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Hold Me Down

from Riches by The Winters

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Written by Ed McGinley


Once I was, young Tommy Joad, out on the road
Once I mined, a seam of gold, a tale untold
Once I tried, to shelter from, the bitter cold

Hold me down, hold me down

Once I fought, decorated for, exploits in war
Once I saw, an emperor, without his clothes

Hold me down, hold me down, hold me down

Once I sold, a precious stone, a flake of snow
Once I had to move along, I just let it go

Hold me down, hold me down, hold me down

Last night was free-falling
That night was me calling
This light will see all this
Rope holding on
Thrown to the ground
If I get to the top
I’ll let it go


from Riches, released May 15, 2013
Ed McGinley vocals, slide guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar
Lorraine McColgan harmony & backing vocals
Les Keye bass, 6-string acoustic guitar
Darragh O’Kelly organ
Conor Murray drums


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The Winters Norfolk Island

Steeped in the sound of classic American folk musics—blues, country, RnB, soul, Appalachian—they emerge with their own identity, some kind of hybrid of Roy Orbison and the Sir Douglas Quintet… oscillating between moody and clubby.

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