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Hold On

Hold on, hold on to yourself
For this is gonna hurt like hell

Hold on, hold on to yourself
You know that only time will tell
What is it in me that refuses to believe
This isn’t easier than the real thing

My love, you know that you’re my best friend
You know I’d do anything for you
My love, let nothing come between us
My love for you is strong and true

Am I in Heaven here or am I
At the crossroads I am standing
So now you’re sleeping peaceful
I lie awake and pray
You’ll be strong tomorrow and we’ll
See another day and we will praise it
And love the light that brings a smile
Across your face

Oh, God if you’re out there won’t you hear me
I know that we’ve never talked before
Oh, God the man I love is leaving
Won’t you take him when he comes to your door

Am I in Heaven here or am I in hell
At the crossroads I am standing
So now you’re sleeping peaceful
I lie awake and pray
That you’ll be strong tomorrow and we’ll
See another day and we will praise it
And love the light that brings a smile

Now you’re sleeping peaceful
I lie awake and pray
That you’ll be strong tomorrow and we’ll
See another day and we will praise it
And love the light that brings a smile
Across your face

Hold on, hold on to yourself
For this is gonna hurt like hell

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56 Responses to Hold On

  1. I’ve had the Mirrorball CD for years, among others, and always loved your music. It was just today that I really HEARD “Hold On” for the first time and felt like such a fool – it was like finding a treasure that I always had.
    I am a drug addict. A drug addict who is so very much in love with his wife, and she has always been there through it all. I’ve been killing myself slowly for a long time, and this morning when i finally heard the song and heard these words as hers……
    Something has changed, and I’m finally seeing what SHE is going to lose. My life and what I do with it is not just about me. I needed this.

    Thank you.

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  2. Sandi Neiman 1 day ago

    I first heard this song on a United flight from Denver to Ft Lauderdale on my way to see my mom while she was dying. It resonated with me and I cried all the way there, only to arrive 5 minutes after she passed. I fell in love with your music that day and have been a devoted fan since. United was featuring your music at that time and Surfacing was playing….I am in love with that album and will always appreciate the words you so freely convey.

    I hope you read this but I expect it will be read by an assistant. Loved your show in Austin! Come back soon !

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  3. My first husband died of pancreatic cancer and this song sums it up. I attended your Atlanta performance and when you sang this everyone was cheering, but I was completely silent with tears. Thank you for letting others know how it really feels to lose a loved one.☺️

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  4. Chris Mac 28 days ago

    This song has always touched me. More so in the last two years after losing a nephew in a car accident and a brother to cancer. I spent the night holding my brother’s hand the night before he died and this song played in my head most of the night. And yeah it hurts like hell but this song has gotten me through a lot.

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  5. Lena Edwards 58 days ago

    This is my final battle after a ten year fight against Cancer/Death and I know it hurts like Hell just as you say in your lyric. I do no know how long I have to live yet but it has been six months without any Chemo or radiation therapy as I have had them all in past ten years. My body does not let me do much and some days I hurt like hell as the pain increases so the cancer is spreading-something I cannot stop. I am 52 years old and my daughter is29 and son is 26 and son in law that 28. I will no meet my grandchildren but you songs have all helped me through my HIGH PAIN episodes.
    I hope that you like the leather purse I made and gave you on June 22 in Troutdale at your concert as I made it for you in remembrance of your song “I will Remember You,” never fails to tears to my eyes.
    In your Lyrics of “HOLD ON” you have touched my life as Cancer does hurt like Hell physically and mentally when you have to say Goodbye to your children and loved ones just when they may need you the most. I wanted to there when daughter married and I did that with help of my last Chemo therapy. The one event I will miss is being with her and her husband when they have their first child and grandchild for me. My Son wants me to there when he gets married and starts a family as well but My time is too short, my body is broken and I cannot fix it. I do know that I will finally be cured of Cancer when I die so do not think of me as another victim of cancer but SURVIVOR OF CANCER as it has made me a stronger person in my love and commitment to be a good person towards my family and all my friends that include you Sarah. Through all of your songs I have come to know you and I can handle the trials and pains of my life and Cancer. When I am gone I will forever be an Angel in Heaven flying and watching over the dear ones on earth that I care for. I love you for your heart is beautiful and you share that beauty with the WORLD in all of your SONGS. I am leaving recorded videos for my grandchildren and family, friends so they can remember me ALIVE and know who I was though my written final journal Memoir that they will have as well as the videos. I am truly BLESSED to have LIVED and LOVED…and Believe that that LOVE will continue to grow through the memories and my children and friends that I leave behind when I go to Heaven. I may live to see 53 in November but If I don’t I know I live my life FULLY, Laughed Often and LOVED ALWAYS….

