"Holding Back The Years" as written by and Michael James/moss Hucknall....
Holding back the years
Thinking of the fear I've had so long
When somebody hears
Listen to the fear that's gone
Strangled by the wishes of pater
Hoping for the arms of mater
Get to me the sooner or later

Holding back the tears
Chance for me to escape from all I know
Holding back the tears
'Cause nothing here has grown
I've wasted all my tears
Wasted all those years
Nothing had the chance to be good
Nothing ever could, yeah

I'll keep holding on
I'll keep holding on
I'll keep holding on
I'll keep holding on, so tight

Well I've wasted all my tears
Wasted all of those years
And nothing had the chance to be good
'Cause nothing ever could

I'll keep holding on
I'll keep holding on
I'll keep holding on
I'll keep holding on

Holding
Holding
Holding
Holding

I said

It's all I have today
It's all I have to say


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"Holding Back the Years" as written by Neil Moss Mick Hucknall

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    General CommentI believe that the Lyric "Holding Back the Years" is about
    a period of time in the past and presently not taking action
    in his life in making it better due to fear of self worth, accomplishment
    and success.
    I think this is a song about a person that was mentally abused by his parents
    where the parents did not wish their child to succeed in life, leaving the now adult
    with fears of success and really living a happy life due to the abuse.

    "Chance for me to escape from all I know"
    meaning he needs to get away from the destructive thoughts and fears he learned from
    the negative upbringing.
    Gmaddox322on July 20, 2010   Link

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