Hold Back the Dawn

Robbie Robertson


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Robbie Robertson
album: Track 2 in album Storyville
release date: 1991-9-30
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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

Cover Art

Robbie Robertson Storyville cover art


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The sun was going down
Wet raven hair
And that's when the fever would rise
From the moment that she blows out the light

Hold back the dawn
And hold back the dawn
I dreamt if I could lay you upon this bed of straw
Come across but the river's too wide
And over by the fountain where we meet

Hold back the dawn
And hold back the dawn
Now I have seen a painting
And that painting was of you
From another place in time
Why I'm haunted by this vision
And then she turned and whispered in my ear

Hold back the dawn
And hold back the dawn

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

Thought someone was moving with a savage grace
She was movin' to the pagan beat


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