"Still Holding Out For You" as written by Richard Marx and Kristyn Osborn....
Never thought I'd be in this place
It's someone else's life I'm living
Wish I were living a lie
The hardest part is when the bough breaks
Falling down and then forgiving
You didn't kiss me goodbye
I'm choking on the words I didn't get to say
And pray I get the chance one day

I still run
I still swing open the door
I still think you'll be there like before
Doesn't anybody out there know to never come around
Some things a heart won't listen to I'm still holding out for you

I can hear ya smile in the dark
I can even feel you breathing
When the daylight chases the ghost
I see your coat and I fall apart
To those hints of you I'm clinging
Now's when I need them most
I should get up, dry my eyes and move ahead
At least that's what he would have said

I still run
I still swing open the door
I still think you'll be there like before
Doesn't anybody out there know to never come around
Some things a heart won't listen to I'm still holding out for you

Faithfully, I trace your name while you sleep
It's the only true comfort I feel
I still run
I still swing open the door
I still think you'll be there like before
I still run
I still swing open the door
I still think you'll be there like before
Doesn't everybody out there know to never come around
Some things a heart won't listen to
I'm still holding out for you
Holding out for you


Lyrics submitted by Gorjess

"Still Holding Out for You" as written by Kristyn Osborn Richard Marx

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    General CommentI agree that this song is about someone who had died. "I'm still holding out for you" seems like she's not ready to move on. And "I'm choking on the words I didn't get to day, And pray I get the chance one day" sounds like maybe they will meet again in heaven. I think thats what it means anyway.
    jmugalon June 29, 2003   Link
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    General CommentEven if the relationship is over, if you're still in love with that person, you'll always have a glimmer of hope that they'll someday be there to tell you they still feel the same.
    Gorjesson January 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentSounds more like the loved one in the song has died, rather than just broken up with the narrator. That's how I always took it, though either way works.
    phydeaux420on July 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentMmmm I think I agree with phydeaux420...I think it's about a loved one who has died.."Faithfully, I trace your name while you sleep It's the only true comfort I feel"....the "sleep" could be refering to the never ending sleep..death. But it still is a very sweet song..I think it's adorable.
    mys1mpleplanon September 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think I'm going to have to disagree on the thought of this song being about a lover dying. Simply because of the line "I'm still holding out for you." I see that as still having hope that the other person might come back...and ya can't come back if you're dead. Plus the line that says, "I'm choking on the words I didn't get to say And pray I get the chance one day." You can't actually tell someone something when they are dead. I dunno. Maybe I'm wrong. But I think that this song just represents a breakup.
    Goldylockz22on March 04, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about someone who died, also. "Daylight chases the ghost" The ghost is the person she hears smiling in the dark.
    qt32385on March 18, 2003   Link

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