Chordie logo
content loaded from cache

HOLD ON  Tom Waits

            T[D]hey hung a sign up in out 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 M[A7]onroe hips
            She went and to[D]ok that Calif[G]ornia trip
            Well, the mo[Em]on was gold, her hair like wind[A7]
            She said d[Em]on't look back just come on Jim[A7]
Oh you got to
            [D]Hold on, [A7]Hold o[D]n
            You got to [G]hold on
            [D]Take my hand, I'm st[A7]anding right here
            You gotta [D]hold on
Well, he gave her a dimestore watch
And a ring made from a spoon
Everyone is looking for someone to blame
But 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 you got to
Hold on, hold on
You got to hold on
Take my hand, I'm standing right here, you got to
Just 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
Well, you build it up, you wreck it down
You burn your mansion to the ground
When there's nothing left to keep you here, when
You're falling behind in this
Big blue world
Oh you go to
Hold on, hold on
You got to hold on
Take my hand, I'm standing right here
You got to 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
Well your old hometown is so far away
But, inside your head there's a record
That's playing, a song called
Hold on, hold on
Babe, you got to hold on
Take my hand, I'm standing right here
And just hold on.

Important: The song above is NOT stored on the Chordie server. The original song is hosted at Chordie works as a search engine and provides on-the-fly formatting. Chordie does not index songs against artists/composers will. To remove this song please click here.

A7 D Em G
variations - click chord images

Transpose chords


Rating click stars to rate



You need to log in to post comments

Croppy (report)

lyrics laid out in continuous text