Hold On

When you see the storm is coming,
See the lightning part the skies,
It’s too late to run —
There’s terror in your eyes!
What you do then is remember
This old thing you heard me say:
‘It’s the storm, not you,
That’s bound to blow away.’

Hold on,
Hold on to someone standing by.
Hold on.
Don’t even ask how long or why!
Child, hold on to what you know is true,
Hold on ’til you get through.
Child, oh child!
Hold on!

— Marsha Norman, “Hold On,” from the musical version of The Secret Garden

I’ve made reference to this song before, but I’ve never posted a video of it, and it’s been running through my head this evening, so I thought I’d try to rustle up a decent version of it on YouTube. I don’t know who the singer is, but she has a pretty voice, and I think she’s done a nice job with a deceptively difficult piece of music. Click over to YouTube and give her some love in the comments. UPDATE: Well, shoot. Apparently she’s disabled the comments feature. Still a nice performance, though.