"Don't Give Up" as written by and Pat/wattenberg Mc Gee....
What if I was wrong
Were you right
You strung me out so long
I won't fight
Our innocence is gone
It's time for moving on
And still I wonder

And when there's something more
Oh. I'll know
I'm not afraid to say
Let go
I'm starting to believe
What if I could be
What if I could

Somebody wait, somebody stay
You won't open up your eyes
Somebody wait, give me a chance
And I'll open up your eyes
Don't give up
Don't give up

And if I saw the world
Through your eyes
I wonder would it end this time
You're never really sure
We've fallen down before
But you'll never be alone


Time has been racing away from me
Where do I stand
I'm scared of us falling
I'll never let go of your hand
My head starts to spin
I'm surrounded by reasons
I don't understand
Once again


The world flies by
I'm standing still
Scared to be alone
I've lost control
I know I'm falling
But I won't give up

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"Don't Give Up" as written by Pat Mc Gee Gregg Wattenberg

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    General CommentHe first starts off with the idea that maybe he should give up and that the girl he loves is right and he's "wrong"...that there is no chance.

    Then in the second verse, he starts to think more deeply into it. He's "starting to believe" that things don't have to end just because she wants it to and wonders "what if i could be (right)?".

    At this point, he wants everybody to hold on and take a step back before making any drastic decisions ("Somebody wait, somebody stay...somebody wait, give me a chance").

    "Don't give up" is in reference for his girl, himself, and anybody else (friends?) that are involved.

    Then he tries to "see the world through her eyes" to gauge an understanding of how she feels: "I wonder would it end this time; You're never really sure; We've fallen down before." She's afraid of it ending badly this time because, apparently, they have a history.

    In the next verse, he realizes he might not have much time anymore but also realizes her fears and is scared of the same thing, but he knows that if she trusts him and that he'll "never let go of her hand", that they'll be okay. That no matter what, he'll be by her side and make it work this time.

    He keeps reminding himself (and her) to not give up...don't give up...don't give up on something that you believe in so strongly. No amount of time can take away what they have and she's so special and that she's worth it.
    bostoncarmexon May 01, 2008   Link

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