Hold on song meaning
"I had a friend of mine that three of his friends passed away in one year so I wrote the song for him" - Armstrong.
In this song we can see the pain of being left alone and having nothing and no one to hold on to ("nothing's left to cling on to"). The lyrics metaphorically describe the way from stepping "to the edge of the shadow of a doubt", to realizing that you need to make it through the night and even if it's not what you want, you know that you need to reach the break of day, and just wait for when it gets better. You need to hold on to yourself when there's nothing else left to hold on to, because after all, the only thing you really wouldn't be able to live without is yourself.
Hold on lyrics