Hold On!

  • 1

    Fishin' In The Dark

    Lazy yellow moon comin' up tonight
    shinin' through the trees
    Crickets are singin' and the lightning bugs
    are floatin' on the breeze
    Baby get ready

    Across the field where the creek turns back by the ole stump road
    I'm gonna take you to a special place that nobody knows
    Baby get ready
    Ooooo Ooooo

    You and me going fishin' in the dark
    Lying on our backs and counting the stars
    Where the cool grass grows
    Down by the river in the full moon light
    We'll be fallin' in love in the middle of the night
    Just movin' slow
    Stayin' the whole night through, it feels so good to be with you

    Spring is almost over and the summer's come
    And the days are gettin' long
    Waited all winter for the time to be right just to take you along
    Baby get ready

    And it don't matter if we sit forever and the fish don't bite
    We'll jump in the river and cool ourselves from the heat of the night
    Baby get ready
    Ooooo Ooooo

    You and me going fishin' in the dark
    Lying on our backs and counting the stars
    Where the cool grass grows
    Down by the river in the full moon light
    We'll be fallin' in love in the middle of the night
    Just movin' slow

    Stayin' the whole night thru, it feels so good to be with
    You and me going fishin' in the dark
    Lying on our backs and counting the stars
    Where the cool grass grows
    Down by the river in the full moon light
    We'll be fallin' in love in the middle of the night
    Just movin' slow
    Stayin' the whole night thru, it feels so good to be with you
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    Joe Knows How To Live

    Blue Monday morning at the factory gate
    Almost time to clock in
    The boys were bettin' that Joe wouldn't show
    They had seen him over the weekend
    He had four new tires on his old Cadillac
    Betty, the waitress, and some clothes in the back
    And a dashboard full of roadmaps of Mexico
    Yeah, Joe knows how to live

    He said women were made to love
    Money is made to spend
    Life is something, buddy, you will never live again
    Yeah, you've got to admit it
    Joe knows how to live

    By now they'll be down at the ocean
    He and Betty stretched out somewhere
    The only blue in his life is the blue moonlight
    Bouncin' off Betty's blonde hair
    I can just see them rolling 'round on the sand
    I never thought I was a jealous man
    But when I think what he's doin' that I'm not
    Lord, I'm jealous a lot

    He said women were made to love
    Money is made to spend
    Life is something, buddy you will never live again
    Yeah, you've got to admit it
    Joe knows how to live
    Let's go to Mexico

    Now Betty's back home with her mother
    Joe's back on the assembly line
    But he brings in his pictures and his Mexican hat
    Just to remind us sometimes

    That women were made to love
    Money is made to spend
    Life is something buddy, you will never live again
    Yeah, you've got to admit it
    Joe knows how to live
    Yeah, you've got to admit it
    Joe knows how to live
    That boy's a genius, he sure is crazy
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    Keeping the Road Hot

    They say when you find true love
    You'd better hang on to what you've got
    Find a way to make it last
    Be sure that girl is yours
    Well, my baby lives a-way 'cross town
    Until things change, I'm blacktop bound
    It makes me feel alive
    To rev it up and ride

    I'll be keepin' the road hot
    I'm on the move, ain't gonna stop
    Hearts on fire and we're miles apart
    So I'll be keepin' the road hot

    I get up and I work all day
    The minutes seem like hours as they tick away
    By afternoon the time's so slow
    I'm a daydream night-time Romeo
    Then the whistle blows and it's time to rock
    I head out for that parking lot
    Car is on my side
    I rev it up and ride

    I'll be keepin' the road hot
    I'm on the move, ain't gonna stop
    Hearts on fire and we're miles apart
    So I'll be keepin' the road hot

    Mmmmm, that highway sound
    Thinking of her as the wheels go round
    It's got me hypnotized
    Every time I ride

    I'll be keepin' the road hot
    I'm on the move, ain't gonna stop
    Wheels are burnin' that ol' blacktop
    So I'll be keepin' the road hot
    I'll be keepin' the road hot
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    Blue Ridge Mountain Girl

