Hold on, to your insecurities
I need them and they need me
Hold on, to that pain in your chest
You're most alive when you're nearest death
Hold on, to what makes you cold
Wear it like a badge of pride wherever you go
Hold on, to your hopelessness
At your worst is when you're at your best

Hold on, to your grief and then swallow it whole
Let it sit inside your belly and then turn to gold
Try not to unbend this unruly curve
Cause we are the wonderful we are the hurt


Hold on to your misery
I need it and it needs me
Some people spend their lives trying to be free
But I'll hold on to my misery

Hold on, to your neuroses
I need them and they need me
Hold on to your desperation
the pleasure principle at it's very foundation

What more am I owed but certain death
It seems there's nothing more and there's nothing less
Things that I deserve and things I never should
A little cynicism will do you good

Hold on to your misery
I need it and it needs me
Some people spend their lives trying to be free
But I'll hold on to my misery

Hold on, to your insecurities
Hold on, to your neuroses
Hold on, like you know you should
A little cynicism will do you good

Hold on to your misery
I need it and it needs me
Some people spend their lives trying to be free
But I'll hold on to my misery

Hold on to your misery
I need it and it needs me
Some people spend their lives trying to be free
But I'll hold on to my misery
But I'll hold on to my misery


Lyrics submitted by rowkem388

Hold On To You Misery song meanings
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    General CommentA truly intelligent song, very glad she got added to SM.net, in addition to this song.

    I feel that the song is saying that we need misery, as much as we need good. Sometimes, it is this pain that drives us forward and allows us to grow. Instead of trying to fight all of it, 'hold on' to it and learn from it. Finally, it's saying that when we're down, we only have one way to go, and that's up.
    rowkem388on February 08, 2011   Link

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