Just Can't Hold On

Story Behind The Song

In a serious teenage relationship at the time and being melodramatic about arguments that we may have been having at the time....I decided to engrave my feelings for posterity in a song - hoping of course that she would hear me on stage and come running back apologizing......

Song Description

This is a song my keyboardist and I wrote back in 1982 while we were members of the band Turn of the Century. The band has decided to reunite this year (2012) and record these songs for our enjoyment.

Song Length 4:20 Genre Rock - Classic, Rock - Progressive Rock
Tempo Floating Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Poignant, Diplomatic Subject Dysfunctional Relations, Breaking Up
Similar Artists Asia, The Moody Blues Language English
Era 1980 - 1989


Last night you couldn't say it, So you left it up to me.
My love - I just can't be what you want this to be.
Last night it did come back to me....I know now why it had to end.
This love is just the way you want it to be,
I think maybe we should part as friends.
'Cause I just can't hold on.
This kind of love just isn't enough for me - I'm finding it hard to hold on.
There must be a way - an easier way...to make you see...maybe through this song?
'Cause I just can't hold on.
I know how times have been to us...I know that love comes hard.
My love - don't let this end....Don't tear us apart.
You want me to say...what only you want to hear.
I want you to love me.
I want you to be here.
Please don't ask me to be lonely - 'cause I wouldn't last too long.
There must be an easier way...
I just can't hold on.

Lyrics Warren Passaro Music Tony Dudley
Producer Warren Passaro and Tony Dudley Performance Warren Passaro and Tony Dudley


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