We see the light of those who find
A world has passed them by
To late to save a dream that's growing cold
We realize that fate must hide its face
From those who try
To see the distant signs of unforetold
Oh... oh, take hold

From a haze came a rage of thunder
Distant signs of darkness on the way
Fading cries scream of pain and hunger
But in the night the light will guide your way

So take hold of the flame
Don't you see life's a game
So take hold of the flame
You've got nothing to lose, but everything to gain

Ride, to a place beyond our time
Reach, for the edges of your mind, and you are there
See, that the light will find its way
Back to a place where it will stay, make it stay

Throw down the chains of oppression that bind you
With the air of freedom the flame grows bright
We are the strong, the youth united
We are one, we are children of the light

So take hold of the flame
Don't you see life's a game
So take hold of the flame
You've got nothing to lose, but everything to gain


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    General CommentIt's a song of hope
    Empire1987on March 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI wish I could remember exactly what he said to me.....
    It was something like "It's about being faced with a problem you'd never expect to overcome... but you just take hold, and ride though it and end up on the other side" probably far from the exact quote but that's that
    AncientRhythmon February 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAgain there are a lot of lyric mistakes. Seems like most of Queensryche lyrics get butchered.

    It is a song of overcoming obstacles, finding strength, to perceviere over the struggles facing you. I personally see a lot of reference to a large group of youngsters in a genre that is not popular. Example: when grunge broke, there were a small group in the grunge scene that must have been ridiculed before grunge broke. "We are the strong, the youth united We are one, we are children of the light" (its actually thunder he is saying, not light though)
    jaydog2025on July 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhen we saw them open for priest geoff said somthing about "when your running and a big pile of shit falls in your way and you turn around and another pile of shit blocks your path, you dive in that shit with your head down and keep going" Dont Give Up! is basically what it is, your desire for somthing can do push you beyond your known limits
    Brixton89on December 31, 2006   Link
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    Song MeaningI think this song is about hope.I love how queensryche is such good song writers.QR RULES!!!
    Oobifan12on October 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAs with most songs on the album, there's double meaning going on -- the general meaning of hope and overcoming crap ... and then the meaning within the context of the loose-concept album they made. Society breaking down, changing, the need to overcome, stick together
    adam101541on May 07, 2016   Link

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