    Who's here in 2020 or just me ...

  79. Kaja Rejc Krebs

    I forgot how good this song feels.

  80. b obrien

    Bro, I've been listening to this song for 6 years...

  81. Agus Predana

    Here because PES 2017?

  82. Faiq Dzikri

    👍👍

  83. Omarion Jacobs

    2020 and this song still a beauty

  84. Jovana Popovic

    2020?🥰

  85. Paloma Delmás

    Me encanta esta música, es preciosa.

  86. Imogen White

    2020, still here, still a banger 🤩

    Shaun MacDonald

    I cant agree with you more than 10 out off 10

    Lily. Jonesxx

    Imogen White yup 💯

    Jimin Park

    6 year’s later still bomb

    Knaussenheimer

    hell yeah

  87. Alan Ferreira

    2020 Anyone ?

  88. Matilda Sands

    Yo it’s 2020

  89. pisac samuel

    I have listened this song with a girl , for which i thought it is the one . She introduced me with this song .. We would lay down , listen this song and just look at each other ... She left with another man , but whenever i listen this song , it brings me back the memories , and when i close my eyes , i still can see her laying down next to me , and looking at me with beautiful blue eyes ... 😑 I tried to keep HER close to me , but life got in between !!

  90. Nicola Mocellin94

    one of the best song for a new decade 2020 <3

  91. Michelle Williams

    2020 anyone 😍😍😍😍

  92. Adrian Hidayat

    Pes 2017 ❤