    It's so cold here in Chicago
    The wind can cut you like a knife
    Another day, another dollar
    What a way to spend a life
    She was young and I was restless
    I set out to win the world
    Said goodbye to my Virginia
    And the Blue Ridge Mountain girl

    I can see her standing by the window
    And there's nothing sadder in the world
    Than those green eyes, all red from crying
    Of my Blue Ridge Mountain girl

    In my hands I hold a letter
    That says she made a pretty bride
    And as I lay here in the darkness
    She lays by another's side

    I've got money in my pockets
    Silver rings that I wear
    But I'd trade them all this minute
    For the gold that's in her hair

    And I can see her standing by the window
    And there's nothing sadder in the world
    Than those green eyes, all red from crying
    Of my Blue Ridge Mountain girl

    And I can see her standing by the window
    And there's nothing sadder in the world
    Than those green eyes, all red from crying
    Of my Blue Ridge Mountain girl
    Of my Blue Ridge Mountain girl
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    Angelyne

    He was a bouncer at a joint called Tony's Body Shop
    She was the night cashier at the Stop and Shop
    He was kinda good lookin'
    She was kinda fun
    Beneath that big oak tree
    Out where the river runs

    Little Angelyne, little Angelyne
    As the sun goes down and the moonlight shines
    Back of a Greyhound bus sat two lovers entwined
    Just big Bill and little Angelyne

    She was just in from Texas, didn't know her way around
    So he took her to a roadhouse on the edge of town
    There in the beer hall light, oh, she looked so fine
    It was there he popped the question that was on his mind

    It was a simple ceremony, just a friend or two
    The preacher asked if they did and they said they do
    She bought two tickets on her daddy's American Express
    Hopped a Greyhound bus in her wedding dress

    Little Angelyne, little Angelyne
    As the sun goes down and the moonlight shines
    Back of a Greyhound bus sat two lovers entwined
    Just big Bill and little Angelyne

    In a six dollar motel and with his honey bun
    For seven glorious days in the Nevada sun
    He played the tables, she pumped the slots full of dimes
    They came back broke but they had a good time

    Now many fell apart in the years come and gone
    But big Bill and little Angel they last on and on
    Oh, they held together when the times grew thin
    Had a boy that looked like her and a girl that looked like him

    Little Angelyne, little Angelyne
    As the sun goes down and the moonlight shines
    In the back of a Greyhound bus sat two lovers entwined
    Just big Bill and little Angelyne
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    Baby's Got A Hold On Me

    Sittin' on the front porch tryin' to keep still
    Baby's lookin' finer than a fifty dollar bill
    Pretty blue eyes and it isn't hard to see
    That baby's got a hold on me

    Long blond hair down the middle of her back
    She's got the keys to her daddy's Cadillac
    Got every little thing that I'm ever gonna need
    Baby's got a hold on me

    Got a hold on, got a hold on me
    Got a hold on, baby's got a hold on me

    We've got a full tank of gas, lookin' for a thrill
    A three day weekend, lot of time to kill
    Put the top down but we're never gonna freeze
    'Cause baby's got a hold on me

    Got a hold on, got a hold on me
    Got a hold on, baby's got a hold on me
    Hold on.......

    Well, the full moon's shinin' on a Carolina night
    Drivin' my girl across the interstate line
    Got a preacher waitin' and that's how it's gonna be
    'Cause baby's got a hold on me

    Got a hold on, got a hold on me
    Got a hold on, baby's got a hold on me

    Got a hold on, got a hold on
    Got a hold on, baby's got a hold on me
    Baby's got a hold on me
    Baby's got a hold on me
    Baby's got a hold on me
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    Dancing To The Beat of A Broken Heart

    Sometimes she'll have one drink too many
    Sometimes she laughs a bit too loud
    She's the first one on the dance floor
    She'll dance with any man around
    I watch the way they all surround her
    I know that they don't understand her

