Hold On - Selena Gomez & Ben Kweller

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The Experience: Ben Kweller and Selena bring out the single to promote the film Rudderless. The indy-style guitar and vocals blend for a homey feel about sticking to the simple message of Hold On.
Official Video: Ben Kweller starts up alone, singing for the script of Rudderless. Selena walks in and joins him (with a cup of coffee for both). Scenes from the movie flash in briefly, and so does another guitarist and drums player. The easygoing feel is never lost. As the song ends, everyone vanishes, leaving Ben Kweller alone again. 
The meaning of Hold On's video: Ben has a job to do - produce the song for Rudderless. He's alone, but doesn't give up - he 'holds on' to his task. His friends help him through it, like the lyrics say they will. At the end, he's alone again, but accomplished his mission. Now he's free to go through the next door.


The Meaning of Hold On is perseverance and patience, two themes generally considered too retro for today. The phone you have in your hand, the computer you're using to read this - they'll break down or be dated in a year or two. Sometimes we think who we are, what we do and who we love will be just as unenduring. We give up on things that seem to break down or get difficult. We get what the lyrics call "When you’ve had enough of everything, All that's left is to let it go..." Then what?
Hold On talks about the opposite. "Hold on. Suddenly you'll find your way." Friends, not letting yourself get down, but above all, hope will take you to the end.

Ask Yourself: How easily do you give up? How hard do you hold on to who and what is important to you?
LYRICS:
[Hey, ok, stop! You’re being a jerk. Now, wait. Do you play the riff twice and then I go in? Ok, ready. I’m so embarrassed, I don’t know. Go.]

Make it to the end
It will better you very soon, oh yeah
Rely on your friends
They’ll get you through
They’re there for you, oh yeah
Hold on
And suddenly you find your way
Hold on
Till yesterday is far away
Don’t let it get you down
It will bury you, very soon, oh yeah
Come into your own
And then let it go
Don’t you know, oh yeah
Hold on
And suddenly you find your way
Hold on
Till yesterday is far away

When you’ve had enough of everything
All is left is let it go
Hold on
And suddenly you find your way
Hold on
Till yesterday is far away


Hold on
And suddenly you find your way
Hold on
Till yesterday is far away

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