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Holding on tight

2 January, 2007

The following is a clip of Jimmy Eat World performing their song ’23’ live at the 2005 Greenfield Festival in Interlaken, Switzerland.  Admittedly I don’t particularly like emo, but I like the music and lyrics (below) of this song very much, along with several other notable songs by the band.

Dedicated to my late grandfather

’23’ Futures (2004)

I felt for sure last night
That once we said goodbye
No one else will know these lonely dreams
No one else will know that part of me
I’m still driving away
And I’m sorry every day
I won’t always love these selfish things
I won’t always live…
Not stopping…

It was my turn to decide
I knew this was our time
No one else will have me like you do
No one else will have me, only you

You’ll sit alone forever
If you wait for the right time
What are you hoping for?
I’m here I’m now I’m ready
Holding on tight
Don’t give away the end
The one thing that stays mine

Amazing still it seems
I’ll be 23
I won’t always love what I’ll never have
I won’t always live in my regrets

You’ll sit alone forever
If you wait for the right time
What are you hoping for?
I’m here I’m now I’m ready
Holding on tight
Don’t give away the end
The one thing that stays mine

You’ll sit alone forever
If you wait for the right time
What are you hoping for?
I’m here I’m now I’m ready
Holding on tight
Don’t give away the end
The one thing that stays mine…

See also: Music video for ‘Bleed American’

Jimmy Eat World: Official Site

Sarah Badr © MMVI

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