Hold On, I'm Comin'

Album: Greatest Hits (1966)
Charted: 21
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  • Don't you ever feel sad,
    Lean on me when times are bad.
    When the day comes and you're down,
    In a river of trouble and about to drown

    Just hold on, I'm comin',
    Hold on, I'm comin'.

    I'm goin' my way, your lover.
    If you get cold I'll be your cover.
    Don't have to worry `cause I'm here,
    No need to suffer baby, I'm here.

    'Cause hold on, I'm comin'
    Hold on, I'm comin'
    Hold on, I'm comin'
    Hold on, I'm comin'

    Reach out to me for satisfaction,
    Call my name now for quick reaction.

    Don't you ever feel sad,
    Lean on me when times are bad.
    When the day comes and you're down,
    In a river of trouble and about to drown,

    Just hold on, I'm comin'
    Hold on, I'm comin'

    Just hold on, I'm comin'
    Hold on, I'm comin'

    Just hold on, I'm comin'
    Hold on, I'm comin'

Comments: 13

  • Sarasally from Normal, IlFun Fact: This song was written by Isaac Hayes (singer/songwriter) and David Porter. Hayes was trying to get Porter to hurry up in the bathroom and get back to songwriting. “Hold on! I’m comin’!” was Porter’s response.
  • Me from Spain i need help i can't find what this has to do with the civil right, its for school
  • Sandra from Phoenix,az.You forgot to add that there was a recording of this song by Eric Burdon, a live performance on UK TV of 'Hold On I'm Coming', recorded in London on September 16th, 1966.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn April 17th 1966, "Hold On! I'm Comin'" by Sam and Dave entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #95; and on June 12th it peaked at #21 (for 1 week) and spent 13 weeks on the Top 100...
    And on the same day it peaked at #21 on the Top 100, it reached #1 (for 1 week) on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart...
    Between 1965 and 1974 the duo had fourteen Top 100 hits on the R&B chart; with seven making the Top 10 and two reaching #1 (their other #1 record was "Soul Man" in 1967)...
    R.I.P. Dave Prater (1937 - 1988) and Sam Moore, born Samuel David Hicks, will celebrate his 79th birthday this coming October 12th.
  • Arthur from Methuen, MaMaybe I'm strange, but I always thought this song had a underlying sexual meaning. I surly can't be the only one. Also, given the censorship of the 60's I can't believe they let this be played on the radio. They always made something out of nothing. (Rolling Stones: Let's spend the night together, band from some airwaves) and my favorite, Van Morrison's Brown eyed girl. (Made him change the lyrics, "Makin love in the green grass".
  • Camille from Toronto, OhThis song has an extremely recognizable instrumental intro with the saxophones. I prefer the recorded version over this live video version posted here on Songfacts. The recorded version seems more deliberate, more insistent, sexier. Great tune.
  • Todd from Occoquan, VaThis writing comes on the death of Mr. Isaac Hayes a few days ago (Sunday, Aug. 10th, 2008), as my job has transferred me to Memphis, TN, and I've seen him and the genuinely kind person that he was, and what he meant to Memphis. This is for a man who changed the face of our music for the better.

    I run 10K races and do triathlons. Though these lyrics were written as a man laying himself all out in a solemn pledge to be there for a woman - to be her rescuer, no matter what, nor how dire her situation - the majority of these lyrics could just as well ennunciate God's Pledge to be there for us! This is why it is my favorite inspirational song on my walkman, as I bike my 25 miles, dismount and then run 6 miles. The horns are swinging and Cropper's guitar is on point!

    "Dont you ever be sad. Lean on me, when times get bad. When the day comes, and I know you been around,in a river of trouble, you're about to drown - Hold on! I'm coming! Hold on cause I'm coming!" - God to the rescue! Thank You, Mr. Hayes!
  • Musicmama from New York, NcThis song is indeed underrated, and one of my favorites.

    I used it for the outgoing message on my first telephone answering machine.
  • Harris from Bedford, VaThis song is very personal. It relates to my sorrow and past and perhaps thousand of other Vietnam Vets. In 1966 at Fort Jackson thousands of us played it continuously in the beer gardens on week-ends. When I visit The Wall in D.C. annually, I hear it in my head while looking at the names of my comrades. Love this song!
  • Dave from Oak Park, MiIt plays from an 8-TRACK, actually--on an After-Market player in Jake & Elwood's car on THE BLUES BROTHERS... Forgot which song on the same tape plays before it...
  • Stella from Ham Lake, MnSam and Dave were the inspiration for The Blues Brothers.
  • Kyle from Vancouver, CanadaDefinitely, an underrated song. The horns really make it during the chorus.
  • Jef from Warren, Migreat tune. one of the most underrated songs of all time.
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