Hold On Lyrics

by Bruce Springsteen

Verse 1:
I worked hard, baby, night and day
The things I had somebody took away
They took away everything I earned
But there's one lesson that'a I have learned

Chorus:
You got to hold on, little girl, to what you've got (4x)

Verse 2:
I been pushed and I been knocked down
But I picked myself right back up off the ground
And baby there's one thing that I have found
Fighting's the only way's to stand your ground

Chorus:
You got to hold on, little girl, to what you've got (4x)

Bridge:
I've been used, I've been abused
I've had, baby, my regrets
I've been lost, I paid the cost
But there's one thing I ain't gonna forget

Verse 3:
I've heard some hard lines, I've seen some cryin' times
Bad luck and trouble they been friends of mine
Got to stand straight and stare right at your face (fate? )
And play it hard before it's too late

Chorus:
You got to hold on, little girl, to what you've got (8x)