Don't give up,
you are almost there
From my chair it's looking good
You can do anything that you
get your mind made up to do

So just keep struggling
with the jobs you're juggling
Someone's bound to give you a break
and there's so much more that you can take

Brother, it's cool
I'm not attacking you
And nobody's trying to call you a fool
I'm just trying to make nice
with some friendly advice
and some knowledge that I picked up at school

Don't give up
It just wouldn't be fair
to the kids in your neighborhood
Everyone has some burdens to bear
You would share them if you knew that you could

It must be harrowing
Your prospects are narrowing
Better get your ass in a pew

Get your shit together
If you want to live forever
There's still time for me to show you the truth
Brother, here is what is in it for you

Lyrics submitted by katherz

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    General Commenti see this as a tongue in cheek narrative. The narrator is telling a less fortunate person about how they can "make it," even in the face of adversity, but he offers no substantial help (somebody else will-"someone's bound to give you a break"). The narrator ends up being an evangelist, offering one solution to all of the guy's problems, somehow getting into a church will solve is problems ("here is what is in it for you"). The song is called "the pitch" because this is a basic structure of an evangelistic "pitch": you obviously have problems--come to my church and God will solve them for you. The emphasis is not on what it means to have faith and love God, but on what God can do for you. The narrator offers no real physical help for the person in need, it seems like he is merely trying to score points for God.
    johnbon November 14, 2007   Link

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