"Hold On To The Nights" as written by and Richard Marx....
Just when I believed I couldn't ever want for more
This ever changing world pushes me through another door
I saw you smile
And my mind could not erase the beauty of your face
Just for awhile
Won't you let me shelter you

Hold on to the nights
Hold on to the memories
I wish that I could give you something more
That I could be yours

How do we explain something that took us by surprise
Promises in vain, love that is real but in disguise
What happens now
Do we break another rule
Let our lovers play the fool
I don't know how
To stop feeling this way

Hold on to the nights
Hold on to the memories
I wish that I could give you something more
That I could be yours

Well, I think that I've been true to everybody else but me
And the way I feel about you makes my heart long to be free
Every time I look into your eyes, I'm helplessly aware
That the someone I've been searching for is right there

Hold on to the nights
Hold on to the memories
I wish that I could give you more
Hold on to the nights

Lyrics submitted by The Charade is Over

"Hold on to the Nights" as written by Richard Marx

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  • +2
    General CommentThis song pretty much explains the story of me and my ex. We were once together, and had lots of good times, but we were in a long distance relationship. Life changes and other things that happened just meant that we could not stay together anymore and even tho we still loved each other, we mutually agreed to split up. We have always stayed good friends, and we hoped for a long time that something would one day happen so we could carry on where we left off... but of course life just isnt always that simple and i never found a way to get back together even tho we both remained single for over a year afterwards... Then the inevitable happened, my ex found a new boyfiend, and has begun to move on. You just cant wait for someone forever. I have kinda found someone too, but deep down im not happy. I wish now, that id have played things differently instead of letting my true love pass me by, and I regret it every SINGLE day.
    Guys... if you find someone special, go get them, do whatever it takes to keep them, don't be a fool like I was, cos it will end up haunting you for a very long time...
    to my ex..
    Hold on to the nights
    Hold on to the memories
    I wish I could give you more
    That I could be yours

    xx your solemate, Always!
    Southladukon May 07, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is exactly how I feel!!!! This one hits hard!! "This ever changing world pushes me through another door". Sometimes I just don't get it!!!!! "love that is real but in disguise" It can't hit more than that one!!!!!! I finally found the song I have been looking for!!!!! "JEN" you know how I feel and miss you everyday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    B456on August 15, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this is one of those songs that has more substance to it than you realize at first. I'd heard as background noise on the radio for years before really listening to it, and I agree that "haunting" is a good way to describe it. The lyrics are so simple and concise, yet create such a vivid mood of yearning that it's almost painful to listen to, and his vocals are pitch perfect- pure and un-showy.
    csuzanneon August 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song makes me think of someone...
    zacsteron September 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think RM is one of the most underrated musicians of our time, and this is one of his best. The has an almost haunting quality to it, especially near the end.
    ApollyonCrashon June 21, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentApollyonCrash... I agree with you. This song is so haunting.... like you said. This song gives me chills
    fixxxer327on June 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn this song, the singer is in love with someone who is married, and the singer himself is married... and yet, they fall in love with eachother. "What happens now??Do they break another rule, and just be lovers?? They seem to have finally found true love in eachother, even though they have their own spouses back home. In their hearts they wish they could be always be together - however, they are still undeceided, and all that they have are "memories" of the nights they have shared in secret.
    planetvalerinaon October 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this one, too. It was his first #1.
    bloodybitchon March 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with you on both accounts: a) RM is underrated, and b) the haunting quality of this song. i love it, absolutely love it! it truly seems like two people who care deeply for each other and for whatever reason (both married as suggested) they can't have more, can't have it all... sad, but beautiful all the same.
    alebozon August 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningSatsifaction rules in narrator's life...
    Then he sees a girl ...
    They fall in love ...
    Both are already married to different people but they see their lovers in each other ...
    He wishes he could her more ...

    Muzic Rocks !!
    <3 life n muzicon November 29, 2008   Link

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