He started the day with a mood and a shake.
He was finally arranged.
And someone said with a cold, hard chest, "You're a mess!"
He woke up at nights.
He thought he was twice.
He was moving away
cause everyone thinks that it goes away with age.

Hold me now.
Don’t start shaking.
You keep me safe.
Don't ever think you're the only one
when times are tough in your new age.

Hold me now.
Don’t start shaking.
You keep me safe.
Don't ever think you're the only one
when times are tough in your new age.
You better be cool at the time.

He’s walking along with his soul in his lungs.
Ya stare at him long you can find a new song.
Everyone thinks they've got a new phrase.
But you're still miles away.
You're still miles away.
I said, "You're still miles away."

(Repeat 2x)
Hold me now. Don't start shaking.
You keep me safe.
Don't ever think you're the only one
when times are tough in your new age.

Instrumental Bridge

(Repeat 4x)
Hold me now. Don't start shaking.
You keep me safe.
Don't ever think you're the only one
when times are tough in your new age.


Lyrics submitted by Humanzee

Section 12 (Hold Me Now) song meanings
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    General CommentI'll give it a try:

    The song is about a person who has hit bottom, maybe because of depression or an addiction.
    "He was moving away" means that he can no longer relate to other people. This person is living a nightmare and people think he will get out of it by himself, but he really needs help.

    The chorus is more of a conversation. The person is opening him/herself to this person, saying "hold me", so admitting he can't get out of it by himself. The other person is telling him to "don't start shaking", which can be related to drugs or fear. The person just keeps going "you keep me safe" and the other answers that he's not the first person to come through all that when it says "Don't ever think you're the only one," perhaps the "new age" is a new age free of drugs?

    The second verse explains how other people see him in disgrace. "You can find a new song" is something like you can see this person as he suffers. "Everyone thinks they've got a new phrase", everyone tells him the same thing over again: "But you're still miles away." People are blaming him for being distant to others, not realizing he's like that because of their fault.

    This is a very powerful song. It finishes up with the person holding and caring for someone who has been longing for love and help all this time, saying that others have been through all that.
    Snipeon December 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. Can't believe their aren't any comments yet!

    I think the meanings pretty obvious. It's about a man who's not taking proper care of himself.

    "He thought he was twice.
    He was moving away
    cause everyone thinks that it goes away with age."
    This part makes me think he may have a mental illness that everyone takes for a phase or no one is listening about. And he's just getting worse.

    "Don’t start shaking.
    You keep me safe.
    Don't ever think you're the only one
    when times are tough in your new age."
    Says to me that he's only holding on because he's realized to live for something, or someone. He wants them to hold him and he's safe and he knows it will be alright if he just keeps holding on.
    I like it.
    thatkrisison August 12, 2008   Link
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    General Commentgot a new phrase = got him appraised
    CursiveMineralon February 14, 2012   Link

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