Hold On

(Hold On II, released as 'Hold On' on Transatlantic Lammy)

Tightrope walking to you
With my heart on my sleeve
And your words in both hands

I'm losing my balance
And the clowns are all screaming
Don't look down

And I'll do the whole act
With a smile on my face
Though the ringmaster's
Betting against me

I'll hold on
To whatever I can
Anything's better than nothing
I'll hold on
For whatever it's worth
For whatever I'm worth
And that's nothing
Ready the net

And I know you'd love me to fall
As the lions are let from their cages

I'll hold on
To whatever I can
Anything's better than nothing
I'll hold on
For whatever it's worth
For whatever I'm worth
And that's nothing

Tightrope running from you
With a lump in my throat
And you won't ever understand
It's been a good show
But I must have been dreaming