Simply Red - Holding Back the Years Lyrics

Simply Red Picture Book cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Mick Hucknall, Neil Moss
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
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
Lyrics
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

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