Song Lyric Sunday: Hang on – ‘Hold Me Close’

I feel like I’m cheating a bit with Jim’s prompts for Song Lyric Sunday this week. His key words are ‘Hold/Pause/Stop/Wait’,Clearly, the sense is, as his title indicates, ‘Whoa’.However, I’ve taken an homophonous meaning of the word ‘hold’ on which to base my contribution.

This bouncy little number by the cheeky (and really quite disgracefully good-looking) David Essex was a big hit in the UK in 1975. Newly-weds needed no encouragement to do just what he said.

But not in that outfit.

Hold, me close don’t let me go, oh no
I, yes I love you and I think that you know
Do you ya know
With your love light shining
Every cloud’s got a silver, lining
So hold me close, don’t let me go

Hold, me close don’t let me go, oh no
You and me, yes our love it will stop the show
Do you know
With your love light shining clearly
It’s so good to have you near me
So hold me close, don’t let me go

And if that road gets weary
Oh I love you
Waiting here if you need me
Coz I love the things that you do

So hold me close don’t let me go, oh no
You see I, yes I love you and I think that you know
Do you know
With your love light shining
Every cloud’s got a silver, lining
So hold, me close don’t let me go

And if that road gets tougher
Oh I love you
No I’ll never let you suffer
Coz I love the things that you do

So hold me close don’t let me go, oh no
You and me, yes our love it will grow and grow
Do you know
With your love light shining
Every cloud has a silver, lining
So hold me close
Hold me closer

Hold me close, don’t let, me, Go

Written by David Essex

Song Lyric Sunday 11 October 2020

2 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday: Hang on – ‘Hold Me Close’

  1. Whoa, Nelly is an exclamation of surprise and it is often used as a command to slow down a horse. Keith Jackson, the Voice Of College Football used to say this expression all the time.

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