The War On Drugs — Holding On
Album: A Deeper Understanding
Avg rating:
7.2

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Total ratings: 799









Released: 2017
Length: 5:38
Plays (last 30 days): 4
Once I was alive and I could feel
I was holding on to you
And I redefined the way I looked at dawn inside of you

I went down a crooked highway
I went all outside the line
I've been rejected, now the light has turned and I'm out of time

Ain't no way I'm gonna last
Hiding in the seams, I can't move the past
Feel like I'm about to crash
Riding on my line, keep keeping on

Once we were apart and I could see red
Never trying to turn back time
Never meant to bring my pain to the front and into your life

Now I'm headed down a different road
Can we walk it side by side?
Is an old memory just another way of saying goodbye?

Ain't no way I'm gonna last
Hiding in the seams, I can't move the past
Feel like I'm about to crash
Riding the same line, I keep keeping on

I ain't never going to change
He'll never get in line
I keep moving on the path, yeah
Holding on to mine

When you talk about the past
What are we talking of?
Did I let go too fast?
Was I holding on too long?

Ain't no truths from the past
As silent as the sea
Am I holding on too long?
But you're right in front of me

And I'm moving on a cast
Shadows on my seam
I keep moving to changes, yeah
Ooh

Heart or hope
Heart or hope
Heart or hope
Heart or hope
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Not their best song but still a solid 8 for me. I can't think of any song from TWOD that I'd rate lower than 7.
LOVE THIS BAND! {#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Dancingbanana}
 rpdevotee wrote:
Is this really the best name a band can come up with?  And how is this name relevant in any way to their music?
 
I hadn't thought much about it before, but have there been very many bands whose band names were relevant to their music?
 gratefulgator wrote:
Every time I hear this I think it's Bryan Adams... for whatever that's worth.

 
Yuck.  
I'd say there's more drive than you'd get with hypnotic music and that's what I like about it.
Diggin this band a lot lately, reminds me of the Waterboys, I like the way the songs kind of roll along almost hypnotically
Just changed from 9>10.  These guys really grow on ya.  Thanks RP

                                                        
                                                 ADAM GRANDUCIEL 
                                                   guitar - lead vocal


Every time I hear this I think it's Bryan Adams... for whatever that's worth.
 EchtNiet wrote:

Same here ;-)

 

 

Fantastic performance in Amsterdam Nov 1st : great show !


 rpdevotee wrote:
Is this really the best name a band can come up with?  And how is this name relevant in any way to their music?

 
From what I can tell, the name of the band is irrelevant to the music.  

If anything Adam Granduciel has won his own personal war on 'drugs'.   He quit them all.  

But given that the actual War on Drugs in North America is currently being rolled back, the timing is not bad.  
 rpdevotee wrote:
Is this really the best name a band can come up with?  And how is this name relevant in any way to their music?

 
You're overthinking this.


Is this really the best name a band can come up with?  And how is this name relevant in any way to their music?
just got tickets....
{#Bananajam}{#Bananapiano}{#Drummer}{#Guitarist}
{#Sunny} 
The current occupant denies it too. So do his Russian friends.
Aside from that, I quite like the tack.
 rpdevotee wrote:
I heard this band was started by Richard Nixon

 
He denied it.
I heard this band was started by Richard Nixon
 StillAwake wrote:
Another awesome track....The official video is sweet and fits the song perfectly.

 
Actually, this is my favourite version of the song (so far). 
Perfect flow, hauntingly beautiful, a great one yeah   {#Jump}  {#Jump}  {#Jump}
 westslope wrote:

Is this what synth-pop band Flock of Seagulls sounds like?  Interesting.

 
Wandering back through the comments for WoD "Red Eyes" it seems the comparison has been noted elsewhere too...
Another awesome track....The official video is sweet and fits the song perfectly.