Original Article: https://stylecaster.com/justin-bieber-chance-the-rapper-holy-lyrics-meaning/
By Jason Pham
The Biebs is back. Justin Bieber and Chance the Rapper’s “Holy” lyrics are about Hailey Baldwin and how faith brought the couple together. Four months after the release of his duet, “Stuck With U,” with Ariana Grande, Bieber returned with another song dedicated to his wife on Friday, September 18.
In the music video for “Holy,” which stars Ryan Destiny as Bieber’s love interest, the “Yummy” singer plays an oil worker who loses his job, which leads to him and Destiny needing to move out from their home. As the two walk with no destination in mind, the two are approached by a soldier played by Wilmer Valderrama, who offers them a meal with his family. Though the plot seems to be fictional, both the music video and lyrics for “Holy” reference a love that’s strengthened by faith, which mirrors Bieber’s relationship with Baldwin. The two first dated in 2015 before their split in 2016. The couple reunited in June 2018 after they ran into each at a Christian conference. They got engaged in July 2018 and married in September 2018 at a courthouse in New York City. In “Holy,” Bieber sings about how his love makes him feel holy.
“That the way you hold me, hold me, hold me, hold me, hold me / Feels so holy, holy, holy, holy, holy / On God / Runnin’ to the altar like a track star / Can’t wait another second / ‘Cause the way you hold me, hold me, hold me, hold me, hold me / Feels so holy,” the lyrics read.
In an interview with Vogue in February 2019, Bieber also opened up about how he and Baldwin connected over their shared love of God. He also explained why he and Baldwin married so fast into their relationship.
“He [God] doesn’t ask us not to have sex for him because he wants rules and stuff,” Bieber said. “He’s like, I’m trying to protect you from hurt and pain. I think sex can cause a lot of pain. Sometimes people have sex because they don’t feel good enough. Because they lack self-worth. Women do that, and guys do that. I wanted to rededicate myself to God in that way because I really felt it was better for the condition of my soul. And I believe that God blessed me with Hailey as a result. There are perks. You get rewarded for good behavior.”
Bieber continued, “When I saw her last June, I just forgot how much I loved her and how much I missed her and how much of a positive impact she made on my life. I was like, Holy cow, this is what I’ve been looking for.”