I love Dirks Bentley’s song “I Hold On”, and every time the first verse plays, my mind flashes to my baby- my 1991 Camaro. The second verse is about his guitar, but I still apply it to my car. Okay, I’m obsessed.
I have rewritten the first two verses. This is the first time I’ve ever done anything like this, taking someone else’s work and even changing it at all.
It’s just an old beat up Camaro
some say that I should trade up
now that I got another car
But what they don’t understand is
it’s the miles that makes a girl
I wouldn’t trade this thing for a rocket
What they don’t know is my car
has all my tears and memories
It’s just an old beat up car
it’s leaky t-tops
it don’t look like much to you
but these dents and scratches in her frame
yeah it adds character
To me it’s better than brand new
You see this car gives me what I need
so I hold on
And there ya have it, folks. And his original lyrics, which are far better than mine. But I had fun with this.