Song of the Day #3,718: ‘Hold My Hand’ – Brandy Clark

Here’s a lovely track from Brandy Clark’s excellent 2013 album 12 Stories. It’s about a woman and her man running into his ex-girlfriend.

As in all of Clark’s songs, the writing here is subtle and evocative. I love the key line of the chorus (“this would be a real good time to hold my hand”), which reads a bit jokey but Clark sings with nervous resignation.

My favorite line, though, is “let her know for sure that I’m more than just a soft place to land,” which is a great way to describe a rebound relationship.

Raven is the color of her long, curly hair
Red is the dress that she knows how to wear
Bluest eyes I’ve ever seen – maybe just a touch of green
Oh, she could steal most any woman’s man
This’d be a real good time to hold my hand

She walked up and said, “Hello, it’s been awhile”
Don’t think I didn’t notice the nervous in your smile
Wasn’t that long ago you were a whole lot more than friends
This would be a real good time to hold my hand

Don’t let this moment linger
Now would be a real good time
To reach out with your fingers
And get ’em tangled up with mine
Let her know for sure
That I’m more than just a soft place to land
This’d be a real good time to hold my hand

If I’m your future and she’s your past
If it’s over with her and our love’s gonna last

Don’t let this moment linger
Now would be the time
To reach out with your fingers and get them tangled up with mine
Let her know for sure that I’m more than just a soft place to land
Oh, this would be a good time
This’d be a real good time to hold my hand

One thought on “Song of the Day #3,718: ‘Hold My Hand’ – Brandy Clark

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Beautiful song. She is such a talent.

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