Hold On

Album: Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (1993)


  • This was inspired by a documentary McLachlan saw about a woman whose fiancé was dying of AIDS.
  • A softer, sadder version of this can be heard on McLachlan's album Rarities, B-Sides and Other Stuff.

Comments: 7

  • Katja from Kenai, AkA song that always brings tears in the beginning, but gives strength to those suffering from loss...whether its love or life.
  • Adia from Philedelphia, PaMy fav. version is the piano on The Freedom Sessions - it's really made me cry. I've gone through enough to be able to relate to it. It's so gentle and despite it's simple words - it's so honest, and so heartfelt.
  • Mike from Cheshire, CtOne of the single most beautiful songs ever recorded. There was a version (remix?) on the No Alternative CD released about 10 years ago to support AIDS research. A song guaranteed to make you cry.
  • Eric from Brantford, CanadaA beautifully, sad love song. One of Sarah's least popular, which is a shame. The version of 'Fumbling Towards Ecstasy' is good.
  • Andrew from Ny, Nyi serve men who are dying form AIDS, and i'll tell ya, this song means a lot, and says a lot!
    thank you, sarah!
  • Scott Baldwin from Edmonton, CanadaI own "rarities,b-sides and other stuff"it's a good C.D.!Buy it!
  • Jerica from Springtown, TxTo me this song deals w/the situation b/n me and my b/f before we were together. (We had been best friends for a few years before we got together.) We went through a lot of stress and emotional pain to be together. (To make a really long story extremely short.) I use to sing this song when things got really tough.
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