"Pride" as written by Michael James Tournier and Janet Wisner Burton....
Its made up of lonely moments
There was always a moment there when I knew
You always gave instalments
Always knew you concentrated and grew

And I believe in reinvention
Do you believe that life is holding the clue
Take away all the lonely moments
Give me full communication with you

Your smile shine a little light, alright
Don't hide, shine a little light
Give up on your pride

Do you believe in reinvention
Do you believe thar life is holding the clue
Any way to face the silence
Any way to face the pain that kills you

Your smile shine a little light, alright
Don't hide, shine a little light
Give up on your pride

Give up on your pride, the moment's gone
Give up on your smile, life is long
So I seen a bad dream, that you were gone
I got bitten on the soul, my blood will run

Give up on your pride, the moment's gone
Give up on your smile, life is long
So I seen I bad dream, you were gone
You're bitter and cold, my blood will run


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"Pride" as written by Michael James Tournier, Janet Wisner Burton

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    My InterpretationWhen I first heard this song on "Law and Order", it touched my inner soul. A spiritual release. The words made me release my inner thoughts, inhibition....meaning it made me think about my past relationships redirecting my thoughts and feelings for my future. When the other person is not being truthful about their feelings and love....holding back can be a negative in the relationship. I listen to this song mostly everyday, even a ringtone on my phone.
    jro66on July 15, 2012   Link
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    General CommentFeatured on The O.C. Season 1, Episode 24, "The Proposal."
    Karpediemon January 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commentlove it
    Anraon June 24, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyes it is!!! it took me forever to find a place where they actually had info on this song or even syntax. it is a good song, at least from what i heard
    fixyouon August 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFriend sent me this after it was on Nip/Tuck (great show). Not really sure what it means.. could be about people i guess. Mayb someone who won't open up. "give up on your pride" I dunno, to be honest i think i'm completely wrong =p. spose a song can mean anything it want to different people. Feel free to criticise :-)
    asuleion March 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhy does it so happen that every song I hear and like has been on the OC? I saw this on CSI and I was moved by it as soon as the first note hit my ears.
    J_ession October 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe pivotal line in this fabulous song seem to me
    "Give up on your pride, the moment's gone
    Give up on your smile, life is long"

    but I don't see these thouthts in a depressing or negative light. Letting go of the past (pride) and the need to always be happy no matter what (smile) is freeing... To know who you are does involve change and sometimes reinvention.

    On a lighter note - I can't listen to this song and sit or stand still...A Deep song that also makes you dance! - How good is that?
    kindofblueon September 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti just looked it up cause i heard at the beginning of law & order: ci tonight 6x12 called privilege
    phy54on September 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthhahahahahahahhaah, phy54. i just did the same thing.
    hautesinneron September 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHave you ever been in a long term relationship and it sort of turns into this competition of wills - like both of you have forgotten how to be vulnerable... how to be selfless? Well this is what I believe this song is referring to. Give up on your pride specifically means to me that someone's pride is getting in the way of their love - making them keep a wall up to the other person. There is a reason pride is considered one of the seven deadly sins. Not that I believe in hell or whatnot - but you can certainly lose your soul to something like pride.
    leehutchingson November 15, 2007   Link

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