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  6. Melanie L; 111 days ago

    I think this is a masterpiece! I love your Freedom Sessions version, and the live Mirrorball and Afterglow with “You Are My Sunshine” before it. I love the LP version too! The meaning of it is so tragic. I feel the pain of the loss of someone dying of AIDS. One of your best songs, truly. :-)

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  7. Sarah, who is the man you refer to in this song? I get very emotional when I listen to these lyrics because I recently lost my soulmate. It has taken me months not to break down completely when I listen to them, but this song has helped me tremendously! I just wanted to personally thank you for writing it. I love all of your music and lyrics and hope to one day see you in concert. God Bless! ❤️

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  8. Michael 146 days ago

    My twin brother had died a terrible death, and I am tring to understand why, and am tring to come to grips with it and am having the most difficlt time with it. I want to thank YOU for your song HOLD ON- I’m tring to. Michael McSwain

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  9. Liane Smith 213 days ago

    There are some events in life that make us realise what is truly important. In Aug 2006, my recent ex-girlfriend Anne, the first person I really loved in my life who I was still close to and still love, had a catastrophic head injury and was on life support. 3 days later, we were told she was not coming back and after the support was turned off, together with her family & new partner, I held her as she left us. It’s not possible to put into words what this feels like, as anyone who has experienced it will know. I later came across Hold On on Mirrorball and together the lyrics, music, and conviction &emotion that Sarah sings it with is for me very close to that moment. It’s not possible for me to read the lyrics or listen to Hold On without crying and, in a way, that is a very beautiful thing.

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  10. not written 4 me but i like it

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  11. my love. you know that you”re my best friend lol santa fa NM

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  12. June 2009, I held my husband as he took his last breath. I knew when he was diagnosed with brain cancer it was going to be the end of me. He was my best friend, I would have done anything for him, and I did ask God to take him when he went to His door. I cannot think about this song, or read the lyrics or hear this on my CD without crying. At first it was pain filled tears, now they are more cathartic and I don’t feel like I’m going to suffocate. I got through my grief listening to multiple Sarah CD’s and Josh Groban. Without those two, I’m not sure if I would have come out the other side sane.

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  13. Thank you for honoring your muse and sharing your creative inspirations and talents…I know it’s not always easy. I lost my very best friend in February and this song described everything I felt. I would have given just about anything to change her fate. Rock on sister friend! Looking forward to your new album!

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  14. I cant listen to this song without singing along. and crying. for all of us who have lost someone we loved.
    love you sarah.
    mikey
    @mikeytheweasel

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  15. Cathleen 293 days ago

    When my husband was in a bad motorcycle accident I put all of my emotions aside to be there for him until this song played in my car. He was still in intensive care and this song said it all. He is fine now but this song always takes me back to when I almost lost him.

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  16. Tammy Lalonde 294 days ago

    OMG!! This album is monumental Sarah!!! It’s seriously impossible to pick one favourite song…this whole album is still my “go to” when I just want to let go and belt out the tunes at home or in the car…may have been caught singing out loud with earphones in on the airplane back home to Canada too. :)
    You are an amazing artist and we love you for always just being true to yourself.
    Thank you!

