"Hold On" as written by Robert Graves, Oliver Herbert, Michael Martin, Philip Labonte and Jason Costa....
Don't touch me, I don't wanna feel your skin.
I know that you're only gonna hurt me.
I hear you, I don't wanna do it again,
'Cause we both know this is not a passing trait!

All along a failure to connect and to compromise.
Right or wrong, its easy to react.
Time to realize.

(No more!)

And you keep talking but we both know it's not true.
I still know that you're wrong.
And no matter what we both had to go through,
I just can't, I can't hold on.

I can't hold on!

(We cannot waste our lives this way.)

How far we've fallen in the road before us, leagues apart.

And you keep talking but we both know it's not true.
I still know (I still know)
That you're wrong (you're wrong).
And no matter what we both had to go through,
I just can't, I can't hold on.

And when you asked if I believed, and I told you,
Strength of it (strength of it)
Made me strong (me strong).
But I can't feel a thing that I used to,
And I can't, I can't hold on.

(Come get some!)

And you keep talking but we both know it's not true.
I still know (I still know)
That you're wrong (you're wrong).
And no matter what we both had to go through.
I just can't, I can't hold on (I can't hold on).
And when you asked if I believed, and I told you,
Strength of it
Made me strong (it made me strong).
But I can't feel a thing that I used to,
And I can't, I can't hold on.


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"Hold On" as written by Robert Graves Jason Costa

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    General Commentfuck this song and the whole album are great. I love theyre new sound. Always been a fan of melodic bands. ive been a fan since forever. Overcome was weak but this one creeped up on us got close to our ears and yelled "all that remains is back bitches!" haha amazing album every song on there has potential to be a single.

    songs easy about a guy that wont hold on to a relationship no more cuz he dsnt wana get hurt anymore he dosent see tha relationship goin anywhere.

    and this part is wrong bro i actually bought tha cd and have the booklet with tha lyrics on and its wrong. heres what its supposed to say

    "When you asked if I believed it, I told you
    Straight to facts, made me strong
    But I can't feel a thing than I use to
    And I can't, I can't hold on" --WRONG

    "when you asked if i beleive, and i told you
    strange how that made me strong
    but i cant feel a thing that i used to
    and i cant i cant hold on" --CORRECT


    all that remains new album is tha shit period fuck all haters!
    xxFRE3DOMxxFROMxxCHAiNSxxon October 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningA.M.D.G. B.V.M.H.

    There is a conflict between the speaker and woman who was close to him. It starts out as a physical conflict, with the speaker not wanting to become intimate with the woman anymore because it is only causing spiritual pain and it does not look like it will stop anytime soon (i.e. "this is not a passing trend"). Or the physical aspect of it could be referring to abuse, but I don't think so. Overall, no agreement can be made between the two, so the speaker's ultimatum is given in the chorus.

    I believe that the speaker in this song is a man who is upright and moral, while the woman is not. He knows the truth and he sees through the lies that she is telling him. He then says that despite the many struggles that they have endured, alone or collectively, and having what seemed to be a strong relationship, he cannot stay with her any more- he cannot hold on. It could just be one thing about her- one belief, one action- or it could be several, that cross the line and push the speaker over the edge in regards to the things that his faith will let him allow.

    I like to think that when she asks him if he believed "it," which would be referring to her belief that caused this division between them, he told her his beliefs, and in doing so that made him stronger. Perhaps it was his faith, and in defending it, he came to embrace it more.

    Another classic from ATR, despite its gentleness and softer sound; I am stoked for the upcoming album- I think it will be their best yet. This song is very catchy and it carries a deep meaning we all need to listen to: if anything is contrary to the truth, to the objective norms that all humans are subjected to, not just Christians, then is must be done away with, with no exceptions. We just can't hold on the to the sinful elements of the world in any more.

    A.M.D.G. B.V.M.H.
    bb4christon September 27, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWTF is with the garbage near the bottom of the lyrics, Phil doesn't even sing that in the song! and its "come get some" not "come this far" and as for the meaning to this song in my opinion, It seems as if he feels betrayed by someone close to him probably a girlfriend because she might have been cheating on him and he know that be the girlfriend is unaware of that so everytime she goes to touch him for instance he desn't want that because he knows what she has been doing and it's only going to hurt him, So he now realizes that he has to take action "time to realize, No more" so he is going to end the relationship with her. I don't have a clue at what he means by "I still know that your wrong" anyone care to give us there opinion about this??
    Skimboarder16on October 02, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdude,let them have a "ballad"-ish song on this album... (hoping the rest isn't the same) they need to express themselves as they can. even if the best song they have is : this calling, i'm still hoping on better ones :)
    merllinon October 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeleive has a d at tha end so it should be beleived.
    xxFRE3DOMxxFROMxxCHAiNSxxon October 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song to me is very well put... I infact can relate.. its obviouse he's upset about a companion most likely a girlfriend. She's wrong because she probably messed up in some way or another "cheating" . They probably were going to try and make it work and he realized it wasn't going to so he made it clear they need to stop. She on the other hand still believed and wanted to try but its was completely pointless...He forced them to move on sucks but she messed up.
    musicfan31on December 03, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIt's about him giving up in a relationship...Pure & simple.

    The girl is telling him all these things that she thinks he wants to hear, but he doesn't believe any of it. He thinks the relationship is over, and there isn't anything that they can do about it. The relationship has gotten to hard to handle, and he can't hold on anymore...
    AlexiaSon January 19, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI believe its a breakup song as well. He's trying to break free of her but she's trying to hold on to him. He's figured out that everything she has to say is a lie, and she's only going to hurt him even more.
    I have to agree with bb4christ.

    ROCK ON ATR!!!
    metalscorp5on August 29, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI see what it means now. I relate it to my life, how I am going through my storms, and even though it makes me strong, I can't hold on. It seems like I hit a brick wall every time, I try to better myself and end up back at square one again. That is how I relate to this song.
    joshhmaon July 02, 2013   Link

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