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Holding on (Homeward Bound)

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Holding on (Homeward Bound)

To the tune of Simon And Garfunkel's "Homeward Bound"
for the music http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs_YQ6JuNpA

When I asked you to the County Fair
You had just rolled your eyes and twirled your hair
Got down on one knee to plead
Come with me, baby, pretty please
We'll have a ball, I'm begging you
I will get you back, by your curfew

Holding on
I needed you
Holding on
Hold, back my tears from making
Hold, back my heart from breaking
Hold, back the time from taking
Taking you from me

Smiled like I had passed the test
You helped me up and whispered "yes"
We kissed so hard that I couldn't see
Why a girl like you, wanted me
You kissed me every car we passed 
Then we made sweet love, at last

Holding on
I needed you
Holding on
Hold, back my tears from making
Hold, back my heart from breaking
Hold, back the time from taking
Taking you from me

Our first ride was the Ferris Wheel
I rocked the chair until you squealed
Kissed every time we went around
That balloon we lost, never found
That big old Teddy Bear you craved
Merry Go Round rings, that we saved

Holding on
I needed you
Holding on
Hold, back my tears from making
Hold, back my heart from breaking
Hold, back the time from taking

Taking you from me
Taking you from me




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  1. Date: 4/18/2010 8:04:00 PM
    Mitch, you did a wonderful job on this one and I am glad you received recognition for it. Congratulations on your win. Blessings, Connie

  1. Date: 4/17/2010 2:31:00 PM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win in Carolyn's Contest, Mitch! Enjoy your win and thanks for reading and posting your kind comments on my poems...Peace, your friend, Audrey

  1. Date: 4/17/2010 12:34:00 AM
    Congrats on your win! Best wishes, Caroline.

  1. Date: 4/16/2010 10:15:00 PM
    I really like this. So glad you won so I could find it here to read, very nostalgic and bittersweet. LUv, andrea

  1. Date: 4/16/2010 6:15:00 PM
    Mitch, congratulations on your worthy 3ard place win. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 4/16/2010 6:12:00 PM
    Alright! I was pulling for you, Mitch, and your lyrics didn't let us down! Congrats on your 3rd place award! I am also looking forward to receiving a message from you when you have recorded your song on U-Tube.

  1. Date: 4/16/2010 4:30:00 PM
    Congrats Mitch on your winning poem in Carolyn's contest.. what a great day.. two wins..two poems ...for each of us... too terrific... enjoy your special victory for these great lyrics... u are romantic at heart my friend..luv.. "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 4/16/2010 2:30:00 PM
    Congratulations on your third place win in my contest, Mitch. I loved the story behind your lyrics! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/9/2010 4:09:00 AM
    sad, but good lyrics

  1. Date: 4/8/2010 6:45:00 PM
    When this song is performed on You Tube, please notify me. I really do wish to hear it with the music. Winks (Replied to your comments of my S&G lyrics): "I will put it on U Tube when I learn the chords in a month or two. Smiles "

  1. Date: 4/8/2010 5:19:00 PM
    This isn't fair (said in jest)...I believe you must have been a rofessional songwriter in a previous life! A sure winner of the contest! I can imagine S&G actually using these words in the performance of their music!!! Very Impressive. (I entered the contest with a non-realistic, silly song. Ican image myself singing my version while cleaning the barn!)Can't tough this!

  1. Date: 4/8/2010 1:56:00 PM
    I agree, Mitch....the tempo worked even better!!! (I love Simon and Garfunkel music...they were amazing!) PS. Isn't the weather great the last couple of days...We are just up Hwy 99 from you!! It is gorgeous today!!

  1. Date: 4/8/2010 11:07:00 AM
    Hey Mitch, I've sent you an e-mail...Thnx for reading and posting comments on my work...truly appreciat it, bro...late, Jimmy

  1. Date: 4/8/2010 3:57:00 AM
    Great lyrical write..Sounds like an exciting date. Keep the muscial pen flowing. Sara

  1. Date: 4/7/2010 11:26:00 PM
    Best wishes with the contest Mitch.Thank you for your welcome blog comments today.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 4/7/2010 4:03:00 PM
    This was excellent, Mitch!! A favorite song ...I was singing along!! Good luck in Carolyn's contest!! Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 4/7/2010 3:35:00 PM
    I really like how you approached this contest. YOu were very inspired. Great job!!

  1. Date: 4/7/2010 11:19:00 AM
    very very nice good luck in the contest well done faleshia

  1. Date: 4/7/2010 10:51:00 AM
    Wow what an amazing poem..going to my favs..Charma

  1. Date: 4/7/2010 9:30:00 AM
    Perfect, Mitch! A winner right here!! Peace, Always, Audrey

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