I have dilemma with the song "Hold On". This song as caused me nothing but Misery, but I still love the song. I guess to get where I am coming from I will have to take you back to the beginning of this horrific dilemma. Back when I was a senior in Highschool, about a month before "Hold On" hit the charts. A group of friends and myself would jump railroad tracks in cars, and other various motor vehicles , jump from moving vehicles , jump from trains, climb water towers, just all around juvenile antics, just think of the worst stunts from MTV's Jackass and there is a good chance we did it.. Being from a small town we can get by with a lot of juvenile behavior that would be stopped in the bigger cities, but for the town I grew up in this was normal behavior or it was until the end of my senior year. The poepoe (cops) decided to crack down on what has been going on for decades in my hometown, making my group of friends and me to come up with alternative ways to continue doing all of our juvenile antics. The crack down took place about 2 days before the release of "Hold On". The night before the release of the song, my best friend and our ongoing enemy made a bet for pinks for their cars, which was set to be raced at midnight the next day, December 9,2003. As we all were heading out the racing spot, we heard the song "Hold on" at the time we thought it was just a random song being played by the dj of the Pierre radio station. The end result of the race was both drivers ended up driving over the cliff, and died on the way to the hospital. This drag race, was renamed "deal with the devil". That was only my first encounter with this song, over the years, since I have graduated, I have been in numerous car crashes, witnessed murders, seen death, and all after hearing "Hold On",some believe this was not more than a coincidence. To this day when i hear the song, something horrible normally ends up happening.
To most this song is a way to save a persons live to me it is a death wish.