Hold On è il singolo che nel 1999 lanciava il ritorno sulle scene di Tom Waits, quando erano passati 7 anni dal suo ultimo lavoro in studio (Bone Machine, 1992) e ben 12 da quello che era stato il suo ultimo vero tour, nel 1987. L’album in cui venne incluso come terza traccia, dal titolo Mule Variations, vinse un Grammy Award quale miglior disco Folk contemporaneo e vendette più di 500 mila copie in tutto il mondo, portandolo a calcare i palchi soprattutto di Nord America ed Europa. Come se non bastasse, nel 2004 il magazine musicale Rolling Stone l’ha inclusa nella speciale classifica dei 500 migliori album musicali di tutti i tempi.
Hold On invece, sempre ai Grammy Awards, ricevette una nomination nella categoria miglior performance Rock.
Il testo con gli accordi di Hold On.
Hold On Tom Waits Accordi per Chitarra Guitar Chords Tab Score
Verse 1 D G They hung a sign up in out town A7 D "if you live it up, you won't live it down" D G So, she left Monte Rio, son A7 D Just like a bullet leaves a gun G A7 With charcoal eyes and Monroe hips D G She went and took that California trip E/G A7 Well, the moon was gold, her Hair like wind E/G A7 She said don't look back just Come on Jim (Chorus) D G Oh you got to A7 D Hold on, Hold on D G You got to hold on A7 G Take my hand, I'm standing right here D G You gotta hold on Verse 2 D G Well, he gave her a dimestore watch A7 D And a ring made from a spoon D G Everyone is looking for someone to blame A7 D But you share my bed, you share my name G A7 Well, go ahead and call the cops D G You don't meet nice girls in coffee shops E/G A7 She said baby, I still love you E/G A7 Sometimes there's nothin left to do (Chorus) D G Oh you got to A7 D Hold on, hold on D G You got to hold on A7 D Take my hand, I'm standing right here, you got to D G Just hold on. Verse 3 D G Well, God bless your crooked little heart A7 D St. Louis got the best of me D G I miss your broken-china voice A7 D How I wish you were still here with me G A7 Well, you build it up, you wreck it down D G You burn your mansion to the ground E/G A7 When there's nothing left to keep you here, when E/G A7 You're falling behind in this big blue world (Chorus) D G Oh you go to A7 D Hold on, hold on D G You got to hold on A7 D Take my hand, I'm standing right here D G You got to hold on Verse 4 D G Down by the Riverside motel, A7 D It's 10 below and falling D G By a 99 cent store she closed her eyes and started swaying A7 D But it's so hard to dance that way G A7 When it's cold and there's no music D G Well your old hometown is so far away E/G A7 But, inside your head there's a record E/G A7 That's playing, a song called (Chorus) D G Hold on, hold on A7 D You really got to hold on D G Take my hand, I'm standing right here A7 D And just hold on.