You see it all around you Good lovin' gone bad And usually it's too late when you, realize what you had And my mind goes back to a girl I left some years ago (Who told me)
Just hold on loosely But don't let go If you cling to tightly You're gonna lose control
Your baby needs someone to believe in And a whole lot of space to breathe in
It's so damn easy, when your feelings are such To overprotect her, to love her too much And my mind goes back to a girl I left some years ago (Who told me)
Just hold on loosely But don't let go If you cling too tight babe You're gonna loose control Your baby needs someone to believe in And a whole lot of space to breathe in Don't let her slip away
Sentimental fool Don't let your heart get in her way Yeah, yeah, yeah
You see it all around you Good lovin' gone bad And usually it's too late when you, realize what you had
Just hold on loosely But don't let go If you cling to tightly You're gonna lose control Your baby needs someone to believe in And a whole lot of space to breathe in Just hold on loosely But don't let go If you cling too tight babe You're gonna lose it You're gonna, lose control
Yeah, yeah, yeah Just hold on loosely But don't let go If you cling too tight babe You're gonna loose control Hold on loosely But don't let go If you cling too tight babe, You're gonna loose control Yeah, yeah, yeah
Writer/s: DON BARNES, JAMES MICHAEL PETERIK, JEFFREY S. CARLISI
Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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Meocyber from Alma, Co Brandon, excellent take on the song. It's totally about not overdoing your feelings for a woman. Give her breathing room. They we're an underated Southern rock band. Tough competition then... The Allman Brothers, Lynard Skynard, Molly Hatchett, Little Feat etc etc.
Jim from Pleasant Hill, CaThose who think this is about a hand job can't be very bright. Why do some people have to see sexual innuendo in every last thing? That concept never would have occurred to me and makes no sense in the context of the other lyrics.
A minor criticism of this song is that the first appearance of the main refrain ("my mind goes back to a girl...") seems rushed at only 30 seconds in. Usually, in this style of rock, they take longer to build up to the big hook - for dramatic effect.
Samuel from Singapore, SingaporeThe rhythm to this song, which counts in eights, was inspired by The Car's Just What I Needed.
Lisa from Milwaukee, Wi, WiYou could not possibly have listened to this song and thought it was about masturbation. LISTEN TO ALL the lyrics. Doesn't take a genius
Colleen from Reno, NvSo my boyfriend just brought up the fact that he thinks this song is about masturbation as well & I didn't beleive him! So I went online in search of an answer and found this page...and Cody's remarks. According to my boyfriend, everyone in the town where he grew up thinks this song is about that ever popular male act. I'm happy to see that the majority of people don't think this! I read the lyrics myself and it just looks like it's about the conclusion that to make a relationship work you have to 'hold on loosely' (to the RELATIONSHIP!) as to not control the other person. Of course I can see why some would think the first part of the chorus was about jerking off - but dam, read the rest of the lyrics & you'll find out the subject isn't that warped!
Eugene from Minneapolis, MnBrandon, you right on the money, man. I had to learn this the hard way in 1994, one of the worst years of my life, really. Ironiclly, I ended the relationship. As for the record this one 80s AOR classic.
Dale from Santa Fe, NmY'all make me laugh. Good song though.
Joshua from Kingston Springs, Tndescribes my first relationship and how it ended...er,make that just how it ended...*crys miserably and falls to the floor*
Allison from Bedford, VaThey kind of remind me of Boston.
Mary from Cleveland, OhHey Cody..i thought it was about a guy getting a hand job from some chick who didn't know what she was doing. I guess we are just gutter heads. But now that i read Brandons comment..it makes much more sense!=] ha
Bob Santini from Modesto, CaI saw them yesterday, it was the worst concert ever
Michael from San Diego, CaTerrific song! It's hard to believe that teh same guy who fronted "Survivor" also wrote this, but apparently Jim Peterik is kicking butt in two different genres of music!
Brandon from Peoria, IlThis song is about the delicate balance between loving just enough and loving too much. If you have ever been in a relationship that ended because the other party needed space, or he/she said that he/she was being "smothered" than this song relates to you. You need to give your better half some room to breathe, but not too much or you will fade out of his/her life. So make sure you hold on...but only loosely...don't be to controling. That's my interpretation. I welcome comments/suggestions/critisism. Thanks
Donna from Chicago, IlI just wanted to say, Cody, please listen to the lyrics and put the lotion away before making such lewd and ignorant comments.
Cody from Clarendon Hills, IlDoes anybody else think that this song is about masturbation?
Kim from Hays, KsI saw them perform at a concert a few months ago. They were pretty good but the lead singer's voice kept squeeking and he had to stop singing for a while :( it was kind of sad because they have been in that band for a long time.
Two tears roll down Sinead O'Connor's face. toward the end of the video for "Nothing Compares 2 U." They were shed because she associated the song's lyrics of love and loss with her mother, who was killed in a car accident in 1985.