    She's just dancing to the beat of a broken heart
    Searching for comfort with strangers in the dark
    It's just her way to fight another lonely night
    Dancing to the beat of a broken heart

    She's the center of attention
    Every time she comes in here
    And as she dances by my table
    I see the traces of a tear
    There's someone somewhere she's not over
    She's just looking for a shoulder

    She's just dancing to the beat of a broken heart
    Searching for comfort with strangers in the dark
    It's just her way to fight another lonely night
    Dancing to the beat of a broken heart

    She's dancing to the beat of a broken heart
    Searching for comfort with strangers in the dark
    It's just her way to fight another lonely night
    Dancing to the beat of a broken heart
    Dancing to the beat of a broken heart
    Dancing to the beat of a broken heart
    She's dancing to the beat of a broken heart
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    Oh What A Love

    Oh what a love, that'll bind the wounds of a loss and heal my heart
    Oh what a love, to cast away the pain
    Oh what a love, that'll bear for me the cost of a brand new start
    Oh what a love, to let me begin again

    Oh what a light, that'll brighten up the corners of a lonely life
    Oh what a light, to cast away the rain
    Oh what a light, to remove the gloom of facin' the dark alone
    Oh what a light, I believe I can see again

    I remember the day
    We walked on the beach till sunset, then we sang
    And the songs we played were a promise of love that'll last beyond the grave

    Oh what a song, learned from the sea taught soley to the young
    Oh what a song, to cast away the rain
    Oh what a song, to break the bonds of fear and still the sound
    Oh what a song, I believe I can sing again

    I remember the day
    We met at a place of hope, I took what you
    And the words we'd say were a promise of love that'll honor beyond the grave

    Oh what a love, that'll bind the wounds of a loss and heal my heart
    Oh what a love, to cast away the pain
    Oh what a love, that'll bear for me the cost of a brand new start
    Oh what a love, to let me begin again
    Oh what a love
    Oh what a light
    Oh what a song
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    Oleanna

    I sit in the late afternoon with my back turned towards the sun
    Drifting off in memories to a day when I was young
    Slipping into the darkness, across the gulf stream a warm breeze blows
    I can smell your sweet perfume, feel the sand beneath my toes

    Oleanna, I hear your voice at night
    Calling me to come to you and splash in the moonlight
    Oleanna, down beside the sea
    You're a dream this dreamer keeps
    Waiting there for me

    I awake from the dream just as the sun slides to the sea
    Slipping under the ocean like the way you went from me
    Ooh, the waves crashed and I heard your call, felt the emptiness within
    I had love I thought I'd lost, but soon I'll hold you again

    Oleanna, I hear your voice at night
    Calling me to come to you and splash in the moonlight
    Oleanna, down beside the sea
    You're a dream this dreamer keeps
    Waiting there for me

    I can feel you, I can touch you, I can hold you
    Yes you're waitin' there for me
    I can feel you, I can touch you, I can hold you
    Yes you're waitin' there for me
    Oleanna, waitin' there for me

    Oleanna, I hear your voice at night
    Calling me to come to you and splash in the moonlight
    Oleanna, down beside the sea
    You're a dream this dreamer keeps
    Waiting there for me

    I can feel you, I can touch you, I can hold you
    Yes you're waitin' there for me
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    Tennessee

    We've got it all and more it seems
    Livin' out all our dreams
    But sometimes I wish we could be
    Goin' home to Tennessee

    Where life was simple, sweet and slow
    Late nights by the radio
    More and more my memories
    Are stealin' away to Tennessee

    God sure paints a picture fine
    Sunlight golden through the pines
    A prettier sight you'll never see
    Than flowers in Spring time in Tennessee

    Where life was simple, sweet and slow
    Late nights by the radio
    More and more my memories
    Are stealin' away to Tennessee

    We didn't have what we have now
    But we got by somehow
    Mountain rivers flow endlessly
    Like my love for Tennessee

    Where life was simple, sweet and slow
    Late nights by the radio
    More and more my memories
    Are stealin' away to Tennessee
    They're stealin' away to Tennessee