Let Your Heart Hold Fast

This is an indie rock song by Portland based band Fort Atlantic. It talks about overcoming adversities and pushing through hardship to reach the happiness waiting for you, something that we all deserve. Being happy is hard and growing is challenging, but it’s what gives life purpose, and this song is a really nicely tuned reminder that times are temporary but our experiences lead to the results that make us unique – and those are what matters most.

All my days are spent
All my cards are dealt
Oh, the desolation grows!
Every inch revealed
As my heart is pierced
Oh, my soul is now exposed!

In the oceans deep;
In the canyons steep
Walls of granite here I stand
All my desperate calls
Echo off the walls
Back and forth; then back again

To believe I walk alone
Is a lie that I’ve been told

There’s no denying that you can’t escape tough times, and that’s why the song places places a heavy emphasis on using metaphors symbolizing struggle, but it’s ultimately our decisions during these times that determine our outcomes. The song then paints an image of adversity and encouragement.

So let your heart hold fast
For this soon shall pass
Like the high tide takes the sand

At the bitter end
Salt and liquid blend
From the corner of my eyes
All the miles wrecked
Every broken step
Always searching, always blind
Never fear! No! Never fear!

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