Home » Features » Hold On (Live)

Hold On

From The Vault: Live 2007-2009 (Jack Ingram Album) | 2018

“Hold On (Live)” is a song by American country singer Jack Ingram. Taylor took Sheryl Crow’s place on a live cut of this duet, which was initially released on music service Rhapsody in 2007. Ingram, re-released the song in 2018 on his album From the Vault: Live 2007-2009.

Background and Release

Taylor and Jack crossed paths a few times in the beginning of her career since they were both signed to the same label, Big Machine Records. That’s why they performed “Hold On” together on one occasion. However, Taylor is only featured on the live version of the song. She sings back-up harmony, doing the part originally sung by Sheryl Crow. Jack released the recording over a decade later on a live album.

Lyrics

[Verse 1: Jack Ingram]
I’ve been following your ghost
Running circles ’round this house
Tripping over memories
Trying to figure things out
It’s been a few years and I miss you still
Got your picture on the window sill
Been thinking of ways, I got days to fill
I don’t think I ever will

[Chorus: Jack Ingram & Taylor Swift]
Hold on to things you can’t explain
Hold on to dancing in the rain
Hold on to kisses on the lips
Savor every sweet moment, cause baby this is it
And hold on
Hold on

[Verse 2: Jack Ingram, Both]
I’ve been cleaning up this mess
Found a metal box with some black and white photographs
A little faded but baby you sure do look good in that old dress, oh yes
Didn’t we wish we were superstars?
Sign our names in the dust on your family car
We’d be waving to the crowd
You be the diva
And I’ll play guitar

[Chorus: Jack Ingram & Taylor Swift]
Hold on to things you wanna be
Hold on to friends and family
Hold on to burning summer sun
It makes a difference, every one
Hold on
Hold on

[Verse 3: Jack Ingram & Taylor Swift]
Thinking that we’d say the same
But we didn’t know that the world would change
Yeah it just keeps on spinning
And we just keep on holding on

[Chorus: Jack Ingram & Taylor Swift]
Hold on to things you can’t explain
Hold on to dancing in the rain
Hold on to kisses on the lips
Savor every sweet moment, cause baby this is it
And hold on to things you wanna be
Hold on to friends and family
Hold on to burning summer sun
It makes a difference, every one
Hold on
Hold on
Hold on
Hold on
Hold on

General Information
Released August 31, 2018
Genre Country
Length 3:48
Songwriter Blu Sanders
Taylor & Jack Ingram
Official Audio