Holding On

from Going About This by Andy McGarvie



Old friends, they’ve had too much to drink and one says words to upset the other one
Fists fly, and neither stop to think, the two pronounce that their friendship is done

Weeks later the two resolve by phone, saying it’s all water under the bridge
But both feel that it’s since not quite the same and both are feeling ever more on edge

Are they still holding on to it?
Are they still holding on to it?
Will they ever get past this rift?
Are they still holding on

An old man looks up suddenly at work and wonders where the decades have all gone
Is this the life that he’d set out for himself, or had he made plans bigger than he’s got?

Is he resigned to living out the rest of his days in some what of a disguise
Or are there dreams inside his head somewhere that he still hopes he’s time to realise

Is he still holding on to them?
Is he still holding on to them?
Does he long for his time again?
Is he still holding on

All these things make me think of you and I, and how good we were in days now in the past
So tell me now do you think of us sometimes, and do you wonder why couldn’t make it last?

Are you still holding on to this?
Are you still holding on to this?
Are you wondering what might have been,
if we’d just held on

And maybe all these things are linked
Like a parallel theme exists
I’m just hoping it’s me you miss
‘Cause I’m still holding on
Just barely holding on
But I’m still holding on


from Going About This, released February 12, 2021
Written by A. McGarvie.

A. McGarvie - guitars, vocals
G. Bowen - drum kit/percussion
O. Downie - Bass
B. Tsui - piano/keyboards

Recorded at Aviary Studios, Melbourne Australia

Mixed by F. Montgomery
Mastered at Deluxe Mastering by A. Dempsey


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Andy McGarvie Melbourne, Australia

Andy McGarvie is a Melbourne-based guitarist and bandleader. Along with his band, he takes listeners on a guitar-fuelled journey through blues, soul, funk and rock. Introspective yet inclusive, McGarvie’s music will find resonance with both music aficionados and the casual listener alike. ... more

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