Who Sang Holding on to Nothin’? Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton Just the Two of Us cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1968-9
length: 2:30
composer: Jerry Chesnut
lyricist: Jerry Chesnut

We're holding on to nothing left to hold onto

I'm so tired of holding on to nothin'
The years have shown no kindness
For the hard times we've been through

We've squeezed the life from every dream
And still go right on bluffin'
With really nothin' left to hold onto

Oh why do we keep holding on with nothing left to hold onto
Lets be honest with each other
That's the least that we can do
I feel guilty when they envy me and you
We're holding on with nothing left to hold onto

We were young and foolishly mistaken
Victims of a passion much too strong to be denied
With only tears to show for all the years that we've been fakin'
God only knows how long how hard we've tried

Oh why do we keep holding on with nothing left to hold onto
Lets be honest with each other
That's the least that we can do
I feel guilty when they envy me and you
We're holding on with nothing left to hold onto


Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Closer by the Hour
  • 2 I Washed My Face in the Morning Dew
  • 3 Jeannie’s Afraid of the Dark
  • 4 Holding on to Nothin’
  • 5 Slip Away Today
  • 6 The Dark End of the Street
  • 7 Just the Two of Us
  • 8 Afraid to Love Again
  • 9 We’ll Get Ahead Someday
  • 10 Somewhere Between
  • 11 The Party
  • 12 I Can