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  17. I don’t know how many times I’ve listened to this song over the years….beyond count. The lyrics are just so powerful and the sound behind it is so unique and moving. Thank you for this and all of your other songs as well.

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  18. Leann Schmidt 301 days ago

    in 1996, a dear friend died unexpectedly at the age of 30. My sister, trying to comfort me, offered her cassette tape of this album, saying this song represented him and me. As we listened to it together, she kept saying, “This is you. This is you.” At the end she said, “I guess it’s about you. ” and of course we cried. Over the years, we both were moved to tears every time we heard it. My sister passed away 2 years ago at the age of 50. I miss her every single day. It’s ago I can do sometimes, to hold on because it really does hurt like hell. How you captured the essence of this heartache tells me that you must have experienced a heartache of your own. The lyrics are beautiful, the music is beautiful, and your voice is beautiful. I realize this story is really sad and there’s not much I can do about that, but this song has touched me so deeply by offering the ability to feel raw emotion. Thank you for doing it so great!

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  19. If you have ever lived through the pain of someone you care, then you can relate inmediately to this song, and it’s what makes this song so great. The ability to express how you feel when someone you love aches and you are there to let them share the pain with you. Powerful stuff.

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  20. This is the first song by you that I ever heard. It was on a compilation benefit album and when I heard it I was thunderstruck by the power and beauty of both the song and your voice. After listening to it a dozen or so times I put on my jacket, went to the local record store and bought Fumbling Towards Ecstasy and was also able to get Solace and Touch. It was the beginning of my Sarah “Obsession”. I now have everything you have ever recorded including whatever bootlegs I could find, I’ve been to a dozen or so live shows and had the amazing privilege to meet you in person. You autographed my arm and gave me permission to have it inked. Whenever I hear any of your songs I reflexively reach across and touch the tattoo and remember all the joy your music has brought into my life. And it all started when I first heard Hold On. Thank you for sharing your talent!

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  21. Faith, Love and God.

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  22. When this album was released, I was going through a tough time. I was 15 years old and my grandpa was dying from cancer. This song got me through some tough times. I would listen to it on my CD walkman on the way to their house and back when going to see him while he was dying. I remember sitting in the backseat looking out the window listening to this as loud as it would go and just thinking of how I was going to deal with losing him. I know this song isn’t really about a family member, but it just seemed to fit. “Oh God, the man I love is leaving, won’t you take him when he comes to your door” was so fitting. I still remember clearly this album helping me through those tough times. It is my favorite album of any artist ever. Thank you Sarah for your powerful words!

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  23. This song spoke directly to me when my boyfriend was in a coma after being hit by a drunk driver in 1991. I sat and watched him sleep, he looked so much like himself. When he woke up slowly, over months, I was desperate for his return to my heart, but he never ever did. I had to let go and it was very painful and it took many years. But this song and all of it’s words spoke right to me. It was as though Sarah’s voice was reaching out to me in a telling and experienced way that she knew how I felt and that it was going to be bad. And in a very strange, yet beautiful way, it was healing for me. Her knowing what I was feeling made it real and it validated me. When ever I think of him now (it has been over 20 years) I listen to that song and know that I sat there with him for those desperate and sad months, bearing witness to his tragedy and though I was way too young to really understand how this was going to change our lives, I was at peace. He eventually died, many years later and long after we parted. He never came back to the person he was. It is a very sad story. But there are sad stories in life and they hurt like hell and you have to go through that pain to get to the other side where there is healing. Thank you for this song!!!

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  24. Claudia 302 days ago

    To me, this song is an effective metaphor of life.
    A life I love & cherish & praise every day, in spite of sorrow, even as it hurts like hell.

    xoxoxo

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  25. Sarah Carlisle 302 days ago

    Oh yes in the beginning I had to learn how to “Hold on”. Thankfully I had your music to help me learn how. My oh My did it hurt like hell. So many crossroads I have come to over 20 years. Each one of those decisions which brought good and bad things into my life. I now can say I am thankful for. As painful as some of those were. Without them I probably would not be where I am right now. I wouldn’t have the feelings I have inside. I wouldn’t have the family and friend I have today. In fact if had a choice and my past could be changed. But I wouldn’t have my friend today I would go through it all again every bit of it. If it meant that it was the only way to have them in my life. After all I wouldn’t be the person I am today without having survived what I did. This song taught me how to and enabled me to do just what it says. I held on and I know that without this song along with the others I would be a different person today.

