Hold On

Video created by JonesCarpeDiem on Feb 17, 2019

    They hung a sign up in our town "If you live it up, you won't live it down"

     

    So she left Monte Rio, son Just like a bullet leaves a gun With her charcoal

     

    eyes and Monroe hips She went and took that California trip Oh, the moon

     

    was gold, her hair like wind Said, "don't look back, just come on, Jim" Oh,

     

    you got to hold on, hold on You gotta hold on Take my hand, I'm standing

     

    right here, you gotta hold on Well, he gave her a dimestore watch And a

     

    ring made from a spoon Everyone's looking for someone to blame When

     

    you share my bed, you share my name Well, go ahead and call the cops You

     

    don't meet nice girls in coffee shops She said, "baby, I still love you"

     

    Sometimes there's nothin' left to do Oh, but you got to hold on, hold on

     

    Babe, you gotta hold on and take my hand I'm standing right here, you

     

    gotta hold on Well, God bless your crooked little heart St. Louis got the

     

    best of me I miss your broken China voice How I wish you were still here

     

    with me Oh, you build it up, you wreck it down Then you burn your

     

    mansion to the ground Oh, there's nothing left to keep you here But when

     

    you're falling behind in this big blue world Oh, you've got to hold on, hold

     

    on Babe, you gotta hold on Take my hand, I'm standing right here, you

     

    gotta hold on Down by the Riverside motel It's ten below and falling By a

     

    ninety-nine cent store She closed her eyes and started swaying But it's so

     

    hard to dance that way When it's cold and there's no music Oh, your old

     

    hometown's so far away But inside your head there's a record that's

     

    playing A song called "Hold On", hold on Babe, you gotta hold on Take my

     

    hand, I'm standing right there, you gotta hold on You gotta hold on, hold

     

    on Babe, you gotta hold on Take my hand, I'm standing right there, you

     

    gotta hold on You gotta hold on, hold on Babe, you gotta hold on And take

     

    my hand, I'm standing right here, you gotta hold on You gotta hold on,

     

    hold on Babe, you gotta hold on And take my hand, I'm standing right

     

    here, you gotta hold on You gotta hold on You gotta hold on You gotta hold

     

    on You gotta hold on You gotta hold on, baby You gotta hold on, girl You

     

    gotta hold on.

     

    ~Tom Waits