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.
[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.