Hold On

Tom Waits

 DG
            They hung a sign up in out town 
 A7D
            "if you live it up, you won't live it down"
 DG
            So, she left Monte Rio, son       
 A7D
            Just like a bullet leaves a gun         
 GA7
            With charcoal eyes and Monroe hips    
 DG
            She went and took that California trip
 E/GA7
            Well, the moon was gold, her Hair like wind  
 E/GA7
            She said don't look back just Come on Jim   

(Chorus)
 DG
            Oh you got to
 A7D
            Hold on, Hold on
 DG
            You got to hold on
 A7G
            Take my hand, I'm standing right here
 DG
            You gotta hold on

Verse 2
 DG
            Well, he gave her a dimestore watch
 A7D
            And a ring made from a spoon
 DG
            Everyone is looking for someone to blame
 A7D
            But you share my bed, you share my name
 GA7
            Well, go ahead and call the cops
 DG
            You don't meet nice girls in coffee shops
 E/GA7
            She said baby, I still love you              
 E/GA7
            Sometimes there's nothin left to do          
(Chorus)
 DG
            Oh you got to
 A7D
            Hold on, hold on
 DG
            You got to hold on
 A7D
            Take my hand, I'm standing right here, you got to
 DG
            Just hold on.

Verse 3
 DG
            Well, God bless your crooked little heart
 A7D
            St. Louis got  the  best  of me
 DG
            I miss your broken-china voice     
 A7D
            How I wish you were still here with me  
 GA7
            Well, you build it up, you wreck it down
 DG
            You burn your mansion to the ground
 E/GA7
            When there's nothing left to keep you here, when
 E/GA7
            You're falling behind in this big blue world
(Chorus)
 DG
            Oh you go to
 A7D
            Hold on, hold on
 DG
            You got to hold on
 A7D
            Take my hand, I'm standing right here
 DG
            You got to hold on
Verse 4
 DG
            Down by the Riverside motel,
 A7D
            It's 10 below and falling
 DG
            By a 99 cent store she closed her eyes and started swaying
 A7D
            But it's so hard to dance that way
 GA7
            When it's cold and there's no music   
 DG
            Well your old hometown is so far away
 E/GA7
            But, inside your head there's a record
 E/GA7
            That's playing, a song called
(Chorus)
 DG
            Hold on, hold on
 A7D
            You really got to hold on 
 DG
            Take my hand, I'm standing right here
 A7D
            And just hold on.


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