Rough Water ft. Jason Mraz
Travie McCoy Lyrics


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Hey oh, never let go of me
Hold tight, it’s gonna get hard to breathe (Hold tight baby)
Never never let you drown, even if we’re going down
Hey oh, never let go of me
When I’m sinking

Loose lips sink ships that’s what someone told me
But this boat will stay afloat for as long as you hold me
We been through rough water anytime it was tougher
But the fact I came back to remind you I love ya
And if that’s not enough, well I can one up ya
I pinky promise touch thumbs I’ll never make you suffer
And all I ask in return is some reciprocation
I’ll be your oxygen when you’re running out of patience

So take a deep breath, and hold it tight
My heart is yours just reassure me that you’ll hold it right
Don’t be offended, I’m just the cautious type
To always be around and hold you down and never under, like

Hey oh, never let go of me (Never let go)
Hold tight, it’s gonna get hard to breathe (Hold tight baby, hold tight)
Never never let you drown (never), even if we’re going down (Going down)
Hey oh, never let go of me
When I’m sinking

Oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh, oh

This is my message in a bottle, I hope that you receive it
If it washes up at your feet then open it and read it
To whom it may concern, insert your name here
It’s destiny that we were both born in the same year
Three months apart, but on the same sphere
Staring at the sun, inhaling the same air
This type of love we got, they’ll never get it
I’ll be the Leo DiCaprio to your Kate Winslet
Sometimes I panic but I never take it for granted
I’ll hold you ‘til my lips turn blue like Jack in Titanic
And if I lose my grip, then just promise me this
You’ll keep my love in a locket and always rock it, like

Hey oh, never let go of me (Never let go, never let go)
Hold tight, it’s gonna get hard to breathe (Hold tight mama, hold tight)
Never never let you drown (never), even if we’re going down (Going down)
Hey oh, never let go of me
When I’m sinking

Oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh, oh

There’s times where like
We find it hard
To hold on to something
That was never meant to be held onto
But you let it go
If it comes back it was meant to be
If not, just let it be, c’mon

Hey oh, never let go of me (Never let go, never let go)
Hold tight, it’s gonna get hard to breathe (Hold tight mama, hold tight)
Never never let you drown (never), even if we’re going down (Going down)
Hey oh, never let go of me
When I’m sinking





Oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh, oh

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Travie McCoy’s song, Rough Water, depict a message of support and loyalty in a relationship. The lines “Never never let you drown, even if we’re going down” and “Hey oh, never let go of me, when I’m sinking” express the idea that no matter how difficult life gets or how much they struggle, the singer and his partner will always support each other. Furthermore, the song also underlines the importance of communication in any relationship, as the lyrics suggest writing a message to a loved one in a bottle and letting it float away to be found, aimed to express the importance of communicating one’s feelings and how much they care for someone.


The second verse of the song talks about the idea of staying together through tough times. The line “Loose lips sink ships that’s what someone told me, But this boat will stay afloat for as long as you hold me” shows the significance of being truthful and honest with each other, with the underlying meaning being that honesty is the glue that holds a relationship together. Similarly, the lines “And all I ask in return is some reciprocation, I’ll be your oxygen when you’re running out of patience” highlights the importance of mutual support in a relationship, with an emphasis on the idea of giving each other space and time, and being patient with each other.


Line by Line Meaning

Hey oh, never let go of me
Don't ever let me go, I need your support and love to thrive.


Hold tight, it’s gonna get hard to breathe (Hold tight baby)
Stay close to me even when it's difficult, as you are my lifeline.


Never never let you drown, even if we’re going down
I will never let you suffer or fail, even if we experience hardships.


When I’m sinking
In difficult moments, please be there for me emotionally and physically.


Loose lips sink ships that’s what someone told me
Someone once explained the importance of keeping secrets and not speaking impulsively.


But this boat will stay afloat for as long as you hold me
As long as you provide emotional support, our partnership can withstand anything.


We been through rough water anytime it was tougher
We have faced many challenges together, and we have persevered despite them.


But the fact I came back to remind you I love ya
Despite difficulties, I wanted to come back to affirm my love for you.


And if that’s not enough, well I can one up ya
If you need more convincing, I can show you greater love.


I pinky promise touch thumbs I’ll never make you suffer
I make a heartfelt promise to never cause you pain or distress.


And all I ask in return is some reciprocation
I just ask for equal commitment and love from you.


I’ll be your oxygen when you’re running out of patience
When times are tough, I will provide the necessary support and encouragement to keep going.


So take a deep breath, and hold it tight
Take a moment to reflect and hold onto our partnership.


My heart is yours just reassure me that you’ll hold it right
My heart belongs to you, and I trust that you will treat it with care.


Don’t be offended, I’m just the cautious type
I am a careful person, but that does not mean I love you any less.


To always be around and hold you down and never under, like
I will always support and uplift you, never bring you down.


This is my message in a bottle, I hope that you receive it
My message of love and commitment is something I hope reaches you.


If it washes up at your feet then open it and read it
If fate brings this message to you, please take the time to read and understand it.


To whom it may concern, insert your name here
This message is meant for you, and this love is meant for us.


It’s destiny that we were both born in the same year
Perhaps our similarities and shared experiences are proof that we are destined to be together.


Three months apart, but on the same sphere
Despite the slight age difference, we are on the same life journey together.


Staring at the sun, inhaling the same air
We may be looking in different directions, but we are still connected and share the same surroundings.


This type of love we got, they’ll never get it
Our love is unique and special, and outsiders may never understand it fully.


I’ll be the Leo DiCaprio to your Kate Winslet
My love for you is like one of the most iconic movie romances ever.


Sometimes I panic but I never take it for granted
Although I may worry at times, I cherish our partnership and never underestimate its value.


I’ll hold you ‘til my lips turn blue like Jack in Titanic
I will cling onto you with all my might, even to the point of exhaustion.


And if I lose my grip, then just promise me this
If I ever falter, please promise to stick by my side.


You’ll keep my love in a locket and always rock it, like
Please keep my love in your heart, and carry it with you always.


There’s times where like
There are moments when we struggle.


We find it hard
We may experience difficulty or uncertainty.


To hold on to something
To maintain a firm grip on something valuable.


That was never meant to be held onto
There are some things in life that we cannot control or hold onto forever.


But you let it go
Sometimes it is necessary to move on and release our grip on something.


If it comes back it was meant to be
If it is truly meant to be, it will return to us.


If not, just let it be, c’mon
If not, we must accept and move on.


Oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh, oh
The chorus is a repeated plea to always maintain the connection and partnership they share, no matter the challenges they face




Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management
Written by: TRAVIS MCCOY, BENJAMIN LEVIN, DANIEL OMELIO, ANMAR MALIK

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@drvren030

This song deserves WAAAY more recognition that it actually has!!!

@KellehNikole

I agree such a great duo they sound good together

@leymiho9

THIS SONG DESERVES MORE VIEWS! THIS KIND OF SONG DESERVES TO BE FAMOUS.

@nairneeraj31

leymiho9 damn right i agree

@drake4954

So tru

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+leymiho9 get lost

@jonathantan5952

+leymiho9 Yah

@selenakerstetter3298

No it doesn't .

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@neena666

Travie is such a cool, inspirational and smart guy. His lyrics are always good and they hit you so hard... I love him so fucking much tbh

@NoushinAdiya

MrsColedo U r right.I also love him soooooooo much.

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