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
You still have friends
Don't give up
You're not beaten yet
Don't give up
'Cause I know you can make it good

Though I saw it all around
Never thought that I would be affected
Thought that we'd be last to go
It is so strange the way things turned
Drove the night towards my home
The place that I was born, by 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, no
Don't give up
'Cause somewhere there's a place we belong

Rest your head
You worry too much
It's gonna be all right
When times get rough
You can fall back on us
Don't give up
Please, don't give up

I 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, no
Don't give up
There's no reason to be ashamed, no
Don't give up
We're proud of who you are
Don't give up
'Cause somewhere there's a place we belong


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    General CommentThis is originally written by Peter Gabriel and recorded as a duet by Gabriel and Kate Bush in 1986 on his album "So".
    maitininon July 25, 2009   Link

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