"Hold On" as written by and Kerry A Livgren....
Look in the mirror and tell me
Just what you see
What have the years of your life
Taught you to be
Innocence dyin' in so many ways
Things that you dream of are lost
Lost in the haze

Hold on, baby, hold on
'Cause it's closer than you think
And you're standing on the brink
Hold on, baby, hold on
'Cause there's something on the way
Your tomorrow's not the same as today

Don't you recall what you felt
When you weren't alone
Someone who stood by your side
A face you have known
Where do you run when it's too much to bear
Who do you turn to in need
When nobody's there

Hold on, baby, hold on
'Cause it's closer than you think
And you're standing on the brink
Hold on, baby, hold on
'Cause there's something on the way
Your tomorrow's not the same as today

Outside your door he is waiting
Waiting for you
Sooner or later you know
He's got to get through
No hesitation and no holding back
Let it all go and you'll know
You're on the right track

Hold on, baby, hold on (hold on to me baby)
'Cause it's closer than you think
And you're standing on the brink
Hold on, baby, hold on (yeah I need you by my side)
'Cause there's something on the way
Your tomorrow's not the same

Hold on, baby, hold on (I got talk to you baby)
'Cause it's closer than you think
And you're standing on the brink
Hold on, baby, hold on (there's something on the corner)
'Cause there's something on the way
Your tomorrow's not the same as today
Hold on


Lyrics submitted by Idan

"Hold On" as written by Kerry Livgren

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    General CommentThis is such a wonderfully hopeful song. I think it's also very spiritual, ("Outside your door He is waiting, waiting for you... Let it all go and you'll know you're on the right track") is obviously talking about how you may feel your life is empty, but then you surrender yourself to God, which fills that void. "Cause there's something on the way, your tomorrow's not the same as today." Listening to this song gives me so much optimism about the future.
    confinedinsanityon April 02, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWYWH probably has something on that. I believe this song was written shortly after Livgren became a believer in Jesus. I think he always tried to write songs from the heart rather than trying to write what people wanted to hear.
    LivnLifeon February 05, 2010   Link
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    General CommentNot many people have commented on Kansas's lyrics. This is a good song. I think it's pretty much self-explanitory. Hold On says a lot about it! ha...
    love it
    wannabeon November 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is a spiritual plea to Livgren's wife, begging her to convert to Christianity along with him.
    WYWHon May 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSeriously 4 comments (5, mine). I find this band very awesome. This is one of my favorite song(s). :)
    RikABaDoon June 12, 2011   Link

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