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SotD: Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush - Don’t Give Up

Posted by: Lilo Lale on: November 19, 2007

I was an emotional wreck when I started writing this post, but I’m OK now. I’m tired, but hopeful at the same time. It’s so confusing. :-( I’ve hit a rough patch, and I’m really just trying my hardest to get through it. I need to find this place they mention in the song. The place where “we belong”.

I was listening to this song for my own sake, but I think I’ll burn it on a CD and send it to my friend Heidi. I think she could benefit from it.

When I hear this song, I always think of the episode of Kids Incorporated when Billy Blanks taught Robin (Jennifer Love Hewitt) karate so she could psych out the mean girls that were bullying her. She got discouraged and starting singing this. This song is so much more than that, but the memory of lil JLH will always be burned into my brain.

In this proud land we grew up strong
We were wanted all along
I was taught to fight, taught to win
I never thought I could fail

No fight left or so it seems
I am a man whose dreams have all deserted
I’ve changed my face, I’ve changed my name
But no-one wants you when you lose

Don’t give up
‘cos you have friends
Don’t give up
You’re not beaten yet
Don’t give up
I know you can make it good

Though I saw it all around
Never thought that I could be affected
Thought that we’d be last to go
It is so strange the way things turn

Drove the night toward my home
The place that I was born, on the lakeside
As daylight broke, I saw the earth
The trees had burned down to the ground

Don’t give up
You still have us
Don’t give up
We don’t need much of anything
Don’t give up
’cause somewhere there’s a place
Where we belong
Rest your head
You worry too much
It’s going to be alright
When times get rough
You can fall back on us
Don’t give up
Please don’t give up

Got to walk out of here
I can’t take any more
Going to stand on that bridge
Keep my eyes down below
Whatever may come
And whatever may go
That river’s flowing
That river’s flowing

Moved on to another town
Tried hard to settle down
For every job, so many men
So many men no-one needs

Don’t give up
’cause you have friends
Don’t give up
You’re not the only one
Don’t give up
No reason to be ashamed
Don’t give up
You still have us
Don’t give up now
We’re proud of who you are
Don’t give up
You know its never been easy
Don’t give up
’cause I believe there’s a place
There’s a place where we belong.

1 Response to "SotD: Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush - Don’t Give Up"

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November 24th, 2007 at 9:52 pm

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