Holding Back the Years Song Lyrics

Simply Red

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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.

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


  • credits


    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Mick Hucknall, Neil Moss
    album: Track 7 in album Picture Book
    release date: 1985
    popularity : 174 users have visited this page.
    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
    performer: Simply Red
    lead vocals: Mick Hucknall
    trumpet: Tim Kellett
    guitar: Sylvan Richardson
    percussion: Chris Joyce
    keyboard: Fritz McIntyre
    bass: Tony Bowers
    drums: Chris Joyce
    background vocals: Fritz McIntyre
    composer: Mick Hucknall, Neil Moss
    lyricist: Mick Hucknall

    Album Information

    label: Elektra
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 075596045216
    script: Latin