1. Wednesday, March 27, 2013

    tom waits hold on from mule variations 

    They hung a sign up in our town
    “If you live it up, you won’t live it down”
    So she left Monte Rio, son
    Just like a bullet leaves a gun
    With her charcoal eyes and Monroe hips
    She went and took that California trip
    Oh, the moon was gold, her hair like wind
    Said, ‘Don’t look back, just come on, Jim’

    Oh, you got to hold on, hold on
    You gotta hold on
    Take my hand, I’m standing right here
    You gotta hold on

    Well, he gave her a dimestore watch
    And a ring made from a spoon
    Everyone’s looking for someone to blame

    When you share my bed, you share my name
    Well, go ahead and call the cops
    You don’t meet nice girls in coffee shops
    She said, ‘Baby, I still love you’
    Sometimes there’s nothin’ left to do

    Oh, but you got to hold on, hold on
    Babe, you gotta hold on
    And take my hand, I’m standing right here
    You gotta hold on

    Well, God bless your crooked little heart
    St. Louis got the best of me
    I miss your broken China voice
    How I wish you were still here with me
    Oh, you build it up, you wreck it down
    Then you burn your mansion to the ground
    Oh, there’s nothing left to keep you here
    But when you’re falling behind in this big blue world

    Oh, you’ve got to hold on, hold on
    Babe, you gotta hold on
    Take my hand, I’m standing right here
    You gotta hold on

    Down by the Riverside motel
    It’s 10 below and falling
    By a 99 cent store
    She closed her eyes and started swaying
    But it’s so hard to dance that way
    When it’s cold and there’s no music
    Oh, your old hometown’s so far away
    But inside your head there’s a record that’s playing

    A song called ‘Hold On’, hold on
    Babe, you gotta hold on
    Take my hand, I’m standing right there
    You gotta hold on

    You gotta hold on, hold on
    Babe, you gotta hold on
    Take my hand, I’m standing right there
    You gotta hold on

    You gotta hold on, hold on
    Babe, you gotta hold on
    And take my hand, I’m standing right here
    You gotta hold on