Hold Back the Dawn Song Lyrics

Robbie Robertson

Robbie Robertson Storyville cover art
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The sun was going down
Over Echo Park
Wet raven hair
Glowing in the dark
And that's when the fever would rise
And lord what a look in her eyes
From the moment that she blows out the light
We'd be lost in the forever night

Hold back the dawn
Hold back the dawn
Won't you raise up your hand
And hold back the dawn

I dreamt if I could lay you upon this bed of straw

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Night Parade
  • 2 Hold Back the Dawn
  • 3 Go Back to Your Woods
  • 4 Soap Box Preacher
  • 5 Day of Reckoning (Burnin for You)
  • 6 What About Now
  • 7 Shake This Town
  • 8 Breakin the Rules
  • 9 Resurrection
  • 10 Sign of the Rainbow


  • credits


    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Robbie Robertson
    album: Track 2 in album Storyville
    release date: 1991-9-30
    popularity : 37 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Pop Rock
    length: 5:29
    drums: Billy Ward
    lead vocals: Robbie Robertson
    bass: Guy Pratt
    background vocals: Rick Danko
    guitar: Robbie Robertson and Bill Dillon
    keyboard: Stephen Hague and Paul Moore
    percussion: Alex Acuña

    Album Information

    label: Geffen Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 720642430323
    script: Latin