"Hold On" as written by Michael Johnson, Cleveland Browne and Wycliffe Johnson....
Bless my heart,
Bless my soul,
Didn't think I'd make it to twenty-two years old.
There must be someone up above saying
Come on Brittany,
You got to come on up,
You got to hold on.
Yeah you got to hold on.

So, bless my heart and bless yours too,
I don't know where I'm gonna go,
Don't what what I'm gonna do.
Must be somebody up above saying come on Brittany,
You got to come on up!
You got to hold on.
Yeah you got to hold on.

Yeah, you got to wait,
Yeah, you got to wait,
But I don't wanna wait,
I don't wanna wait.

So, bless my heart,
Bless my mind,
I got so much to do,
I ain't got much time
So, must be someone up above
Saying come on girl,
You got to get back up.
You got to hold on.
Yeah you got to hold on.

Yeah, you got to wait,
I don't wanna wait.
Well I don't wanna wait,
No I don't wanna wait.

You got to hold on
You got to hold on
You've gotta hold on
You gotta hold on


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"Hold On" as written by Heath Allen Fogg Zachary Riley Cockrell

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  • +5
    General CommentI have never created an account like this before.
    -Considering my recent past experience I had to share my story. My name is Brittany, I am 23 yrs old and I live near Chicago, IL. This past August I was going through a rough time mentally, my anxiety got high because of thinking about my future and all these expectations I needed to live up to. I was admitted to a behavioral health hospital and stayed for 34 days. My doctor gave me 5 different medictions to try which took me trough a mental loop. It was the most difficult time of my life. I was 22 at the time, and didn't trust a soul that was trying to help. I looked towards God for guidance which was new for me. I hope the Alabama Shakes see this because I feel like this song completely relates to my experience while in the hospital. I am well now and highly independent and functional. It simply blows my mind that the song release date was during the same month I was released from the hospital. Thank you to the Alabama Shakes for making such an amazing song.
    brit0121on April 16, 2012   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionCan’t believe no one commented on this song yet!
    Great song in my opinion, the singing, the guitar playing.. The lyrics aren’t that special but her voice (I thought it was a man honestly, unit I saw the video) is great and together with the guitar playing everything just sounds right.
    Is it strange that I’m comparing it with the White Stripes for a bit? Sometimes they have the same sound in my opinion..
    Mr850on March 27, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song. Love it!
    Miepieon March 30, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe song is amazing. the sound is perfect - its as if they've been making music together for decades.

    i like the lyrics a lot. they're simple yet beautiful. i can't imagine she's talking about anything but heaven. I'm a christian, and i hope I'm not imposing my own experiences on the music, but I've felt like i wish heaven was a reality to me right now and i could just go on up and start the rest of eternity, but gods telling me theres stuff to do here.

    its sweet to see the progression of her mindset, from expecting death early on, to being unsure of what do to in this waiting period before a hopeful afterlife, to accepting her instruction to wait. she knows theres stuff for her to do here. i can't be the only one who sees this meaning...
    easyion April 10, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove the song for Brittany's vocals and the band's rather unique blend of blues and southern rock. I saw them perform this song on Letterman's show and was blown away. Within minutes after their appearance I downloaded the song and the lyrics and read about them on Wickipedia.
    rtduncan3on May 11, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI totally agree with Mr850! I just heard this song for the 1st time today! lol Sooo catchy, and i honestly thought it was the White Stripes at first . Def reminds me of them..Great tune!! I love the guitar, sounds a little bluesy and i looove the blues :)Def love it, downloaded it and im gonna check out more of their album :)
    Shelly083on June 12, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlabama Shakes are a brilliant Southern Rock/Country/Blues band and the key to Rock's future. They may be retro but I take it as a compliment. From Birmingham Down South to across the pond in London Where It Was Recorded Under the British Sky, Hold On is one of the Top 10 Rock Songs of the 21st Century-proving you don't need an ironic viewpoint or techno clutter to get your point across. There is Faith, Hope and Love for rock
    rabbitbunnyon August 08, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSeems to be about someone who is struggling with life. The narrator is ready for the afterlife, but it isn't ready for her. She's go to "hold on"
    teagreenon January 04, 2013   Link

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