Can we go back, this is the moment
Tonight is the night, we'll fight 'til it's over
So we put our hands up like the ceiling can't hold us
Like the ceiling can't hold us

from Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (Ft. Ray Dalton) – Can't Hold Us Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

As an independent artist who has broken into the mainstream with three top twenty hits, including two number ones, he and Ryan Lewis have broken through the barrier that says only those signed to major record labels can make it big in music!

Despite the fact that the hook is sung by Ray Dalton, it largely plays on Macklemore’s mentality. Many of his songs (like on “And We Danced”) speak of overcoming everyone else’s opinion/dominance, and fighting it until he dies.

Contested lyrics alert: It doesn’t sound like it BUT the hook is actually ‘Can’ we go back, not ‘Here’ we go back. Singer Ray Dalton explained this in an interview with MTV’s Rebecca Thomas.

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