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“Hold On ”

KT Tunstall | 2007

KT Tunstall advises, "Hold on to what you been given lately" on a song she described as "a kind of beats-led, blues influence." "Hold On" and the other tracks on her album Drastic Fantastic caused the Scottish singer-songwriter to question "the treacherous path to paradise." "How much will you risk to find your nirvana and how deep will you dig because the deeper you dig, the darker it gets, and the scarier it is, the more you can fit in the hole," Tunstall said. "It's just that sort of bravery of what you'll do to get what you want."

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“Road to Nowhere”

Talking Heads | 1985

A cappella harmonies give way to an a fuller arrangement blending pop and electro-disco on "Road to Nowhere," but the theme remains constant: We're on an eternal journey to an undefined destination. The song vaulted back into the news a quarter century after it was a hit when Gov. Charlie Crist used it in his unsuccessful 2010 campaign for the U.S. Senate in Florida. "It's this little ditty about how there's no order and no plan and no scheme to life and death and it doesn't mean anything, but it's all right," Byrne said with a chuckle.

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