Hold Tight” is a song recorded by Canadian singer Justin Bieber. It was released on October 21, 2013. He says happy birthday in the beginning of the song because Poo Bear wrote the song and that's his catch phrase.

Background[edit | edit source]

The song was first called "Grip Tight". It was a pulsing, dirty club track that Poo Bear had prepared for his own solo project in 2012. Justin Bieber wanted the track. Poo Bear told him: “You’re 18, and it’s a very sexual song. You can’t go from singing ‘Beauty and a Beat’ to ‘Grip Tight.’ ” Poo Bear changed “Grip Tight” to “Hold Tight” (“That way it could be about a hug situation”), and the song became their first collaboration.[2]

You really want me to describe this song? I told you the journals are bringing you into my most intimate moments. Just listen to the song and HOLD on as TIGHT as you can. Happy Birthday. - JB

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Lil Za posted lyrics on Instagram on June 5 and June 11, 2013.[3][4]
  • Justin posted lyrics of the song on Instagram on October 18, 2013.[5]

Music video[edit | edit source]

Performances[edit | edit source]

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

[Intro]
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Happy birthday

[Chorus]
Oh whoa whoa, whoa, that hold on tight
Yeah that hold on tight, ooh that hold on tight
Them lips won’t let me go
Lips won’t let me go, lips won’t let me go, oh
That hold on tight, that hold on tight
Yeah that hold on tight, that hold on tight
Ooh that hold on tight
Them lips won’t let me go

[Verse 1]
Don’t let this go to your head
But you’re the best I’ve ever had
Not to mention that thing is swollen
You got me oh so in a trance
Something like a ziploc, but a lip lock
Want you wrapped around my arm like a wrist watch
Oh, so hard walking out
Got me stuck like krazy glue, ooh

[Chorus]
That hold on tight
Yeah that hold on tight, ooh that hold on tight
Them lips won’t let me go
Lips won’t let me go, lips won’t let me go, oh
That hold on tight, that hold on tight
Yeah that hold on tight, that hold on tight
Ooh that hold on tight
Them lips won’t let me go

[Verse 2]
Got me tossing turning in the bed
Your place is where I’d rather be instead
You don’t know your strength
Missing you is like adrenaline
Ooh when you got me in a gridlock, what a great spot
Yeah that turned up kind of love and it just won’t stop
No, so hard walking out
Got me stuck like krazy glue, ooh-wee

[Chorus]
That hold on tight
Yeah that hold on tight, ooh that hold on tight
Them lips won’t let me go
Lips won’t let me go, lips won’t let me go, oh
Ooh that hold on tight, that hold on tight
Yeah that hold on tight, that hold on tight
Ooh that hold on tight
Them lips won’t let me go, no baby

[Bridge]
Holding back the faces I would make
I’m a fan and you’re the rockstar, making it hard on me
Visualise a monster, ‘cause you’re too bad for me
Shot that arrow, I’m hit, need you right near me
I try to maintain
So don’t mind if I turn away, no no
I try to maintain
So don’t mind if I turn away

[Chorus]
Ooh that hold on tight
That hold on tight, oh whoa, that hold on tight
Them lips won’t let me go
Lips won’t let me go, lips won’t let me go, oh
That hold on tight, that hold on tight
Yeah that hold on tight, that hold on tight
Ooh that hold on tight
Them lips won’t let me go, no


Live version[edit | edit source]

A more explicit version which probably has the original lyris of “Grip Tight”.

[Chorus]
That hold on tight
Yeah that hold on tight, ooh that hold on tight
Them lips won’t let me go
That hold on tight
Yeah that hold on tight
Ooh that hold on tight
Them lips won’t let me go

[Verse 1]
Don’t let this go to your head
But you’re the best I’ve ever had
Not to mention that thing is swollen
You got me oh so in a trance
Something like a gridlock, but a headlock
Got me all turned up like a Patron shot
So hard pulling out
When I’m in that sticky glue, ooh-wee

[Chorus]
Yeah that hold on tight
Yeah that hold on tight, ooh that hold on tight
Them lips won’t let me go
That hold on tight
Yeah that hold on tight
Ooh that hold on tight
Them lips won’t let me go

[Bridge]
Holding back the faces I would make
I’m a fan and you’re the rockstar, making it hard on me
Visualise a monster, ‘cause you’re too bad for me
Shot that arrow, I’m hit, need you right near me
I try to maintain
So don’t mind if I turn away
Yeah, I try to maintain
So don’t mind if I turn away

[Chorus]
Yeah that hold on tight
Yeah that hold on tight, ooh that hold on tight
Them lips won’t let me go
Ooh that hold on tight
Yeah that hold on tight
Ooh that hold on tight
Them lips won’t let me go


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