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  26. A man at his wits end. A woman by his side. She doesn’t know whether he’s coming or going. Depression, the struggle, the hustle, life. She prays to God, something not normal and prays for strength for him. The crossroads of Heaven and hell-it’s a struggle determining where you’re at because of the situation at hand. In one instance, there’s comfort in seeing him in a peaceful sleep, at the other hand-you come to the realization this could be it….that is your hell. It is a beautiful song and easily my favorite from Fumbling Towards Ecstacy.

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  27. This song along with the rest of the album was part of my healing from the painful loss of a dear friend when we were both 23. She had leukaemia and was gone in 8 months. The music allowed the waves of overwhelming grief to consume me while pulling me back to my feet at the same time. How would I have gotten through without your beautiful music?

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  28. Laura Wright 302 days ago

    Hold on… Cuz you start it on one version with ‘ you are my sunshine’ and the love of my life called me Sunshine. The lyrics – if you’re out there God? Begging him to keep your best friend here. It does hurt like hell at that time. It’s what every person who has lost someone can relate too. This song always makes me cry. I saw you perform it in Dallas w the symphony and it was like going to heaven. Seeing you live was number 1 on my bucket list and is still on the top of my experiences. It was indescribable. The desperation of pleading to keep someone here who you know is not going to make it and you know you just have to hold on cuz it’s going to hurt like hell. Your voice makes emotion come to life all over again.

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  29. Shawndel Blakemore 302 days ago

    I first owned this cassette tape, then the CD. I was still listening to it quite frequently in 2002 when my boyfriend of two years got into a terrible accident. I always loved this song, but this is what was running through my head during the fifteen hours he was in ICU before he passed away. I stayed awake all night during those hours, just waiting, hoping, crying. I still listen to it frequently, and I remember everything. It took me a very long time to get over that loss (as much as anyone can get over a loss like that), and I still listen to this song and remember the good times, and the pain. So, thank you for writing the words that wound up being etched in my heart. Music always makes everything easier.

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  30. Meghan White 302 days ago

    Sarah, in 1998 I was a terrified gay teen at an oppressive Catholic high school in the midwestern United States. It was an awful year. I was being bullied at school. I nearly flunked out from being so depressed. I came out to my parents and my mom kicked me out of the house.

    I attempted suicide soon after. But right after that, I discovered your music. I played “Hold On” over and over. I had never before felt such a spiritual connection to a song and an artist. Your songs are the soundtrack to my life – my REAL life, the one that began after the failed suicide attempt. I’m an adult now, and I’m happy, and I am only here, living my real life, because of you. Thank you.

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  31. This song had always been a sort of foreshadowing for me, I think, of my grandmother’s passing. Each time another older person died, I would struggle to be able to attend wakes or funerals, in fear of that time when my grandmother would leave this earth. People would get so upset with me, and I didn’t even fully understand it myself for years – but it was always so palpable whenever it happened. Like I knew how much it was going to hurt to lose her. She passed last January and not a day goes by that it doesn’t ‘hurt like hell’.

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  32. Cynthia 302 days ago

    I sent this as a private message on Sarah’s FB. One of favorite songs of all time is “Hold On.” It remains my favorite of all Sarah songs. You know a good song when you hear it for the first time, it gives you goose bumps. This was one of them. I didn’t pay attention to the lyrics. I loved how this is not comparable to anything I’ve ever heard. The music was unique. I loved the soft electric guitar and heavy acoustic sounds. I love the “Fumbling…” version, but radio edit/ version was enchanting. It only took me 15 years to ind that version thanks fo digital music. I saved this 5x… on my ipod, itunes, external drive, my home, and my office computer! There’s no way I’m going to look for another song for that long! When I found it, I cried! :-) Haha!

