Hold On
Shawn Mendes Lyrics


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Stop, take it in
And I breathe for a minute
I think too much when I'm alone
I never win when I
Keep all my thoughts inside
So I pick up the phone

And my dad said, "Shawn, stay with me
Everything will be alright
I know I haven't seen you lately
But you're always on my mind"

I don't know what
You're going through
But there's so much life
Ahead of you
And it won't slow down
No matter what you do
So you just gotta hold on
All we can do is hold on, yeah

These days are flying by
Weeks feel like minutes
I can't remember being small
I try to figure it out
I can't seem to find out how
I guess I don't know much at all

And my dad said, "Shawn, stay with me
Everything will be alright
I know I haven't seen you lately
But you're always on my mind"

I don't know what
You're going through
But there's so much life
Ahead of you
And it won't slow down
No matter what you do
So you just gotta hold on
All we can do is hold on, yeah

All we can do is hold on
Yeah, you just gotta hold on
Just, just hold on
Just hold on for me

And my dad said, "Shawn, stay with me
Everything will be alright"

I don't know what
You're going through
But there's so much life
Ahead of you
And it won't slow down
No matter what you do
So you just gotta hold on
All we can do is hold on, yeah




Yeah, you just gotta hold on
Just hold on for me

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Shawn Mendes's "Hold On" describe a moment of self-reflection and anxiety that is interrupted by an encouraging phone call from his father. Mendes takes a moment to pause and calm down, recognizing that he is overthinking things when he is by himself. He admits that he never wins when he keeps his thoughts inside and decides to reach out to his father for support. His father reassures him that everything will be alright, that he is always on his mind, and that he should hold on because there is still so much life ahead of him.


The song may be interpreted as a message of hope and resilience in dealing with difficult times. Through the repetition of the phrase "all we can do is hold on," the song acknowledges that life can be unpredictable and challenging, but that there is comfort and strength in the support of loved ones. Mendes also acknowledges his father's absence in his life, but the message still resonates with him and helps him to hold on. The overall tone of the song is introspective and sentimental, and it provides a reassuring reminder to keep going when things get tough.


Line by Line Meaning

Stop, take it in
Pause and reflect on what's happening around you


And I breathe for a minute
Take a moment to catch your breath and calm down


I think too much when I'm alone
I tend to overthink things when I'm by myself


I never win when I
I don't succeed when I


Keep all my thoughts inside
Bottle up my emotions and thoughts


So I pick up the phone
Reach out for help and support


And my dad said, Shawn, stay with me
My father spoke to me and urged me to stay with him


Everything will be alright
Things will work out and be fine in the end


I know I haven't seen you lately
I haven't been in touch with you recently


But you're always on my mind
You're always in my thoughts and in my heart


I don't know what
I'm not sure what


You're going through
You're experiencing


But there's so much life
There are lots of possibilities and opportunities


Ahead of you
Waiting for you in the future


And it won't slow down
Time won't stop or take a break


No matter what you do
Regardless of your actions or choices


So you just gotta hold on
You need to be strong and persevere


All we can do is hold on, yeah
Together, all we can do is keep going and never give up


These days are flying by
Time seems to be passing quickly


Weeks feel like minutes
Days feel very short


I can't remember being small
I can't recall my childhood very well


I try to figure it out
I attempt to understand it


I can't seem to find out how
I'm unable to discover the answer


I guess I don't know much at all
Perhaps I don't know everything


All we can do is hold on
Again, we must keep going and not give up


Just hold on for me
Don't give up because I need you to persevere


Yeah, you just gotta hold on
Once more, you need to be strong and persist




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing, Missing Link Music, WORDS & MUSIC A DIV OF BIG DEAL MUSIC LLC
Written by: Geoffrey Warburton, Scott Harris, Shawn Mendes

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