Music: I Can’t Hold Back by Survivor

Don’t laugh at me! Actually, go ahead and laugh because I am πŸ˜‚

I have never heard this Survivor classic until a few weeks ago and it’s been in the back of my musical brain since. There are elements that speak to me: Ownership of personal authorship, fate, divinity, and passion, all wrapped up in that particular 80s quality that has since to be heard but many have tried to replicate.

Your voice explodes
Inside my head
I know that feeling and it’s awesome 😎

[How many times do you think that poor was woman was flash-blinded for the shot at :51 seconds?]

Lyrics (provided by Genius) “I Can’t Hold Back,” by Survivor. Album: Vital Signs

There’s a story in my eyes
Turn the pages of desire
Now it’s time to trade those dreams
For the rush of passion’s fire

I can feel you tremble when we touch
And I feel the hand of fate
Reaching out to both of us

I’ve been holding back the night
I’ve been searching for a clue from you
I’m gonna try with all my might
To make this story line come true

Can you feel me tremble when we touch
Can you feel the hand of fate
Reaching out to both of us
This love affair can’t wait

I can’t hold back
I’m on the edge
I can’t hold back
Your voice explodes
Inside my head

I can’t hold back
I won’t back down
Girl, it’s too late
To turn back now

Another shooting star goes by
And in the night the silence
Speaks to you and I

And now the time has come at last
Don’t let the moment run too fast

I can feel you tremble when we touch
And I feel the hand of fate
Reaching out to both of us

There’s a story in my eyes
Turn the pages of desire
Now it’s time to trade those dreams
For the rush of passion’s fire

I can’t hold back
I’m on the edge
I can’t hold back
Your voice explodes
Inside my head

I can’t hold back
I won’t back down
Girl, it’s too late
To turn back now

I can see you tremble when we touch
Ooh, and I feel the hand of fate
Reaching out to both of us
This love affair can’t wait

I can’t hold back
I can’t hold back
I can’t hold back