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Simply Red – Holding Back The Years Lyrics 2 years ago
Whenever I hear the lyrics "I'll keep holding on," I imagine a little 3 year old redheaded boy crying and trying desperately to hold onto his mother as she walks out the door for the last time.

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Simply Red – Holding Back The Years Lyrics 2 years ago
The song is about his mother who abandoned him and his father when he was 3 years old. "Strangled by the wishes of pater, hoping for the arm of mater" refers to his father's wish that his wife was still there. The whole song is about the devestation he and his father went through when Mick's mother left.

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