Song 24 / #LTU1 – Lithuania

Song title: Hold You Close

Music by: Gina Sabrina

Lyrics by: Gina Sabrina

Artist: Gina Sabrina

Listen to ‘Hold you close’ here:



Gina Sabrina is a 22 year old Lithuanian amateur singer-songwriter. Her biggest dream is to write a song for or participate in Eurovision, and she is definitely trying her best to achieve the former by constantly writing new songs for national finals and internal selections around the world. In fact, “Hold You Close” is a failed attempt to reach out to one of those due to the fact that Gina thought that it is simply not a strong enough song to make it big in there, so she entered it to HCSC instead.

She wrote “Hold You Close” last year. The song is about a man missing a woman in his life and it is not clear whether she died, they broke up, or something else. He reminisces the good times they had together and how lonely it makes him feel like without her here with him. Her leaving left a metaphorical hole in his chest.

Hold You Close

We used to walk by the seaside with our bare feet

Holding hands, walking side to side on the street

We would race to the hilltops in the summer heat

Enjoyed all of those concerts in the front seats

Now I wake up every morning and it doesn’t seem right

I’m alone by myself in this living room white

It seems I find it impossible to sleep tight

Without knowing if you’re doing fine

Hoping I will see you tonight

No, I probably won’t be seeing you tonight

All I really want is to let you know

Just how badly I want to be holding you close

Us together raising heads to dark skies

Just to experience the stars in your bright blue eyes

All I really want is to let you know

Just how badly I want to be holding you close

Us together raising heads to dark skies

Just to experience the stars in your bright blue eyes

You used to love me when I’d make braids from your hair so long

I would sometimes watch you climb our backyard tree

You’d get me singing all the lyrics to your favourite song

Go ahead, lose your shoes, take my hand, dance with me

Hoping I will see you tonight

No, I probably won’t be seeing you tonight

All I really want is to let you know

Just how badly I want to be holding you close

Us together raising heads to dark skies

Just to experience the stars in your bright blue eyes

All I really want is to let you know

Just how badly I want to be holding you close

Us together raising heads to dark skies

Just to experience the stars in your bright blue eyes

All I want is just to let you know

I really want to hold you close

All those dreams that we had, promises we would keep

They’re still right there, inside of me

I don’t want to shed tears, I just wish you were here

For the nightmares to disappear

All I really want is to let you know

Just how badly I want to be holding you close

Us together raising heads to dark skies

Just to experience the stars in your bright blue eyes

All I want is just to let you know

I really want to hold you close