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Electric Light Orchestra Hold On Tight Lyrics

Last updated: 05/20/2013 08:36:51 PM

Hold on tight to your dream
Hold on tight to your dream
When you see your ship go sailing
When you feel your heart is breaking
Hold on tight to your dream.

C'est long time to be gone [have listened to this many times,,, think they used "C'est" (french for "it is"... see next verse, in french... BTW by using the reflexive verb, 'accouches-toi a ton reve' is most likely to mean "give birth to your dream"... powerful
Time just rolls on and on
When you need a shoulder to cry on
When you get so sick of trying
Just hold tight to your dream

When you get so down that you can't get up
And you want so much but you're all out of luck
When you're so downhearted and misunderstood
Just over and over and over you could

Accroches-toi à ton rêve
Accroches-toi à ton rêve
Quand tu vois ton bateau partir
Quand tu sens ton coeur se briser
Accroches-toi à ton rêve.


Hold on tight to your dream
Hold on tight to your dream
When you see the shadows falling
When you hear that cold wind calling
Hold on tight to your dream.

Oh, yeah
Hold on tight to your dream
Yeah, hold on tight...
To your dream.

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Merci!! | Reviewer: Janet | 5/20/13

Thanks you for getting the lyrics right and not translating C'est into It's a long time to be gone like all the other lyrics sources online for this song. Yes it is C'est long time to be gone!!!!! I knew this the 1st time I heard it in 1981. ELO is one of my favorite groups and they mixed French and English together in that line, plus adding the other French lyrics in as well. All very charming. This is one of the most inspirational songs I have ever heard and one of my favorites. I play it when I feel down and share it with friends. Was a radio DJ for many years, now there are no radio jobs to apply for. Miss my radio days a lot, which is why I get down.

Hold on Tight | Reviewer: frank castor | 8/29/11

After hearing this song several years ago in an automobile commercial, I was inspired to find out if it a commercial song by a legitimate artist/group and was surprised to find it was by ELO. I remember ELO but not this song when it was popular. It brought back memories of the days when songs were meaningful and most lyrics were decipherable. Way to go Jeff and ELO!

Thank you for this song! | Reviewer: Lin | 3/31/08

I heard this wonderful song on a chevy commercial and never knew it was a real song until my oldies station played it one i googled it to find out the words to the french verse....I dont know where i was when ELO was on the charts because for some reason...i missed them entirely...
Such a wonderful discovery. Now i will have to order some of their music to hear what else they did...I love this song! Good, simple to the point... words of encouragement....thanks so much ELO!

Brings out the sunshine | Reviewer: Dawn | 2/25/08

I re-visited this classic ELO song recently after hearing it in a couple of TV commercials ..... being, shall we say, more 'mature', I remember ELO when they first started, and loved their songs. Hearing "Hold on Tight" again was like a breath of fresh air - it peeled back the years and made me feel young again. Fabulous melody, wonderful, uplifting and still - after all these years - meaningful lyrics. What more could one ask for? A true "Classic".

A Sign | Reviewer: Chris | 12/26/07

I was riding in the car one day after a hard day and this song came on. I saw it as a sign. If there is such a thing as signs, I think someone is trying to tell me something. I was able to relate the lyrics so much to my situation. Great song by ELO.

MUSICAL ACCOMPANYMENT | Reviewer: David Dines | 10/2/07

Do you have the chords to go with the song Hold On Tight To Your Dreams? I would like to learn it. I play guitar as a hobby. Much appreciated.
David Dines, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada