Simply Red

Holding Back the Years

C major

Key

A minor

Relative minor

This song is played in C major

Notes in C major A, B, C, D, E, F, and G

Chords in C major C, Dm, Em, F, G, Am, and Bdim

Relative Minor You can also play this song in A minor. Just be sure to emphasize the minor key more when you use it. Other than that, the same notes and chords apply.

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Lyrics

Holding back the years
Thinking of the fear I've had so long
When somebody hears
Listen to the fear that's gone
Strangled by the wishes of pater
Hoping for the arms of mater
Get to me the sooner or later

Holding back the years
Chance for me to escape from all I've known
Holding back the tears
Cause nothing here has grown
I've wasted all my tears
Wasted all those years
And 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

I've wasted all my tears
Wasted all of those years
And nothing had the chance to be good
Cause nothing ever could oh yeah

I'll keep holding on
I'll keep holding on
I'll keep holding on
I'll keep holding on
Holding, holding, holding

That's all I have today
It's all I have to say