taking a hold on me lyrics – yardbirds

(keith relf / jim mccarty / chris dreja / jimmy page)
watching tv just the other day,
saw an advertis*m*nt, what can i say?
it showed a small baby, and some men in a war,
i thought to myself, “what’s this fighting all for?”

and i felt sad,
felt bad,
i’m not pleased,
there’s no need,
taking a hold on me,
knew it just had to be,
never knew how it was,
knew it was just because.

i spoke to some fellows here, early last night,
one of those guys, he prepared for a fight,
he couldn’t agree to the things that i said,
am i speaking so free? he thought i should have been dead.

and i felt sad,
felt bad,
i’m not pleased,
there’s no need,
taking a hold on me,
knew it was just to be,
never knew how it was,
knew it was just because.

in my hotel room, a bible i saw,
(?) and what’s more,
(?) no more (?),
so why not be like him, don’t read all those (?)

i feel sad,
feels bad,
not pleased,
there’s no need,
taking a hold on me,
knew it just had to be,
never knew how it was,
knew it was just because.

taking a hold on me,
taking a hold on me,
taking a hold on me,
taking a hold on me,
taking a hold on me,
taking a hold on me.

/ yardbirds lyrics