"Hold On Hope" as written by and Robert E. Jr. Pollard....
Every street is dark
And folding out mysteriously
Where lies the chance we take to be
Always working

Reaching out for a hand that we
can't see
Everybody's got a hold on hope
It's the last thing that's holding me

Invitation to the last dance
Then it's time to leave
But that's the price we pay
when we deceive

One another/animal mother
She opens up for free
Everybody's got a hold on hope
It's the last thing that's
holding me

Look at the talkbox in mute
frustration
At the station
There hides the cowboy
His campfire flickering
on the landscape

That nothing grows on
But time still goes on
And through each life of misery
Everybody's got a hold on hope
It's the last thing that's holding me


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"Hold on Hope" as written by Robert E. Jr. Pollard

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  • +4
    General CommentMy brother died of leukemia, my family split up... I've had a rocky time to say the least. Every time I hear this song (and yes, the first time was on Scrubs), it really resonates with me. Although I feel hopeless, hanging from a thread bare line, somehow this stripped down sentiment makes me feel pain yet still be able to endure.

    It's the last thing that's holding me.
    Riobardon August 21, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI first heard this song on an episode of Scrubs where Brendan Fraiser has Lukemia. It's such a great song I nealy cried and I still get goosebumbs everytime I hear it.

    I'm suprised I never heard it on the radio before. I'm even more suprised no one's made a coment on it yet.
    Zatchon July 22, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentscrubs is awesome... ive got a lot of music from there. if you like this you might also like francis dunnery - good life, tahts a great song. another good one is nil lara fighting for my love :D thats my fave, its wicked.
    as to the meaning of this one, i would say that put simply its about the way everyone always hopes and sometimes its the only thing keeping them going. and sometimes the hope jsut isnt there maybe :S its a hard one to comment on really
    aidan1233on June 30, 2006   Link
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    Song Meaningi love this song its so great realy the song is saying one thing over and over its telling you to hold on hope. I also think the reason they played it on scrubs that day was because lukimia is such a bad disease there trying to say youll get thrugh this
    jdogfx226on January 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, that's where I heard the song. As soon as I heard it, I was like "Nice - I gotta download that".. but yeah, does have that sad feeling to it because of the leukeamia part :-)
    Deanoon April 27, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaven't seen the episode, but the really is beautiful.
    pumkinhedon April 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song should be a #1 hit threetimes over. Bad managers or something.

    This song seems to be about the desolate nature of living life in our world. To hold onto hope is the last chance we have of getting through these desperate times.
    odnupson April 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen there's nothing more...one has to hold onto hope, because it's the last thing one has
    melon_on February 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"This song should be a #1 hit threetimes over. Bad managers or something."

    I kinda laughed out loud when I read this quote. GBV was a lot more than making it big. And then I got to thinking, what if they actually had made it big with this song, and then there was a huge backlash when someone started playing goldheart mountaintop on the radio because everyone thought HOH was their typical sound.
    perfidiaon March 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe whole scrubs soundtrack is awesome, i dunno how i can tell more people about it so yer.
    and i agree with everyone, this song is a great song, about holding on hope. i think we all go through this at some point in our lives.
    wilsonjon October 19, 2006   Link

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