Hold On My Child

by Kjetil Landsgard

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Martin H. Samuel sent the track to Kjetil Landsgard who wrote the lyric, composed the melody and recorded the song.

July 13th 2020, 'Hold On My Child' was nominated for the July 2020 Akademia Music Best Rock Song Award (Los Angeles).
July 15th 2020, 'Hold On My Child' received the award: www.theakademia.com/awards/2020/KjetilLandsgard-HoldOnMyChild-0000351433.html

Emperor Rosko, ex-Radio Caroline DJ, wrote, 'That’s in the pocket ! very tight.' The Emp., U.S.A.: www.emperorrosko.net

DJ Bill Everatt wrote, 'That boy has a pair of lungs on him. I can definitely say that track will fit in with Kirsty Green's Automatic Rock Show.' Celtica Radio, Wales: www.celticaradio.com

Samantha wrote, 'The Sheriff will be spinning this track on his rock and blues show on Friday 22nd May which begins at Midnight Friday UK time. I can tell you The Sheriff thinks it's pretty cool!' SuperSoundScotland69am, Scotland: www.scotland69am4u.com

25th May 2020, Richard Griggs aired 'Hold On My Child' on Zone Radio, South Africa, and added it to rotation for 8 weeks: zoneradio.co.za

Nick Payne wrote, 'Good tune... Send me a copy and I'll get it on the air asap.. Get Rockin', Canada: getrockin.ca


Music Aid: musicaid.app/music/1514920716/hold-on-my-child-kjetil-landsgard



well there's much coming
far beyond what the common one
can handle or run from
but my child there's always a way to find home
to your soul
to your soul
face the sun
you’ll know what you need to get done yeah

well there’s nasty powers that be
that would like to see you and me
dragged through the dark
but it's not the blind leading the blind
it’ll be the chained leading the chained
only one way to break free child
gonna teach you bad behavior
I'll be raising an instigator

my child gonna have to hold on
my child gonna have to hold on
my child gonna have to hold on
my child gonna have to hold on
things are gonna get wild an' far gone

I don’t ask much
my son and daughter
don’t make fun of no one
and be a rebel a little ill-behaved
don’t follow and you’ll be saved
never self-police
never sell freedoms for peace
when the worst is being dead
the overlords don’t hear no
grab the barrels from the shed
oh yeah

my child
you're gonna have to hold on
hold on hold on
things are gonna get wild and far gone oh yeah

my child please hold on
my child please hang on
you’re gonna have to hold on
hold on

you’re gonna know hard
you’re gonna know evil
you’re gonna know what it takes
to save our souls

you’re gonna know hard
you’re gonna know what it takes to save our souls


released May 15, 2020
Composer: Martin H. Samuel
ASCAP IPI: 216450985
Author/Composer: Kjetil Landsgard
SOCAN IPI: 714902652
© 2020 Malaika Music (ASCAP)
ASCAP IPI: 336609064


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Martin H. Samuel London, UK

Martin, a drummer, author, poet, lyricist, award-winning songwriter and a producer who also plays guitar, wrote the lyrics for all these songs.

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