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turn back the time
and I'll be runnin' for my life in anger
true life is kind
when it's too cruel to be designed for rage (hm)

and when society's got a hold on me
and I eagerly stumble through the day, yeah
and my sense of time is cheating me
I feel I wanna say, while I can

you and I keep holdin' on
you and I keep holdin' on (hm)
you and I keep holdin' on
but if you and I hold on
they won't fall to the ground

I've read the right time for a woman to be free's today (yeah yeah)
tell me then why do we bleed for what we have to say

and if two wrongs don't make a right - no no no
they just help you move ahead - oh yes they do
and with the morals of a dollar bill
they'll pay you if they can, as long as

you and I keep holdin' on
(let me tell you now that)
you and I keep holdin' on (hm)
you and I keep holdin' on
but if you and I hold on
they won't fall to the ground

you've had your freedom
and then you layed it down
but when you look around
there's your freedom
saying stay and hold your ground

you and I keep holdin' on
(let me tell you now that)
you and I keep holdin' on
you and I keep holdin' on, yes
but if you and I hold on
they won't fall to the ground
no they won't fall where they belong

credits

from Deadline For My Memories (with german and american bonus tracks), released April 6, 2014
written by Billie Ray Martin/Les Fleming/Roberto Cimarosti/Joe Stevens/Brian Nordhoff (Touch Tones Music)
Warner Chappell Music Ltd.
lyrics & melodies by Billie Ray Martin
produced by Brian Transeau for 7PM Management
executive producer: Billie Ray Martin
vocal production, vocal arrangements, pedal steel & additional production by Billie Ray Martin
mixed by Billie Ray Martin at Sarm
mix engineer: Greg Jackman
recorded at Eden Studios & Sarm
recording engineer: Pete Schwier
assistant engineer: Adrian Scarff
pedal steel guitar by BJ Cole
string orchestra led by Gavin Wright
brass orchestra: The Phantom Horns led by Gary Barnickle
brass arrangements: Billie Ray Martin & Gary Barnickle
string arrangements: Billie Ray Martin & Alistaire Gavin

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