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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

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    BIGBIRDJul 6, 2008 at 10:13 am
    For me this song relates to my experience of adoption.
    Putting a brave face on, and not showing my feelings for so long. As a child being made aware that alot of people associate adoption with shame. Having my name changed, taking on the mannerisms of my adoptive parents.
    Moving to another town (incidentally with few jobs) to make a fresh start.
    Finding my birth parents and being partly rejected, finding out I am from a different ethnic background, feeling like I am the only one in this situation. Feeling ready to give up all together, because I don't belong with either set of parents. No one is proud of me for finding out my story because it has upset their life.
    This song gets all my feelings out, and then lifts me up - like magic!!
  • weebaby
    weebabyMay 29, 2008 at 4:51 pm
    This song is so important to me. As a clinically depressed person, I listen to it to have Kate Bush remind me what I have going for me.
  • U
    UnregisteredMay 8, 2012 at 2:26 am
    No te rindas nunca ten fe, cada cosa que haces o te dicen siempre no lo tomae a pecho solo pasan, vive el presente solo el presente el pasado ya fue, lo que dañaste reparalo y no lo hagas mas. Serenidad y fe.
  • Ceedee
    CeedeeNov 19, 2008 at 5:15 pm
    No matter what problems life throws at you
    The love and support of a women allows a man to endure it.

    This is the most simple, yet powerful video I think I have ever seen

    It just says it all better than any words can.

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