Category: Nostalgia

Richard Marx- Hold On To The Nights

I prefer his music from the 80’s and early 90’s but my favorite song will Always be Hold On to the Nights from 1988.  The lyrics are hauntingly beautiful, simple, concise and very Real.  I don’t think the song necessarily signifies two people married per say. It could also mean two people that are in love with each other but don’t know how to deal with those feelings and chemistry perhaps because of their youth or because life itself is pushing them in separate directions and deep down they want to be together and perhaps the choices they have to make is a limitation to that yearning of wanting to be with each other.

Lyrics:

Just when I believed I couldn’t ever want for more

This ever changing world pushes me through another door
I saw you smile
And my mind could not erase the beauty of your face
Just for awhile
Won’t you let me shelter youHold on to the nights
Hold on to the memories
I wish that I could give you something more
That I could be yours
How do we explain something that took us by surprise
Promises in vain, love that is real but in disguise
What happens now
Do we break another rule
Let our lovers play the fool
I don’t know how
To stop feeling this way
Hold on to the nights
Hold on to the memories
I wish that I could give you something more
That I could be yours
Well, I think that I’ve been true to everybody else but me
And the way I feel about you makes my heart long to be free
Every time I look into your eyes, I’m helplessly aware
That the someone I’ve been searching for is right there
Hold on to the nights
Hold on to the memories
I wish that I could give you more
Hold on to the nights.
 

James Taylor

I absolutely adore James Taylor and his music. I grew up with his music and it amazes me how he was able to turn his life around and remain humble after all of his success. Carly Simon and him made a beautiful couple, it’s a shame they didn’t last.