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  33. Trina McLaughlin 302 days ago

    Words can’t describe this song and what it means for me in my life. My father was diagnosed 3 yrs ago with Alzheimer’s. I always felt it’s good to cry and let out your emotions. A little over a year ago, my mother past away and I became my father’s caregiver. Since then, I haven’t been to release emotions in a healthy manner. When the anxiety rises and the depression to the situation overwhelms…I turn to this song…turn it up loud and sing to it as best I can. The emotional release is pure and cleansing. I can’t say enough of how much I appreciate this song.

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  34. Kristin Anderson 302 days ago

    This song penetrated so deep within my soul that I still get chills listening to it. The first time I heard it I was in an intense relationship with the man I still believe was my soulmate. He had just lost his mother and became addicted to drugs and alcohol. I was so overcome with fear for him and his future. The lyrics just spoke to me as I wanted God to protect him but also help me get through this struggle we faced. We ended up going in different directions but he still lives in a very special piece of my heart. These lyrics and song continue to give me comfort.

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  35. I do know what this song is about but when my Dad was in ICU just before he passed and after I listened to this over and over and my Stepmother was saying and feeling every single word in my head.

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  36. Chip Ramos 302 days ago

    This is one of my favorite tracks by Sarah. It’s about love, life, fear, God, and lost. Despair and hope. <3 This song has gotten me through some tough times and has been the soundtrack of my life for many years.

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  37. Michael Hernandez 302 days ago

    This was my go to song this last December; my mother suffered a heart attack, had bypass surgery, and then suffered another series of strokes and another heart attack, which eventually took her life. She was in the hospital for a month and a half, and I stayed with her the entire time; every night before I went to sleep and every morning before I saw her, this song ran through my head.. I was in the room with her when she passed, and whether it’s true or not, I like to think that I was the last thing she saw… This song will always hold a special spot in my heart, and I thank you for that.

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  38. This particular song, the intensity of it, the immediacy of it, really resonated with me at the time that I bought FTE for what I was going through. It was a very difficult time in my life. I was transitioning from a “sheltered” religious community setting to being “out there in the real world.” I had moved across the country and really felt vulnerable, needy, and socially disjointed. I am truly a compassionate soul, but sometimes I feel like an egg with no shell! I am also a very PASSIONATE SOUL, and an artist/musician. I was in a long, dark night of the soul and it felt like fire. I listened to you like a kindred soul, like a mentor, and allowed you to lead me through the emotional gauntlet. I didn’t feel alone anymore. I have so much to be grateful for in you! I don’t know if I could ever really express just how much you pulled me out of a hole with your gifts, your own vulnerability and willingness to express some of your own struggles. And though this sounds inadequate to the debt I feel, from the depths of my being, thank you. Deb

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  39. Michael Hernandez 302 days ago

    This was my go to song this last December; my mother suffered a heart attack, had bypass surgery, and them

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  40. This songahm brings a smile across my face.

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  41. Kevin Gardner 305 days ago

    When I loose myself in the lyrics of this song and the way it is so beautifully constructed, I am emotionally moved – so much so, I can’t listen to anything else afterwards.

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  42. Carol Ciola 307 days ago

    Hi Sarah! When I started to listen FTE’s Legacy Edition, the voice/piano version of this song automatically impacted me. I could see clearly the Lord Jesus receiveing a person with a lovely smile, with arms open, in an peacefully moment, because your way to sing “Oh, God if you’re out there won’t you hear me/I know that we’ve never talked before/Oh, God the man I love is leaving/Won’t you take him when he comes to your door” is strongly charged of feelings… makes me remember when my grand father passed the way because of cancer, I was 14 and prayed so hard when knew that he was sick. This song has definetly a place in my heart, it makes me feel in peace and very hopeful with the darkest moments that our life can be. I want to thank you very much, Sarah, for this and many other songs that , your voice can reach our hearts in a so wonderful way.

