Hold Me
Savage Garden Lyrics


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Hey if we can't find a way out of these problems
Then maybe we don't need this
Standing face to face
Enemies at war we build defenses
And secret hiding places
I might need you to hold me tonight
I might need you to say it's all right
I might need you to make the first stand
Because tonight I'm finding it hard to be your man

Hey more than angry words I hate this silence
It's getting so loud
Well I want to scream
But bitterness has silenced these emotions
It's getting hard to breathe
So tell me isn't happiness
Worth more than a gold and diamond ring?
I'm willing to do anything
To calm the storm in my heart
I've never been the praying kind
But lately I've been down upon my knees
Not looking for a miracle
Just a reason to believe

I might need you to hold me tonight
I might need you to say it's all right
I might need you to make the first stand
Because tonight I'm finding it hard to be your man

Do you remember not long ago?
When we used to live for the night-time
Cherish each moment
Now we don't live we exist
We just run through our lives
So alone
That's why you've got to hold me

Hey, if we can't find a way out of these problems
Then maybe we don't need this
Standing face to face
Enemies at war we build defenses
And secret hiding places
I might need you to hold me tonight
I might need you to say it's all right




I might need you to make the first stand
Because tonight I'm finding it hard to be your man

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Savage Garden's "Hold Me" suggest a relationship that is falling apart due to unresolved conflicts and lack of communication. The singer is struggling to express his emotions, and as a result, there is a tangible tension between the two parties. The line "Standing face to face / Enemies at war we build defenses / And secret hiding places" highlights their conflicting emotions - on one hand they are facing each other, but on the other hand, they're keeping secrets and building walls between them.


The singer then confesses his vulnerability and admits that he needs his partner's support to get through their stormy relationship. He asks for physical and emotional support, acknowledging the fact that he's struggling to "be your man". In the second verse, the singer is letting his partner know that he is fed up with the silence and the bitterness between them. He wants things to be resolved, but is unsure of where to start. He emphasizes that happiness is much more important than materialistic things and that he is willing to do anything to calm the storm in his heart. The lyrics suggest that despite the troubles they are facing, the singer still believes in their relationship and wants to find a way out of it.


Line by Line Meaning

Hey if we can't find a way out of these problems
If we can't solve these issues, maybe it's best to let go.


Then maybe we don't need this
Perhaps our relationship isn't meant to be.


Standing face to face
We're directly confronting one another.


Enemies at war we build defenses
We perceive each other as adversaries and put up walls to protect ourselves.


And secret hiding places
We also have ways of hiding our true emotions or thoughts.


I might need you to hold me tonight
I require physical comfort and support from you at this moment.


I might need you to say it's all right
Words of reassurance from you would be helpful.


I might need you to make the first stand
I'm struggling to take action, so I need you to initiate change or confrontations if necessary.


Because tonight I'm finding it hard to be your man
I'm struggling to fulfill my role as a partner in this relationship.


Hey more than angry words I hate this silence
I dislike the fact that we aren't communicating and expressing ourselves verbally.


It's getting so loud
The tension between us is becoming overwhelming and unbearable.


Well I want to scream
I feel such intense emotions bottled up inside me that I want to release them all.


But bitterness has silenced these emotions
However, the bitterness and negativity in our relationship have silenced my ability to express these emotions.


It's getting hard to breathe
The situation feels suffocating and I'm struggling to cope.


So tell me isn't happiness
I'm questioning the importance of our material possessions and societal norms.


Worth more than a gold and diamond ring?
Is true happiness really found in materialistic symbols of wealth?


I'm willing to do anything
I'm prepared to do whatever it takes to resolve the issues between us.


To calm the storm in my heart
I need to quiet the turmoil and unrest I'm feeling emotionally.


I've never been the praying kind
I'm not religious or spiritual by nature.


But lately I've been down upon my knees
However, I've been feeling so desperate and hopeless that I've resorted to prayer for guidance.


Not looking for a miracle
I don't expect an impossible solution to our problems.


Just a reason to believe
I'm searching for hope and inspiration that things can get better.


Do you remember not long ago?
Do you recall the past, which wasn't so distant?


When we used to live for the night-time
When we savored each moment and lived in the present.


Cherish each moment
We cherished every experience and enjoyed each other's company.


Now we don't live we exist
Nowadays, we're just going through the motions and not truly living our lives.


We just run through our lives
We're rushing through life without taking time to enjoy the simple things.


So alone
I feel isolated and disconnected from you.


That's why you've got to hold me
I need your physical embrace and support to combat this feeling of loneliness and detachment.




Lyrics © DistroKid, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Royalty Network, Capitol CMG Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: BRYON GLYNNE JONES, JONATHON GLYNNE JONES, RAYMOND MEDHURST, ROXANE MARIE N. LEBRASSE

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@skarpet1234

Hey Hey 
If we can't find a way out of these problems 
Then maybe we don't need this 
Standing face to face 
Enemies at war we build defenses 
And secret hiding places 

I might need you to hold me tonight 
I might need you to say it's alright 
I might need you to make the first stand 
Coz tonight I'm finding it hard to be your man 

Hey Hey 
More than angry words I hate this silence 
It's getting so loud 
Well I wanna scream 
But bitterness has silenced these emotions 
It's getting hard to breathe 
So tell me isn't happiness 
Worth more than a golden diamond ring? 
I'm willing to do anything 
To calm the storm in my heart 
I've never been the praying kind 
But lately I've been down upon my knees 
Not looking for a miracle 
Just a reason to believe 

I might need you to hold me tonight 
I might need you to say it's alright 
I might need you to make the first stand 
Because tonight I'm finding it hard to be your man 

Do you remember not long ago? 
When we used to live for the nighttime 
Cherish each moment 
Now we don't live we exist 
We just run through our lives 
So alone 
That's why you've got to hold me 

Hey Hey 
If we can't find a way out of these problems 
Then maybe we don't need this 
Standing face to face 
Enemies at war we build defenses 
And secret hiding places 

I might need you to hold me tonight 
I might need you to say it's alright 
I might need you to make the first stand 
Because tonight I'm finding it hard to be your man



All comments from YouTube:

@tinap7672

Another great song, by Savage Garden. Still listening and it is 2023.😉🙃👏

@roxannemiller6961

Just came across it,I like it.

@mariacarrillo965

Somos 2

@curtismoore6757

Me too! 😊

@fabiosozzi7226

Here I'm🎉

@khategerona6871

yes of course ☺️💖 also listening in 2023

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@robertk337

A man being vulnerable way back in the 90's. Now that is impressive and raw.

@tammyenfinger8814

Isn't happiness worth more then a golden diamond rind?That lyric has a special meaning to me.He looks so young and sweet .

@miahi2356

This song is soul ❤ love your comment 😊

@effiemooney8477

These guys saved me way back in 2001,still love them and I am a 67 yr old woman, Bless them and TY!!! ❤❤❤😊

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