I Can't Hold On (Difford/Tilbrook)
INTRO:  Eb D (G) EDA  EDA  EDA  EDA



E      D      A      E  D A      G       F      C  G      F    C

In the corner by the dj unit the flag of beauty my eyes salute it



B         A    E  B       A E     D         C         D      Eb

She likes love by luck or labour, she likes love, but not for favour



   E         DA  EDA      E          DA  EDA

I can't hold on         I can't hold on



    E         D    A      E           D   A

She keeps her lips on the straw she's sucking



G           F   C   G        F  C

Looks at me but her eyes say nothing



B          A   E      B        A   E

Love's her stare, the steps to her heart



D          C          D        Eb

Love's the climb, the bite not the bark.



  E          DA   EDA      E          DA   EDA

I can't hold on          I can't hold on



 E           DA   EDA      E          DA    E

I can't hold on          I can't hold on



    Eb

The lights flash green my envy lights up



    C

The lights just flash and I feel tied up,



Eb

Love's for sale and I am sold on



    C                                 Eb D (G) EDA EDA EDA EDA

But there's no way that I can hold on



  E        D    A E            D  A

I pour the milk into the cat's saucer



G        F     C      G         F     C

I'm John Wayne as I'm walking towards her



B             A      E   B        A E

She'd like to dance, but not this minute



D         C        D       Eb

She's the fish I'd love to fillet



  E          DA  EDA          E          DA  EDA

I can't hold on         No, I can't hold on



E      D     A      E          D  A

I draw first with a stammer of verbal



   G          F       C  G       F  C

We dance like pigeons forever in circle



B            A     E   B          A  E

She likes to dance her cocktail's shaken



D         C         D        Eb

She likes love, and it's temptation.



  E          DA  EDA      E          DA  EDA

I can't hold on         I can't hold on



  E         DA  EDA      E          DA  E

I can't hold on         I can't hold on



Eb

The lights flash green my envy lights up



    C

The lights just flash and I feel tied up,



Eb

Love's for sale and I am sold on



    C                                 Eb D (G)

But there's no way that I can hold on



      E          DA  EDA  E          DA   EDA

Oh, I can't hold on       Can't hold on



G          FC  GFC   G          FC    GFC

Can't hold on        Can't hold on



E          DA  EDA  EDA        E          DA

Can't hold on            Oh, I can't hold on



GFC        G          FC  GFC       G          F     C

     No, I can't hold on      No, I can't hold,can't hold,



[begin keyboard solo]



E          DA   EDA EDA EDA

can't hold on!



GFC  GFC  GFC  GFC



BAE  BAE  BAE  BAE



DCG  DCG  DCG  D C  --  Eb D (G) E

Transcribed by Dan Weddle