Holding Back the Years Lyrics

Simply Red


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Mick Hucknall, Neil Moss
album: Track 7 in album Picture Book
release date: 1985
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genres: Electronic Rock Funk / Soul Pop
styles: Rhythm & Blues/Downtempo/Synth-pop/Soul
length: 4:31
producer: Stewart Levine
mixer: Femi Jiya
engineer: Femi Jiya
mastering: Bernie Grundman
assistant engineer: Chris Dickie
composer: Mick Hucknall, Neil Moss
lyricist: Mick Hucknall

Cover Art

Simply Red Picture Book cover art
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Holding back the years,
Thinking of the fear I've had for so long.
When somebody hears,
Listen to the fear that's gone.
Strangled by the wishes of pater,
Hoping for the arm of mater,
Get to me sooner or later,

Nothing ever could, yeah.
I'll keep holding on,
I'll keep holding on,
I'll keep holding on,
I'll keep holding on.

Chance for me to escape from all I know.
Holding back the tears.
There's nothing here has grown.
I've wasted all my tears,
Wasted all those years.
Nothing had the chance to be good,

Nothing ever could, yeah.
I'll keep holding on,

I'll keep holding on,
I'll keep holding on,
I'll keep holding on
So tight.


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Come to My Aid
  • 2 Sad Old Red
  • 3 Look at You Now
  • 4 Heaven
  • 5 Jericho
  • 6 Money's Too Tight (to Mention)
  • 7 Holding Back the Years
  • 8 Red Box
  • 9 No Direction
  • 10 Picture Book