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Holding On

from Bedlam by M Shanghai

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    BEDLAM is our fifth album, and second in collaboration with the brilliant Damon Whittemore of Valvetone, NYC.

    Mastered by multiple GRAMMY winning engineer, Tom Ruff, and performed with everything we've got.

    Printed on 100% recycled paper with water-based ink to show off the beautiful artwork of our very own Austin Hughes!

    Ships from us, with love.


    Includes unlimited streaming of Bedlam via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Written by Richard Morris
© 2016 Mango & Chutney Music, ASCAP


Holding On

Holding on through flood and fire
Holding on through hurricane
Hear the sea and taste the sand,
Salt and sawdust, holding on

Holding on with all we have
Holding on with all we are
White carnation, yellow rose
Looking up and holding on

What’s to become of us, baby,
Sinking our feet in the sea?
Ages away, what will they say
Will future eyes see the beauty we see?

Holding on to all that’s good
Holding hands and holding on

What’s to become of this city,
Sinking its feet in the sea?
Ages away, hear what I say
We’ll see the day and we keep holding on


from Bedlam, released May 10, 2016
Richard Morris: lead vocal, mandolin, guitar
Philippa Thompson: harmony vocal, fiddle
Patty Hughes: bass, backing vocal
Brian Geltner: drums, backing vocal
Glendon Jones: fiddle, backing vocal
Austin Hughes: guitar, backing vocal
Hilary Hawke: banjo, backing vocal


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M Shanghai Brooklyn, New York

Since 2002, this Brooklyn collective's roots-based, original songs and joyous performances have created a fiercely loyal word-of-mouth following. They invite you to celebrate the release of their new album, "Bedlam", and to visit them for their monthly first-Saturday performances at The Jalopy Theater www.jalopy.biz ... more

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