(+Lyrics+ meaning+ translation) Music review: Hold me down by Lyta “Here is the realest meaning of this song!”

Who sang the song hold me down?

Nigerian artist, Lyta

The Review

How many more record label moves will Lyta do? From YBNL to DMW, and now to Marlain Music record label; odi egwu (As in, this is serious)

Anyway, I wonder if Lyta and his record label boss- Naira Marley, have settled the theft issue concerning this video. Lyta was said to have plagiarized another artiste’s music video. 

What is the song hold me down by Lyta all about?

“Hold me down” means a lot of things, but, in the context of this song, it means not letting someone off your hands or not letting someone go. 

It is a love song. In the song, the artist has a profound love for a particular lady who is proving hard to get despite the artiste’s promises to care of her materially, financially, and otherwise. He, however, urges her to hold him down before it is too late before another lady grabs him.

Lyrically: The song has two verses. The pre-chorus and chorus were taken twice each while the post-chorus was taken thrice—the post-chorus added melody to the song. The lyrics flow well on the beat. The artiste sang in pidgin and Yoruba, a Nigerian language. The lyrics are fair.

Vocal: The artist was consistent with his vocal quality. He was too self-conscious; no real feelings were attached to the song.

Melody: I think the controversy surrounding this video gave the song an upbeat because the melody is not that engaging. The rhythm, however, flows well. There was consistency in the style of rhythm. The primary instruments used in the composition of the song include drums and piano.

Take a gander at the lyrics below

Lyrics to hold me down by Lyta

Intro

Yeah, oh yeah, Lyta eh

Verse 1

Bend low and go down mammy (Bend low and go down low girl)

 Dance for me omo ele o (Dance for me girl)

 How many be your body?

 Aiye o le to yen o (Life is not that hard)

 Anything to make you happy

 I get money s’omo yen (I have money, do you know that?)

 Omoge, why are you forming (Baby girl, why are you forming)

 Aiye o le to yen o (Life is not that hard)

Pre chorus

O je sofunmi if you want to dance o (You better tell me if you want to dance)

 I know what you need I know what you like o (I know what you need; I know what you like)

 You know say time waits for no man o ( You know that time waits for no one)

 Omo ele give me a chance (Girl, give me a chance)

O je sofunmi if you want to dance o (You better tell me if you want to dance)

 I know what you need I know what you like o (I know what you need; I know what you like)

 You know say time waits for no man o ( You know that time waits for no one)

 Omo ele give me a chance (Girl, give me a chance)

Chorus

I just need you to hold me down (Down…)

 I just need you to hold me down (Down…)

 I just need you to hold me down (Down…)

 I just need you to hold me down (Yeah yeah yeah…)

Post chorus

Fa mi l’aso ya. di mi mu gidi (Rip my cloth; hold me down)

 Pe mi loruko, Ope yemi (Call my name; Opeyemi)

 Owo gidi ni, omo gidi ni (Good money, good girl)

 Owo gidi ni, owo gidi ni (Good money, it is good money)

Fa mi l’aso ya. di mi mu gidi (Rip my cloth; hold me down)

 Pe mi loruko, Ope yemi (Call my name; Opeyemi)

 Owo gidi ni, omo gidi ni (Good money, good girl)

 Owo gidi ni, owo gidi ni (Good money, it is good money)

Verse 2

I know you want to catch cruise

 And you bad too; me I know

 And if you want part 2; no dey kaku, je ka fo o (And if you want part 2; don’t be quiet, let’s talk) Sisi ta ni ko fe wa, t’o shako kiri (The girl we said that she should date us is forming)

 O’un wa le wa yeah yeah (She is now chasing us)

 O n wa wa kiri (She is searching for us)

Pre chorus

O je sofunmi if you want to dance o (You better tell me if you want to dance)

 I know what you need I know what you like o (I know what you need; I know what you like)

 You know say time waits for no man o ( You know that time waits for no one)

 Omo ele give me a chance (Girl, give me a chance)

O je sofunmi if you want to dance o (You better tell me if you want to dance)

 I know what you need I know what you like o (I know what you need; I know what you like)

 You know say time waits for no man o ( You know that time waits for no one)

 Omo ele give me chance (Girl, give me a chance)

Chorus

I just need you to hold me down (Down…)

 I just need you to hold me down (Down…)

 I just need you to hold me down (Down…)

 I just need you to hold me down (Yeah yeah yeah…)

Post chorus

Fa mi l’aso ya. di mi mu gidi (Rip my cloth; hold me down)

 Pe mi loruko, Ope yemi (Call my name; Opeyemi)

 Owo gidi ni, omo gidi ni (Good money, good girl)

 Owo gidi ni, owo gidi ni (Good money, it is good money)

Fa mi l’aso ya. di mi mu gidi (Rip my cloth; hold me down)

 Pe mi loruko, Ope yemi (Call my name; Opeyemi)

 Owo gidi ni, omo gidi ni (Good money, good girl)

 Owo gidi ni, owo gidi ni (Good money, it is good money)

Outro

E ba me ki bado, baba Miliano (Help me greet Bado; Milano’s daddy)

 Quebeat ba mi play piano o (Quebeat, help me play the piano)

 E ba me ki bado, baba Miliano (Help me greet Bado; Milano’s daddy)

 Quebeat yeah, my idido eh (Quebeat)

Fa mi l’aso ya. di mi mu gidi (Rip my cloth; hold me down)

 Pe mi loruko, Ope yemi (Call my name; Opeyemi)

 Owo gidi ni, omo gidi ni (Good money, good girl)

 Owo gidi ni, owo gidi ni (Good money, it is good money)

Fa mi l’aso ya. di mi mu gidi (Rip my cloth; hold me down)

 Pe mi loruko, Ope yemi (Call my name; Opeyemi)

 Owo gidi ni, omo gidi ni (Good money, good girl)

 Owo gidi ni, owo gidi ni (Good money, it is good money)

Watch the video for the song hold me down by Lyta below

Directed by WG Films

Duration: 3 minutes 25 seconds

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