    xo’s, Carol Ciola

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  43. Antonino Cortese 308 days ago

    Tutti i problemi di tutto il mondo cascamo tutti su di me si io leggo e ascolto ma mio Dio quello ché dite non lo capisco buona notte anche a te mio dì

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  44. Mindy Wilson Torres 308 days ago

    When you talk about why you wrote this song it really is close to my heart. When you sing it live with You are my sunshine… you always make me cry. This song is a reminder of me when I was 12 years old. 1987 my father was diagnosed with AIDS. His body was used for research to help other beat it. I remember every
    day that passed and I was thankful for everyone that I got to share with him. I held on with him and I still miss him like crazy. I remember when I was told he would only live one more year I was torn and I didn’t want to believe it. I was Daddy’s little girl so everytime I hear that song it reminds me of that last year with my Dad.

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  45. Tina Blanton 317 days ago

    For me when I here Hold On it makes me both happy and sad. I had a best friend/brother I grew up with Dennis. Dennis contracted the HIV virus in the early years when no one was really sure about HIV. Dennis died 25 years ago and I still miss him. When I hear Hold On sometimes I smile thinking about some of the crazy things Dennis and I did when we were young and sometimes tears come that he is no longer here. I love this song so much because every time I hear it Dennis pops into my thoughts and weather they are happy thoughts or sometimes sad thoughts I am always thank full to have those memories of my best friend/brother Dennis Hills.

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  46. This is the song for me. It helped me have something to hold onto at a time when everything seemed so hard. Like so many others, this song helped me through a really tough time – the loss of my closest friend to cancer, who was like a mother to me, and her husband just six weeks later: an unexpected and traumatic experience. Around that time my relationship (finally) ended, and our small town suffered the lost of three other people in the space of three months – this is called ‘seasons of grief’ by some psychologists and it all felt like too much at once. This was in Nov ’11 and Jan ’12, and the beginning of that year was a blur of PTSD and grief. While I hid away from the world, I played your old concert DVDs and the Afterglow version of this song always seemed to pick me up – especially because you start the song with a bit of ‘You are my sunshine’. We played this on our ukeleles to our friend as she celebrated what would be her last birthday the year before. It was just one of those moments of synchronicity: when a work trip to Canada mid-year coincided with your Symphony tour I just knew I had to see you live (in Montreal). Having the opportunity to meet with you backstage beforehand and donate to your School of Music? Too easy and money well spent. Loved that you came out to see us in your shorts and totally relaxed. You were so generous with your time and so gracious to accept the little rainforest seeds necklace I brought from my home in Australia. I told you a bit about this season of grief experience, and the trip to Canada, and I totally forgot to ask you about surfing! But it was a really nice opportunity to tell you in person that what you do and how the words you write make changes in the world and in people you can’t even imagine. As a writer myself I know how humbling that feeling is. (And I really do think you should consider writing a memoir.) Meeting you and just loving that concert – sublime, really – was all so important to me and for going through the process of grief and recovery. I know ‘closure’ is overused, but it definitely was part of that process. Thank you Sarah. I went home and friends said I seemed so much better – happy, settled and peaceful. So much so the job I had told you about, and the new location and starting a new life, all came true and I am really enjoying it. If you’re ever in Australia again and need a surfing buddy at Byron Bay, let me know mate :-) Thanks for this chance to tell you my little story about this song.

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  47. This is one of those songs that holds a lot of memories and feelings for me. When my Grams was dying, those first two lines played in my head, trying to prepare myself for what was going to happen. She was my best friend, and I would have done anything in the world for her, she was there for me for so much. These lyrics were something that helped me. I miss her so much. This song is really beautiful, Sarah. It’s one of the millions reasons of why I love your song writing and songs. And one of the reasons why holdon is in my twitter username. <3

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  48. Victoria 322 days ago

    On the 17th dec 2004 I lost my grandpa in a car accident which almost claimed the life of my grandma too. The loss was absolutely devastating to me. I went into a spiral of depression from which i didnt think i would ever recover from.This particular song was always the one i would listen to over and over when i was really upset. Hold On gave me alot of hope that things were going to be alright in the end and that i had to hold on to the very happy memories i had with my grandpa. It also gave me the strength to care for my grandma and help with her own recovery. Today my life has turned around for the better.

