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Don't Give Up Lyrics

Artist: Peter Gabriel
Album: So

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 I could be affected
thought that we'd be the 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 anymore
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 it's never been easy
don't give up
'cause I believe there's the a place
there's a place where we belong
Comments/Interpretations
by cmore on 9/13/2008 1:17pm
graat song and words.from the good movie "The Bone Collector" with Angelina Jolie and Denzel Washington.
by Owen on 3/31/2009 10:33pm
Nice song and nice lines... its the reality... it brings us hope.
by KEG on 4/1/2009 10:10am
A great song.
by Belgaer on 7/28/2009 9:24pm
Everybody has a place: a destination. it could be mental or physical, but it is always there.

the reason that people feel the need to do some things is because it is their place to do so.

nobody can truly find peace until he or she finds his or her place. you are not complete without it.
by MBALI on 9/11/2009 4:02am
GUD ONE IT BLESSES ME
by Anna on 9/11/2009 8:12pm
I love this song it keeps me keep on going in life.
by Soul on 10/10/2009 2:13pm
@Anna, i think that will go for many in life
by STEVED44 on 8/30/2010 5:42pm
The pathos in Gabriel's voice, together with the angelic purity of Bush's, bring tears to my eyes every time I hear this. Even today, 24 years after it was first released, it still moves me.
by Mbuyiseni David Mayaba on 12/20/2010 2:49am
The lyrics have saved me from dissapearing from the face of the earth and to recognise the unconditional love my wife and daughters have for me, Thanks PG you brouth me back
by JustJenna on 1/14/2011 3:05am
This song, and much of Peter Gabriel's solo work, speaks to that spark of hope in all of us that keeps us going. Always a favorite.
by Gina T on 7/24/2011 11:15am
Beautiful song beautiful film and wonderful acting.
by Nengwenda khumbelo on 7/30/2011 4:30pm
Nice uplifting song not to mention the voices behind it
by Sadrick on 8/8/2011 1:26pm
Onenez hs bn preachd since childhood by "greatman" in societies n coporal punishmnt ws da reinforcer rite tru r youth years. Wit less capacitate parents believin theirs r being groomd 4 prosperity, until a rude awakening struck. My question is wit al dat pain we endured why do find songs of dis nature? Songs nt sung by any1. Im sory bt dis is wt da song awakens.
by Nneka omotese on 9/6/2011 2:10am
Its only a legend that could have come up with such lyrics and composition. I am inspired. Brilliant work!
by LoneRider on 9/16/2011 3:15pm
Great song, great message,, dont give up no matter what, even if it seems like the struggle n the sufferin wil never ever end, jus soldier on, things will eventualy get better,,, IT DID 4 ME
by anonymous on 9/22/2011 4:14am
lol i remember this song when i was a little girl, i thought peter was ooooooold and ugly.
now i watched it again, i remembered the song somehow. i never realized how beautiful it is and now, about 25 years? later i think PG is HOT in that video XD
gawd im getting old Oo
by olivia on 1/4/2012 7:08am
i am doing this song for a project lol.
by Kayla on 9/17/2012 7:23pm
We are doing songs from Peter Gabriel's newest album "New Blood" for our show in marching band this year. The music is all so awesome!!! Plus, I just now realize this song could've been on The Hunger Games!!! Anyone else get that feeling???
by Ngwana dakalo. Frm chitaba. on 12/28/2012 8:22am
Great song , great message. No matter wat happened Dont give up .


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