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Macklemore: Can't Hold Us Meaning

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Song Released: 2013


Can't Hold Us Lyrics

[Intro:]
Ay, ay, ay
Good to see you, come on in, let's go
Yeah, let's go
Alright, alright
OK, uh, alright, OK
Alright, OK

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    anonymous
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    Feb 24th, 2:56pm report


    "On my I-N-D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-T shit hustlin,
    Chasing dreams since I was fourteen with the four track bussing
    Halfway cross that city with the backpack fatcat crushin"

    Pretty sure that means he was 14 with a backpack with a speaker inside playing a beat that was a "four on the floor" tempo/style and he was rapping to it walking so far he made it halfway accross the city - he was rapping about politicians crushing them

    "Now I never ever did it for a throne.
    That validation comes from giving it back to the people."

    didnt do it for fame or money he did it because he wanfed to help take the power away from big corporations and politicians



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    anonymous
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    Jul 29th, 2017 7:29pm report


    That northumg hold him back.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 28th, 2014 11:33pm report


    "On my I-N-D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-T shit hustler,
    Chasing dreams since I was fourteen with the four track bussing
    Halfway cross that city with the backpack,"

    I think it's about how he's been working towards his dream since he was young, and now that he has made it to the point he has been working towards, he is celebrating.

    "Now I never ever did it for a throne.
    That validation comes from giving it back to the people."

    I think it is also about being grateful towards those who have helped him get to where he is in his life and career, as well as giving back to them.



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    manthatsonofamitch
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    Dec 22nd, 2013 12:21pm report


    It doesnt really have a meaning its just that they are keeping their hands up at a party.

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