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Giving up is hard to do
When you really love someone
Giving up... so hard to do
When you still depend upon
Her warm and tender touch
Her kiss and her hug... her caress
Oooooh that used to mean so much
And bring you happiness
Woooo ooooooooh

Giving up, so hard to do
I've tried
But it just ain't no use
Giving up, so hard to do
I said I've tried
But it just ain't no use
But my light of hope is burning dim
But
But in my heart I pray
That my love and faith in the girl
My love... will bring her back someday

I'm talking 'bout when you really love someone

Whether
Whether she knows or not
She really needs me tooThe little girl is all I got
Yes she is
And giving, giving up is hard to do
Giving up
So hard to do
Heey... giving up
So very hard to do
I said I've tried
Hey, but I just can't get loose
Giving up
So hard for me to do
I don't want to lose you
Cause you mean so much to me



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    UnregisteredJul 17, 2012 at 5:12 am
    I think the song could either be about his wife or daughter or both or even life... I think that he knew he was going to commit suicide and by doing so he was giving up but as the song says he tried but the latter won!!! But i guess no one really knows but mr. Hathaway... Horrible tragedy!
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    UnregisteredApr 20, 2012 at 8:59 am
    Its simply giving up on a love you want so badly, knowing its a lost cause and trying to come to grips with this terrible failure...
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    UnregisteredMar 18, 2012 at 11:56 pm
    I think the meaning is very universal... Whether it's losing a lover or a family, giving up on them is hard to do.

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