Hold Me Tight

by Stephanie Ratcliff

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to speak out the words is one way that we say
we say everything’s right but the light gives away
what’s coming at night, oh those rumbling skies
of our hearts, of our hearts, won’t you just hold me tight
hold me tight

we shoot from the hip while we walk tightrope wire
my hands caught your heart in this red-handed fire
we all played a part in those tumbling skies
of our fears, of our fears, won’t you just hold me tight
hold me tight

i looked for a sign
to run my fingers through
to beckon you
to come on home
but the past drew a line
that we stumbled to
and saw right through
then turned back around

my wanderlust blew through your mountaintop flags
‘til we watched the snow cap the last glimpse of our days
we knew it was time to forfeit our sight
hold me back, hold me back, won’t you just hold me tight
hold me tight

of our hearts, of our hearts, won’t you just hold me tight


released June 10, 2016
Lyrics and music: Stephanie Ratcliff
Additional musical contribution: Marc Poirier, Ryan Cadamia, Joel Shinness
Vocals and acoustic guitar: Stephanie Ratcliff
Harmonies: Stephanie Ratcliff, Marc Poirier, Joel Shinness, Ryan Cadamia
Gang vocals: Stephanie Ratcliff, Julie Ratcliff, Racquel Villagante, Bre McDaniel, Ryan Cadamia, Joel Shinness, Marc Poirier
Drums: Ryan Cadamia
Bass guitar and electric guitar: Marc Poirier
Mandolin and Trombone: Joel Shinness
Trumpet: Evan Wendell
Hammond: Joshua Mattson

Art and design: Bre McDaniel

Assistant engineers: Judy Ho and Olivia Quan
Fine tuning: Eduardo Cristo
Producer, engineer & mix: Rafael Rico
Master: Brock McFarlane in CPS Mastering. Vancouver, BC
Recorded at Nimbus: School of Recording & Media. Vancouver, BC
Mixed at EC Recordings. Vancouver, BC



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