Holding On

by Josh Harty

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1.
Holding On 03:46
I've seen the country Lord I've been around Seen the sun rise from a thousand places From a thousand little towns Miles and miles and miles but it always stays the same turn the dial on the radio but the voices never change Chorus: I keep holding on holding on for now I keep holding on holding on somehow You think I'd know better maybe realize by now that somewhere between right and wrong there's a place to settle down Why why why I keep answering to myself Why not go on home take a little rest Chorus But how long how long til the sun goes down and I'm gone Chorus x 2
2.
The Kind 03:14
You can try you can leave and walk all night alone Another thousand miles in the same old shoes that you've worn So long it seems to me that all that's left is a memory that you wrote. You can tell someone what you keep inside but you don't You can try to tell the other side but you won't In the end it all comes down to the other side chorus: And you've always been the kind to keep it inside til you run out of time Before you'd ever know you let it all go without even a sign The choices that you've made I've heard you say they can come from behind then you're out of time All the money that you spent on a short list of friends didn't get you much and all the years you try to hide where no one could ever find was never enough but you keep sitting quietly by cuz I know. . . Chorus take, take it easy before you lose your mind cuz I I know you're the kind to keep it inside til you run out of time Before you'd ever know you let it all go without even a sign The choices that you've made I've heard you say they can come from behind then you're out of time
3.
I know we see the same things still we keep lying to ourselves It's always proven easier than to try to make a change or ask for help Reasons don't explain why the right never knows the left hand Every day is make believe and make believe is all we understand Chorus: Round and Round and round and round again Ring around the rosies pocket full of posies and then we all fall down in the end Time again I wonder how it will If I'd just paid attention behaved a bit more reasonably Looking for direction no matter how long I wait Try to remember if you wait too long your compass could break Chorus Truth is such a strange thing Lord you never can tell Just keep throwing your change in a wishing well Try to fight the good fight how it comes out in the end It's all just a matter of how far you can bend Chorus I know the end is gonna come The end is gonna come on slow It's gonna come on slow and everybody know everybody know
4.
Wired 03:19
I've never been that good at crossing the line before the sun goes down I'm always too late on the town but if halfway up were a bar and I could jump and win the prize you know I'd be the apple of your eye Chorus: Apparently it's the way I'm wired I'm a lock that won't be keyed I never seem to change so easily I've been the fool that runs for days and days without a destination in mind Never seemed to care about what I left behind And if all I ever had was a prayer and a wing that wouldn't catch its stride I'd just keep trying to get lost in what I was trying to hide Chorus I never found the answers to questions I never asked Pride will kill a fool any time it can So day after day I burn the page no matter wrong or right cuz what's never found can never come at you from behind Chorus x 2
5.
You know I've been trying to settle down I spent too much time learning how to run around You call me a coward or a fool Lord I swear I never meant any harm to you. Time and time again I nearly won the game But time and time again the rules have changed Maybe I know Maybe I'll never know how the victory tastes Chorus: Life is never wrong or right Day after day you're up against the tide Oh make up your mind You gotta run or learn to fight You've gotta run or learn to fight I made up my mind a long time ago And every day's been another round another scar to show I just hope that I've done good I just hope I've done all I could Chorus
6.
Gonna bury you in the woods gonna leave you in the pines Mark your grave with a thought in the back of my mind in time like you it's gonna die No one's gonna hear you scream no one's gonna hear you cry Voice will sound like a tree that falls in the middle of the night middle of the night chorus: Now I I know you'll find that dying is easier than life We're gonna take a walk down to the water line Listen as the river runs like you're gonna try It's no surprise Who do you pray to my friend who are you trying to find Someone who won't leave you cuz you've been left behind been left behind Chorus Stars might shine on you my friend they might show a sign but I'll tell the truth that I taught them to lie taught them to lie You're gonna see it clear my friend I'll be satisfied with the price you paid for being here tonight being here tonight Chorus
7.
Running 03:42
What's that you're running from this time my Lynn you know the road is starting to run a little long my friend who do you know who do you know You know you've been around now you're coming back again same way as before and I know I told you then who do you know who do you know chorus: Time is gonna bring you down when you run you'll find that you're the only one that you're running from What's that you say please tell me dear One more time that I might hear Regrets been crying way too loud every night in my ear Know that road I pulled on long ago the road stayed strong and I pulled off too many times I know Lord I know Lord I know chorus
8.
You can run from the winter time and the midnight black Cold coming up behind you Teeth in your neck Snow on the road like the fingers of a ghost wind is howling through a crack in the window no mercy for a dead black sky just you and the road in the middle of the night You and the road in the middle of the night There's glitter in the headlights like silver spikes they disappear like phantoms into waves of white Every drop of water in the world is ice sharpening their scycles like silver knives Lines keep coming and the lanes divide You and the road in the middle of the night You and the road in the middle of the night You keep trying to tell yourself the sun'll come up Is the little bit of strength to get home gonna be enough When you get to me I'm gonna hold out my arms To give you a place to land that's soft and warm Ohohohoh But you're running on a black line through the frozen void No feeling in your fingers and no other choice You are the queen of the midnight run 11 years of night just to taste the sun AM radio in the dashboard lights You and the road in the middle of the night You and the road in the middle of the night
9.
Did you ever find yourself running from the cold never really sure of a safer place to go You try to find a place to make your stand running from the dark with the wishes in one hand You reach for the arrow found it's mark Memory all along never had to plan your part The days they run through you like a river and a rock quiver in the marrow and a shiver in the dark chorus: Saying goodbye was never hard enough I could cry you could call my bluff No reason why we don't give up Just draining sand until the time is up Your boat on the water waves run high feeling for the shallows still no land in sight Your maps are overboard your compass broke mass distraction with the sails they are torn You search for the house that bears the light wonder how long you can put up this fight You pray for the fire that burns the shore Love and desire that just ain't there no more chorus You reach for the arrow found it's mark Memory all along never had to plan your part The days they run through you like a river and a rock quiver in the marrow and a shiver in the dark chorus
10.
English Rain 03:33
Over coffee on a Sunday morning bought a ticket on an outbound train to somewhere out West in Idaho or walking in the English rain It never would have occurred to me or maybe I just didn't think Just another avenue I turned on to what will be will be chorus: Sometimes I just wanna go back home but it's the life that I know and if I had time I'd only stay a while but I don't like what I might find Mirrors on the back roads I never try to look in to they only hold a broken picture of a life that I once knew All the midnights and the melodies like a train whistle loud and clear Like a circus train running wild and free echoes cold through the air chorus The circle grows and nobody knows where the end is gonna be chorus

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recorded in 2015 at DNA Studios, Madison, WI. Produced by Blake Thomas and Mark Whitcomb.

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released March 19, 2016

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Josh Harty Madison, Wisconsin

Josh Harty's unique blend of American music has become a must-hear for those who keep the tradition of country, blues and folk close to their hearts. The touring bug has never left him as he continuously travels across Europe and North America. More than just moving along, he's spending plenty of time in the communities along the way, from Brooklyn to Haarlem, from London to Portland. ... more

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