"Give Up!" as written by and Daniel Johnston....
We've got nothing more from selling our clothes to the corner store
And our bags are locked so we can leave tonight for the war
Oh, I've got a nervous tick
And seeing them go got me feeling sick
Well it's do or die, no taking sides anymore

And we're not the least afraid of the coming storm
'Cause we've got the sound and sunshine to keep us warm

So give up, give up, give up what you're after
The day is gone and you've wasted all your time
(Give up, give up, give up)
But we've got to keep moving farther down the road that you left behind
(Oh and I'm so far behind)

We've got nothing more from selling our clothes to the corner store
And our bags are locked so we can leave tonight for the war

We're not the least afraid of the coming storm
'Cause we've got the sound and sunshine to keep us warm

So give up, give up, give up what you're after
The day is gone and you've wasted all your time
(Give up, give up, give up)
But we've got to keep moving farther down the road that you left behind
Give up, give up, give up what you're after
The day is gone and you've wasted all your time
(Give up, give up, give up)
But we've got to keep moving and I'll be proud to call you a friend of mine

All this time I've been trying to find a way
To close this chapter but nothing ever stays away
It all keeps building, the things that I would say to you

So give up, give up, give up what you're after
The day is gone and you've wasted all your time
(Give up, give up, give up)
But we've got to keep moving farther down the road that you left behind
Give up, give up, give up what you're after
The day is gone and you've wasted all your time
(Give up, give up, give up)
But we've got to keep moving and I'll be proud to call you a friend of mine

Give up, give up, give up
And I'll be proud to call you a friend of mine
Give up, give up, give up
And I'll be proud to call you a friend of mine


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"Give Up!" as written by Daniel Johnston

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    General CommentI think this song is about a relationship that didnt go well because of the other person (the girl), and he is singing about how they need to leave it behind and that they can only be friends now because she had her chance.
    alexl53on May 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhen the music changes and the lyrics are "all this time I've been trying to find a way..." is so beautiful and hits really close to home. I wasted a big part of my life trying to get back with my ex and now we're just friends but we both still respect eachother. He is "proud to call me a friend of [his]. This song is amazing because it's realistic.
    DeeDeeBabyon October 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIMHO, their songs are /great/.

    I haven't really got the whole meaning of the song, but it makes me think of two people who used to be together and something happened. They broke up and now have to face something together, but differently. The line "...and I'll be proud to call you a friend of mine" makes me think that they're just friends now, despite what either one of them might really want.
    part_bon February 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's brilliant how after the line "It all keeps building, the things that I would say to you" the music swells and kinda goes crazy for a bit. And I adore the lines, "We're not the least afraid of the soming storm 'cause we've got the sound of sunshine to keep us warm!" :D
    katy_47on April 08, 2008   Link
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    General Commentgood song. but then again most of their songs are good. not great... if you want great listen to marianas trench!
    musiquenoteson August 03, 2007   Link

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