"I Can't Hold Back" as written by Frank Sullivan and Jim Peterik....
There's a story in my eyes
Turn the pages of desire
Now it's time to trade those dreams
For the rush of passion's fire
I can feel you tremble when we touch
And I feel the hand of fate
Reaching out to both of us
I've been holding back the night
I've been searching for a clue from you
I'm gonna try with all my might
To make this story line come true
Can ya feel me tremble when we touch
Can ya feel the hand of fate
Reaching out to both of us
This love affair can't wait

I can't hold back, I'm on the edge
(I can't hold back)
You voice explodes inside my head
I can't hold back, I won't back down
Girl it's too late to turn back now

Another shooting star goes by
And in the night the silence speaks to you and I
And now the time has come at last
Don't let the moment run too fast
I can feel you tremble when we touch
And I feel the hand of fate reaching out to both of us
There's a story in my eyes, turn the pages of desire
Now it's time to trade those dreams
For the rush of passion's fire

I can't hold back, I'm on the edge
(I can't hold back)
You voice explodes inside my head
I can't hold back, I won't back down
Girl it's too late to turn back now


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"I Can't Hold Back" as written by Jim Peterik Frank Sullivan

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    General CommentI love this song, I know they wernt the best bands in the world but this song is just so, powerful. just makes me want to pull someone into my arms.
    poohblueskyon June 29, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is rush -plain & simply put! One of the most under rated songs of all time.
    dirkthediggler1976on May 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song got me into Survivor, it's a perfect song! You can really hear Mickey Thomas of Starship on backing vocals. Gotta love those red leather pants with the multiple zippers on the legs in the video.
    DarkPooon May 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAnother great hit by survivor that seems to go unrecognized. Reached number #13 on the charts i believe. Survivor is definitely one of the great under-rated bands of the 80s. This song always reminds me of going for a girl. You have a plan and see a future with the girl and try to make it happen. The video is interesting. Good ol 80s. You can find it on youtube.
    darreno27on December 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMy All time favorite song. (probably cuz its underrated)
    Bri986on May 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commentgreat f'ing song.
    andyman82on February 12, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"I can feel you tremble when we touch
    And I feel the hand of fate
    Reaching out to both of us"

    This song is so powerful on so many levels...

    TheLastSamurai101on May 31, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE his determination. Real life men don't have that unless
    she has the usual-bank account/car/home/et cet... :|
    Thia007on November 30, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis is the most erotic song I have ever heard - the double meaning of I can't hold back, being on the edge, your voice explodes....definitely makes me think of cumming.
    lorieon July 12, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song came on the radio on my long drive home from work....puts a smile on my face and tears in my eyes simultaneously---takes a powerful song to move me like that! Lyrics can symbolize lust of a new relationship, love of lasting relationship....pure anticipation. Definitely a keeper! Love the video too....Romantic how he chased after her, but I think it would've ended even better if he would've caught the train!! (Video is on YouTube)
    autumnrainon January 11, 2014   Link

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