Cincinnati
Andrew Crawford & Moses Roberts Lyrics


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How can't you know now?
Why can't I make you understand?
We can't be held down
If we just stick together
But it can't last forever
Because we're parting ways on our way to the revolution
Ooh, Cincinnati
I got somebody to hold my hand
Ooh, Cincinnati
I got something to fight for
Ayo, Cincinnati
Cincinnati
Time for the showdown
It's our time in this town
We're side by side now
Now, if we stick together
It just can't last forever
Because our paths converged on our way to the revolution
Ooh, Cincinnati
I got somebody to hold my hand
Ooh, Cincinnati
I got something to fight for
Ayo, Cincinnati
Cincinnati
Ooh, Cincinnati
I got somebody to hold my hand
Ooh, Cincinnati
I got something to fight for
Ooh, Cincinnati
I got somebody to hold my hand
Ooh, Cincinnati
I got something to fight for
Ooh, Cincinnati
I got somebody to hold my hand
Ooh, Cincinnati
I got something to fight for




Ayo, Cincinnati
Cincinnati

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "Cincinnati" by Andrew Crawford & Moses Roberts depict a powerful message of unity, strength, and determination in the face of challenges. The repeated questioning of "How can't you know now?" and "Why can't I make you understand?" suggests a sense of urgency and frustration in trying to convey a crucial message or idea. The lines "We can't be held down if we just stick together" highlight the belief in the collective power of unity and solidarity. However, the acknowledgment that "it can't last forever" hints at the transient nature of alliances and the inevitability of parting ways as individuals pursue their own paths towards change and revolution.


The chorus with the refrain "Ooh, Cincinnati" serves as a rallying cry or declaration of allegiance to a cause or a city. The references to having someone to hold their hand and something to fight for in Cincinnati evoke themes of companionship, support, and purpose. The repetition of these lines reinforces the deep emotional connection and commitment to the city or the shared goal. The inclusion of "Ayo, Cincinnati" further enhances the sense of rallying or calling to action, emphasizing that Cincinnati is not just a place but a symbol of resilience and determination.


The lyrics shift towards a sense of impending confrontation or decisive moment with the lines "Time for the showdown, It's our time in this town, We're side by side now." This suggests a turning point or a climax in their struggle or journey towards change. The assertion that "if we stick together, it just can't last forever" juxtaposes the strength of unity with the inevitability of change and evolution. The mention of paths converging on their way to the revolution hints at a shared destiny or purpose that propels them forward despite the uncertainties ahead.


The repetitive and impassioned declarations of having someone to hold their hand and something to fight for in Cincinnati towards the end of the song emphasize the deep emotional connection, resolve, and commitment of the individuals to each other and their cause. The closing lines "Ayo, Cincinnati, Cincinnati" encapsulate a sense of solidarity, pride, and determination in the face of challenges. Overall, "Cincinnati" captures the spirit of resilience, unity, and purpose in the pursuit of change and revolution, symbolized through their shared journey in the city of Cincinnati.


Line by Line Meaning

How can't you know now?
Why are you not aware of this at this moment?


Why can't I make you understand?
What is preventing me from getting through to you?


We can't be held down
We are not going to be restricted or controlled


If we just stick together
As long as we work as a united team


But it can't last forever
However, this situation is not permanent


Because we're parting ways on our way to the revolution
As our paths diverge towards change and progress


Ooh, Cincinnati
Expression of excitement and passion for the city of Cincinnati


I got somebody to hold my hand
I have someone to support and comfort me


I got something to fight for
I have a cause or purpose that gives me motivation


Ayo, Cincinnati
Greetings to Cincinnati


Time for the showdown
It is now time for the decisive confrontation


It's our time in this town
This is our moment to shine in this city


We're side by side now
We are standing together in unity


Now, if we stick together
In this moment, if we unite and stay together


It just can't last forever
This particular situation will not go on indefinitely


Because our paths converged on our way to the revolution
As our journeys come together towards radical change




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Written by: Andrew Crawford, Moses Roberts

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