"Holding On"
©Karen Benedetto (ASCAP) Words & Music

Hauntingly conveyed memories of childhood abuse, with hope and recovery.
(Sample Demo Styling: Driving Ballad)


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Was it a dream? I’m not really sure. I can still hear the sound of the opening door. Seems like a nightmare, from so long ago. Learning some things I was too young to know. Alone in the darkness and scared half to death, Praying to God and holding my breath. If he thinks I’m asleep, he might go away…

Eight or nine or ten years old / Just yesterday, it seems / A monster came into my room and stole away my dreams / Too young to know I had a choice, too numb to even scream / His breath was hot against my skin / It smelled of bitter spice / The darkness made his face a mask, his hands were cold as ice / I felt my heart was closing down and my soul would pay the price / I held on through the darkness, waiting for the light / I held on to the hope that I would be alright / I knew I had to find the strength to make it to the day / I held my breath until I heard his footsteps fade away / The monster didn’t go away / He haunted me for years / I kept our little secret hidden with my fears / I vowed that I would never show any weakness or any tears / I held on through the darkness, waiting for the light / I held on to the hope that I would be alright / I knew I had to find the strength to make it to the day / I held my breath until I heard his footsteps fade away / Then one day I met someone who fell in love with me / The me that I had hidden, that no one else could see / That love gave me the power to set the monster free / I no longer fear the darkness, each day is filled with light / My hope is now my truth, that everything’s alright / I know now that I have the strength to make it all the way / I breathe life deep into my soul and know I’m home to stay.

 


Production Credits:

Vocals: Karen Benedetto
Co-Producers: Jeff Waxman and Jean Barlow
Acoustic Guitar: Karen Benedetto and Jeff Waxman
Keyboards: Jeff Waxman Additional music: Jeff Waxman
Recorded and Mixed at Waxtrax Recording, NYC

 

 


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