hold on to yourself lyrics – hall & oates

you know you’ve got to throw your body around
you say there ain’t no way to scare you, knock you down
high wire routine is working for you
ain’t nothing there for you to hold on to
high wire so far to the end
so many chances to miss your step

if you stand up, oh babe
(all on your own)
if you fall down, fall down, fall down
(always alone)

hold onto yourself, baby
(hold on)
’cause no one else will
(hold on, hold on to yourself, hold on)

hold onto yourself, baby
(hold on)
’cause no one else will
(hold on, hold on to yourself, hold on)

some people gonna watch your every move
you know there’s always something there for you to prove
high wire so far to look down
no one to catch you when you hit the ground

if you stand up, oh yeah
(all on your own)
if you fall down, fall down, fall down
(always alone)

hold onto yourself, baby
(hold on)
’cause no one else will
(hold on, hold on to yourself, hold on)

hold onto yourself, baby
(hold on)
’cause no one else will
(hold on, hold on to yourself, hold on)

if you stand up, oh yeah
(all on your own)
if you fall down, fall down
(always alone)

and babe if you need help
(n*body else)
gotta hold on, hold on, hold on
(all by yourself)

watch your body, take a hold of yourself
you’ve gotta make it ’cause there’s no one else
keep your balance ’til the end of the line
gotta find a way to get it right

hold onto yourself, baby
(hold on)
’cause no one else will
(hold on, hold on to yourself, hold on)

hold onto yourself, baby
(hold on)
’cause no one else will
(all on your own)

gotta hold on
(hold on)
’cause no one else will
(hold on, hold on to yourself, hold on)

hold onto yourself, baby
(hold on)
you gotta stand up, stand up, stand up, stand up
(all on your own)

if you stand up, if you fall down
(hold on)
if you need help, i’ll be around
(hold on, hold on to yourself, hold on)

gotta hold on baby by yourself
(hold on)
in the meantime, in the [incomprehensible]
(all on your own)

hold on to yourself, baby
(hold on)
’cause no one else will
(hold on, hold on to yourself, hold on)

/ hall oates lyrics