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Dierks Bentley Song I Hold On Lyrics Pin Spiritual Questions To Material Possessions

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Source: The Boot  By Sterling Whitaker / azlyrics.com

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Posted: Tuesday August 13, 2013 @ 4:48 p.m. PST

 

Dierks Bentley has released a new single to country radio. ‘I Hold On’ is from his forthcoming album, ‘Riser.’

Bentley wrote the new song with Brett James. The lyrics pin spiritual questions to material possessions.

“If you asked me to sum myself up in three minutes, I’d play ‘I Hold On’ for you. At first listen, you might think it’s about my truck or my guitar, but it’s really about why I do some of the things I do and the kind of guy I am,” explains Bentley.

He adds, “The chorus is really universal…it’s about faith, love and freedom…I don’t think there’s a country fan out there who doesn’t live with those as big priorities. I hope through this song I’m able to let the fans into my heart and my mind a little more, and that they can also relate it back to themselves and their own lives.”

‘Riser’ is Bentley’s seventh solo album, and it’s a departure for the singer-songwriter. “I wanted the album to be heavier and a little darker,” Bentley tells Billboard. “I think a good country album should have a little bit of it all.”

No release date has been announced for ‘Riser.’

 

I HOLD ON SONG LYRICS BELOW:

“I Hold On”

[Verse 1]
Its just an old beat up truck, some say that I should trade up
Now that I got some jangle in my pocket
But what they don’t understand is just the miles that make a man
I wouldn’t trade that thing in for a rocket
What they don’t know is my dad and me, we drove around to Tennessee
And she’s still here and now he’s gone
So I hold on..

[Verse 2]
Its just an old beat up box, some say its just a rusted top
It probly don’t look like much to you
But these dents and scratches in the wood, yea that’s what makes it sound so good
To me its better than brand new
Yea see this here flat top guitar, has had my back in a million bars
Singing every country song
So I hold on..

[Chorus]
To the things, I believe in
My faith, your love, our freedom
To the things I can count on
To keep me going strong
Yeah I hold on, I hold on..

Like the stripes to the flag, like a boy to his dad
I cant change who I am, right or wrong
So I hold on..

[Verse 3]
Yeah baby lookin at you right now, there ain’t never been no doubt
Without you I’d be nothing
So if you ever worry about.. me walkin out
Yeah let me tell you something..
I hold on.. I hold on..
Can you hear me baby.. I hold on

[repeat chorus]