Hold the Line
Major Lazer Lyrics


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Major Lazer
I make ya, I make ya, I make ya, I make ya, I make ya
I make ya, I make ya, I make ya, I make ya, I make ya
I make ya, I make ya, I make ya, I make ya, I make ya
I make ya, I make ya, I make ya, I make ya, I make ya

We ah fuck the hottest gyal dem round 'ya
Girl from down ah country and
Girl from down ah town ya

If you check da phone ya
Kimona, Simona, and Sonya, Ramona
Gyal love hear da sound ya?
Call Kiki and tell him send me a pound ah
Ah di highest grade because we like smell di aroma
When me touch de road de gyal'dem say ya 'We ah dem owna'
Feelings a carry fi' Fiona
True ah mi she say
Bush to the bone me
Fresh from California
Wen me touch them gyal smell da cologne ya
Hear me now

I make ya, I make ya, I make ya, I make ya, I make ya
I make ya, I make ya, I make ya, I make ya, I make ya
I make ya, I make ya, I make ya, I make ya, I make ya
I make ya, I make ya, I make ya, I make ya, I make ya
I make your jeans
Vibrate like a Nokia

Hot gyal here
Hot gyal here
A bare hot gyal me wan full up inna di square
Gyal ah call say come here
(Come here)
Me tell dem hold the line and take a chair
If ya want a girl, nuh bodda worry youte ask me cuz mi share.
Step up inna de club and
Watch everybody stare
We ah fuck di hottest set ah gyal dem round here.
Year to year a fih we gyal dem have di flare.
So hear me now

I make ya, I make ya, I make ya, I make ya, I make ya
I make ya, I make ya, I make ya, I make ya, I make ya
I make ya, I make ya, I make ya, I make ya, I make ya
I make ya, I make ya, I make ya, I make ya, I make ya

Wah dem a call
I make your jeans
Vibrate like a Nokia

I know my brain is worth bigger than your stock
When I be spitting never want me to stop
I got that fire in me ready to explode
And when it happens feel that wrath of my load
Like 'damn woman' you got me when you get up on top
Like 'damn how you do it' with that rhythm you got
Well now I'm driving till you get out on the road
And why you up why you leave your 'jitterin coat'

Baby you better sit down

All your talking bout busy bad boys forget about me

I make ya, I make ya, I make ya, I make ya, I make ya
I make ya, I make ya, I make ya, I make ya, I make ya
I make ya, I make ya, I make ya, I make ya, I make ya
I make ya, I make ya, I make ya, I make ya, I make ya

Wid dem ya call




I make your jeans
Vibrate like a Nokia

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "Hold the Line" by Major Lazer express a desire to have multiple women around, and to enjoy the pleasures of life with them. The song opens with the artist asserting his ability to seduce women, whilst also highlighting the various types of women he encounters, from the country girl to the city girl. He then references specific names such as Kimona, Simona, Sonya, and Ramona, perhaps alluding to the variations of different types of women he encounters. Major Lazer seems pleased with his ability to attract these women, with the references to "the highest grade" and "smell da cologne ya" suggesting a sense of pride in his appearance and lifestyle.


The lyrics also make reference to the ability to make women physically respond to his seduction, with the line "I make your jeans vibrate like a Nokia." The song then continues to boast about the quantity and quality of women available to the artist, with the lyrics stating that there are "a bare hot gyal" he wants to be with, whilst also reassuring listeners that there are enough women to go around, with the line "If ya want a girl, nuh bodda worry youte ask me cuz mi share." The final verse of the song seems to take a more introspective turn, highlighting the artist's insecurities about being seen as a "bad boy," whilst also acknowledging that he is unique and special.


Overall, "Hold the Line" is an upbeat and catchy song that showcases Major Lazer's ability to create infectious dancehall music that incorporates elements of reggae and electronic music.


Line by Line Meaning

I make ya, I make ya, I make ya, I make ya, I make ya
Repetition of the phrase to emphasise the singer's authority and capability in making the girls go crazy.


We ah fuck the hottest gyal dem round 'ya
The singer has sexual relations with the most attractive and desirable women around him, regardless of where they come from.


Girl from down ah country and
The singer has sex with women from rural areas who may not be used to city life.


Girl from down ah town ya
The singer also has sex with women who live in the city.


If you check da phone ya
The singer is referring to looking at a list of his sexual partners on his phone.


Kimona, Simona, and Sonya, Ramona
The singer has sexual relations with many women, including those with exotic names.


Gyal love hear da sound ya?
The singer is confident that the girls love his music and the sound system he uses to play it.


Call Kiki and tell him send me a pound ah
The singer wants his friend Kiki to send him some high-quality marijuana to smoke with his female partners.


Ah di highest grade because we like smell di aroma
The singer and his friends enjoy smoking the best quality marijuana because of its strong scent and effects.


When me touch de road de gyal'dem say ya 'We ah dem owna'
When the singer is out in public, women are attracted to him and consider him their own.


Feelings a carry fi' Fiona
The singer has feelings for Fiona and may be more than just a sexual partner to her.


True ah mi she say
Fiona's statement is true and she is sincere in her feelings towards the singer.


Bush to the bone me
The singer is implying that he is untamed and wild like a jungle and unbothered by societal norms.


Fresh from California
The singer is freshly back from California, where marijuana is legal, and has some high-quality buds to smoke.


Wen me touch them gyal smell da cologne ya
When the singer is near women, they can smell his cologne and are aroused by it.


I make your jeans Vibrate like a Nokia
The singer is claiming that his sexual performance is so good that it makes women's jeans vibrate, just like a phone set to vibrate mode.


Hot gyal here
The singer is surrounded by attractive and desirable women.


A bare hot gyal me wan full up inna di square
The singer wants to have sex with as many hot women as possible in the area he is in, without regard for consequences.


Gyal ah call say come here (Come here)
Women are calling the singer and asking him to come over, and he is willing to do so.


Me tell dem hold the line and take a chair
The singer is asking the women to wait and take a seat until he can get there, as he is in high demand.


If ya want a girl, nuh bodda worry youte ask me cuz mi share.
The singer is willing to share his female partners with others, as he has many to choose from.


Step up inna de club and Watch everybody stare
The singer is well-known in the club and attracts attention from everyone around him.


Year to year a fih we gyal dem have di flare.
The singer and his friends are well-known for attracting women and have been doing so for a long time.


Wah dem a call
The singer is mocking what others say or think about him.


I know my brain is worth bigger than your stock
The singer has a higher opinion of himself and his mental capacity than others.


When I be spitting never want me to stop
The singer is confident in his abilities as a rapper and is always in demand.


I got that fire in me ready to explode And when it happens feel that wrath of my load
The singer has a lot of pent-up energy and is eager to unleash it through his music and performance, with the audience experiencing the full force of his talent.


Like 'damn woman' you got me when you get up on top
The singer is impressed by the sexual abilities of his partner, who has taken control during sex.


Well now I'm driving till you get out on the road
The singer is in control and leading the sexual encounter, driving his partner to climax.


And why you up why you leave your 'jitterin coat
The singer is asking his partner why she is nervous or tense and offering to help her relax and enjoy the moment.


Baby you better sit down All your talking bout busy bad boys forget about me
The singer is telling his partner to calm down and stop talking about other men or being too busy to see him.


Wid dem ya call
The singer is mocking the negative comments or opinions of others.




Lyrics © CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Royalty Network, Downtown Music Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: THOMAS WESLEY PENTZ, CHRISTOPHER FRANCIS PALMER, DAVID JAMES ANDREW TAYLOR, SANTI WHITE, DAVE TAYLOR, CHRISTOPHER PALMER

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Comments from YouTube:

@saiahbuul

i woke up at 4:00 AM few hours before school and MTV was on and this was the video that woke me up, i’ve been a fan ever since 😂😂

@thritler

big same

@NicoleSams

That’s such a mood.

@darkmag3

Sleep can't stop the vibe

@bohemianbarber

Same dude

@GQglobal

Same except for some reason I didn’t go to bed that night..

@someguy760

For anyone wondering:
YES, being a kid in the 80s was just as awesome as this video made it seem.

@joshuabivens5825

I wish I lived then

@DanteStarshine

This came out on 2009

@someguy760

@@DanteStarshine The video reminded me of what it was like to be a kid in the 1980s.

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