Song Lyric Sunday. Hold/Pause/Stop/Wait 11/10/20.

It’s Sunday and this week our prompt from our gallant host Jim Adams is Hold/Pause/Stop/Wait.

Two very different songs this week but I love them for different reasons πŸ’œ To be honest I don’t know why I love Wait by M83 I just find it so haunting.

As for Toto and Hold the line. Well it’s my era isn’t it πŸ’œ

Wait” is a song by French electronic music band M83. The track was released on 5 December 2012 as the fifth single from their sixth studio album, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming (2011).

A music video was made for “Wait” and was released on 5 December 2012 that was directed by Fleur & Manu and produced by Jules de Chateleux and Jean Davi. A trilogy was successfully made after they finally made this video together with the other two music videos “Midnight City” and “Reunion“.[3][4]

“Wait” was featured in the 2014 film The Fault in Our Stars by Josh Boone, which he requested to be included as one of the songs for the film.Also in 2014, the song was featured at the end of The Vampire Diaries season six, episode five. The song was also featured in the 2012 film Step Up Revolution, and in the 2019 film Five Feet Apart.

Hold the Line” is a song by the American rock band Toto. The song was written by the band’s keyboardist David Paich, and the lead vocals were performed by Bobby Kimball. The song was released as the band’s debut single, and was featured on their debut 1978 eponymous album. The song was a huge success in the U.S.; it reached number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart[3] during the winter of 1978–79, and number 14 on the official UK chart.

Keyboardist David Paich noted that the song was relatively easy to develop. He began with the piano riff, which would become the song’s intro and chorus. After toying with the piano riff one night, he started singing “Hold the line, love isn’t always on time”, and found the lyric to be a suitable fit. The verses were subsequently finished two hours later.

Jeff Porcaro on “Hold the Line”, in a 1988 interview with Modern Drummer:

“That was me trying to play like Sly Stone’s original drummer, Greg Errico, who played drums on “Hot Fun In The Summertime.” The hi-hat is doing triplets, the snare drum is playing 2 and 4 backbeats, and the bass drum is on 1 and the & of 2. That 8th note on the second beat is an 8th-note triplet feel, pushed. When we did the tune, I said, “Gee, this is going to be a heavy four-on-the-floor rocker, but we want a Sly groove.” The triplet groove of the tune was David’s writing. It was taking the Sly groove and meshing it with a harder rock caveman approach.”

Several of the band members recall hearing “Hold the Line” for the first time on the radio:

“I flipped the first time I heard myself on the radio. My mom called me up and said, “Turn on KLOS.” It was the song “Hold the Line,” and I started running around the house in my underwear, screaming, “I’m on the radio!” My wife was cracking up. It was just a thrill.” (Steve Lukather, Guitar Player magazine, April 1984)

Bobby Kimball had a similar experience when he heard Toto for the very first time on the radio: “I was asleep, I had my alarm clock set for noon because we were gonna do something in the studio, some promo and when the alarm came on there was the radio and “Hold The Line” was playing. And my room was totally black and I was looking for the telephone and I called Paich and I heard him scream, he was living over there with his girlfriend and he was screaming around and falling over trying to get to the radio.”

This is part of Jim Adams Song Lyric Sunday.

24 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Oct 11, 2020 @ 05:43:36

    Good choices , Sis, and not the obvious ones either! πŸ’œπŸ’œ


    Oct 11, 2020 @ 11:22:30

    Never heard that first track – it is moving, especially with the video.


  3. J-Dub
    Oct 11, 2020 @ 11:58:39

    Wait is new to me. Such a hauntingly beautiful song. Thanks for the introduction :). And I think Toto’s Hold the Line is classic goodness. Great picks today!!


  4. Priscilla Bettis
    Oct 11, 2020 @ 12:55:06

    I didn’t recognize β€œWait” at first until you mentioned the movie. Yep. I recognized β€œHold the Line” right away, good song!


  5. newepicauthor
    Oct 11, 2020 @ 13:38:53

    Wait is a very pleasant song with an interesting video. Hold the Line was another nice pick Willow. I hope that your recovery is progressing well.


  6. newepicauthor
    Oct 11, 2020 @ 15:02:47

    My sister is in the same waiting boat with you as her hip surgery keeps getting postponed.


  7. Christine Bolton, Poetry for Healing
    Oct 11, 2020 @ 18:14:24

    This was lovely Willow. Thanks for giving me something new! ☺️


  8. coach4aday
    Oct 12, 2020 @ 09:36:46

    Love the info on Toto and how the song became a reality.


  9. freefallin14
    Oct 14, 2020 @ 10:22:04

    Really good choices.


  10. ghostmmnc
    Oct 17, 2020 @ 18:55:53

    Very interesting video and kind of mysterious (the first one)
    Toto’s song is a long time favorite of mine. I hear it on the radio all the time. πŸ™‚


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Follow me on Twitter

Follow Us

Follow Us

Follow Us

Follow Us

365 And Counting

there's plenty more where the first year came from

Ruth Blogs Here

Or not, depending on my mood

Mina's Articles

Writing about all articles that might represent our life such Poetry, Lifestyle, Employment, Education and Investment

A Prolific Potpourri...

The Artistic Endeavors and Musings of Matt Snyder

France & Vincent

Writing Magic, Myth and Mystery

Sun in Gemini

SteveTanham - writing, mysticism, photography, poetry, friends

But I Smile Anyway...

Musings and memories, words and wisdom... of a working family woman



Hot Dogs and Marmalade

Salty like hot dogs (and tears). Sweet like marmalade (and life).

Two on a Rant

Rants, humor, sarcasm, and a haiku-like substance? It's hard to know what's going to come out of our minds next.


An Old Plumber, An Ex-Carer, An Amateur Poet, Words From The Heart

Trent's World (the Blog)

Random Ramblings and Reviews from Trent P. McDonald

Shelley Wilson Author

Multi-Genre Author of YA Fantasy and Non-Fiction Self-Help

Marsha Ingrao - Always Write

Having fun blogging with friends


Learner at Love

Chel Owens

A Wife, My Verse, and Every Little Thing

Mr. Ohh!'s Sideways View

For those of you who aren't me...and I've noticed a surprisingly large number of people who aren't.

The Small Dog

Life from the Tail End


DOG TAILS by ZoZo and Jools


poetry and short stories

Ben Naga

Gifts from the Musey Lady and Me. "Laissez-moi vous raconter ma vraie histoire."

About the Jez of It

Poetry, stories and strange odds and ends from the desk of a writer

The Sound of One Hand Typing

Music, Musings, Memoir, and Madness

"LIFE" ( You like it, I love it! )

"LOVE"-Keeping it real, and keeping it simple!

Our Eyes Open

Come along on an adventure with us!

Diary of a Dublin Housewife

Diary of a Dublin Housewife

J-Dubs Grin and Bear It

As Always, More to Come

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Blog magazine for lovers of health, food, books, music, humour and life in general

Colline's Blog

a potpourri of thoughts and experiences


An onion has many layers. So have I!

lynz real cooking

lynz real life


Musings about Havenverse

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

Echoes of Life, Love and Laughter

%d bloggers like this: