Fair Chance
Thundercat [feat. Ty Dolla $ign Lil B Ty Dolla $ign & Lil B] Lyrics


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I keep holdin' you down (holdin' you down)
Even though you're not around (you're not around)
So hard to get over it
I've tried to get under it
Stuck in between
It is what it is (is what it is)
Bye-bye, for now
I keep holdin' you down (holdin' you down)
You do with me, you do with me
It is what it is

'Til it ain't
Things will never be the same
Never be the same again
Everything's so strange (strange)
It ain't a game no more (game no more)
We were just gettin' lifted
Yesterday, yesterday
Now we just reminiscin'
'Bout yesterday, yesterday
Keep my head above water
My eyes gettin' bigger
The world gettin' smaller
I been gettin' richer
Only made me crazy
Mama said I'm different
Since I was a baby

My emotions
Give me a sip of that potion
No, my heart is not broken
But I feel like it's open
Please somebody do surgery
Tell the doctor come work with me
I keep lookin' at my soul
Prayin' that only God knows
And I've been workin' nine to nine
Yeah
But they talk about it
But she always so fine
But who can say that
I would be the man of your dreams
I would do all that I can
And be all I can be

I keep holdin' you down (holdin' you down)
Even though you're not around (you're not around)
So hard to get over it
I've tried to get under it
Stuck in between
It is what it is (is what it is)
Bye-bye, for now
I keep holdin' you down (holdin' you down)




You do with me
You do with me

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Thundercat's song "Fair Chance" seem to express a sense of longing and difficulty in letting go of a past relationship. The opening lines of the chorus, "I keep holdin' you down, even though you're not around" suggest a continued emotional attachment to someone who is no longer present in their life. The singer acknowledges the difficulty in trying to move on from this attachment, saying, "So hard to get over it, I've tried to get under it, stuck in between, it is what it is, bye-bye for now." There seems to be an acceptance that what happened happened, and a temporary goodbye, but there is still a struggle to fully let go of the past.


In the following verses, the singer reflects on the changes they have experienced since the end of the relationship. "Things will never be the same, never be the same again, everything's so strange, it ain't a game no more" suggests a feeling of loss and the realization that life does not remain constant. They also express a desire to numb their emotions, saying "give me a sip of that potion," possibly to forget the pain of the past. However, the final lines of the song suggest a hope for the future, a desire to be the best version of themselves for someone else, saying "I would be the man of your dreams, I would do all that I can, and be all I can be."


Overall, the song seems to convey a mix of emotions related to a past relationship, including struggle, loss, acceptance and hope for a better future.


Line by Line Meaning

I keep holdin' you down (holdin' you down)
I can't seem to let go of the past, holding onto memories of you even though you're not here physically.


Even though you're not around (you're not around)
You are not present in my life anymore, but I can't seem to forget about you.


So hard to get over it
It's challenging to move forward from the past; it's like I'm stuck in time.


I've tried to get under it
I've attempted to deal with it in different ways, but none of them seem to work.


Stuck in between
I'm trapped in the middle of how I feel about you and how I should let you go.


It is what it is (is what it is)
I've come to terms with the situation, and I accept it for what it is.


Bye-bye, for now
I'm taking a break from thinking about us for a while.


You do with me, you do with me
You have a hold over me, and I can't seem to shake it off.


‘Til it ain't
The situation will eventually change; it won't always be like this.


Things will never be the same
The way things were before between us won't ever come back.


Never be the same again
Our relationship can never be repaired, and things will be different.


Everything's so strange (strange)
Life seems so unusual now without you in it, and I'm still trying to adjust.


It ain't a game no more (game no more)
Our relationship used to be playful, but now it's serious.


We were just gettin' lifted
We were enjoying the moments together, and now those times are only memories.


Now we just reminiscin'
All I can do now is think about the good times we've had before.


'Bout yesterday, yesterday
I'm often thinking about yesterday, remembering how things used to be.


