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Riff: Alabama Shakes – “Hold On”

Feb 28, 2013

So, bless my heart and bless yours too/I don’t know where I’m gonna go/Don’t what what I’m gonna do.

from Hold On lyrics by Alabama Shakes

Not just rooted, but almost irremovably entrenched in the Southern rock of the 60s, frontwoman Howard delivers this motivational speech to herself with the gusto of a preacher possessed as she realizes that she must have been spared the tunnel of white light she anticipated for a reason; [LISTEN].

Riff by Jon O'Brien

Jon O'Brien is a UK-based staff writer for SONGLYRICS. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Central Lancashire and has written thousands of biographies and reviews for Allmusic.com, among several other pieces for established music publications.

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