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Hold On  Tom Waits

           [D] They hung up a sign in our town[G]
            "[A7]if you live it up, you won't live it d[D]own"
            [D]So, she left Monte Rio, son      [G]
            [A7]Just like a bullet leaves a gun        [D]
            [G]With charcoal eyes and Monroe hips   [A7]
            [D]She went and took that Califo[G]rnia trip
            [E/G]Well, the moon was gold, her Hair like wind [A7]
            [E/G]She said don't look back just Come on Jim  [A7]

(Chorus)
Oh you got to
            [D]Hold on, [A7]Hold on
            [D]You got to h[G]old on
            [D]Take my hand, I'm sta[A7]nding right here
            [D]You gotta hold on

Verse 2
            [D]Well, he gave her a dimestore wa[G]tch
            [A7]And a ring made from a spoo[D]n
            [D]Everyone is looking for someone t[G]o blame
            [A7]But you share my bed, [D]you share my name
            [G]Well, go ahead and call the[A7] cops
            [D]You don't meet nice girls in [G]coffee shops
            [E/G]She said baby, I still love you             [A7]
            [E/G]Sometimes there's nothin left to do         [A7]
(Chorus)
Oh you got to
            [D]Hold on, [A7]Hold on
            [D]You got to h[G]old on
            [D]Take my hand, I'm sta[A7]nding right here
            [D]You gotta hold on

Verse 3
            [D]Well, God bless your crooked lit[G]tle heart
            [A7]St. Louis got  the  best[D]  of me
            I[D] miss your broken-china voice    [G]
            [A7]How I wish you were still here with me [D]
            W[G]ell, you build it up, you wreck it do[A7]wn
            [D]You burn your mansion to the [G]ground
            [E/G]When there's nothing left to keep [A7]you here, when
            [E/G]You're falling behind in this big b[A7]lue world
(Chorus)
Oh you got to
            [D]Hold on, [A7]Hold on
            [D]You got to h[G]old on
            [D]Take my hand, I'm sta[A7]nding right here
            [D]You gotta hold on

Verse 4
            Do[D]wn by the Riversid[G]e motel,
            [A7]It's 10 below and fa[D]lling
            [D]By a 99 cent store she closed her[G] eyes and started swaying
            B[A7]ut it's so hard to dance[D] that way
            [G]When it's cold and there's no music  [A7]
            We[D]ll your old hometown is so fa[G]r away
           [E/G] But, inside your head there's a[A7] record
            [E/G]That's playing, a s[A7]ong called
(Chorus)
Oh you got to
            [D]Hold on, [A7]Hold on
            [D]You got to h[G]old on
            [D]Take my hand, I'm sta[A7]nding right here
            [D]You gotta hold on

     [D]You gotta hold on
     [D]You gotta hold on
     [D]You gotta hold on



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