“I Hold On” by Dierks Bentley

There are some songs that get better once you watch the video.  I remember thinking the same thing about “Tattoos on this Town” by Jason Aldean when I first saw the video three-ish years ago.  This is another one.  The video makes me like it even more than I already did.

Why do I like this song?

To the things I believe in

My faith, your love, our freedom

To the things I can count on to keep me going strong

I hold on

I do.  I hold on to things.  I hold on to them way longer than I probably should, sometimes.  Friendships, especially.  I hold onto them, even when I know they’re dead.  I can’t help it.  I don’t like letting go.  I’ve been let go of before, and I know how much it hurts.

I can see both sides of the story in the video – being tethered to someone who can’t go everywhere you want to go, and getting left behind.  I’ve always been on the side of chasing dreams, until I met H.  Now I know what I would lose.  And whenever he is anywhere else, anywhere besides right next to me, I worry.  Because I hold on.[i]

I hold on.

-A.

 

[i] Obviously, my worries are unnecessary.  Because, although he doesn’t like to admit these kinds of things that prove he feels things, I think H holds on, too.

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