*Simply Red* Holding Back The Years* (Live at Montreux Jazz Festival) 1992
*Simply Red* Holding Back The Years* (Live at Montreux Jazz Festival) 1992
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*Real Awesome* Is the seventh track on *Simply Red's* debut studio album *Picture Book* 1985). The song was nominated in the category of Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals at the 29th Annual Grammy Awards.

*Mick Hucknall's* mother left the family when he was three: the upheaval caused by this event inspired him to write the song. However, according to *Hucknall* he did not realise what the song was about until it was finished: he characterised it as a song "about that moment where you know you have to leave home and make your mark, but the outside world is scary. So you’re holding back the years". He said that the line "Strangled by the wishes of pater" was inspired by arguments he had with his father: according to *Hucknall* the two clashed often during his teenage years "because there was no woman to act as referee".

*Holding back the years
Thinking of the fear I've had so long
When somebody hears
Listen to the fear that's gone
Strangled by the wishes of pater
Hoping for the arms of mater
Get to me the sooner or later, oh
Holding back the tears
Chance for me to escape from all I know
Holding back the tears
'Cause nothing here has grown
I've wasted all my tears
Wasted all those years
Nothing had the chance to be good
Nothing ever could, yeah, oh
I'll keep holding on
I'll keep holding on
I'll keep holding on
I'll keep holding on, so tight
Well I've wasted all my years
Wasted all of those years
And nothing had the chance to be good
'Cause nothing ever could, oh yeah
Oh
I'll keep holding on

That's all I have today
It's all I have to say*
Category
Music
Tags
80s, Pops, Video
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Views: 495
Uploaded: Sep 7 2021
Rate this video
Rating: 5/5 ~ Votes: 2
Videos: 142
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Description
*Real Awesome* Is the seventh track on *Simply Red's* debut studio album *Picture Book* 1985). The song was nominated in the category of Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals at the 29th Annual Grammy Awards.

*Mick Hucknall's* mother left the family when he was three: the upheaval caused by this event inspired him to write the song. However, according to *Hucknall* he did not realise what the song was about until it was finished: he characterised it as a song "about that moment where you know you have to leave home and make your mark, but the outside world is scary. So you’re holding back the years". He said that the line "Strangled by the wishes of pater" was inspired by arguments he had with his father: according to *Hucknall* the two clashed often during his teenage years "because there was no woman to act as referee".

*Holding back the years
Thinking of the fear I've had so long
When somebody hears
Listen to the fear that's gone
Strangled by the wishes of pater
Hoping for the arms of mater
Get to me the sooner or later, oh
Holding back the tears
Chance for me to escape from all I know
Holding back the tears
'Cause nothing here has grown
I've wasted all my tears
Wasted all those years
Nothing had the chance to be good
Nothing ever could, yeah, oh
I'll keep holding on
I'll keep holding on
I'll keep holding on
I'll keep holding on, so tight
Well I've wasted all my years
Wasted all of those years
And nothing had the chance to be good
'Cause nothing ever could, oh yeah
Oh
I'll keep holding on

That's all I have today
It's all I have to say*
Category
Music
Tags
80s, Pops, Video