Holding On (ft. Alfa)

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When the light in your eyes fade
and the night stars have turned grey
holdin on, holdin on
When the last friend you had flies
And there's no sight of sunrise
holdin on, holdin on

Out in LA, losing touch with friends
Missed Damini’s wedding, known him since we was ten
Spent the day with memories of our past selves
Summer sleepovers, stayin up past twelve
"See you the next time you’re in town”… No, we don’t say that any more now
Because words come cheap.
But even when we don’t speak, you know I'm still - me.
So hold on…
we’re still young.
Just hold on, I'll come find you whenever I'm done.


In '83, my mom had a miscarriage
Three years later, they planted a family.
The first seed was me - then my sister, right after my dad’s degree.
Uprooted from the motherlaand - transplanted to another laand.
From Chicago we moved to Californ-i-a, and did it all agaain
They made mistakes
Well, everybody does
I used to hate them for that - you were supposed to be my role models and didn't know how to raise a son!
But Tori calls me after therapy
She says she's learning how to move past
I don't know if I can do that
But mom and dad, thanks for holding on


This is my hope:
I'm not loved, because I rap good
Act good, speak nice - or anything like that.
And I might fail to accomplish everything I set out to do in this life
But you can still love me
even when I am my worst parts
And all the things I’m ashamed of won't ever come between the two of us, huh
So I'm here holdin on
I think this song might outlive me
But it didn't start with me
So even death isn’t the ending.



from Some day soon​.​.​., released November 21, 2014
Produced by Jung "Elyonbeats" Kim and Chris "Claudeo" Changchien
Written by Jason Chu and Alfa Garcia




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