"Hold On" as written by and Billie Joe/wright Iii Armstrong....
As I stepped to the edge
Beyond the shadow of a doubt
With my conscience beating
Like the pulse of a drum
That hammers on and on
Until I reach the break of day
As the sun beats down on
The halfway house
Has my conscience beating
The sound in my ear
The will to persevere
As I reach the break of day

When you lost all hope and excuses
And the cheapskates and the losers
Nothings left to cling onto
You got to hold on to yourself

A cry of hope
A plea for peace
And my conscience beating
It's not what I want for
Its all that I need
To reach the break of day
So I run to the edge
Beyond the shadow of a doubt
With my conscience bleeding
Here lies the truth
The lost treasures of my youth
As I hold on to the break of day

When you lost all hope and excuses
And the cheapskates and the losers
Nothings left to cling onto
You got to hold on to yourself

When you lost all hope and excuses
And the cheapskates and the losers
Nothings left to cling onto
You got to hold on to yourself


Lyrics submitted by kevin

"Hold On" as written by Sedrick Johnson Rollo Armstrong

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, TUNECORE INC

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    General CommentI really like this song. I think the meaning is pretty straight forward. It's basically just saying that if you have no one else, all you have is yourself and that may be all you need. So have faith.
    Rhapsodyon July 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti really like this song i dont give a damn if they say its country but green day KICKS ASS!
    ryanilano11on September 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentRyan, does it matter what "they" say it is? No is doesn't. And to tell you the truth, this song sounds more like an old Beatles song than a country song.
    fuckyouallon March 28, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great song! Yeah is about holding onto yourself. I know that kind of feeling when you lost everything else to hold on to, or nothing to believe in you just got yourself and thats all you need.
    punker girlon July 07, 2003   Link
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    General CommentGreat, great lyrics.
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    Jakeberton June 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWell the verses are boring, but the chorus is great. "Nothings left, to cling on to".
    Kerplunk809on June 15, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthats wat i thought fuckyouall, esp. at the beginning. beatley.
    greenvelveton November 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI really am not a fan of this song. Sorry, Green Day.

    But I think it's about being on your own in the world and the only thing you have left to hold on to is yourself
    brain_stewon December 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAlthough I don't think Dante37 is right, it does sound like that's what he's singing about when he says hold on to yourself. Unfortunate choice of words. I think brain stew is right, but it's more about when you're exhausted than alone. Or both.
    ArianeTheFoolon December 20, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of my favorites on minority. it always makes me feel better and gives me confidence when i need it - trust yourself
    bugmenoton March 17, 2005   Link

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