Who Sang Hold Back the River? James Bay

James Bay Chaos and the Calm cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2015-3-23
Genre: Rock Folk, World, & Country
Style: Pop Rock/Indie Rock
length: 3:59
Lyrics
Tried to keep you close to me,
But life got in between
Tried to square not being there
But think that I should have 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 dear friend, life
We rode our bikes into the sky
But now we crawl against the tide
Those distant days are 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

Hold 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, oh

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

Tracklist
Digital Media 1
  • 1 Craving
  • 2 Hold Back the River
  • 3 Let It Go
  • 4 If You Ever Want to Be in Love
  • 5 Best Fake Smile
  • 6 When We Were on Fire
  • 7 Move Together
  • 8 Scars
  • 9 Collide
  • 10 Get Out While You Can
  • 11 Need the Sun to Break
  • 12 Incomplete
  • 13 Running
  • 14 Clocks Go Forward
  • 15 Stealing Cars
  • 16 Scars (live at the iTunes Festival / 2014)

  • Release information
    label: Republic Records
    country(area): [Worldwide]
    format: Digital Media
    script: Latin