Us3 - You Can't Hold Me Down Lyrics

You can't hold me down

[Chorus]
You can't hold me down
Don't wanna be pushed around

Why y'all wanna stress me for?
Can't a young man have fun anymore?
Been to more places than you ever saw
Why you always wanna keep me poor?
Can't my world be cooler than yours?
Keep a smoke in between my jaws
Or is it your job to point out my flaws?
Just because you got your mind on pause
Cause I ain't got no time tonight
For all the things that just ain't right
Like traffic lights and crowded trains
Tonight it just won't be the same

[Chorus: x2]

Why you always wanna try and stop me?
I don't think you can really top me
Can't my car be quicker than yours?
Or is it my job to always wipe floors
Don't blame me for the way I live
My work is done, it's time to give
I don't think you should get all mad
Just because I wanna groove so bad

'Cause I ain't got no time tonight
For all the things that just ain't right
Like traffic lights and crowded trains
Tonight it just won't be the same

Why you always look at me so wrong
Just because I wear my hair so long?
Can't my world be bigger than yours?
Or is it my job to always wipe floors
Can't me talk be smoother than yours
Why you always wanna shut your doors?

'Cause I ain't got no time tonight
For all the things that just ain't right
Like traffic lights and crowded trains
Tonight it just won't be the same

Track Listing
  • 1 An Ordinary Day in an Unusual Place, Part 1
  • 2 Get Out
  • 3 You Can't Hold Me Down
  • 4 Let My Dreams Come True
  • 5 India
  • 6 Sittin' on My Park Bench
  • 7 Dead End Street
  • 8 Enough
  • 9 Enough (bonus beats)
  • 10 World No More
  • 11 Pay Attention
  • 12 Sugar Sugar (She She Wah Wah)
  • 13 Why?
  • 14 You Know What We Got to Do
  • 15 An Ordinary Day in an Unusual Place, Part 2
  • 16 Internet
  • 17 Modern Fuckin' Jazz


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Geoffrey Wilkinson, Michael Waddell, Nathaniel Edwin Adderley
    album: Track 3 in album An Ordinary Day in an Unusual Place
    release date: 2001-3-21
    popularity : 89 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Jazz
    styles: Acid House/Acid Jazz/Downtempo
    length: 4:23
    Album Information
    country(area): Japan
    script: Latin