Keep my head above water
I'm trying my best to cope with the situation; it's like trying to stay afloat in a rough sea.


My eyes gettin' bigger
I'm starting to see things more clearly now.


The world gettin' smaller
My focus has shifted, and I only see what's important to me.


I been gettin' richer
Although my life has changed, I'm still growing and learning.


Only made me crazy
The changes in my life have been difficult to handle, and it's affecting me mentally.


Mama said I'm different
My mom always knew that I was unique and had the potential to do great things.


Since I was a baby
She's been saying this since I was young.


My emotions
The feelings I have are intense, and I can't seem to control them.


Give me a sip of that potion
I need something to ease my pain or make me feel differently.


No, my heart is not broken
Although I'm hurting, my heart hasn't shattered completely.


But I feel like it's open
My heart feels exposed and vulnerable.


Please somebody do surgery
I need help to mend emotionally, like I need surgery to repair me physically.


Tell the doctor come work with me
I need someone to guide me through this difficult time in my life.


And I've been workin' nine to nine
I've been putting in long hours trying to distract myself from the pain.


But they talk about it
People see changes in me, and they talk about it.


But she always so fine
Other things may be changing in my life, but my love for you never will.


But who can say that
Who knows what the future may hold?


I would be the man of your dreams
I would be the one to make you the happiest you've ever been.


I would do all that I can
I am willing to do whatever it takes to make you happy.


And be all I can be
I am committed to being the best version of myself for you.




Lyrics © TUNECORE INC, TuneCore Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Stephen Lee Bruner, Tyrone William Jr. Griffin, Brandon Christopher McCartney, Mark Spears, Steve Ellison

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[Chorus: Thundercat & Ty Dolla $ign]
I'll keep holdin' you down (Holdin' you down)
Even though you're not around (You're not around)
So hard to get over it
I've tried to get under it
Stuck in between, it is what it is (Is what it is)
Bye-bye for now
I'll keep holdin' you down (Holdin' you down)
You'd do it for me, you'd do it for me (It is what it is)

[Verse 1: Ty Dolla $ign]
'Til it ain't
Things will never be the same
Never be the same again
Everything so strange (Strange)
It ain't a game no more (A game no more, woah)
We were just gettin' lifted
Yesterday, yesterday
Now we just reminiscin'
On yesterday, yesterday
Keep my head above water (Head above water)
My eyes gettin' bigger (Eyes gettin' bigger), the world gettin' smaller
I been gettin' richer, only made me crazy (Crazy)
Mama said I'm different (Oh yeah), since I was a baby (Baby)

[Verse 2: Lil B]
My emotions
Gimme a sip of that potion
No, my heart is not broken
But I feel like it's open
Please, somebody, do surgery
Tell the doctor come work with me
I keep lookin' at my soul
Prayin', but only God knows
And I've been workin' nine to nine
Yeah
But they talk about it
But you know it's all fine (All fine)
But who can say that?
I would be the man of your dreams
I will do all that I can
And be all I can be
[Chorus: Thundercat]
I'll keep holdin' you down (Holdin' you down)
Even though you're not around (You're not around)
So hard to get over it
I've tried to get under it
Stuck in between, it is what it is (Is what it is)
Bye-bye for now
I'll keep holdin' you down (Holdin' you down)
You'd do it for me, you'd do it for me



All comments from YouTube:

@lilbpack1

God bless everyone involved with this and in heaven - Lil B

@matteorossi5326

TYBG i love you

@zeff717

TYBG you blessed this track

@cstarcrusher

hella emotional performance based god 🙏

@30quani62

TYBG

@xyzil8814

lilbpack1 TYBG

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@Deftonedd4

all of his joking and weirdness aside , people should never underestimate how talented Thundercat is

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@Gabriel Freitas without a doubt

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@Gabriel Freitas new school... yes sir!! that boy go crazy.. he can be a virtuouso on it and great grooves in studios boy on another level

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