"Yours To Hold" as written by Brian Howes and John Cooper....
I see you standing here
But you're so far away
Starving for your attention
You don't even know my name

You're going through so much
But I know that I could be the one to hold you

Every single day
I find it hard to say
I could be yours alone
You will see someday
That all along the way
I was yours to hold
I was yours to hold
I see you walking by
Your hair always hiding your face
I wonder why you've been hurting
I wish I had some way to say

You're going through so much
Don't you know that I could be the one to hold you

I'm stretching but you're just out of reach
You should know
I'm ready when you're ready for me
And I'm waiting for the right time
For the day I catch your eye
To let you know
That I'm yours to hold

I'm stretching but you're just out of reach
I'm ready when you're ready for me


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"Yours to Hold" as written by Brian Howes John Cooper

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  • +7
    General Commenti'm not sure if this is right, but this is kinda what this song means to me. it almost seems like a song from God to someone who is going through a tough time in their life.

    I'm stretching but you're just out of reach
    You should know
    I'm ready when you're ready for me
    And I'm waiting for the right time
    For the day I catch your eye
    To let you know
    That I'm yours to hold

    God is just letting this person know that He's ready to comfort this person whenever they're ready to let Him in, and it just signifies that God is always trying to reach out to us, and he doesn't just sit up in heaven watching us. he's always there.
    idk. that's what the song means to me, and i just love this song! :)
    Godsgirl_10on July 02, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI've listened to this song over and over and over again. The meaning is so obvious, however it is amazing. It's about someone who is going through a hard time in their lives, and he is trying to be there for them. He wants to help so bad, but for some reason, she is pushing away. He is basically saying that anytime she needs him, he is there. The lyrical maturity of this cd surpasses any cd of theirs that i have heard before, and i think that having 2 girls in the band gives different insights into different songs, and presents different ideas in the songwriting process, and the results are amazing. I LOVE this song.
    musicalheartson February 01, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General Commentthis song is definantly my favorite.
    it can be taken two ways like most there songs it can either be God talking to us telling us he's there but waiting till we are ready for Him.
    Or the relationship story thingy.
    His.Princess.on April 24, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentDedicated to my ex.
    FeLKoNon December 29, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhen i first heard this song i about cried cause it made me think of this girl that i know that was going through so much and we were together but she broke up with me cause of the stuff. and i just wanted to help her so much but i coulden't and it was just killing me to see her hurt like she was. that hurt so much. I love this song. it means so much to me.
    redguitar505on August 08, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI saw skillet this past week with breaking benjamin, seether, and three days grace (best concert ive ever been to btw!) and this was by far my favorite song that they performed. I had heard it before and just fell in love with the powerful yet simple lyrics! keep rockin, great band!
    rocky05on October 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttoday was the first day i heard this song. its so cute. i love it. and i cant believe there's only one comment on here lol. or *was*.
    desireenechacovon December 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti loved hearing him singing this LIVE. =] beautiful.
    cellardoor08on March 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeautiful :'(
    aMELia26on March 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhen i saw skillet @ kingdom bound this week, john said it was aobut a girl who came up to him at a show and said that she was going to kill herself because her life was so messed up. she cut herself and her parents didn't really get her. john talked to her and said that this was his response to it all.
    pianogirlon August 11, 2007   Link

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