Lyrics: Hold On

Hold On* (written by Benjamin Orr and Diane Page, ©1985)

[Disclaimer: I gave myself some room on this one. The words are hard to discern and the other published attempts I’ve read don’t really hit the mark to me, so just know that I’ve written what I’m hearing and it may not be perfect.]

Well you sure look good tonight, I think I’ve come to see some light

Come on, hold onto me… belong to me

You know that love looks good on you, in what you say and what you do

Come on, hold onto me… it’s all I need

 

I’d gotten to the point where time was plowing by

Not a thing to show for all the times I’ve tried

Now we just can’t seem to wipe the smile away and you gave it to me

Given up on feeling something beautiful

Loneliness was starting to be suitable to me

Lucky day I found when you got into us

 

Can’t seem to get enough of you, when you’re away I dream that you

Come on and hold onto me, belong to me

And so it never really ends, you mend the hurts that never mend

Come on, hold on to me, it’s all I need

 

Where did all what I had in mind run for me?**

Guess you gotta take the blinders off so you can see

Not a thought goes by that doesn’t hang on you and what did I do before?

Can’t believe that this is really happening

All the hurtful days are finally vanishing

Making all your fantasies realities

 

We could be in for some surprises; I know it… you know it, too

Before you think of compromising just realize it’s only here for you

 

Yeah you sure look good tonight, I think I’ve finally seen some light

Come on, hold onto me… it’s all I need

And so it never really ends, you mend the hurts that never mend

Come on and hold onto me, belong to me

 

Gotta knack for bringing out the best to me

When the love is right it’s possible to see you so clearly

All my life I wondered would it come to me then you brought it to me

Can’t believe that this is really happening, all the hurtful days are finally vanishing

Making all your fantasies realities

 

Where did all what I had in mind run for me?**

Guess you gotta take the blinders off so you can see

Not a thought comes by that doesn’t hang on you and what did I do before?

 

*Original title: “Belong to Me”

** Help!

14 thoughts on “Lyrics: Hold On

  1. This is my favorite song on “The Lace”. Love his high range. You are right, it is so hard to catch all the lyrics, and forget trying to sing along a lot of the time!

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  2. ** It may not make sense but it sounds to me like “Weren’t at all what I had in my world for me.” I slowed it down some and the first word might not be correct but the rest of them sound like this.

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  3. I think the line is : “Want to know what I had in my world for me….” It seems to make sense because the following line is: “Guess you… Gotta take the blinders off so you can see….”
    Just a thought.
    Mark

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    1. Hmm… I’ll have to listen again. I wish he would have said, “Not at all what I had in my mind for me….” but I can’t make it fit when I listen with the headphones on. Haha! Thanks for your suggestion, Mark! 🙂

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      1. No Problem, I’ve been searching for years for the correct words of this song. IF I ever find them, I’ll let you know. Thanks.
        Mark

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  4. I’m so unoriginal, I think this is my favorite too. The music is upbeat and almost inspirational and I love his high range on this.

    No contribution to the lyric debate. History teaches me I’m almost always certainly wrong. However in my defense I never thought Jimmy Hendrix was excusing himself to kiss this guy. LOL

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  5. Hi Donna, I’ve been in contact with Diane Page and she’s been kind enough to correct some of the misheard lines. Apparently she doesn’t have any copies of the lyrics and she’s having a hard time with some of the lines in Hold On after repeated listens…so now she knows how we’ve been going through after all these years, haha. She’s been sending a few corrections, I hope to further continue getting to the bottom of these little mysteries once and for all. Anyway, here are two correction in Hold On:

    instead of “Where did all what I had in mind run for me?” it should be “Weren’t at all what I had in my mind for me.” which makes a little more sense.

    And instead of “I’d gotten to the point where time was plowing by” it should be “gotten to the point where life was blowing by”

    i’ll keep you posted…

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