Holding My Own

Album: Permission To Land (2003)
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Songfacts®:

  • The phrase "holding my own" means competing at a high level among one's peers. But that's not what this song is about.

    Here, our hero is letting his girl know that he's got it together and is feeling pretty good about himself. She's not ready for sex, but that's OK - he'll just pleasure himself.
  • The Darkness didn't do much damage in the US, but they were huge in their native UK in 2003, the year their debut album Permission To Land was released. "Holding My Own" was cited in many stories introducing the band to listeners and letting them know what they were in for. But The Darkness had to be seen to be believed, with lead singer Justin Hawkins commanding the stage with his bizarre catsuits and glistening falsetto.

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