I first learned about Alabama Shakes when they were the musical guest on Saturday Night Live. I was drawn in by her voice and her presence and her soul. I loved their song Hold On and knew I would buy their album. But this morning while in the car, Hold On came on the radio and I really listened to the lyrics. Because I realized it was my Higher Power looking to have a little chat. Here is what He / She said:

Bless my heart
Bless my soul
I didn’t think I make it
To 22 years old

There must be someone up above
Singing come on Brittany Kirsten

You gotta come on up

You gotta hold on
Yeah you gotta hold on

So bless my heart
And bless yours too
I don’t know where I’m gonna go
Don’t know what I’m gonna do
Well must be somebody up above
Saying come on Brittany Kirsten
You got to get back up

You gotta hold on
Yeah you gotta hold on

Yeah you gotta wait
Yeah you gotta wait
But I don’t wanna wait
I don’t wanna wait
So bless my heart
Bless my mind
I got so much I wanna do
I ain’t got much time
So must be somebody up above
Saying come on baby girl
You got to get back up
You gotta hold on
Yeah you gotta hold on

Yeah you got to wait
Yeah you gotta wait
But I don’t wanna wait
No I don’t wanna wait

You’ve got to hold on
When the world ain’t treating you good
You gotta hold on
When everybody lookin’ at you funny
You gotta hold on
You gotta hold on

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