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Keep Holding On
Ep 7 Keep Holdifng On 4
Album: Glee: The Music, Volume 1, Glee: The Music, The Complete Season One and Glee: The Music, Best of Season One
Released: October 14, 2009
By: Avril Lavigne
Sung by: New Directions
Solos: Finn and Rachel
Place: The April Rhodes Civic Pavilion
Episode: Throwdown

Keep Holding On by Avril Lavigne is featured in Throwdown, the seventh episode of Season OneIt is sung by the New Directions with solos from Finn and Rachel.

The song is focused on Quinn. They sing the song after when Sue tells Jacob to run the story of Quinn's pregnancy on his blog. She cries throughout the song, while Finn is near tears himself and sings very passionately to her. The New Directions sing this song to show Quinn that no matter what, they will always be there for her.

Lyrics

New Directions:
Ah ah ah-ah-ah
Ah ah ah-ah-ah
Ah ah ah-ah-ah
Ah ah ah-ah-ah

Rachel:
You're not alone
Together we stand
I'll be by your side
You know, I'll take your hand

Finn:
When it gets cold
And it feels like the end
There's no place to go
You know, I won't give in (New Directions: Woooah)

Finn and Rachel:
No I won't give in (New Directions: Woooah)

Finn and Rachel with New Directions:
Keep holding on

Rachel (with Finn):
'Cause you know we'll make it through, (we'll make it through)

Finn and Rachel with New Directions:
Just stay strong

Rachel (with Finn):
'Cause you know I'm here for you, (I'm here for you)

Finn and Rachel (with New Directions):
There's nothing you could say (New Directions: Nothing you could say)
Nothing you could do (New Directions: Nothing you could do)
There's no other way when it comes to the truth
So, (keep holding on)
'Cause you know we'll make it through, we'll make it through

Finn:
So far away I wish you were here
Before it's too late, this could all disappear

Finn and Rachel:
Before the doors close
And it comes to an end
With you by my side
I will fight and defend (New Directions: Woooah)
I'll fight and defend (New Directions: Woooah)
Yeeah, yeeah!

Finn and Rachel with New Directions:
Keep holding on

Rachel (with Finn):
'Cause you know we'll make it through, (we'll make it through)

Finn and Rachel with New Directions:
Just stay strong

Rachel (with Finn):
'Cause you know I'm here for you, (I'm here for you)

Finn and Rachel (with New Directions):
There's nothing you could say (New Directions: Nothing you could say)
Nothing you could do (New Directions: Nothing you could do)
There's no other way (when it comes to the truth)
So, (keep holding on)
'Cause, you know, we'll make it through, we'll make it through

Finn and Rachel with New Directions harmonizing:
Hear me when I say, when I say I believe
Nothing's gonna change, nothing's gonna change destiny
Whatever's meant to be will work out perfectly

Finn and Rachel with New Directions:
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeaah

Rachel with New Directions:
La da da da
La da da da
La da da da da da da da da...

Finn and Rachel with New Directions:
Keep holding on

Rachel (with Finn):
'Cause you know we'll make it through, (we'll make it through)

Finn and Rachel with New Directions:
Just stay strong

Rachel (with Finn):
'Cause you know I'm here for you, (I'm here for you)

Finn and Rachel (with New Directions):
There's nothing you could say (New Directions: Nothing you could say)
Nothing you could do (New Directions: Nothing you could do)
There's no other way (when it comes to the truth)

Finn and Rachel with New Directions:
So, keep holding on

Finn and Rachel:
'Cause, you know, we'll make it through, we'll make it through

Finn with New Directions Boys (New Directions Girls):
Oooh-oh (Ah ah ah-ah-ah)
Oooh-oh (Ah ah ah-ah-ah) (Rachel and Finn: Keep holding on)
Oooh-oh (Ah ah ah-ah-ah)
Oooh-oh (Ah ah ah-ah-ah) (Rachel and Finn: Keep holding on)

Finn and Rachel (with New Directions):
There's nothing you could say (New Directions: Nothing you could say)
Nothing you could do (New Directions: Nothing you could do)
There's no other way (when it comes to the truth)

New Directions:
So, keep holding on (Finn and Rachel: Keep holding on)

Finn and Rachel:
'Cause, you know, we'll make it through, we'll make it through

Trivia

  • This song is sung on The Glee Project when a contestant is eliminated. The remaining contestants sing backup while the eliminated sings lead.
  • Many of the cast, most prodominantly Lea Michele, have said in interviews that this is the song they feel really changed Glee into the show everyone loves. Lea Michele says, "I think glee really became glee."
  • This is the first group number in the show with all black and white outfits; the second one being Hello, Goodbye, the third being Toxic, the fourth being One of Us, the fifth being Fix You, and the sixth being This Is The New Year.

Errors

  • During the last line, Finn was seen to release both Quinn and Rachel's hands, but during the next scene, Quinn is still holding Finn's hand and releases it for the second time.

Gallery


Videos

Keep Holding On(04:05)
GLEE - Keep Holdin' On (Full Performance) (Official Music Video) HD(02:28)
NayaforeverAdded by Nayaforever
GLee Cast - Keep Holding On (HQ)(04:06)
SpimaxAdded by Spimax
Glee - Keep Holding On (Acapella)(02:05)

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