Holdin' On To Yesterday

Album: Ambrosia (1975)
Charted: 17

Songfacts®:

  • There are a lot of songs about missing an ex-wife, but this one has some very heartfelt lyrics. It was Ambrosia's first major hit, although it's not typical of their sound. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Mike - Santa Barbara, CA

Comments: 3

  • Dane from Lima,ohio, FlMy favorite Ambrosia song,by far.I love the words,the music,everything."If I'd only known I'd need you..."
  • Charles from Charlotte, NcThe four members of Ambrosia all played on Alan Parson Project's first LP 'Tales of Mystery and Imagination' in 1976.
  • Barry from Greenville, NcGreat song and a find example of the multi-instrumental talent of this group. The violin underscores the sense of loss and longing.
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Director Mark Pellington ("Jeremy," "Best Of You")

Director Mark Pellington ("Jeremy," "Best Of You")Song Writing

Director Mark Pellington on Pearl Jam's "Jeremy," and music videos he made for U2, Jon Bon Jovi and Imagine Dragons.

Music Video Director David Hogan

Music Video Director David HoganSong Writing

David talks about videos he made for Prince, Alabama, Big & Rich, Sheryl Crow, DMB, Melissa Etheridge and Sisters of Mercy.

Psychedelic Lyrics

Psychedelic LyricsMusic Quiz

Whoa man! Do you know which band came up with these cosmic lyrics?

Jonathan Edwards - "Sunshine"

Jonathan Edwards - "Sunshine"They're Playing My Song

"How much does it cost? I'll buy it?" Another songwriter told Jonathan to change these lyrics. Good thing he ignored this advice.

Michael Schenker

Michael SchenkerSongwriter Interviews

The Scorpions and UFO guitarist is also a very prolific songwriter - he explains how he writes with his various groups, and why he was so keen to get out of Germany and into England.

Chris Fehn of Slipknot

Chris Fehn of SlipknotSongwriter Interviews

A drummer for one of the most successful metal bands of the last decade, Chris talks about what it's like writing and performing with Slipknot. Metal-neck is a factor.