hold on / by Sophia Duccini

in memory of my uncle Jim. an amazing man who left this world far too soon. 

father of the family; you had to say goodbye
but all the words never felt right, so we just cried
you thought you'd walk it off
standing at the edge of life and where it stops
wishing you could just hold on

terrified, you were so brave for us
in all that time you never deserved this luck
and we tried to be tough
fight it off for you when you weren't strong enough
hold it off until you're home

'cause all you've got are eyes
that let the whole world in
but all you want is time
to heal your aching skin

wait, just one more day
i'm sorry for everything you had
to feel the weight of your world
crashing on your back
one more day
i promise it all will be ok
just rest until you can forget the pain
close your eyes it all fades away

you thought you'd walk it off
standing on the edge of life and where it stops
wishing you could just hold on
wishing you could just hold on
wishing we could all hold on
wishing we could just hold on