"Holding On" as written by and Vettese,peter/forbes,jenni....
I thought the future held
A perfect place for us
That together we would learn to be
the best that we could be
In my naivety I ran
I fell and lost my way
Somehow I always end up falling over me

And one day
I woke to find
The future had no place
For me
I was unwanted in a world
That with my hands I helped build
Where once was honesty and pride
I now stand broken and alone
Just a shadow
Of what I was meant to be

They say that "Time will heal"
"The truth shall set us free"
Well that depends
On what it is
That you choose to believe
In this prison made of lies
We see what it is we want to see
And find comfort in this
Broken hall of dreams

Does anybody feel
The way I do?
Is there anybody out there?
Are you hearing me?

I believe in you
Will you believe in me?
Or am I alone
In this hall of dreams?

I believe in you
You believe in me
But I have no trust
In anything
Somehow I'm always
Always falling over me

Somehow I'm always
I'm always falling over me

Lyrics submitted by EagleSword

"Holding On" as written by Jimmy Vallance Thomas Law Howie

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    General CommentThis is the most amazing song I have ever heard. When I first heard it I cried. It is so intense and emotional. The chorus- the way he is crying out into the void - touches me in a way i have never experienced. I have listened to it hundreds of times and i will never stop loving it.
    rynlee83on April 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAs a long-standing VNV fan, the new release did not disappoint; specifically with regards to this song. Roland has mastered the art of combining soundtrack-style strings and piano riffs with dark, brooding synthesizers. In the end, this song is another added to the archive of my favourite pieces... such a shame works of this quality are so few these days...
    NobodyHereon May 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Curator and rynlee83 on this song. It made me cry. It is so wrought with emotional quality that you don't see in the box-it-n-ship-it music from most "artists" today. I love it. Hey Curator, his name is Ronan, not Roland, just FYI. Keep up the wonderful posts people, this is an awesome web site!
    SunCrushron May 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentDOH! Thx for the reminder SunCrushr! I've been on the keys too much lately... if that's possible. :) Cheers.
    NobodyHereon June 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so sad :( I'm listing to it now......... It brings tears to my eyes!
    Black_halo_999on August 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYup, it makes me cry too. The chorus... the second verse..

    And one day
    I woke to find
    The future had no place for me
    I was unwanted in a world
    that with my hands I helped build
    Where once was honesty and pride
    I now stand broken and alone
    Just a shadow of what I was meant to be

    Gets me every time. So does airships, but on a different level. Funny thing is... I heard the song many times, but I didnt truly listen to it until I bought Futureperfect
    GothicBladeon September 22, 2002   Link
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    General Commentone word for this song,,, wow ! as funny as it sounds, when i first heard this song i was at the lowest point of my life, i will say this song probley saved my life.
    morphedon October 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song has actually gave me hope in my time of need. When Ronan sings 'I believe in you. will you believe in me?' i didnt feel like i was alone in this world any longer. i felt like there was actually at least one other person who was going thro everything that i am. Ronan's lyrics have helped me so much through out the past couple of years...even saved my life multiple times, im sure. almost all of their songs just touch my heart and go along w/ my life in some way. their songs are so meaningful and deep.
    TinyBlackRoseon April 09, 2003   Link
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    General CommentHolding On reminds me of when I broke up with someone... it's like he's calling out to me when I hear this song. Bittersweet for me.
    sulwynon October 16, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyeah, it's a bit of a tear-jerker for me too. Probably th emost powerful thing VNV have ever done.
    the first time "does anybody feel the way i do?" is sang....words do not describe!
    sensational stuff
    g_eye_joeon March 24, 2005   Link

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