    Your music has healed my soul in more ways than i could ever imagine. Your songs are like a constant friend,there for the good times and the bad. I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you do and for your music. Because of your music i have healed from the past and have put focus into writing my own poetry. You are a wonderful inspiration to us all. Thank you x

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  49. I am always so moved by this song, and recently I was thinking about when my mother was dying of cancer so long ago, and how this song would have been a comfort during that time. Alas, it was long before you wrote it. I particularly feel this connection when I listen to the lovely solo on the piano you did of it on the Freedom Sessions. If that was the first time, you couldn’t possibly have sung or played it better. Your music will stay with me always, Sarah. Thank you. :)

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  50. As a fan of you for over 20 years, it is impossible to pick a favorite song of yours. However, Hold On, has given me hope countless times over the years. It is a song that reminds me that we are never really alone, even in our struggles. Your music is a gift. In a day and age where singer/songwriters have been replaced by bubblegum pop and anyone willing to sell sex, it makes me so happy to have your music! I cannot wait for the new album! Thank you, Sarah…..for keeping true to yourself and your music.

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  51. Kelly alfax ann 325 days ago

    I already met Oct. 1st this year… here at my home. I’m not a English speaking people….that’s sad… but it’s enough to love your beautiful music… with insufficient understanding meaning of your lyrics behind that…
    nevertheless… I remembered… this song gave me such a beautiful & unforgettable moment somewhere back in 1997. I might not understand what all your lyrics meant… I met different world of music…
    I’ve been studying English to try to understand your thoughtful poetic music… I first heard what’s the meaning of “Hold On” & that moment… from your VH1 back in 2000. This was about relationship… You explained… I could understand barely, maybe half of half… trying…. listening… I don’t know why I feel peace & comfortable with your music… Your music always encourage & comfort me… amazingly…

    Thanks, Sarah… Hold On was my (real) first impression of your music.

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  52. Kristin 325 days ago

    This song has helped me through some tough times in life. The last time was after the terrorbomb in Oslo. My workplace got destroyed by a bomb, and 8 people died. Then the terrible thing happened on Utøya…
    After the bomb, one of my jobs was to go in to our building, and take out documents and other things we needed. We used many weeks on that. I couldn’t stop thinking about how many people more that could have been killed, if he came earlier that day. So I played this song, and Ordinary miracle, every morning before I went in. They really helped me through the tough times! That is why I really hope that you will come back to Norway and Oslo to play during the next tour!

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  53. Melissa 325 days ago

    My husband has been very sick for four years, he has severe emphysema and congestive heart failure and many other health problems. They said four years ago that he only may have a year to live. But he’s beaten his odds and is still here. This song is what everyday feels like for me, the struggle to keep him alive and the hope that there will be more good days ahead. It bring tears to my eyes everyone I hear it because you have put beautiful words and music to express what I feel with him.

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  54. Adriana 325 days ago

    This song means hope, hard emotions, real love and desperate answers.

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  55. This song has always been a favorite of mine. The meaning is so much more meaningful to me since my husbands sudden passing. It involves so much feeling of being in a place of confusion and wanting peace for the love of your life.
    I Have always felt such emotion with all your songs, you are a truly inspirational songwriter and have such a powerful voice! Thank you
    Peace
    Tanya

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  56. Melissa 328 days ago

    Hi Sarah! This song was pivitol in helping me overcome an addiction to alcohol 2 1/2 years ago. At the time alcohol was my best friend and giving it up was one of the hardest things I have ever done. The words and the emotion of this song gave me strength during my time of hell. Thank you. I have since listened to MirrorBall everyday since becoming sober.

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