Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush - Don't give up

"Don't Give Up" is song written by Peter Gabriel and recorded as a duet with Kate Bush for Gabriel's album So. This song was actually written about the economic depression and huge unemployment in Britain in the early and mid 80's. It describes the despair of a man who feels isolated and defeated by the economic system, and the support received and embraced from the woman and a man. The clue is in the lyric "For every job so many many men no one needs"

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  1. "Don't Give Up"

    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