James Bay

James Bay (born 4 September 1990) is an English singer-songwriter and guitarist.  In 2014, he released his single “Hold Back the River”, which has been certified platinum, before releasing his debut studio album Chaos and the Calm (2015). The album went to number one in the UK and number 15 in the US. In February 2015, Bay received the Brit Awards “Critics’ Choice” award. At the 2016 Brit Awards he received the award for Best British Male Solo Artist. Bay also received three nominations at the 2016 Grammy Awards, for Best New Artist, Best Rock Album, and Best Rock Song.


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James Bay Backing Tracks – Best Fake Smile  …  Hold Back The River  …   If You Ever Want To Be In Love  …  Let It Go  …  Pink Lemonade  …  Us  …  When We Were On Fire  …  Wild Love  …  



“Let It Go”

From walking home and talking loads
To seeing shows in evening clothes with you
From nervous touch and getting drunk
To staying up and waking up with you
But now we’re sleeping at the edge
Holding something we don’t need
All this delusion in our heads
Is gonna bring us to our knees
So come on let it go
Just let it be
Why don’t you be you
And I’ll be meEverything that’s broke
Leave it to the breeze
Why don’t you be you
And I’ll be meAnd I’ll be meFrom throwing clothes across the floor
To teeth and claws and slamming doors at you
If this is all we’re living for
Why are we doing it, doing it, doing it anymoreI used to recognize myself
It’s funny how reflections change
When we’re becoming something else
I think it’s time to walk awayCHORUSTrying to fit your hand inside of mine
When we know it just don’t belong
There’s no force on earth
Could make me feel right, noWhoa

Trying to push this problem up the hill
When it’s just too heavy to hold
Think now’s the time to let it slide


Come on let it go
Just let it be
Why don’t you be you
And I’ll be me

And I’ll be me