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Hold On
The Radiants Lyrics


Don't you know it hurts me so when you let go
(My love has only just begun)
When you've gone I'll be alone, so please hold on
(Keep tellin' the battle has been won)
Don't give in our love will be in and once again
(As lovers we will be as one)

Don't let go (ya got ta hold on, hold on), hold on (ya got ta hold on, hold on)
Don't let go (ya got ta hold on, hold on), hold on (ya got ta hold on, hold on)
Don't let go (ya got ta hold on, hold on), hold (you got ta hold on)
Come on, baby (you gotta hold on), come on, baby (you gotta hold on)
You're my only

I was wrong, girl for so long our hope is strong
(You're willing to changing your mind)
Can't you stay, don't go away from me I pray
(You listen, don't leave me behind)
Take me back girl it's a fact I promise that
I'm givin' up being a cad

Don't let go (ya got ta hold on, hold on), hold on (ya got ta hold on, hold on)
Don't let go (ya got ta hold on, hold on), hold on (ya got ta hold on, hold on)
Don't let go (ya got ta hold on, hold on), hold (you gotta hold on)
Come on, baby (you gotta hold on), come on, darlin' (you gotta hold)
Tell yourself now

If at first my love seems worse and you I hurt
(I'm sorry, I apologize)
It's my aim to take the blame 'cause I'm ashamed
(By pullin' wool over your eyes)
Now I see how love can be and there's no need
(To worry, now that I have won)

Don't let go (ya got ta hold on, hold on), hold on (ya got ta hold on, hold on)
Don't let go (ya got ta hold on, hold on), hold on (ya got ta hold on, hold on)
Think about it now (ya got ta hold on, hold on), we have to live (ya got ta hold on, hold on)
Tell your sisters, babe (ya got ta hold on hold on), oh yeah

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: LEONARD CASTON, CLEVELAND LLOYD WEBBER

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Druwy Down

I'm no music writer, producer, instrument player, etc., just a still, old school, music, old school, aficionado...

Still, to me and what I just, lay person, know about notes, timing, repetition, playback, edits, reedits, first takes, last takes, symmetry...etc.,

and just as one of my all-time favorite, abstract, painters, Jackson Pollock (and that, somehow, people still think that he, in many of his brilliant classics, just, one day and at one try, came up with all of that...)

No, I still think that, Pollock, like many other geniuses before him, probably (like, say, his Convergence) did about a 100 drafts before he had ever even come to that-the final, everlasting, timeless piece...

As in, here and to me, this song is so full of many contrapuntals, syncopation, etc., and the reverse (plus, the vocals, studio musicians, takes, retakes, recordings, rerecordings), it's no wonder anything lasting ever gets created, recorded, painted, photographed, etc., from the very get-go!!!!!@@@!!!!!????.



All comments from YouTube:

Bill Gardner

Wow! Hold On by the Radiants from Chicago! I'm a 1960's WFIL and WIBG Philly on air DJ remember playing it lots. Really should have been a nationwide smash. Unfortunately the rest of the U.S. didn't have the great ear we all did in Philly! Now, how about "There Is" and "Wear It On Our Face" by the Dells from the same great studios?

Sister V Luv

I just found out it was the Radiants who made this song. I had,always thought it was the Dells.This came out when I was in Jr high in Philly.

Bob Watson

Yes sir and of course we listen to this classic on WDAS AM and WHAT AM.. played by the best DJ's the geator with the heater Jerry Blavat, Hy Lit and Georgie Woods

Bryan Dowd

I remember WFIL playing it constantly in 67-68, remember the Dells as well

Nick Roby

Wonderful song by The Radiants of Chicago, and here in Philly we did and still do in 2017 a line dance called "The Chez Vous Walk'-named after the West Philadelphia roller rink where Jerry Blavat held his record hops in 1963-1968. I too enjoyed doing The Stomp too, as mentioned by Mike W. below.

Tubularbill

Yeah Bob Pantano from WOGL in Philly used to play this a lot on his Saturday night dance party’s

William Redding

Good for you guys from Bill Redding.

Beverly Lindsay-Johnson

I'm from DC and I come to the Kimmel Center for the Jerry Blavat doowop shows. I just realized they DO play this for the dance parties in the lobby and Philly does their line dancing to this. Very popular line dance to a great song.

Big Guy’s 45’s

This was a hit, but only a fairly minor one. It peaked only as high as No. 74 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Michael N.

Don't think I've made a road mix in the last 30 years that didn't have this song. Still get chills when I hear this, some 1000 listens later.

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