Hold on my heart
Just hold on to that feeling
We both know we've been here before
We both know what can happen

Hold on my heart
'cause I'm looking over you shoulder
Please don't rush in this time
Don't show her how you feel

Hold on my heart
Throw me a lifeline
I'll keep a place for you
Somewhere deep inside

Hold on my heart
Please tell her to be patient
'cause there has never been a time
That I wanted something more

If I can recall this feeling
And I know there's a chance
Oh I will be there
Yes I will be there
Be there for you
Whenever you want me to
Whenever you call I will be there
Yes I will be there

Hold on my heart
Don't let her see you crying
No matter where I go
She'll always be with me

Hold on my heart
Just hold on to that feeling
We both know we've been here before
We both know what can happen
So hold on my heart

Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

Hold on My Heart Lyrics as written by Phil Collins Tony Banks


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  • +6
    General CommentThe song is an affirmation to himself. He's fearing to let go and show all his vulnerabilities with his lover. He's very in love and last time he felt this way he was hurt or disappointed. He hopes she understands.

    This is a beautiful, mellow and peaceful song. Fans of Phil Collins or Genesis's softer music should like this.
    stoolhardyon December 31, 2004   Link
  • +3
    General CommentSimple song about the fear of taking the next step in a relationship, likely related to previous experiences of rejection and depression.
    Guitarearlon November 10, 2012   Link
  • +1
    MemoryI've heard this song a couple of times before but never really listened closely to the lyrics until today, it really reminds me of a relationship I had with a girl I met last July. We hit it off right away after we first met and really liked each other but thing is, she's Brazilian and was to be going back to Brazil only 3 weeks after we first met. She did plan on returning in November and we hoped to pick up the relationship where it left off and go from there, hopefully start dating. Problem is, she was deported back to Brazil immediately and a 5 year suspension put on her visa. We were both devastated, truly heartbroken. We tried to get her visa reinstated but it cost too much $$. We also tried to get together in another country but I'm disabled, hard for me to travel. As I was trying to plan our trip to meet somewhere, She started feeling lonely. She would tell me she couldn't wait much longer and, well, eventually she found another guy. So I think of her as I hear this song. She told me I'd always be in her heart and I said the same of her. I think of this song in a literal sense also because for Christmas, I bought her a necklace which had a cross with a heart around it. (Missing you Isa)
    Quadzillaon May 19, 2018   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song, one of my favorites from the hits album
    anima69316on March 26, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General CommentOnly one comment? It's a good song. Stoolhardy nailed the meaning, though..
    Lateralus518on December 07, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General CommentGoing through this feeling, again as we speak.. What a powerful, moving song.
    James Deanon March 30, 2017   Link

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