Boy & Bear Lyrics – Hold Your Nerve

It fell apart just as it began
In a flash of defiance
You won’t take the initiative
But the rest was mine
Undermanned now to understand
What a free fall can feel like
You became but a fabled dream
That would blur in time

But arrest this heart
‘Cause sometimes a spark you know
How sweet the glow
That kicks you off your line
Hold your nerve

I was not right
I was bent out
And still left on show
Waiting all that
Time in anguish
Now had left me broke

Is this the sound of a moving ground
Or the echoes of self-doubt
I found the wine for some peace of mind
But I still can’t eat
To meditate on a shifting sand
Takes steadfast and sure feet
You became but a fabled dream
That would stir in time

But arrest this heart
‘Cause sometimes a spark you know
How sweet the glow
That kicks you off your line
Hold your nerve

I was not right
I was bent out
And still left on show
Waiting all that
Time in anguish
Now had left me broke
When you called me
I was anxious
And I felt exposed
But if all this
Might be worth it
Then I had to know

I’m not angry
For the time lost
That’s the turning wheel
But I knew then
And I know now
It was justified
Baby all that
Sweet connection
Sometimes takes its time